Walmart has cemented its status as the U.S. retailer with the largest footprint and the longest shadow, making this new deep dive an absolute must-read.
Great Neck, NY (PRWEB) May 01, 2017
Industry-leading retail financial and consulting firm Information Clearinghouse, Inc. (ICI), through its F&D Reports and Creditntell divisions, has released its Strategic Sales Insights Report on Walmart, which offers an intimate look at the Company’s operational and competitive status, including market position, real estate footprint and sales trends.
Walmart is the largest U.S. retailer in terms of annual sales and one of the world’s most powerful public companies, best known for its big-box Supercenters that have served as the backbone for its expansion to more than 5,300 stores nationwide. More recently, Walmart’s sales growth has been restrained, as the Company has decelerated its historically rapid store development pace in the U.S. to focus on e-commerce. In efforts to remain competitive with Amazon and in response to evolving consumer preferences, Walmart recently announced a series of e-commerce acquisitions, while it moves to integrate online, social and mobile technology with its brick-and-mortar stores. The Company also continues to test convenience and other small formats, grocery pickup and delivery, and purchasing and pricing initiatives.
In addition to an analysis of Walmart’s current operational metrics and its future growth and outlook, the report includes comparative market share across the Company’s top metro areas; historical and projected capital spending; a review of store operations, formats and products; and an analysis of its distribution operations. The report also offers access to ICI’s interactive Store Trends report, which provides visual competitive analyses as well as key real estate health metrics like store count, average sales per store, and sales per square foot.
Commenting on the Strategic Sales Insights Report, ICI’s CEO Lawrence Sarf stated, “Although Walmart’s domestic Supercenter growth has slowed somewhat in recent years, the Company continues to tweak alternative formats and expand omnichannel initiatives, cementing its status as the U.S. retailer with the largest footprint and the longest shadow. Anyone selling to or competing against Walmart, as well as those engaged in developing commercial retail space, will find this new deep dive an absolute must-read.”
Information Clearinghouse, Inc. (publisher of F&D Reports, Creditntell, & ARMS) is a leading retail credit consulting firm specializing in the analysis of public and private companies in numerous retail segments. The focus of its analysis is to deliver the key intelligence today’s busy credit executive needs to make a highly informed decision without sifting through pages of non-essential data. To learn more, visit our websites at http://www.fdreports.com, http://www.creditntell.com, http://www.fdarms.com.