How would you classify walmart in terms of position on the wheel of retailing versus that of an off-price retailer?
For a long while it appeared Wal-Mart may be immune to that cycle, as it continued to operate mostly at the mid-market and below while growing aggressively by adding stores and expanding into grocery and other segments.
Now, [ amid some slowing of sales growth and pressure from Wall Street due to a slumping stock price, Wal-Mart is attempting to move upstream. How this will ultimately impact
the company and the supply chains of its vendors remains to be seen.
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