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Walmart Launching Membership Program to Compete with Amazon Prime

A July 12 article in Total Retail focuses on the expected launch of Walmart+, a new subscription service designed to compete against Amazon Prime. How will the move impact the company’s supply chain? Phil Bean, an apexanalytix executive, says proper implementation is critical to success.

“Amazon Prime, Walmart+, Target Subscriptions and similar programs have major supply chain implications that big-box retailers should be prepared to address,” Bean says, adding:

"Added convenience for customers also means an added layer of complication in the supplier management process — one that companies with streamlined processes for vetting and onboarding new vendors are more apt to handle."

The entire article is available online at Total Retail.

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