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How To Succeed with Walmart’s Project Gigaton

Author: Jarrod Davis

In every new initiative Walmart develops, one goal remains at the core: commitment to the customer. That commitment goes far beyond low prices and customer service. It’s a promise reaching as local as the community, but as big as the world. Walmart renewed its focus on the environment for its latest initiative. The company sees its responsibility to lead the way…

myths about OTIF

Here Are the 3 Biggest Myths About OTIF

Author: 8th and Walton

The 3 Biggest Myths About OTIF Hundreds of suppliers have asked 8th & Walton for help with OTIF. Here are the 3 most common misconceptions we’ve heard: MYTH #1: “I don’t work on our Supply Chain, so OTIF isn’t my problem.” Many buyers are starting meetings by asking suppliers for the total OTIF score. If the score is below the mutual…

OTIF: Are You Prepared for the August Deadline?

Author: Jarrod Davis

Have you checked your OTIF “Minimum Objective” in Retail Link? Suppliers will be held accountable for their On Time In Full (OTIF) performance in less than 8 weeks. Time is running out to impact your OTIF results for August. There are some suppliers who are waiting to see what happens before they act. Colby Beland of CaseStack affirmed in a recent…

How to Be Sure Your Product Is on the Shelf

Author: Marie Clapper

Suppliers new to the game of retail may believe that they have arrived when their buyer says yes. But, in fact, that is just the beginning. To succeed, your product must get to the shelf and your displays must be on display. That relates to operations and equates to compliance. Compliance comes in two forms: modular compliance and display compliance. Failure…

How to Sell on Walmart Marketplace in 7 Easy Steps

Author: Brandie Neagles

Table of Contents: What is Walmart Marketplace? How to Start Selling on Walmart Marketplace Best Practices When Selling on Marketplace Seller vs. Walmart Supplier Walmart Marketplace FAQ Overview of the Process What is Walmart Marketplace? The Walmart Marketplace is a platform that allows third-party sellers to list their items on, just like you would on Amazon or eBay. Selling…

Success Behind the Scenes with WorkPlace Impact

Author: Jarrod Davis

There are two ways to learn about a company’s business practices: spend hours online doing research or have a conversation with the founder. I’ve had the chance to do both with WorkPlace Impact (WPI), and the latter is much more fun! President of WPI Tim McCarthy was a recent guest on the 8th & Walton Conference Call podcast. I was really looking…

How to Prepare for Retail-Ready Packaging

Author: Jarrod Davis

If you haven’t heard the latest 8th & Walton Conference Call podcast, it contains a rare gem. During my interview with Kerry Bailey, Director of Retail at Menasha Packaging, I almost fell out of my chair laughing. Who knew a conversation about Walmart’s retail-ready packaging initiative would tickle my funny bone? As we were wrapping up, I asked a fairly standard question.… and the Art of the Real Deal

Author: Jeff Clapper

I just attended an exciting NEW event. NEW is short for Network of Executive Women. (Yes, I know I’m a guy. I was still quite welcome. NEW, among its other goals, is working to have men comprise 10% of its membership. After all, just 22% of senior roles in G7 companies are occupied by women. So NEW is also focused on…

What You Need to Know about Amazon’s Whole Foods Acquisition

Author: Brandie Neagles

Amazon is buying Whole Foods for $13.7 Billion. Huge omni-channel acquisitions like this one are rapidly changing the retail landscape. Lela Davidson (VP of Account Leadership & Client Partnership with Saatchi & Saatchi X) joins Focus on Suppliers in the studio for a quick Q & A. What does the Amazon acquisition of Whole Foods mean for Walmart stores? Davidson:…

A Closer Look at the Gift of Mentoring

Author: Jarrod Davis

Every week, I get the fun job of visiting with industry leaders on the 8th & Walton Conference Call podcast. The interviews are very relaxed, and it’s nice to share a few laughs while learning about the evolving retail landscape. This week was particularly enjoyable as I got to speak with Tim McCarthy, President of WorkPlace Impact, about mentoring. Not only was he…