In order to accelerate manufacturing and make supply chain more efficient, Walmart strengthens its commitment with an additional $350 billion investment through 2030 and plans to double headcount in Anderson over the next two years.
- Walmart also announce American Lighthouses, a collaborative program in strategic regions of the country.
- Techtronic Industries or TTI that employs more than 1,500 people and assembles products that are sold in Walmart stores and on Walmart.com.
Walmart has identified six priority categories to focus on: plastics; textiles; small electrical appliances; food processing; pharmaceutical and medical supplies; and Goods Not For Resale (GNFR).
The prominent deals and expansions by Walmart are featured below:
Nov 2020: The leading equity investment company KKR & Co. Inc. and e commerce firm Rakuten, Inc., announced to purchase a majority stake in Seiyu GK, from global retail company Walmart Inc for approximately $1.6 billion. The deal helps in digital transformation of Japanese Retail.
July 2020: WellBe provider HandsFree Health announced that it signed an agreement with e-commerce leader Walmart. As per agreement HandsFree Healths WellBe smart speaker is being shipped nationwide through Walmart’s e-commerce site.
July 2020: Indias leading e-commerce group the Flipkart has announced the launch of Flipkart Wholesale. The new digital marketplace Flipkart Wholesale will transform Indias retail ecosystem. Flipkart also announced that it acquires 100% interest in Wal-Mart India Private Limited, which operates the Best Price wholesale business.
May 2020: Walmart announced its partnership with thredUP, to enters fashion resale market. The deal helps in expanding assortment of quality, on-trend and accessible fashions for modern customers.
January 2020: Walmart announced the opening of a case-ready facility facility in Thomasville, GA, the USA. The new facility is part of the companys new Angus beef supply chain.
Walmart, based in Arkansas, the USA, has grown over the last 50 years into the largest retailer in the world. Walmart operates chain of hypermarkets, departmental stores and grocery stores around the globe. Walmart operates over 11,500 stores under 58 banners in 27 countries and e-Commerce websites in 10 countries. The company employ approximately 2.2 million associates around the world.