Wal-Mart's Multichannel Ecommerce Effort

“IN GLOBAL ECOMMERCE, we will not just be competing,” Mike Duke, the chief executive officer of Wal-Mart Stores, promised at the retailer's annual meeting earlier this month. “We will play to win.”

Wal-Mart's ambitions in cyberspace were illustrated earlier this year when the company shelled out an estimated $300 million to acquire