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Walmart to Fulfill Orders on New Rakuten E-Comm Store from US Inventory

When it’s deliver-or-die, supply chains become the lifeblood of a company. To that end, the fashion industry has embraced technology to navigate today’s hyper-complicated supply chain, with myriad solutions shaping the first, middle and last mile. Call it Sourcing 2.0.

Walmart has faced its share of struggles in Japan but it’s forging ahead with a Japanese digital flagship store in partnership with Rakuten that will fulfill orders via air from U.S. inventory. Dubbed the Walmart Rakuten Ichiba Store, the online shop lives on the Rakuten Ichiba “internet shopping mall” and will initially offer a select…

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