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Big Box Stores Pushing Hard on Alcohol Sales Nationwide

by Jan Cottingham 5/29/2017 12:00 am

The successful push by big grocers like Wal-Mart and Kroger to expand the selection of wine they sell in Arkansas wasn’t the first such effort and it won’t be the last.

Target Locked in Game of Shipping Tag with Wal-Mart, Amazon

by Anne D'Innocenzio, The Associated Press 5/17/2017 3:54 pm

Target, Wal-Mart and Amazon are engaged in a game of shipping tag, each trying to adjust their free threshold and other shipping strategies to a level that can lure shoppers away from one of the other.

Wal-Mart, Other Retailers Bet on Congress to Thwart Trump Border Tax

by Nandita Bose, Reuters 4/24/2017 7:02 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and other retailers are shelving considerations to move supply bases closer to the United States in the face of a possible border tax, banking instead on killing support for the tax idea in Congress.

Cameron Smith & Associates Expanding

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/16/2017 12:00 am

Cameron Smith, founder of the executive recruitment firm Cameron Smith & Associates in Rogers, says business has been good, so good that the firm has opened an office in San Antonio and is looking at offices in Chicago and Nashville, Tennessee, as well.

Wal-Mart Pushes Customer Service for Holiday; Target Stresses Value

by Anne D'Innocenzio, The Associated Press 10/27/2016 6:58 am

Wal-Mart, long known for emphasizing low prices, wants to be known this holiday season for superior customer service. That comes after its main rival Target, which has a better image in that regard, stressed a focus on offering deals.

Target to Hire More Than 70,000 for Holiday Season

by Associated Press 9/12/2016 11:26 am

Target says it will hire more than 70,000 seasonal store workers during the busy holiday shopping season, about the same as it hired last year.

Little Rock Law Firm Carney Bates Going Into the Breach Against Google

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/6/2016 12:00 am

Carney Bates & Pulliam PLLC, the Little Rock law firm representing Matt Campbell in his lawsuit against Facebook, also is handling a potential class-action privacy lawsuit against Google and is involved in several other high-profile data breach cases.

Wal-Mart-Backed MCX Postpones Rollout, Cuts 30 Jobs

by Nathan Layne, Reuters 5/17/2016 11:15 am

Merchant Customer Exchange (MCX), a developer of mobile payment technology whose strategy has been thrown into question by big retailers developing their own mobile wallets, is postponing the nationwide rollout of its service and cut 30 jobs.

Wal-Mart's Chief Marketing Officer to Retire

by Anne D'Innocenzio, The Associated Press 12/11/2015 7:32 am

The world's largest retailer confirmed Thursday that its chief marketing officer Stephen Quinn is retiring, and it's tapping into the talent of former Target executive Michael Francis as a consultant.

Wal-Mart Expands Protein Bars to Main Grocery Aisles

by Anne D'Innocenzio, The Associated Press 10/7/2015 6:56 am

The world's largest retailer plans to expand its offering of bars like Special K and Clif to the more visible main grocery aisles of some of its stores, starting in January.

Wal-Mart to Buy 13 Target Stores in Canada

by Associated Press 5/8/2015 11:34 am

Wal-Mart, already Canada's biggest retailer, wasted little time in cementing that title after its rival, Target, retreated back to the U.S.

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.

Judge OKs $10M Settlement in Target Data Breach

by Associated Press 3/19/2015 11:18 am

A Minnesota judge has approved a settlement in which Target Corp. will pay $10 million to settle a class-action lawsuit over a massive data breach in 2013.

Target to Close 133 Canada Stores to Stem Massive Losses

by Associated Press 1/15/2015 10:56 am

Target is closing shop in Canada. More than 17,600 employees will eventually lose their jobs when the U.S. discount retailer closes its 133 Canadian stores after only about two years to end financial losses that went as high as a billion dollars a year.

Wal-Mart Offers Free Shipping, 'Rollbacks' As Holiday Arms Race Begins

by Associated Press 10/31/2014 10:37 am

Wal-Mart is doing whatever it takes to rope in holiday shoppers however they want to buy. For the first time, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is offering free shipping on what it considers the season's top 100 hottest gifts.

Target Taking Actions on Security, Executive Says

by Associated Press 2/4/2014 1:23 pm

An executive of Target Corp. said Tuesday the retailer has taken actions to shore up security following the massive breach of millions of consumers' data during the holiday season.

After Target Heist, Credit Cards Set for an Overhaul

by Luke Jones 1/27/2014 12:00 am

The heavily publicized theft of credit card data from Target servers in November has highlighted a glaring issue that Arkansas banks and retailers must soon address: Our plastic technology is obsolete.

New York Times: Target Breach Affected 110M People

by Lance Turner 1/10/2014 1:25 pm

The New York Times reports this afternoon that Target Corp. of Minneapolis, Minn., has revised the number of people affected by a data breach during the holiday shopping season.

Dustin McDaniel Launches Investigation Into Target Breach

by Associated Press 12/27/2013 8:30 am

Arkansas attorney general Dustin McDaniel says he has launched an investigation into how a security breach at Target that affected millions of customers.

Target: 40M Card Accounts Might Be Breached

by Associated Press 12/19/2013 11:31 am

Target says about 40 million credit and debit card accounts may be affected by a data breach that occurred just as the holiday shopping season shifted into high gear.