March 11, 2017
Although low-income consumers predominantly concentrate in developing countries, the idea of doing business at the bottom of the pyramid (BOP) is not all about the world’s poorest nations. In developed countries, the number of households with an annual disposable income below US$10,000 (in purchasing power parity – PPP terms) totalled 15.5 million in 2015 and is set […]
November 24, 2016
There is speculation that Walmart Inc. is planning to invest close to US$1 billion in India’s home grown retailer, Flipkart Online Services Pvt Ltd (Flipkart.com). In case this deal does goes through, Flipkart.com backed by Walmart will be India’s answer to the massive growth plans that Amazon.com has for the country. Wal-Mart’s continued efforts to […]
August 10, 2016
Introduction Mexican department store company El Puerto de Liverpool SAB de CV announced on August 10 that it has acquired the retail chain Suburbia from Wal-Mart de México SAB de CV for a total of Mx$19,000 million (approximately US$1 billion), pending review by Mexican regulatory agencies.  The purchase ends months of speculation as to who […]
August 9, 2016
On August 8th, 2016, Wal-Mart Stores confirmed that it is indeed purchasing Jet.com for US$3.3 billion. Wal-Mart Stores issued a press release about the acquisition. This was followed by a conference call with the media hosted by the president and chief executive officer of Wal-Mart Stores, Doug McMillon. Why buy a company that’s only a […]
August 3, 2016
It was recently announced that Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is in discussion to acquire an up and coming US etailer, Jet.com. Jet.com seeks to revolutionize the logistics of ecommerce Marc Lore founded Jet.com just last year in July 2015. He’s known for his previous ecommerce ventures such as Quidisi.com. Jet.com raised more than US$500 million in […]
June 30, 2016
INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabric Industry, held its World of Wipes International Conference at the Sheraton Grand Chicago Hotel 7-10 June. Experts, manufacturers and consultants from various sectors of the wipes industry converged to share their latest insights and discuss future growth in the industry. Below is a recap of several presentations highlighting […]

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