Tagged: sam's club

Site Work Begins for Lewis Crossing in Conway

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/19/2015 9:30 am

The Lewis Crossing shopping center development, expected to open in the fall of 2016, officially is under construction in Conway at the southeast corner of Interstate 40 and Dave Ward.

Wal-Mart Sets Off Minimum Wage Race

by Mark Friedman 4/6/2015 12:00 am

Wal-Mart Store Inc.’s announcement in February that it would start paying employees $9 an hour this year and $10 in 2016 touched off a minimum wage arms race.

Sam’s Club Buys Land for Store in Springdale

by Marty Cook 3/30/2015 12:00 am

The new 136,000-SF store will be on 56th Street north of Arvest Ballpark after a dual purchase earlier this month. Sam’s Real Estate Business Trust of Bentonville paid $12.4 million for approximately 71 acres near the intersection of 56th Street and Highway 412.

Conway Builders Enjoying Boom as City Expands

by Sean Beherec 3/23/2015 12:00 am

The city of Conway is on the verge — if it hasn’t reached it yet — of a boom in commercial real estate availability. Just up Interstate 40 from Little Rock, the city has been the host of several recent development projects and is set to begin more in the coming years.

Sam's Club, Dillard's Make Consumer Reports Naughty & Nice List

by Lee Hogan 11/24/2014 1:16 pm

They've made their list and checked it twice. Consumer Reports has released its annual Naughty & Nice List, and it features a couple Arkansas companies, one on each list.

Greg Penner Named Wal-Mart Board Vice Chairman

by Lance Turner 6/6/2014 8:52 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s board of directors announces the appointment of Greg Penner to the new position of vice chairman of the board.

Sam's Club to Offer Credit Card with Microchip

by Associated Press 6/4/2014 3:24 pm

Sam's Club on Wednesday said it will become the first mass retailer in the U.S. to offer a credit card using a fraud-deterring microchip.

Conway Council Approves Rezoning of Lewis Crossing Shopping Center

by Lee Hogan 5/16/2014 1:38 pm

Conway is moving forward with another large-scale shopping center after its city council unanimously approved the rezoning of the proposed site to a commercial classification.

Wal-Mart's Sam's Club to Cut 2,300 Employees to Better Compete

by Associated Press 1/24/2014 5:48 pm

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said it's eliminating 2,300 workers at its Sam's Club division as it reduces the ranks of middle managers in a bid to be more nimble. The layoffs, which cut 2 percent of the membership club's U.S. employee count of about 116,000, mark the largest since 2010.

WSJ: Wal-Mart Looking to Add More Sam's Clubs in China

by Lance Turner 12/18/2013 8:29 am

The Wall Street Journal checks in with the world's largest retailer's China operations and finds Wal-Mart Stores Inc. looking to add 10 Sam's Club warehouse stores per year in over the next six to seven years.

2 Wal-Mart Executives Among Fortune's 'Most Powerful Women in Business'

by Lance Turner 10/11/2013 12:49 pm

Rosalind Brewer, CEO and president of Sam's Club, and Gisel Ruiz, executive vice president and COO of Wal-Mart U.S., have been named among Fortune magazine's 50 "More Powerful Women in Business."

6 Spokesmen on Communicating During a Critical Crisis

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/18/2013 12:00 am

Troubled times can take on many forms — natural disasters, infidelity, mismanagement — but no matter the form, communication is key. Arkansas Business visited with professional communicators locally and nationally to find out what they think is critical in crisis:

How Crisis Communicators Rely on Social Media

by Chris Bahn 3/18/2013 12:00 am

Using a smartphone to gather information is becoming a necessity during storms. It’s why Wal-Mart’s Sam’s Club division set up power stations at stores in the Northeast after Hurricane Sandy hit. It's why Entergy continues to tweak a social media plan it used during December's winter storm.

Rosalind Brewer: Rising Star in Wal-Mart

by Chris Bahn 2/25/2013 12:00 am

Sam's Club President and CEO Rosalind Brewer is not shy about her plans for Sam’s Club, which generated $53 billion in revenue last year: Brewer wants to see Sam’s Club sales reach $80 billion to $100 billion.

Japan's Dentsu Network Acquires Mitchell Communications Group

by Chris Bahn 1/4/2013 2:01 am

Mitchell Communications Group Inc. of Fayetteville has sold to Dentsu Network, a Japanese-based company looking to expand its global operations into public relations.

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.