2020 Retail Rumble

Forget crowdless UFC matches – 2020’s biggest rumble is taking place between retail giants Amazon and Walmart.

Their arena is today’s unrelenting market complexity, including economic and technological upheaval amid the coronavirus crisis.

In this third and final piece in a series, we compare Walmart and Amazon’s enduring and pandemic-specific strategies to spot market opportunities and how they could influence global retail.

For instance, will Walmart transform its abundance of physical stores into strategic micro-fulfillment centres as e-commerce soars?

Will Amazon make a move in the luxury realm to attract more premium shoppers and earn their lucrative loyalty as Prime members?

What do you predict will happen as Amazon and Walmart get in the ring while also brawling with a pandemic?

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