Google/Walmart: The Brutal Future Of Retail Supply Chains
Google, the king of internet search, and Walmart, still the world’s largest retailer, have just joined forces. Walmart plans to join Google’s online marketplace, known as Google Express, sitting alongside other retailers, such as Target and Costco. Sounds innocuous, except that Walmart brings its own fulfillment resources while others rely on third-party delivery services. Google, meanwhile, brings expertise in natural language processing, artificial intelligence and data analytics.