Retail Link® 4: Analytics & Storytelling


Class Description

This class is currently available only as a webinar. 8th & Walton webinars are live, Zoom meetings with a maximum of 10 participants.

Sharpen your analytical skills. Find trends and insights in your data. Maximize your sales.

Review actual case studies and then explore your own data for hidden gems. Experience the thrill of uncovering root causes, discovering new opportunities, and developing creative solutions. This exciting and highly productive class teaches you how to turn your data into a story your buyer will appreciate.

 This class is for Walmart suppliers selling in Walmart U.S. stores. 

 Suppliers selling in Canada, please check our Canadian classes.

Here's what you'll learn in class:

You Will Learn...

  • To expand your analytical skills and capacity to gain insights
  • How to unlock the hidden message in a seasonal trend
  • How to determine the right stores for your items
  • How to make a case for adjusting your forecast
  • How to use time dimensions to analyze
  • How to extract more value from your data
  • How to make Store of the Community data work harder
  • The best way to recommend a new store count
  • Walmart’s expectations at a line review and how to exceed them
  • The five basic narratives and when to use each

If you need to use data sets to produce amazing reporting results or you want to know the story behind the numbers, you will find this day well worth your time and money.

Why take this class?

Creativity. You’ll see familiar data explored in new and exciting ways, revealing new insights and inspiring you to develop new approaches for your buyer. The class content is stimulating and refreshing, and the teacher’s observations and comments are spot-on.

Meet your teacher, Terry Clear

This is an all-day class. From 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM CST

Cost: $650

Save 10% when purchasing 3 or more packaged classes.

  • Retail Link® 1 - Basics
  • Retail Link® 2: Decision Support
  • Retail Link® 3: Advanced Decision Support (DSS)
  • Retail Link® 4: Analytics & Storytelling
  • Accounting, Invoicing & Deductions


  • Register using your supplier email address
  • Have authorized access to Retail Link®
  • Have your Retail Link® ID and password on hand
  • You will need a laptop with wireless capabilities and Excel
  • Webinar students: Webinars are priced per student; only one student per registration. You will need a web camera in your computer. Dual monitors (one for the webinar, one for reports) are recommended.

In order to produce valid reports, your company should be shipping to Walmart prior to taking this class. Since our classes do not use dummy data, if you are not shipping to Walmart, you will have no data with which to produce reports.

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