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- 07/14/18--22:00: Walmart Vs. Amazon: The Private Label War
With Prime Day set to notch another record sales day for the Seattle online giant, retailers including Best Buy and Target have touted their own special deals days. But the hottest fight against Amazon comes from none other than the world’s largest retailer, Walmart.
Walmart has known for a long time that private labels can help to enhance margins on the items it sells, and has been stocking its shelves with them since before Amazon was born. However, Amazon is bolstering its private label presence. Will their strategy pay off as they look to overtake Walmart?
Toys “R” Us, which recently closed the last batch of its U.S. stores, has left behind not only nostalgia but also hundreds of empty stores across the country. Still, if you thought this paints a gloomy picture of brick-and-mortar retail, you’d be mistaken.