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Wal-Mart China partners with

Chinese eCommerce giant has formed a strategic partnership with Wal-Mart China.

The agreement covers a range of business initiatives, both online and offline. For Wal-Mart, the alliance expands its eCommerce activities and gives its stores and Sam’s Clubs potential traffic from’s online customer base and same-day delivery network. will leverage Yihaodian‘s strong brand and business in eastern and southern China and in key product categories such as high-quality grocery and household goods. customers will also gain access to new and imported items from Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club. will now control the brand, website and app for eCommerce platform Yihaodian, while Wal-Mart will retain the subsidiary’s direct sales business. CEO Richard Liu says he looks forward to “further developing” the brand.

Sam’s Club China will also have a flagship store on It will offer same- and next-day delivery through’s nationwide warehousing and delivery network, which covers a population of 600 million consumers.

“Sam’s Club’s unique, high-end product selection meets the demand from China’s increasingly affluent consumers for high-quality, imported products,” says Liu.

Wal-Mart president/CEO Doug McMillon says the two companies share similar values. “We also look forward to offering customers a tremendous number of quality imported products not previously widely available in China.”

Wal-Mart’s China stores will be listed as a preferred retailer on’s O2O JV Dada, China’s largest crowd-sourced delivery platform, allowing customers to order fresh food and other items from Walmart stores for two-hour home delivery.

Walmart will continue to run its own physical stores.
Walmart Stores has 11,527 stores under 63 banners in 28 countries, and eCommerce business in 11 countries.

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