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January 28, 2016

wall street selects its top 5 retail stocks

"amazon the number one brand for wall street"

Generally wall street is  not known  to pick their winners.Wall street does not reason  a spectacular quarter, or even an excellent 3 quarters.. The stock markets hates “suprises ” and for that reason not many  brands  that might have once upon a time, media’s poster boy.failed to  to satisfy wall street

However !It  now seems  that wall street has decided  and finally given it a thumbs up to the online retail industry and specially  Amazon. The company dominated Black Friday sales in the United States and is all but certain to be the number 1 source for last minute presents for many million people around the world. Amazon’s stock price more than doubled this year, bringing the company’s market cap to more than $300 billion. 

In contrast Wall street has given the brick and mortar retailers  like  Best Buy and Walmart  a pass,  and almost all of them has seen their stocks massacred and  crumble in 2015 as they struggle to break Amazon’s dominance in the online world.

December 16, 2015

tech brands form 70% of the 100 most valued 2015 brands

The technology and telecom providers categories comprised 44% of total brand value  in the BrandZ™ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands 2015 ranking. 10 years ago  the tech companies accounted for 36% of the total brand value

"global top 100 brands across the world : ranking chart"

"tech brands form 70% of the 100 most valued  2015 brands"
Among the top 100 biggest brands this year APPLE, GOOGLE, MICROSOFT and IBM form the top 4 most valuable brand this year in the  BrandZ WPP group ranking. In fact among the top 10  most valued global brands  in 2015 , 7 brands are across the technology or the telecom space. Brands like  VISA, AT&T and VERIZON  rank  5th ,6th and  7th  respectively . They are followed by Coke, McDonald’s and Marlboro  which are ranked 8th, 9th and 10th. Among the top 100 brands
The 11th-14th rank is once again taken by technology brands with  Tencent, Facebook, Alibaba and Amazon ranking in that order

December 4, 2015

Amazon topples Walmart as most valuable retail brand, Alibaba ranked no 2, with 90%growth in brand value

AMAZON, WALMART AND HOME DEPOT are among the most  powerful retail brands across the world.Walgreens and Ikea round of the top 5 most valuable retail brands

Amazon leads the way in the retail sector by a significant margin, and the brand continues to grow. Amazon overtook Walmart in brand value terms in early 2014 and has pulled further ahead this year, rising 24% to US$56 billion, highlighting the challenge to the industry as a whole posed by new technology. Alibaba is the fastest growing brand in the sector. Its brand value has increased 90% in a year to US$11.4 billion.

December 1, 2015

the top 10 global power brands of 2015 by brand value

Apple remains the world’s most valuable brands, followed by Samsung and Google

"apple, samsung and goole among the most powerful power brands"

Apple’s brand  value (and those of rival tech firms such as Google and Microsoft) remains stronger than ever.. Among the top 5 Brands after Apple, Samsung is 2nd, Google 3rd, Microsoft 4th and Verizon 5th. All these brands have  registered reasonable brand value growth rates of between 4 and 12%. Walmart is the only brand whose primary application is not in tech or telecoms. Though it has grown 4% this year, what was once the world’s most valuable brand has slipped down the rankings again; now at 10th it looks set to drop out of the top ten next year

The above chart from BrandFinance shows the brand value change ( positive/ negative )

November 29, 2015

global companies with biggest staff worldwide

The below list shows the top 5 global companies with the biggest staff worldwide.Along with having global operations  they also have with multiple locations and diverse workforce Some of the biggest companies in the world also sport the biggest payrolls

Among the top 5 biggest employers  list are 1)Walmart 2) Hon Hai Precision( Foxcon’s subsidiary) 3)GS4 which is biggest security services in the world having presense in over 125 companies .4)Volkswagen and  oil and gas major 5)PetroChina .

These data is based on “Fortune’s compilation on its first-ever list of the world’s 10 biggest employers among publicly listed companies, based on latest fiscal-year-end figures from FactSet Research Systems, annual reports, and other publicly available information. : Each of these top 10 companies are listed according to the size of their staff, the business vertical,country of origin, sales figures, revenues per employee

No 1:WALMART :Retail

 Employees: 2.2 million Counttry:
country of origin :United States Industry:
Retail Sales: $476.3 billion
Market value: $245.8 billion
 Revenue per employee: $216,500

No 2 HON HAI  : Electronic Manufacturing ( part of Foxcon Corporation )
Employees: 1.1 million
Country: Taiwan
Sales :$133.2billion
Market value: $47.3 billion
Revenue per employee: $120,000

 HON HAI is a part of Foxcon which is well knows as a electronic manufacturer component supplier who assembles everything from smartphones to display panels for customers such as Apple,Cisco, Dell, and Sony . Apple is among Foxcon’s biggest client and contributes about 40 % of the company’s

No 3 :GS 4:  security company
Employees: 618,000
Country: United Kingdom
Sales: $11.6 billion
 Market value: $6.3 billion
Revenue per employee: $18,800

No 4 : VOLKSWAGEN : Car Manufacuring
 Employees: 572,800
Country: Germany
 Motor Vehicles Sales: $261.5 billion
 Market value: $101.3 billion
Revenue per employee: $456,600

No 5 :PETROCHINA: Oil and Gas
 Employees: 544,083
Country: China :
Sales :$351.0 billion
Market value: $225.6
billion Revenue per employee: $645,000

walmart,volkswagen and yum brands among 10 largest employers

Walmart  is america’s  biggest employer with 2.2million americans employed by the global retail chain.  Walmart   employs almost  four times the size of runner-up Volkswagen  which  is ranked no 2 with about  583,423 employees working for the German auto company   in the United States

  Meanwhile Yum Brands, which operates  the licensed brands Taco Bell, KFC, Pizza Hut, and WingStreet worldwide ranks 3 with 537,000 Americans employed with the company.Meanwhile, McDonald’s ranks seventh with 420,000 employees. Petrochina ranks no 4 with 534,652 Americans in its rolls .

November 28, 2015

top 10 retail websites with highest unique mobile visitors

Amazon, Ebay, Apple sites Walmart and Netflix make among the top 10 US retail sites with highest mobile unqiue visitors. ( Smartphone and  tablets +mobile  users make up the  universe of mobile visitors)
More than 158 million U.S. consumers browsed retail sites and apps on their mobile devices. Not surprisingly,, eBay and Apple were numbers 1, 2 and 3, respectively.

October 29, 2015

comparing 10 years trailing stock market returns : Apple vs Walmart

These are the stock market returns had you invested in these stocks for last 10 years jobs
Hod much you would have earned as an investor if you had invested $100 in Apple and Walmart
Apple Inc. (AAPL) Stock Price – Trailing 10 Years | FindTheCompany
 Apple would have give you almost 10 time returns if you held the stock for 10 years ,$10 would  have been approx $110 in 2015. In 2014 had you cashed out , your money would have grown 12 times
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT) Stock Price – Trailing 10 Years | FindTheCompany

Walmart would have given you 9 times the returns had you cashed out in 2014, In 2015 right now Walmart shares would have given you 7 times on what you had invested.$10 would have grown to $70 right now

July 13, 2015

the best brands this year :The brand ranking index 2015

The power of a brands power"

BRANDS have a logic and meaning of their own right. All brands  have a rich heritage But how much are they worth? Three companies that measure brand value have healthy disagreements. There is a consensus that three technology companies—Google, Apple and Microsoft—belong among the top five.  And there are significant differences about big consumer brands. as Millward Brown and Interbrand think Coca-Cola and McDonald’s are top-ten brands; Brand Finance even doesn’t think that

The only option is to go with the rating the brand itself  give them themselves based on third parties  study.  Economist’s own unscientific study showed that Interbrand’s brand value is highest (based on 515,000 Google search results), followed by Brand Finance (at 332,000) and Millward Brown (with 212,000). The BrandZ list has a stronger brand than the consulting firm that produces it, with 1.7m results. It would be interesting to see how the three firms rank their own brands using their respective methodologies.

September 25, 2014

US Companies with the largest solar Power Installations

Statistic: Leading solar power consuming companies in the United States as of August 2013, by installed capacity (in megawatts) | Statista

According to the  list shows the US companies that consumes the highest solar power. Walmart  Costco and Kohl’s are among the top 3 who  has the largest solar installation capacity. .consumes the most solar power and latest Transparency Market Research published new Apple’s installed solar power capacity reached just under 41 megawatts. 

September 23, 2014

The Biggest Retailers in Unites States by dollar sales

source : Statista
This ranking depicts the leading 100 American retailers in 2013, based on U.S. retail sales.
 In that year, Wal-Mart was the leading American retailer based on U.S. retail sales of 
about 334.3 billion U.S. dollars. Wal-Mart was founded by Samuel Moore Walton
 (1918-1992) in 1962. Wal-Mart’s headquarters is situated in Bentonville, Arkansas and 
operates worldwide under different names (Walmex in Mexico and Best Price in India).

August 21, 2014

MasterCard to Double its Transactions to 42billion on the back on 4 new co-branding Launch

plastic cards break up by Numbers

Credit card giant MasterCard, the second largest payments network in the U.S has been outmaneuvering its rivals and outbidding the markets  this year in 2014 ,led  by surging transaction volumes in US and as well as non US markets

  1.  The strong performance was also reflected by a nearly 14% growth in revenues in the first half of 2014 compared to the previous year. 
  2. MasterCard in 2013 processed over 38 billion transactions and in 2014 April  it has already processed over 20 billion transactions. Online Stock Research and consultancy firm Trefis is projecting an excess of 41 of  billion transactions by MasterCard ending this year in 2014
  3. Though the numbers look too big to be achieved. Recently MasterCard has drew and slew up many plans that could help achieve its ambitious growth numbers .Among them include 
  • It has created co-branded card partnerships with retail giants Target (formerly partnered with rival visa on co-branded cards) and Wal-Mart which dumped Discover to sign on with MasterCard), 
  • Launched an partnership with Amazon in Japan on a co-branded card.
  •  MasterCard also expanding the Wal-Mart co-branded card beyond ond the U.S. to Latin American markets 
  • MasterCard’s recent agreement with the Middle Easts largest retail brands  Landmark Group, will provide MasterCard with access to more than 6 million new  customers 
  •  MasterCard, originally known as Interbank/Master Charge, was created by several California banks as a competitor to theBankAmericard issued by Bank of America, which later became the Visa credit card issued by Visa Inc In the U.S., which alone contributes 40% of total revenues and is a highly penetrated market 

June 27, 2014

Walmart Slashes iPhone 5s by $50, 5c to retail at $29

Walmart is cutting the price of the iPhone, according to Engadget. The entry-level (16 GB) iPhone 5S will cost $99 with a two-year contract contract. The entry-level (16 GB) iPhone 5C will cost $29 with a two-year contract. 

If you’ve been  waiting to  buy that iPhone for months eyeing some discount..  the time has come .Walmart is planning to  run huge discounts on 5c and 5s  iphone models  and make  it a bit more affordable beginning tomorrow.

While the 16GB iPhone 5c will be available in stores for $29 with a two-year contract (down from $49), while the 16GB iPhone 5s is expected to retail for $99, a 50-dollar savings.

 Walmart has run deals in the past, but this discount is permanent. The iPhone 6 is expected to be out in September. This usually leads to a slow down in iPhone sales since people can usually hold out for two more months. The iPhone 6 is expected to be a significant upgrade. Apple will reportedly deliver a two bigger models.

November 25, 2013

Top 10 Black Friday Deals Available Online by Walmart

Black Fridat Best Deals from Walmark

Top 10 Black Friday Deals from Walmart available online
Walmart launched the new Pre Black Friday sale at 8am lastb week ( 22nd November both across their stores as well as online The retailer shouted out big words this week announcing this deal and named competitors like Best Buy, ToysRUs and Target in the announcement, promising to slam their advertised Black Friday deals. Though most of them are across their retail stores. Here are the top 10 Online Deals  which you can get sitting in your home

Here are the Most Attractive Black Friday Deals available Online from Walmart This weekend

·        $698 55″ 55LN5200 1080p 60Hz LED HDTV
·        $499 iPad with RetinaDisplay 32GB + 8-in-1 Bluetooth Speaker Bundle
·        $179 Sceptre X322BV-HDR 32″ 720p 60Hz Class LED HDTV
·        $249 Sceptre 40 Class LCD 1080p 60Hz HDTV, X409BV-FHD
·        $59 Nextbook 7″ Tablet with 8GB Memory with Google Mobile Services
·        $99 ClickN KIDS 7″ Tablet with 8GB Memory
·        $234 Xbox 360 Ultimate Bundle – $50 Value
·        $149LG 24LN451B 24″ 720p 60Hz LED HDTV

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July 7, 2013

Walmart Latest Inkiru, Acquisition drive 30% ecommerce growth

The recent news of Walmart, acquisition of Inkiru, which is a small startup focused on real-time predictive analysis clearly hints Walmarts latest effort latest effort to spur e-commerce.

 Walmart’s  latest tech-centric acquisitions  is all set to build marketshare across the online space and compete againts the Amazons and Target’s of the world as the company looks to build upon its online sales. Walmart has already seen a more than 30% increase in ecommerce in the first quater, according to

“The similarities between Inkiru and @WalmartLabs are uncanny, with both having an innovative spirit and the ability to leverage big data to improve the customer experience,” the company wrote in a blog post. 

Walmart CEO Mike Duke said the company expects online sales to hit $10 billion this year—an estimate that takes into account the recent purchase of Chinese online retailer Yihaodian.
Last year Walmart U.S. reported sales of $328.7 billion, Kroger posted sales of $92 billion and Target had $71.96 billion in top line revenue. The much talked about competitor Amazon, ranked No. 11 with $34.416 million in U.S. sales, but continues to be one to watch in the coming years.

May 16, 2012

Tracking Walmart’s Growth Patterns Across USA

Walmart and Sam’s Club

Growth of Walmart and Sams Club

The ever so popular Walmart growth map  published by Flowingdata gets an update, and yes, it still looks like a wildfire.

Walmart’s Stores in USA as on December,31st ,2011 stands at   4,468 . For other interesting data , on the list of Walmart Assets are listed under

Walmart Discount Stores (633)
Walmart Supercenters (3,016)
Supermarkets (195) – includes Neighborhood Market, Amigo and Supermercado stores
Small Format Stores (14) – includes Walmart Express, Walmart on Campus and Super Ahorros stores
Sam’s Club (610)
Walmart Transportation LLC
Distribution Centers/Transportation Offices (130)
Walmart Realty

As you might expect, Sam’s Club locations appear to trail Walmart locations (except in Hawaii and Alaska).

Walmart has 8,500 stores in 15 countries, under 55 different names.[9] The company operates under the Walmart name in the United States, including the 50 states and Puerto Rico. It operates in Mexico as Walmex, in the United Kingdom as Asda, in Japan as Seiyu, and in India as Best Price. It has wholly owned operations in Argentina, Brazil, and Canada. Walmart’s investments outside North America have had mixed results: its operations in the United Kingdom, South America and China are highly successful, whereas ventures in Germany and South Korea were unsuccessful.

January 28, 2012

Apple’s Billion Dollar War Chest Could Buy US Government

Created by: MBA Online

Apple recently reported  a record net profit of more than $13.6 billion for its quarterly report lasting 14 weeks and ending Dec. 31, 2011. A rumoured summer release of the iPhone 5 will probably keep the Apple Cash Machine flowing in this year for the more than $400 billion company.

Tim Cook  become the highest CEO raking  in $378 million last year . The past three months, Apple brought in four times more profit than Walmart, the world’s largest retailer. A. According to TechCrunch’s pple now has $97.6 billion cash on hand
The infographic by OnlineMBA  below puts into perspective Apple’s monetary power and influence around the world. First off, $400 billion could cover 42% of the United States if dollar bills were laid flat across the South.
Apple could pay off the public debt of eight European Union countries. Apple could also write $6,622,516 checks to each of its employees before exhausting its fortune. More than $97.7 billion of Apple’s money is in cash reserves, and two-thirds of the money is stored offshore.

December 23, 2011

Apple Online Traffic Exceeds Walmart in 2011

 Walmart and Apple .. How does the double powerhouse perform in terms of  online metrics ? Would it be  possible that the technology maker can trump the world’s-largest retailer online? The Answer is a big  Yes ,because of iTunes. According  to advertising Age Apple got more traffic online last month than Walmart Stores. In fact, Apple is the only retailer other than Amazon and eBay in the top 15 most-visited websites in the U.S. in November, according to ComScore.

The digital-content store made up about 30% of Apple’s more than 79 million in U.S. unique visitors last month. Apple gets almost as many web visitors as the largest newspaper site, that of The New York Times.

Huge iTunes traffic  helps  publishers generate  leads to sell their products online. Digital content, which includes books, music and TV shows, is the fastest-growing e-commerce category by sales this holiday shopping season, ComScore  reports that overall e-commerce sales are up about 15% from last year, but digital-content sales growth is double that.

October 6, 2007

New WalMart “Advertising Slogan” Inveiled

Wal-Mart announced its new advertising slogan: “Save Money. Live Better.” This is one of the the latest move to embrace sustainability and improve the company’s image. This line replaces the one that has been used for 19 years, “Always Low Prices.”

Economists suggest that Wal-Mart is a success because it sells products at low prices that people want to buy, satisfying customer’s wants and needs. However, Wal-Mart critics argue at the same time Wal-Mart’s lower prices draw customers away from more deserving businesses, “hurting the community.

Other areas of criticism include the corporation’s foreign product sourcing, treatment of product suppliers, environmental practices, the use of public subsidies, and the company’s security policies. Critics have observed that customers tend to prefer Wal-Mart over other retailers, and charge that Wal-Mart must be doing something unethical in order to offer lower prices. Wal-Mart denies doing anything wrong and maintains that low prices are the result of efficiency.

This evolution of its message makes perfect sense PR-wise, but it is also practical. The slogan still conveys the affordability of the megastore’s goods, but also promotes the increased focus on people and improving the world. The idealist in me thinks this is great. But the cynic in me says the company has made this move so criticism that Wal-Mart’s employees don’t make a living-wage and words like “The High Cost of Low Prices” are downplayed.

You can watch the latest commercials at the company’s new Website. Do you think the slogan is an effective display of the company’s mission? Or is it merely a calculated move to improve the retail-giant’s image?

Check out this site which follows Walmart very closely.

source: fastcompany