Aug. 3, 2016
In what would be one of the most stunning events in retail in quite a while Wal-Mart is reportedly eyeing newcomer etailer Jet.com for acquisition, just one year after Jet arrived to battle online giant Amazon.
The Wall Street Journal reports Wal-Mart is in talks in what a source claims may be a $3 billion deal. WSJ doesn't name its source for the report and notes such a deal would help Wal-Mart's efforts to rebound and provide a fast home delivery service opportunity.
Jet, with a valuation of over $1 billion, has received more than $500 million in capital investment from venture firms, notes WSJ, which did not indicate if it had reached out to Jet founder Marc Lore for comment on the potential sale.