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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Kogan Page; 1 edition (3 April 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0749462736
  • ISBN-13: 978-0749462734
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.4 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 148,781 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Every brand wants to understand how to sell to Walmart; this book empowers the reader to understand the strategy behind the giant retailer and gives the reader a strong foundation to improve their relationship and sales with all retailers. This is not a book for those who want to sell at the cheapest price - it is a book that teaches how to build a long-term branded business." (Phil Lempert, Supermarket Guru and editor The Lempert Report)

"An insightful, comprehensive and well signposted piece of research that will aid the investment community's understanding not just of Walmart but also of food retailers in general and the implications for consumer staples manufacturers." (James Amoroso, President, Consumer Analyst Group of Europe)

"Walmart is a unique book. It combines a comprehensive history of Walmart's methodical rise to greatness with a host of scenarios for its future growth. Must-reading for anyone who wants to know how Walmart did it and where it could be going - in the US and internationally. Roberts and Berg have a done a terrific job." (Brian Sharoff, President of the Private Label Manufacturers Association (PLMA).)

"An incisive assessment of Walmart and its pivotal influence across global retail." (Siemon Scamell-Katz, Founder, TNS Magasin)

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Walmart provides insight into both how the retail giant emerged from its humble roots to become a global retailing phenomenon as well as an outlook to what the future holds.

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As this book's subtitle suggests, Natalie Berg and Bryan Roberts share "key insights and practical lessons from the world's largest retailer." Ironically, Walmart's globalization initiatives did not kick into gear until after founder Sam Walton was succeeded by David Glass in 1988, 26 years after Walton opened the first Walmart Discount City store in Rogers, Arkansas. What we have in this volume is a reasonably thorough examination of the organization's rapid growth in terms of both domestic and international markets as well as of its dominance of those markets and even of entire brand categories (e.g. it sells more groceries than Kroger and Safeway do...combined). Moreover, if Walmart were a country, it would rank 25th in terms of gross domestic product. It is also the world's largest commercial employer. If the first Walmart Discount City store were viewed as an "acorn," it certainly gave birth to an immense "oak tree," if not an entire "forest."

Berg and Roberts focus on major challenges and issues, explaining how Walmart has addressed them to gain and sustain competitive advantage. For example, here are seven of several dozen covered in the book:

o How to position ourselves during the rise of consumerism?
o How to transition branding to a balance of national and private label?
o How to provide cost-effective reader-friendly amenities?
o How to use IT to increase operational efficiency and productivity?
o How to lower costs by lowering suppliers' costs?
o How to derive maximum benefit from global sourcing?
o How to accelerate improvement of logistics system?
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From its humble beginnings in 1962, Walmart climbed to the top of the retail pyramid, tallying annual sales of more than $400 billion as of its 50th anniversary in 2012. Walmart's relentless pursuit of "Everyday Low Prices" saves shoppers billions, but is it the customers' best friend or the giant that emptied Main Street storefronts? Is it the vendors' top ally because of the volume it buys, or does it squeeze suppliers without relief in its quest to offer the lowest possible prices? Perhaps the answer is a bit of all of the above, according to retail analysts Natalie Berg and Bryan Roberts, who examine how Walmart has forever changed retailing, production and distribution methods, as well as consumer behavior. Today, the chain faces new challenges as the US market becomes saturated, consumer habits evolve and the international landscape changes. Though the authors' prose can be a bit dense, getAbstract recommends this well-researched corporate biography to business historians, retailers, analysts and Walmart shoppers everywhere.
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June 2012. I read Natalie Berg and Bryan Roberts totally absorbing book with a layman's curiosity. Having previously read books about the growth of M&S and Sainsburys, I was interested to learn how a US retailer developed into such a global leader. I was drawn by the keywords 'Walmart' and 'insights' and having purchased the book was not disappointed, it makes interesting, informative and entertaining reading. If I were a retailer this book would be my number one business guide.
I would highly recommend this book to both retailers and shoppers.
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How and why Walmart International continues to be "the best positioned retailer in the world" 30 April 2012
By Robert Morris - Published on Amazon.com
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As this book's subtitle suggests, Natalie Berg and Bryan Roberts share "key insights and practical lessons from the world's largest retailer." Ironically, Walmart's globalization initiatives did not kick into gear until after founder Sam Walton was succeeded by David Glass in 1988, 26 years after Walton opened the first Walmart Discount City store in Rogers, Arkansas. What we have in this volume is a reasonably thorough examination of the organization's rapid growth in terms of both domestic and international markets as well as of its dominance of those markets and even of entire brand categories (e.g. it sells more groceries than Kroger and Safeway do...combined). Moreover, if Walmart were a country, it would rank 25th in terms of gross domestic product. It is also the world's largest commercial employer. If the first Walmart Discount City store were viewed as an "acorn," it certainly gave birth to an immense "oak tree," if not an entire "forest."

Berg and Roberts focus on major challenges and issues, explaining how Walmart has addressed them to gain and sustain competitive advantage. For example, here are seven of several dozen covered in the book:

o How to position ourselves during the rise of consumerism?
o How to transition branding to a balance of national and private label?
o How to provide cost-effective reader-friendly amenities?
o How to use IT to increase operational efficiency and productivity?
o How to lower costs by lowering suppliers' costs?
o How to derive maximum benefit from global sourcing?
o How to accelerate improvement of logistics system?

In the Appendix (Pages 217-223), Berg and Roberts provide a timeline of the development of Walton International that began with two small stores in Mexico (1991) until 2011 when WI expanded in the UK, South Africa, the Middle East, and Canada. Does WI have what it takes to reposition for the next 50 years of growth?

Berg and Roberts observe, "The answer must be that Walmart has what it takes to succeed, but will need to be nimble, adaptable, and innovative to reconfigure to the new realities of commerce." I agree while presuming to add that, in my opinion, competition will become more intense and of a different nature because those who challenge WI have learned valuable lessons from Wal-Mart Stores under Sam Walton's leadership and they have also learned valuable lessons from what has happened to the company since his retirement as CEO. I assume that WI's leaders know what got the company to where it is now won't get it to where it wants to be in months and years ahead.
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a must read! 5 Jun. 2012
By L. Stopa - Published on Amazon.com
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Most insightful book on Walmart I have ever read! A must read for the Walmart shoppers all the way to the professional analyists and everyone in between.
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Experts' keen assessment of the world's biggest retailer 11 Sept. 2012
By Rolf Dobelli - Published on Amazon.com
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From its humble beginnings in 1962, Walmart climbed to the top of the retail pyramid, tallying annual sales of more than $400 billion as of its 50th anniversary in 2012. Walmart's relentless pursuit of "Everyday Low Prices" saves shoppers billions, but is it the customers' best friend or the giant that emptied Main Street storefronts? Is it the vendors' top ally because of the volume it buys, or does it squeeze suppliers without relief in its quest to offer the lowest possible prices? Perhaps the answer is a bit of all of the above, according to retail analysts Natalie Berg and Bryan Roberts, who examine how Walmart has forever changed retailing, production and distribution methods, as well as consumer behavior. Today, the chain faces new challenges as the US market becomes saturated, consumer habits evolve and the international landscape changes. Though the authors' prose can be a bit dense, getAbstract recommends this well-researched corporate biography to business historians, retailers, analysts and Walmart shoppers everywhere.
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