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Reuters reports that Walmart-owned Asda Group in the UK is saying that it plans to invest the equivalent of $1 billion (US) this year "in its online operations, new and existing stores and its supply chain, helping to create 2,500 new jobs ... Asda said the focus of its investment has shifted to accelerating its multichannel business, with stores supporting internet and smartphone channels."
KC's View:
And the lessons it learns in the UK almost certainly will be examined to see if they are applicable to its much bigger battle in the US with Amazon.