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Stocking shelves with low-priced notebooks and slashing prices on sneakers and uniforms, major retailers including Walmart, Foot Locker and Marks & Spencer are preparing for a challenging back-to-school shopping season this year. U.S. shoppers' spending in the summer ahead of the college and K-12 school year has grown steadily since 2015, according to the National Retail Federation, a trade group. Although shoppers have been spending on essentials this year, they’re much choosier on where to splurge as inflation remains stubbornly high, executives from Ulta, Macy's, Ralph Lauren and Nordstrom said during earnings results over the last two weeks.
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If you've ever shopped at Sam's Club before, you may have noticed a number of products with the Member's Mark label gracing the shelves. Member's Mark is Sam's Club store brand -- basically, what Kirkland is to Costco. You might see the Member's Mark label on everything from food to home goods to furniture.
Walmart still expects to double the amount of gross merchandise volume it sells in foreign markets to $200 billion in five years, a top executive at the retailer said on Friday, even as the global economy remains on shaky ground. Gross merchandise volume (GMV) measures the total value of all goods sold through a platform or marketplace, which in Walmart's case includes its Cashi digital payments app platform in Mexico and Flipkart marketplace in India. The analysts meeting and a press presentation by Walmart CEO Doug McMillon were held on Friday in conjunction with the retailer's annual shareholders meeting in Bentonville.
Dollar Tree (NASDAQ: DLTR) is still growing, but its short-term earnings outlook is worsening. Dollar Tree is seeing strong customer traffic, even as shoppers become more cautious in their spending patterns. Customer traffic gains were strong, hitting 6% in the Dollar Tree brand and 4% at Family Dollar.
Urban Outfitters, Abercrombie & Fitch, Walmart and Kroger are included in this Analyst Blog.
Walmart on Wednesday said it has not made any changes to its LGBTQ-related merchandise tied to Pride Month, or to security measures in place at its stores, a week after rival Target pulled some LGBTQ-themed products following customer backlash. "We haven't changed anything in our assortment," Latriece Watkins, Walmart's chief merchandising officer, said. Last week, Target pulled some Pride-related merchandise, including items by transgender designer Erik Carnell, saying the products led to "volatile circumstances," such as confrontations between customers and Target employees, and customers throwing Pride merchandise on the floor.
BENTONVILLE, Ark., May 31, 2023--Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) today announced shareholder voting results for its Annual Shareholders’ Meeting, which was conducted virtually. Approximately 90.8 percent of all outstanding shares were represented at the meeting.
Walmart is raising wages for thousands of U.S. pharmacists and opticians, the retailer said on Wednesday, part of its broader plan to expand primary care services across the country. The Bentonville, Arkansas-based chain said about 3,700 pharmacists would get a bump in pay starting on Wednesday, bringing their total annual average pay to more than $140,000, excluding bonuses and incentives. More than 4,000 opticians will also receive fatter paychecks, with their average hourly pay rising to more than $22.50 with this investment, Walmart executives wrote in a blog post.
Walmart investors voted against all nine shareholder-led proposals during the retail giant's annual meeting on Wednesday, a preliminary tally by the company showed. A proposal presented at the meeting also urged Walmart to disclose its funding to conservative political groups. The shareholder-led proposal on gun violence, proposed by Walmart worker Cynthia Murray, received nearly 24% of the shares that were voted, the highest among all the other shareholder resolutions, a tally of the results showed.
Despite a drop in consumer confidence, retailers like Urban Outfitters (URBN), Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF), Walmart (WMT) and Kroger (KR) are poised to be a great addition to your portfolio.
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BENTONVILLE, Ark., May 30, 2023--Walmart Leadership to Participate in Upcoming Investor Events
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Cowen Senior Research Analyst Oliver Chen joins Yahoo Finance Live to discuss the latest from the retail sector, including Costco's declining sales, the outlook for luxury brands like LVMH, and how theft is hurting big names like Target and Ulta.
BENTONVILLE, Ark., May 26, 2023--Walmart to Webcast Question-and-Answer Session with the Investment Community on June 2
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Consumers just scored a valuable ally in the fight against inflation: Walmart. As inflation continues to eat into consumer discretionary spending,...