Walmart’s Best Defense Is A Stronger Offense

In nominating HomeWorld’s 2017 Retailer of the Year (see the May 22 issue) after a shaky end to 2016 and beginning to this year for many operators, one particularly intriguing example of resilience was hard to ignore: Walmart U.S.

The Retail Headlines Tell A Surprising Story

Our annual Top 100 Housewares Retailers report (September 12, 2016, issue) presents a vivid look at shifting market share in a demanding retail economy. It follows a flurry of second quarter retail sales reports that further underscore today’s judicious consumer shopping patterns.