In its home turf of Bentonville, Ark., the nation’s largest big-box merchant is testing the waters of convenience retail, opening its first Walmart To Go store in early spring. A look inside and behind the curtain.
Plunge in oil prices sets the stage for record margins and boost in in-store sales. Also In This Issue: Profitability skyrockets for top performers! Other channels seek to redefine convenience! The economy enters a new stage. The growing health-and-wellness trend. Fuel demand; oil's slide; multicultural momentum; and data, data, data!