To succeed with Walmart, you must master Retail Link® and use it confidently because it holds the key to the Walmart kingdom. This practical, introductory class gets you through the castle door.


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This well-organized primer makes the complex data in Retail Link® understandable and memorable. Hands-on training from an expert experienced in both Walmart Canada and Retail Link® leads you through it all.

All 8th & Walton classes for Walmart suppliers selling in Canada are taught by Heather Reid of Mississauga, Ontario. For 22 years, Reid worked at Walmart Canada, organizing and facilitating its Retail Link® courses of study and other training programs. She has taught over 2,000 suppliers. 

Who should take this Retail Link® class:
Those who are new to Walmart, new to Retail Link® or new to retail; those seeking a fuller understanding of this treasure trove of data — sales staff, analysts, accountants who manage the Walmart business, executives. 

Retail Link® courses are currently available only as webinars. 8th & Walton webinars are live, Zoom meetings with a maximum of 10 participants per instructor.

You Will Learn

    How to make your way around Retail Link®
  • Retail Link® basic navigation
  • How the homepage is set up
  • How to save time and reduce frustration
  • The most valuable functions, apps and docs
    • How to create and successfully retrieve a query
    • The basics of Retail Link® Decision Support — New
    • The elements of building and retrieving a query
    • The difference between AND and OR when building a query
      • How to use Retail Link’s® most important scorecards and reports
      • Supplier Performance Scorecard
      • Quick Item Information Report
      • Company Summary Report
      • Store Detail Report
      • How to share reports
      • The benefits of scheduling your reports

9:00 A.M. TO 4:30 P.M. EASTERN TIME.



Custom Training on Retail Link® is also available for your team. 8th & Walton experts will develop a customized curriculum specifically for your needs and will teach your group privately, using your own data. Click HERE to speak with a Retail Link® advisor to find out if this is a good option for you.

Meet Your Teacher

Heather Reid worked for Walmart Canada for 22 years prior to joining Canada’s 8th & Walton in 2016. While at Walmart, she organized and facilitated its Retail Link® and various system-training programs for both internal and external Walmart customers. She also facilitated a four-day supplier training session on a bi-weekly basis, teaching over 2,000 suppliers. She has a vast knowledge of Replenishment (GRS) and is an expert in Retail Link® and in Accounting for both Walmart Canada and Walmart US. In addition to her deep knowledge of retail systems, Heather is an extraordinary teacher. She holds a diploma in Human Resources, Marketing, and Accounting and has held the Canadian Human Resource Leader (CHRL) designation.



  • Register using your supplier email address
  • Have authorized access to Retail Link®
  • Have your Retail Link® ID and password
  • Have Excel ready to use


  • Access to and use of a web camera in computer



  • Dual monitors (one for the webinar, one for reports)
  • Log in 15 minutes prior to class starting time to assure both audio and video are functioning.

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$650 USD



My Retail Link training today, allowed me to appreciate and experience passionate work. Our facilitator, Heather Reid, was phenomenal; she was credible, personable, and entertaining. Thank you, 8th & Walton, for an awesome session that provided me with the necessary tools to excel on data pulls.

- Taja - 12-14-21 Sales Development Associate

The class was really great and informative. The instructor moved at a great pace while still allowing time for questions. I feel like I learned a lot and have a much better understanding of the system and the processes.

- Danielle - 12-14-21 Account Manager

Heather was fantastic. She not only showed the tools but also explained why each report was helpful to the buyers and provided action plans for them.

- Jennifer - 2-23-21

Heather is very knowledgeable and informative. I really learned a lot from her, and I enjoyed her class.

- Gabriela - 2-23-21 National Account Manager

The class was super informative and useful. Heather was able to teach me the basic fundamentals of using Retail Link® while still catering to my individualized needs. There were 3-4 things I immediately took as follow-ups after our session.

- Sam - 9-15-20 Vendor Advisor for Walmart