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Walmart’s Omnichannel Opportunity: Delivery or Store-Based Pickup?

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.

Logistics challenges behind the scenes reportedly doomed one of Walmart’s forays into same-day delivery, but Cowen managing director Oliver Chen says the big-box retailer should focus on a key area of opportunity: curbside pickup. Walmart had partnered with Google-backed logistics startup Deliv, in addition to Postmates and DoorDash, to shuttle same-day grocery delivery orders to…

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