Walmart shoppers might not realize it, but big-box behemoth Walmart (WMT) has been a notable laggard on Wall Street so far this year.
WMT management sure has noticed, though, and nodded to this reality in yesterday’s annual investment meeting.
The retail environment overall is challenging, top execs said, but WMT is not just sitting back and hoping things get better. Instead, the world’s largest retailer by revenue is focusing on execution — in terms of cost-cutting, rollbacks and more.
WMT stock investors will get the first clue as to whether such efforts are paying when third-quarter Walmart earnings come out Nov. 14. But many initiatives take time … and it’s hardly certain these changes will trickle down to the WMT bottom line or Walmart stock at all.
Still, they’re sure to be noticed by Walmart shoppers.
With that in mind, let’s take a quick look at five things Walmart shoppers will be seeing more of in the coming months.