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Walmart investing in GM’s Cruise self-driving car company

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Walmart is investing in Cruise, General Motors’ majority-owned self-driving vehicle subsidiary, as part of a new $2.75 billion funding round for the company.

The decision to invest comes about five months after the companies started developing a pilot program to use Cruise self-driving vehicles for deliveries in Scottsdale, Arizona. 

Click here to read the story at CNBC.com.

Discussion Questions:

  1. Who is “Cruise”?
  2. Why would Walmart invest in Cruise?
  3. What is distribution?
  4. Why is distribution important to companies like Walmart?
  5. How might Cruise help to boost Walmart’s distribution?
  6. In your opinion, is this a risky investment for Walmart? Why or why not?
Chris Lindauer
After working for nearly a decade in professional sports, Chris Lindauer, formed Sports Career Consulting to provide unique sports business education opportunities in and out of the classroom. In the eighteen years (and counting) that followed, Chris has inspired thousands of students to pursue their passions and explore the career of their dreams. He currently lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife, two teenage daughters and their dog.

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