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Weinswig’s Weekly 13 minutes


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Key Points

  • This week’s note “From the Desk of Deborah Weinswig” looks at the state of US retail amid an ongoing wave of store closures.
  • Walmart’s Mexico business Walmex will let customers order groceries for delivery using messaging service WhatsApp. Customers send a shopping list to Walmart’s WhatsApp number and pay by card or cash on delivery.
  • French hypermarket chain Carrefour will sell 80% of its China business to retailer Carrefour will retain a 20% stake and two of the seven board seats.
  • German cash-and-carry retailer Metro has responded to a takeover offer of €5.8 billion ($6.6 billion) from EP Global Commerce (EPGC), an acquisition entity owned by Czech and Slovak investors, saying it significantly undervalues the company.

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