Tagged: black friday

Traditions That Just Need to End (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 12/8/2014 12:00 am

Smart retailers, the kind that survive, will adjust to consumer habits. They will recognize which things people buy online and which things they still want to buy in a store. But, as the NRF pointed out again last week, brick-and-mortar “Main Street” retailers deserve a level playing field.

Arkansas Nonprofit Alliance Leads Giving Tuesday Events Across the State

by Lee Hogan 12/3/2014 1:07 pm

The Arkansas Nonprofit Alliance spearheaded a philanthropic event Tuesday to raise money and awareness for various causes around the state.

Thoughts On the Season (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/9/2013 12:00 am

Online retailers should give unto Caeser what's his, a retreat needs to be made from the "War on Christmas," and boy, no retail worker should have to face the madding crowd whipped into a frenzy by the idea of shopping as contact sport.

Thanksgiving Takes More Black Friday Sales

by Associated Press 12/1/2013 11:08 am

U.S. shoppers spent $9.74 billion on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving. That's a drop of 13.2 percent compared with last year, according to data released on Saturday by research firm ShopperTrak.

Wal-Mart, Open on Thanksgiving, Will Provide Workers a Turkey Dinner

by Lance Turner 11/13/2013 10:55 am

Wal-Mart workers who are scheduled for shifts on Thanksgiving day will receive a Thanksgiving meal provided by the company.

Bloomberg Businessweek Puts OUR Wal-Mart on Its Latest Cover

by Lance Turner 12/13/2012 11:03 am

Bloomberg Businessweek magazine takes a look at OUR Wal-Mart, a group of employees that staged Black Friday demonstrations against the world's largest retailer and its labor practices.

Wal-Mart's Done Talking to the Huffington Post

by Lance Turner 12/4/2012 9:01 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville says its through commenting on stories by the Huffington Post, citing what the retailer calls "inaccuracies" and "one-sided rhetoric."

Between Confidence and Complacency (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Craig Douglass 12/3/2012 12:00 am

How close to the edge will you go? And will simply the prospect of falling off the “fiscal cliff” prevent you from holiday shopping?

Fast Company Goes Inside Wal-Mart's E-commerce Strategy

by Lance Turner 11/26/2012 11:04 am

Tech writer Farhad Manjoo takes a look at Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s growing e-commerce arm and how the world's largest retailer plans to improve online sales by leveraging social media, mobile and other tools.

Cyber Monday Likely to be Busiest Online Sales Day

by Associated Press 11/25/2012 11:47 am

Cyber Monday, coined in 2005 by a shopping trade group that noticed a spike in online sales on the Monday after Thanksgiving, is the next in a line of days that stores are counting on to jumpstart the holiday shopping season.

A List of Wal-Mart Black Friday Protest Sites

by Lance Turner 11/21/2012 11:08 am

As Black Friday approaches, so too does the threat of employee walk-outs and protests against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville, the world's largest retailer. Here's where protesters plan to make their voices heard.

Shopping Local Pays (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/19/2012 12:00 am

Small-business owners have amazed us with their resilience and savvy. They compete with Wal-Mart and Target. They compete with Amazon and Zappos. They collect sales taxes, for Pete’s sake, and still sponsor your kids’ sports teams and donate to your school’s silent auction. And the ones who survived the Great Recession have plenty to be proud of.

How Competitors Are Responding to Wal-Mart's New Black Friday Plans

by Lance Turner 11/8/2012 10:09 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville is upping the ante on the holiday shopping season, planning to open its doors open at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, two hours earlier than a year ago. So how are competitors responding?

Wal-Mart at 50: A Not-So-Short History Of the World’s Largest Retailer

by Eric Francis 7/2/2012 12:00 am

The lessons Sam Walton learned during those early, successful years of Wal-Mart allowed him to build the most successful retail chain in history. And just like the times that he took his planes up to search for potential Wal-Mart sites, it was Mr. Sam himself who was behind the stick, deciding which direction to go.