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Arkansas Senate OKs Bill Aimed at Forcing Amazon to Collect Sales Taxes

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/1/2017 12:53 pm

An Arkansas Senate panel has advanced a proposal aimed at forcing Amazon to begin collecting state sales taxes, as lawmakers eye potential revenue from the e-commerce giant to pay for more tax cuts in two years.

Taking on Amazon Prime, Wal-Mart Opts for Free, Faster Shipping

by Anne D'Innocenzio, The Associated Press 1/31/2017 6:58 am

Wal-Mart is replacing a program that offered free shipping but had an annual fee with one that has a lower free shipping threshold and faster delivery as it hopes to answer Amazon's powerful Prime membership success.

Level the Playing Field (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 1/23/2017 12:00 am

An injustice is being done to retailers in Arkansas, the local mom-and-pop enterprises that bring life to any town’s Main Street, an injustice that also hurts local government. That is the inability of states to collect sales taxes on online purchases.

Run-DMC Founder Sues Wal-Mart, Amazon

by Jonathan Stempel, Reuters 12/30/2016 8:28 am

A founder of Run-DMC on Thursday filed a lawsuit accusing Amazon.com Inc. and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of selling a wide variety of clothing and accessories bearing the pioneering rap group's name without permission.

Alexa a Witness to Murder? In Bentonville, Prosecutors Seek Amazon Echo Data

by Jill Bleed, The Associated Press 12/29/2016 6:54 am

Authorities investigating the death of an Arkansas man whose body was found in a hot tub want to expand the probe to include a new kind of evidence: any comments overheard by the suspect's Amazon Echo smart speaker.

Sources: Wal-Mart In Talks to Buy Stake in India's Flipkart

by Reuters 9/28/2016 9:31 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is in talks to buy a minority stake in India's largest e-commerce firm Flipkart, two sources familiar with the matter said.

Ahead of Amazon Prime Day, Wal-Mart Tries to Move In

by Anne D'Innocenzio, The Associated Press 6/29/2016 11:34 am

Wal-Mart is trying to get a jump on Amazon's second annual sales bonanza. The world's largest retailer is offering a free 30-day trial on its two-day unlimited shipping service, and an extra month free for paying members. Beginning Friday, it will also offer discounts on an array of products that will ramp up as July goes by.

Wal-Mart Lays Off 450 Workers at Headquarters in Bentonville

by Anne D'Innocenzio, The Associated Press 10/2/2015 9:15 am

Wal-Mart has laid off 450 workers at its headquarters as the world's largest retailer attempts to become more nimble to compete with the likes of Amazon.com.

Wal-Mart to Offer Grocery Pickup in Some US Cities

by Sruthi Ramakrishnan, Reuters 9/29/2015 7:52 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said it would offer customers who buy groceries online the option to pick up their orders from the parking lots of nearby stores.

Amazon's Surprise 2Q Profit Pushes Market Cap Past Wal-Mart

by Associated Press 7/24/2015 11:13 am

It's official: Amazon is bigger than Wal-Mart. Amazon shares surged 15 percent on Friday after the e-commerce powerhouse reported a surprise second-quarter profit and a better-than-expected 20 percent jump in revenue. The sharp increase in shares brought Amazon's market value to $259.1 billion, more than its biggest rival, Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

Wal-Mart Sees Shopping Surge for Rival Sale to Amazon

by Anne D'Innocenzio, The Associated Press 7/16/2015 2:39 pm

Wal-Mart says its counter-offensive against Amazon's big sale called Prime Day seemed to pay off.

Answering Amazon, Wal-Mart Plans Online Sales Day This Week

by Anne D'Innocenzio, The Associated Press 7/14/2015 6:57 am

The online price fight as well as the bickering is heating up between Wal-Mart and Amazon.com, and it's not even the holiday shopping season.

Wal-Mart Unveils $50 Per Year ShippingPass for Online Orders

by Marty Cook 6/4/2015 2:39 pm

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville officially announced its ShippingPass pilot program, a delivery service designed to compete against Amazon Prime.

Wal-Mart's Website to Personalize Shopping

by Associated Press 8/4/2014 9:39 am

Wal-Mart, in its latest bid to compete with nemesis Amazon.com, is rebuilding its website to further personalize the online shopping experience of each customer.

Wal-Mart, Target, Other Retailers Take on Silicon Valley

by Associated Press 11/15/2013 11:18 am

Software engineers wearing jeans and flip flops test the latest smartphone apps. Walls and windows double as whiteboards where ideas are jotted down. And a mini basketball net is in the center of it all.

Matthew Yglesius: Why Wal-Mart's E-Commerce Efforts Will Fail

by Lance Turner 10/22/2013 9:32 am

Slate's Matthew Yglesius considers Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s plans to compete head-to-head with Amazon in online retail and thinks the brick-and-mortar powerhouse will almost certainly fail.

J.B. Hunt Makes Supply Chain Savvy a Focus

by Chris Bahn 8/19/2013 12:00 am

Now a Fortune 500 company, J.B. Hunt branches out and makes rank in other lists as a third-party logistics provider - moving and installing products for consumers.

Video: WSJ Looks at Wal-Mart's High-Stakes Battle With Amazon

by Lance Turner 6/19/2013 11:27 am

The Wall Street Journal reports how Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is rethinking its supply and distribution chain to better compete in e-commerce.

How Wal-Mart Is Building a Better Online Store

by Mark Friedman 5/13/2013 12:00 am

Since 2011, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has poured millions of dollars into its e-commerce division, and its investments are paying off.

US Senate Approves Bill Letting States Tax Online Sales

by Associated Press 5/7/2013 7:46 am

The Senate sided with traditional retailers and financially strapped state and local governments Monday by passing a bill that would widely subject online shopping — for many a largely tax-free frontier — to state sales taxes.

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