Wal-Mart Stores this week welcomed dozens of financial analysts and hundreds of investors to its Bentonville, Ark., headquarters to present the company’s financial picture and growth strategy.
CEO Doug McMillon said the company would improve on four key dimensions — price, assortment, experience at stores and customer access — and that doing so would require a new way to approach investment: Building fewer stores, investing more in e-commerce, and attacking areas for cost and service improvement with an enterprise-wide focus.
Other company leaders, including newly named U.S. CEO Greg Foran, outlined their strategies covering merchandising, operations and the ongoing alignment of physical and virtual shopping options.
The presentation also included the delivery of some discouraging near-term sales news.
This photo gallery shows Walmart executives speaking, and key quotes from the presentations.
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