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Retail Radar: Walmart Plays 'House'; Ace Grows Lawn & Garden Strategy

House Flip Walmart

Path to Purchase Institute members have access to regularly updated profiles, which can be accessed here. Recent news includes Walmart opening its first pet care center, and Ace Hardware planning to develop lawn and garden services.

Walmart Plays 'House'

The retailer has co-developed House Flip, a mobile game that allows players to fix up and flip virtual homes as well as shop merchandise. The mega merchant has also opened its first pet services center in Dallas, Georgia, a dedicated storefront that offers grooming and veterinary care. 

Retailers Reveal Holiday Deals

October is turning into savings season as retailers such as Amazon, Target, Best Buy and Walmart begin sharing key shopping dates and dangling deals designed to lure holiday shoppers.

Ace's Yard Rx

The hardware cooperative discussed growth strategies at its annual convention, including a personalized yard maintenance program, a stronger push toward digital search, and expanding Ace Home Services offerings.

Family Dollar's Mobile Makeover

The discount retailer is introducing a new app, just one step in its digital transformation journey.

Sam's Club's Data Dashboard

The warehouse chain launched a Media and Sales Performance Dashboard tool that offers intel on retail media campaign performance and sales data all in one spot. 

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