In Brief: Walmart plans to convert wholesales stores into Flipkart warehouses

In Brief: Walmart plans to convert wholesales stores into Flipkart warehouses
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26 Feb, 2020

Global retailing major Walmart wants to convert around two dozen wholesale stores into fulfilment centres for Flipkart, The Economic Times reported. This move is part of a restructuring process of its cash-and-carry business, the report said. In January, it was in the process of dismissing about a third of its top executives based in Gurugram. The Bentonville, Arkansas-based company will let go of over 100 senior executives, including vice presidents across sourcing, agri-business, and FMCG (fast-moving consumer goods) divisions, the report said. The company plans to shut its largest warehouse in Mumbai and halt new-store expansion in India. 

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