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Forbes List of Richest People for 2015 Includes 10 with Arkansas Ties

by Mark Carter 9/30/2015 9:53 am

The list once again is led by Microsoft's Bill Gates. Wal-Mart heir Jim Walton leads a group of Arkansans and those with close ties to the state included on the list.

Greg Penner Named Wal-Mart's 3rd Chairman at Annual Shareholders' Meeting

by Marty Cook 6/5/2015 1:14 pm

A new chairman, a mobile consumer, a Hollywood hostess from the South and Rod Stewart. Inside Wal-Mart's 2015 shareholders' meeting at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville.

Update: Rob Walton To Step Down as Chairman of Wal-Mart

by Anne D'Innocenzio, The Associated Press 6/5/2015 11:25 am

Wal-Mart says board Chairman Rob Walton will step down and be succeeded by Vice Chairman Greg Penner, who is Walton's son-in-law. Walton, son of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton, has been chairman since 1992. The company says the 70-year-old will continue to serve as a director. Jim Walton, another son of the late founder, also remains on the board.

Nine Billionaires with Arkansas Ties Make Forbes 500 List

by Mark Carter 3/2/2015 10:33 am

Nine billionaires with Arkansas ties find themselves on the most recent Forbes 500 list of the world's richest people, released this week.

Instagram CEO Joins Wal-Mart Board of Directors

by Lance Turner 9/29/2014 10:29 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville said Monday that Kevin Systrom, CEO and co-founder of mobile photo-sharing service Instagram, has joined its board of directors.

$21.5M Children’s Museum 'Amazeum' Taking Shape in Bentonville

by Marty Cook 8/11/2014 12:00 am

The Amazeum, billed as an interactive children’s museum, isn’t scheduled to open until 2015, but after years of planning it is at least beginning to take physical shape.

Wal-Mart's Doug McMillon: Online Sales, Stores Make Customer Experience Better

by Anne D'Innocenzio, The Associated Press 6/6/2014 11:44 am

Wal-Mart's newly anointed CEO Doug McMillon said the world's largest retailer's task is to bring the changing world of e-commerce together with physical stores to help make customers' shopping experience better as technology evolves.

Wal-Mart Fires Back at ISS, Which Criticized Its Board

by Associated Press 5/29/2014 2:06 pm

Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer, fired back at a prominent proxy advisory firm that critiqued the company's executive pay plan and how it's handled an overseas bribery probe.

$10M Walton Family Grant Fuels Amazeum Capital Campaign

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/6/2013 9:08 am

A $10 million matching grant from the Walton Family Foundation is fueling a $28.5 million capital campaign for the Amazeum, a planned interactive family museum to be located near Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville.

Forbes 400 List of Richest People Includes 10 with Arkansas Ties

by Mark Carter 9/17/2013 9:38 am

The 2013 Forbes 400 list of the country's richest people includes 10 with close Arkansas ties. Wal-Mart heiress Christy Walton leads the list of Arkansans and those with close ties to the state.

'Integrity,' 'Compliance' Take Center Stage At Wal-Mart Annual Meeting

by Chris Bahn 6/7/2013 11:38 am

Once again there were multiple celebrities on hand to help Wal-Mart celebrate its annual shareholders meeting. But the themes of integrity and compliance took center stage on Friday at Bud Walton Arena.

Sustainability Efforts Mean Big Environmental Impact at Wal-Mart

by Todd Traub 7/2/2012 12:00 am

In 2005 Wal-Mart launched its sustainability program, designed to encourage corporate environmental responsibility. In attempting to take leadership on the issue and drive the global conversation, Wal-Mart established three broad goals: to be supplied 100 percent by renewable energy, create zero waste and to sell products that sustain people and the environment.


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