Walmart is slowly rebuilding from 9 consecutive declines in same store sales. I see Walmart seeking more share of stomach in the food and beverage sector with smaller format and food focused Neighborhood Markets and their C Store sized Walmart Express.
Most recently they upped their Social Media efforts launching a Facebook App... My Local Walmart. This year they introduced Low Prices Every Day on Everything which reversed their strategy of SKU Rationalization, which is basically getting rid of a set of lower performing brands and products for more efficiency.
Just one problem... no one asked the customer! They are now going back to a retail concept called Controlled Clutter. This is merchandising in a less the clean and logical format and gives a store a warmer more friendly environment. Walmart stores were and continue to be too sterile and UN-inviting.
I decided to Connect the Dots on Walmart to illustrate that Walmart has been creating a new strategy one piece at a time to compete head on with supermarkets and convenience stores and make it easier and cheaer for the consumers to buy food.