WalmartLabs' India ops to focus on social and digital technology

BANGALORE: US headquartered retail major Wal-Mart Stores‘ (Wal-Mart) global e-commerce unit @WalmartLabs has been building its India operations with a focus on social and digital technology.

@WalmartLabs creates platforms and products around social and mobile commerce to support Walmart’s global strategy of anytime, anywhere access where millions of customers can discover, research and shop through mobile devices, online or at physical stores @WalmartLabs has moved into a 50,000 square foot 300-400 seater capacity facility in Bangalore. It plans to hire an additional 100 people to create a next-generation e-commerce platform, to bring the strength of its India operations to 200.

"At Walmart, we are committed to building the technologies required to power e-commerce for consumers today and into the future," said Walmart Global e-Commerce Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer Jeremy King. "In the past few months, @WalmartLabs India has attracted best-of-class talent into the group. As we expand our operations, we look forward to adding to this base to create a team whose focus is to build products that matter to millions of customers around the globe."

Wal-Mart serves customers and members more than 200 million times per week at over 9,700 retail units under 69 different banners in 28 countries. With fiscal year 2011 sales of $419 billion, Wal-Mart employs 2.1 million associates worldwide.

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