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Walmart`s plans for 2018
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Walmart is planing to invest massivly into e-commerce.
The world´s biggest retailer Walmart has some important tasks on its agenda for 2018. According to media reports Walmart plans to grow sales by 3 % and reinvest $ 11 billion. Most of the investment goes into e-commerce. But also a further 280 new shops are to be opened, especially in Mexico and China.
E-commerce is rightly in the focus of the commercial giant. The goal is to increase sales by 40 percent to around 16 billion dollars, thereby redeeming previously generated losses. In order to optimize and expand the product range - including more than 1,000 organic products - Walmart plans to hire 2,000 assortment specialists.
At the same time, customers of the in-store business should be more and more enthusiastic about online trading. Around 1000 more pick-up points and the improvement of private labels should contribute to this. Walmart's total range includes around one million products.
Driving forward international expansion is also part of the program: Mexico with Central America, China and India, Africa, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Japan and the UK (Asda) are the focus of attention.