Walmart's Market Trends

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Market Trends PaperTeam C will try to explain the type of market trends Wal-Mart will face as the world's largest retailer. In the process Team C will attempt to describe our conclusions of how those trends such as prices, technology, wages and benefits, competitors and the impact of government regulations will change or not change. In conclusion, Team C will try to explain why some market trends change and others will not change. Trends come and go, Wal-Mart as the world's largest retailer is here to stay. The way market structure trends go Wal-Mart will probably still continue practicing a little bit of all the structures, perfect competition, monopolies, monopolistic competition, and oligopolies. Which market trend will be used will…show more content…
This sustainability affects a 30% reduction of out of stocks in the form of pallet locators also reduction of excess inventory in the supply chain. RFID Technology is being used at Sam's Club locations increasing inventory accuracy as well as reducing member-waiting time (Wal-Mart Stores Inc, 2008). Another innovative technology, which Wal-Mart has implemented, is the HP Pavilion dv6929 entertainment Notebook. This technology reduces product packaging by 97% and conserving fuel which reduces CO2 emissions is the equivalent of one out of every for trucks previously needed to deliver products to Wal-Mart stores as well as Sam's Club locations (Wal-Mart Stores Inc, 2008). The HP Pavilion dv6959 Entertainment is exclusively available in 1,700 Wal-Mart stores in the U.S., retailing at $798. Wal-Mart's Home Entertainment Design Challenge wants to always provide original designs, product innovation as well as facilitating package designs, which promote reducing or eliminating the use of toxic materials (Wal-Mart Stores Inc, 2008). The hard economic times have translated into market share gains for Wal-Mart (Wal-Mart resonates, 2008). Wal-Mart's market trends for productivity is to resonate its store by appealing at a time when consumers are being pushed by the rising food and fuel price. (Wal-Mart resonates, 2008). Wal-Mart has decided to lower prices on hundreds

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