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Supply Chain Brief: Walmart Acquires Online Startup Jet, Shows Value of Technology Partners

Published: 25 August 2016

ID: G00315539

Analyst(s): Tom Enright, Jan Kohler, Thomas O'Connor , Mike Griswold, John Johnson, Janet Suleski

Summary

Walmart made a big splash in the e-commerce market by acquiring online startup Jet. Walmart hopes to boost its online sales while benefiting from Jet's IP and online software platforms. Retail supply chain leaders should make sure they are a primary partner in M&A activity.

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What You Need to Know

Analysis

  • Are Retailers Looking for Innovative Technology, Sales Growth or Both?

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