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2024 Walmart Outlook Webinar
Feb 28, 2024
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

2024 Walmart Outlook Webinar

Featuring CRC Thought Leader Harvest Group


Join CRC on Wednesday, February 28 at 2:00 pm ET for our 2024 Walmart Outlook Webinar.

During this 60-minute session, we will review highlights from Walmart’s 2023 performance, share the latest supplier benchmark results, and provide our forecasts for 2024.

Walmart Supplier’s access to DSS will be removed in 2QFY25. Suppliers will need to transition to Luminate Basic or invest in Luminate Charter to access their Decision Support data. This shift marks a significant change, ensuring suppliers align with Walmart’s evolving strategies and secure crucial insights. We’re excited to team up with our Thought Leader Partner, Harvest Group, for this session to discuss Walmart’s new Luminate requirements and what best practices look like for suppliers.

Suppliers with access to Luminate will be looking at the same data as merchants – gaining the earliest read on white space opportunities for innovation, strategies to defend their portfolio, understanding the voice of the Walmart customer, and more. This will help suppliers to speak the same language as their merchants.

Additional topics we will also talk through include:

  • 2023 performance recap and 2024 forecasts
  • Supplier data on price and supply chain expectations at Walmart
  • Metrics included in Luminate Basic vs. DSS vs. Charter
  • Keys to leveraging Luminate Basic data
  • Case studies leveraging Charter data

The goal of this webinar is to unpack the latest insights on Walmart, identify important focus areas, and preview top initiatives for the future.

Upon registration, you’ll gain access to the slide deck and audio replay we’ll send out after the call. We encourage you to ask questions in the chat box throughout the presentation.

Now in its sixth year, CRC’s Thought Leader Webinar Series is a dynamic platform designed to bring together visionaries, industry experts, and forward-thinkers to share their insights and inspire innovation. As part of our commitment to fostering thought leadership, this series aims to cultivate meaningful discussions, promote knowledge exchange, and elevate the collective intelligence of our community. From industry intelligence to essential best practices, this program is ideal for professionals, industry leaders, and enthusiasts who are passionate about staying at the forefront of innovation, leadership, and trends within the retail space.


Meet the Presenters

Ben Metzger, Executive Director - Traditional Retail, Cleveland Research Company
Ben Metzger
Executive Director, Traditional Retail Council
Cleveland Research Company

Ben is the Executive Director of Cleveland Research Company’s Traditional Retail Council. He is focused on gathering insights, identifying inflections and providing actionable conclusions for suppliers across the mass, club, grocery, and dollar channels.

Ben holds two Bachelor’s Degrees in Finance and Economics and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Miami University.


Tripp Cashion - Vice President, Walmart Consumables - Harvest Group
Tripp Cashion
Vice President, Walmart Consumables
Harvest Group

Tripp Cashion brings over 13 years of experience within the Walmart and Sam’s Club ecosystem across replenishment, analytics, trade management, and account management both at the retailer and prominent CPG companies. In his eight years at Harvest Group, he has specialized in the Consumables division within account management and sales leadership roles guiding clients towards maximizing their potential across Walmart and Sam’s Club. 


In addition to his Vice President role, Tripp serves as a leader on Harvest Group’s Luminate Transition team, leading the Client Services integration of Luminate and client strategy development to deliver exceptional value to client partners. 


Andrea Villa - Analytics Lead, Walmart - Harvest Group
Andrea Villa
Analytics Lead, Walmart
Harvest Group

At Harvest Group, Andrea Villa leads a team of analysts and works strategically alongside clients to grow their business at Walmart as an Analytics Lead. Andrea has been actively working with Harvest Group clients in the Walmart Luminate platform since its inception. She is passionate about developing stories utilizing the platform, helping clients defend shelf space, sell in new items, and find opportunities for innovation.  


Andrea began her CPG journey at Reckitt Benckiser, eventually serving as a Senior Planner for custom displays – working with major brands like Mucinex and Lysol before moving into the retail space as an eCommerce Merchandise Planner at Sam’s Club.