The Week of March 20th: 10 things eft's been reading

Yes of course, Amazon is still mentioned, but this week we went down the internet rabbit hole with Walmart

1. It turns out driving through a canal is a lot more complicated than you might think. ‘Fancy Software Brings the Panama Canal Into the 21st Century.’ [Wired]

2. It turns out, online isn’t just for consumers. ‘Grainger expects 80% of its sales to happen online by 2022.’ [Industrial Distribution]

3. Mew start-up aims to tackle non-containerized shipping. ‘Steering into shipping’s economic headwinds, Shipamax pitches new efficiencies.’ [TechCrunch]

4. Again, literally everyone is doing a self-driving car/truck/thing. ‘Nvidia partners with PACCAR on self-driving truck tech.’ [TechCrunch]

5. Ulta Beauty is one of the few retailers experiencing tremendous success in recent years. Here, their CEO explains how. ‘How Mary Dillon Turned Ulta Beauty Into The Leading Cosmetics Retailer.’ [FastCompany]

6. Consumers continue to impact how retailers do things. ‘Ebay takes on Amazon with guaranteed 3-day delivery on 20 million items.’ [TechCrunch]

7. Walmart apparently isn’t finished buying up new eCommerce businesses. ‘Walmart e-commerce CEO Marc Lore says the company will make more acquisitions.’ [Recode]

8. They’ve (Walmart) has event started their own silicon-valley incubator. ‘Walmart Is Launching a Tech Incubator in Silicon Valley.’ [Fortune]

9. But, they (Walmart) wont’ win by just copying Amazon. ‘Walmart Won’t Stay on Top If Its Strategy Is “Copy Amazon”’ [Harvard Business Review]

10. Protectionism has come up big-time in our recent research – from Brexit to North America. ‘Rethinking Your Supply Chain in an Era of Protectionism.’ [Harvard Business Review]


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