For some companies, the goal is cornering the market. Wal-Mart has announced intentions to offset slowing growth in the world’s leading consumer nation, the US, by promoting internet sales and delivery of groceries and other items throughout Asia and Latin America. For now, Wal-Mart is second only to Amazon, which began selling books online and then expanded to electronics and other products. Wal-Mart has hired engineers to devise various parts of internet kits – including systems that allow for data mining and customer analysis – which can be added or removed depending on the retail culture in any given country. – YaleGlobal
Wal-Mart in Global Online Push
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
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