Doug McMillon is out to show there’s a new Walmart — one as tech-savvy as its giant competitor, Amazon.
At the retailer’s investors annual meeting in Bentonville, Ark., on Tuesday, the president and chief executive officer and his team tacitly endorsed a Flipkart initial public offering, showed off tech-enabled SuperCenters, opened a new tech incubator in Austin, Tex., devoted to AI learning and touted omnichannel expansion in Mexico and China.
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“As long as [companies] are peopled by humans, there’s always that opportunity [for authenticity.] When that doesn’t happen, it’ll hurt your [brand],” he says. “We’re human beings. Human meaning flesh, being meaning spirit. As long as we have that, there is the opportunity for growth and elevation.” — Pharrell Williams, WWD Original.
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