This episode of the RETHINK Retail Podcast was recorded live at eTail East on August 22, 2023.
Meet Jason Del Rey, an established business journalist who has spent the better part of the last decade keeping us hooked, expounding the intricate workings of the retail industry. His inherent interest in entrepreneurship led him to pay special attention to two mammoth forces in retail: Walmart and Amazon. Over the years, Jason has analyzed the two retailers’ business models, tracking their growth, and predicting their future strategies. As evidenced in his new book ‘Winner Sells All’, Jason’s keen understanding of the Amazon-Walmart saga carries a tangible depth few can rival.
Join RETHINK Retail CCO Kirat Anand as he and Jason discuss Amazon and Walmart’s ongoing competition as they vie for dominance in the industry, revealing the surprising missed opportunities, contrasting strategies, and the future battle for the younger consumer’s loyalty.
The conversation covers Walmart’s early dismissal of e-commerce and missed opportunities, as well as Amazon’s challenges in the consumer packaged goods sector. Del Rey also touches on the impact of wage increases and inflation on both companies and the issue of product shrinkage in Amazon’s marketplace.
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Hosted by Kirat Anand
Produced by Gabriella Bock