As we look to the future of retail, we’re not just thinking about great products and a top-notch shopping experience. We’re leading the way in building a resilient supply chain that provides our customers access to products they want when they want them, however they choose to shop.
Last week, we hosted nearly 60 business leaders from all over Europe to join us in Bentonville, Ark., for our first European Supplier Summit. The two-day event centered on innovation and opportunity in our supply chain, while also connecting Walmart leaders with potential suppliers as we look for new ways to help our customers save money and live better.
The customer is number one, always
Our mission of helping customers save money and live better is at the heart of everything we do, and in our changing world, we must continue to transform and innovate to succeed in that mission.
During the summit, Walmart leaders from across merchandising, sourcing and sustainability met with attendees to discuss our priorities as a company and how we can work more collaboratively to deliver for our customers and communities, no matter where or how they shop.
That means meeting customers where they are and creating redundancies in our supply chain to ensure their needs are met. We have so many shopping options for our customers – in-store, online, on the app and more – and these are all opportunities to work with suppliers on lowering the likelihood of product outs. Cultivating and strengthening global relationships will help make Walmart the go-to destination across categories – no matter what is happening in the world. And that makes for big wins for our customers.