GPS was pleased to sponsor what is likely to be to largest attended Trade Breakfast of the Year with Lee Tappenden Chief Merchandizing Officer for Walmart Canada.
Lee talked about the challenges of keeping the shelves full for 11,005 Wamart stores worldwide across 27 countries; with Canada having 380 stores employing over 95,000 associates. Walmart has one common purpose that translates across the world, saving people money so they can live better! They accomplish this by selling products at unbeatable prices.
To do all this they have the same challenges as most companies however there passion for price, translates to their passion for efficiencies. In order to satisfy their mission they must, operate for less, buy for less, and grow sales every day. The Trade Breakfast audience today was made up of mostly sales reps from Walmart suppliers who know all too well their passion for price reduction.
If you’re facing the same pressures from your customers don’t just lower your margins, dig deep with an end to end supply chain assessment and quantify your potential. We’ve successfully developed and executed assessments within consumer products. If you want some ideas let’s talk.