Tag Archives: Walmart Suppliers

The Future of Better and Faster Decision Making

Author: 8th and Walton

As a retailer or supplier, do you spend hours pouring over spreadsheets of consumer data? Making decisions about your business can get messy in the numbers. Recently, we’ve learned how the team at IRI makes data collection easier through their Liquid Data® Technology. Now we’re going deeper into their process to see how they make the next step seamless as well:…

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…

On Time In Full (OTIF): How Do I Plan Now for 2018?

Author: Jarrod Davis

As Walmart Suppliers begin assessing budget dollars for 2018, they are planning around a new factor: On Time In Full (OTIF). Whether working on a better scorecard or allowing for penalties, much discussion is taking place over navigating OTIF for a profitable year. We were fortunate to visit with Colby Beland of CaseStack on a recent 8th & Walton Conference Call…

Make a Big Splash This Summer

Author: Marie Clapper

Summer and water are made for each other. While Northwest Arkansas has no shortage of warm-weather water activities, D’Monaco Resort offers up a menu of water options that’s unparalleled. Located just over the Missouri border, this resort allows busy suppliers and retail executives get away from it all without going far away. Whether your favorite water activity is on the dock, in the lake, or…

The Best Channels for Candy and Snacks

Author: 8th and Walton

We have several outstanding guests on this week’s special episode of Focus on Suppliers! IRI Worldwide kicks off our Candy and Snacks special with the latest trends in these categories. Greg Chandler, Executive Vice President, also talks about what is driving the growth in these categories and which channels are having the greatest impact. Bazooka Candy Brands shares advice on selling…

Escape from the Anxiety of Retail

Author: Marie Clapper

People work hard in Northwest Arkansas. Whether they’re employed by Walmart, are suppliers to Walmart and Sam’s Club, or offer services to the retail community, instant response and 24/7 demands are a way of life here. When it’s time to relax, no one wants to begin by dealing with multiple airports and the crowds and inevitable delays that accompany them. That’s…

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

A Gift Guaranteed to Deliver Holiday Cheer

Author: Jarrod Davis

Thanksgiving is now a faint memory, holiday decorations are set up, and the shopping marathon is in the last lap! Whether you’re zipping from store to store or website to website, we all have the same obstacle this time of year: that one person. He’s at the bottom of our shopping list because he’s the hardest person to shop for each…

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…

O Wonderful Evening, O Night Divine

Author: 8th and Walton

For over 20 years, Mercy Health Foundation Northwest Arkansas has worked to improve the quality of life through projects that benefit health care and education in Northwest Arkansas. At least one of those projects is also a wonderful night of elegant fun. O Night Divine, presented by Walmart and Sam’s Club, is the Foundation’s annual charity ball and its signature fundraising…

Health Care Millennial

Millennials Take DIY Approach to Healthcare

Author: 8th and Walton

Analysts have long known that Millennials have DIY tendencies, so it’s perhaps no surprise to learn that this demographic often treats its own ailments. In a recent episode of Focus on Suppliers, Saatchi & Saatchi X’s Jessica Hendrix noted that 43% of Millennials use over-the-counter remedies. This age group is also the number one user of in-store clinic services. There are two…