Tag Archives: Walmart Supplier

9 Things a Walmart Buyer Does NOT Want to Hear

Author: Jarrod Davis

(Editor’s note: The advisors at 8th & Walton have sat on both sides of Walmart Buyer/Supplier meeting tables. Contact us about helping you prep for that first meeting or next line review). You’ve just finished the meeting with your Walmart Buyer. They walk you to the front lobby, shake hands, and you peel off your visitor’s sticker. As your team walks…

Supply Chain: New Insight and Foresight from Menasha

Author: Jarrod Davis

Here’s the understatement of our time: Yesterday’s supply chain was not set up for today’s shopper. As a supplier, you may already realize that shoppers’ demands and technology’s evolution change so fast that your supply chain struggles to even keep up. It’s a challenge that Kerry Bailey, Director of Retail at Menasha, and his team help suppliers with each week. As…

Advanced Criminals Bring Advanced Technology to Loss Prevention

Author: Jarrod Davis

The ugly side of retail is the reality of theft. From warehouse to website and shelf to doorstep, every step in the chain has a potential for loss on your P&L. “When it comes to criminals, they’ll find the product. The opportunities really are where ever you put the item.” That’s what Eric White of Tyco Retail Solutions/Johnson Controls said in a…

7 Steps to Improve the Centerpoint Process and OTIF

Author: Jarrod Davis

Walmart Suppliers continue to improve efforts for On Time In Full (OTIF). The OTIF initiative is in full swing and has brought a much-needed focus to the supply chain, delivery, and distribution processes. As much as suppliers work to improve their OTIF score, there is one link in the chain where some feel their hands are tied: Centerpoint Distribution Centers. As…

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How to Increase Your Sales to Millennials

Author: Lanie Petersen

All eyes in retail are on Millennials these days — and for good reason. This demographic is coming into its own, particularly when it comes to spending power. It’s important for suppliers and retailers alike to understand how this age group shops. Millennials Use Retail Apps Before and After Shopping If you only focus on sales to Millennials when they enter…

How to Make Your E-Contract Air Tight

Author: 8th and Walton

The contract process is one of the parts of business that people look least forward to, yet it is one of the most critical. Contracts are at the core of any business relationship and transaction. It makes no difference if we are talking about a consultant offering a specialized service to a company or suppliers selling goods to customers on an…

Valuable Advice from Social Media Sensations Sam + Nic

Author: 8th and Walton

Sam and Nic Chapman (sisters, makeup artists, and YouTube sensations) join Focus on Suppliers this week to discuss how social media is transforming the beauty industry. Sam + Nic provide fun and instructional videos through YouTube to compare products and to help makeup users learn how to pull off new techniques. The pair have more than 2 million followers with over 250 million…

This Unexpected Category Actually Drives Trips to the Store

Author: 8th and Walton

Changing values and shopping habits are driving change  — and growth — in retail. On this week’s special episode of Focus on Suppliers, experts discuss two categories undergoing a major transformation: PETS and BOOKS. Pets: A Trip-Driver According to retail expert, Kerry Bailey (Menasha), the pets category has seen dramatic change in the last ten years. Once a pit-stop for pet food…

Ask the Expert: When Do I Need a New Vendor Number?

Author: 8th and Walton

Q: Do I need a different vendor number for Walmart.com than what we use for Walmart stores? Walmart assigns a 6-digit vendor number to each CPG supplier. This number will be customized by department and sequence, which allows for multiple and varying terms of agreement. This is your 9-digit vendor number. How to read a 9-digit vendor number: ###### — ##…