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Saturday, May 06, 2017

Wal-Mart Aims to Ease the Re-Order

Note that this is about a patent, so its speculative.  Not unexpected that Wal-Mart would also push this.  Even implies there is an automatic replenishment element.  Which we note Amazon is already trying to federalize.  In Reuters:

Wal-Mart files patent for Amazon Dash rival
" ... Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT.N) has applied for a patent to compete with Amazon.com Inc's (AMZN.O) wifi-connected, one-button ordering device, Amazon Dash, according to data provider CB Insights. ....

The patent, filed in October, would be the first of Wal-Mart's more than 800 patents and applications to focus on Internet of Things (IoT) and branches into shoppers' homes, CB Insights said. ... "

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