Is Retail Link® Being Shut Off for Sam’s Club June 1?

Author: Jarrod Davis

(Editor’s note: Need help today before the June 1 transition? Simply click here to have our team contact you or call 479-715-6700. We’ll provide a quick and easy reporting/archiving solution!) The rumors have been circulating online and in the coffee shops for weeks. Most suppliers supporting Sam’s Club understand some big change is coming June 1, but still have questions on how…

What Is Digital First Marketing? Community Coffee Tries Innovative Launch

Author: Jarrod Davis

(Editor’s note: Have questions about launching your products in Walmart, Sam’s Club, or online? Click here and learn how we can make the process smooth for you!) Innovation is happening every day in retail. However, the focus for some companies is not just on new product offerings or supply chain. Companies like Community Coffee are taking an innovative approach to launching…

Are Niche Brands Killing the Big Names?

Author: Jarrod Davis

“We’ve all heard niche brands are eroding premium brand share. But maybe the best way to beat them is to join them.” That’s Jessica Hendrix, CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi X, explaining a marketing solution being implemented by large brands. The problem they’re trying to solve is simply connecting to the changing shopper. More shoppers browsing the aisles and surfing web pages…

OTIF Updates and Capacity Issues Impact Walmart Suppliers

Author: Jarrod Davis

Walmart suppliers have been hit with multiple issues in supply chain over recent months: On Time In Full (OTIF) updates Capacity issues in the market Changes in government regulations Cost increases due to unanticipated demand Colby Beland, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for CaseStack, has been helping suppliers navigate these waters since OTIF was first announced. He sat down with…

I Never Knew Walmart’s Retail Link® Did That!

Author: Jarrod Davis

Have you ever been frustrated working in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, or some other application? Then, a co-worker hovers over your shoulder and shows you a quick step that makes it easy and saves you loads of time? That’s how our team helps suppliers every week with Walmart’s Retail Link® data system. Retail Link® is a Walmart-owned system that allows suppliers to manage their…

Walmart Made in USA Open Call: Behind the Scenes

Author: Jarrod Davis

(Editor’s note: The advisory experts at 8th & Walton help suppliers prepare for presentations to Walmart buyers every week. Click here to learn more, ask questions, or schedule a free consultation.) “Best experience of my life so far! Being able to pitch the company I started as a capstone project in college on the national stage at Walmart was amazing! The…

Click and Mortar? Maximize Stores for Digital Growth

Author: Jarrod Davis

At any given moment in retail, these questions are being asked in the weekly marketing meeting: “What are the numbers on our last digital campaign?” “Wait, are those impressions or click-throughs?” “How much time are they spending on the site once they click? They are clicking, right?” Jessica Hendrix, CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi X, makes an intriguing observation about driving…

Major Retail Changes All Lead Back to E-Commerce

Author: Jarrod Davis

(Editor’s note: Walmart is constantly innovating as it ventures further into e-commerce. Don’t get left behind! Click here to learn more about growing your online sales with Walmart.) New product lines, numerous acquisitions, branding overhauls. . .retail news has been filled with headlines of companies striving to entice the online shopper. As major players try each month to “one-up” each other for…

I Just Got Laid Off. . .Now What?

Author: Jarrod Davis

“You’re going to be fine.” “Everything’s going to work out.” “I’m sure you’ll land on your feet.” I’ve heard each one of these phrases while being escorted out of an office. None of them is helpful. In fact, when you’re sitting in your car with the contents of your former desk in the passenger seat, none of them seems true. However,…

How is Online Retail Really Impacting Brick-and-Mortar?

Author: Jarrod Davis

Retail news headlines have been a mixed-bag for brick-and-mortar during the first quarter. From cutting back headcount to closing store locations, big names and small businesses alike are fighting to stay relevant. The casual observer would jump to an obvious conclusion: online shopping is killing in-store traffic. However, experienced marketing analysts point to a different shift in today’s customer. Jessica Hendrix,…