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Walmart Fiscal Year Calendar: 2020 – 2021 Free Download

Author: 8th and Walton

Understanding the Walmart week and the Walmart Fiscal Calendar is important for a couple of reasons: Your buyer will refer to events that are specific to your business (like your modular week or feature week) by the corresponding Walmart week number. Whether you pull reports in Retail Link by using “Walmart Week” or by “Fuzzy Date” (Current week, Last Week, etc),…

As Walmart Innovates, What are You Bringing to the Table?

Author: Jarrod Davis

It’s no secret that Walmart has entire teams dedicated to innovation. “Innovation” in and of itself is a huge umbrella covering many facets of retail. In supplying to Walmart, each company plays a role in Walmart’s innovative efforts to better serve customers as shopping habits evolve. Jessica Hendrix, CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi X, spoke to the importance of innovation on…

What Is the Secret to Walmart’s Evolution?

Author: Jarrod Davis

A quick internet search for Walmart news brings forth headlines that seem to have a recurrent theme: “Walmart Tests New…” “Bentonville Retailer Pilots Innovative…” “Latest Initiative From Walmart…” Is Walmart experimenting with something new every week? So it seems, and it seems to almost be a requirement — especially in today’s changing retail environment. Jessica Hendrix, CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi X,…

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.…

Are You an On Time In FOOL?

Author: Jarrod Davis

Yes, that’s a terrible pun for such a serious initiative. However, I was surprised to learn recently how much reality there is behind that play on words. We were very fortunate to have Colby Beland, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at CaseStack, as a guest on the Conference Call podcast. I enjoyed talking with Colby about Walmart’s On Time In…

A Closer Look at On Time In Full with CaseStack

Author: Jarrod Davis

Walmart’s new On Time In Full (OTIF) guidelines have sparked many conversations in the supplier community. New information brings new questions, and suppliers are looking for ways to improve processes before the approaching deadline. Colby Beland, VP of Sales and Marketing for CaseStack, was a recent guest on Focus on Suppliers. He took a deep dive into what we can expect over the next…

Do You Need To Get OTIF Under Control?

Author: Jarrod Davis

Walmart works hard to keep up with customer demand, and suppliers work hard to keep up with Walmart. As far back as 2010, Walmart has focused on delivery compliance standards to meet a “must arrive by date” (MABD). These standards hold suppliers accountable for getting product in the warehouse and to the shelves when the customers want it. Last year, Walmart…