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Arkansas Banks Signing on to Mobile Wallets

by Marty Cook 7/24/2017 12:00 am

Most people’s smartphones already serve as camera, watch and music player. Now smartphones are increasingly becoming wallets, too.

Municipal League Seeks Special Session to Collect Online Sales Tax

by Mark Friedman 7/17/2017 12:00 am

It may be futile, but several Arkansas cities are urging Gov. Asa Hutchinson to hold a special session to pass legislation to force out-of-state online retailers to start collecting sales taxes.

Mayor Bob McCaslin Says Bonds Spent on Bentonville Resources Show Crystal Clear Effects

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/17/2017 12:00 am

Bob McCaslin served two terms as an alderman before being elected to his first term as mayor of Bentonville in November 2006.

Walmart Unveils New Tools to Help Shoppers Save Time

by Associated Press 7/13/2017 10:43 am

Walmart is pushing convenience for the back-to-school shopping season as it tries to compete better with Amazon.

Wal-Mart Seeks New Products Amid Online Battle with Amazon

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 6/29/2017 6:57 am

The 500 businesses selected to take part in Wal-Mart's fourth annual "Open Call" Wednesday have already been offered spots on the company's online portals, as it battles Amazon for billions of dollars in revenue.

Wal-Mart Holds Fourth Supplier Open Call

by Marty Cook 6/28/2017 1:29 pm

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville invited more than 500 suppliers of U.S.-made products to pitch products at the company's fourth "Open Call" on Wednesday.

Even With Whole Foods, Amazon Would Need More Warehouses to Reshape Delivery

by Jeffrey Dastin, Reuters 6/26/2017 7:04 am

If Amazon.com Inc. hopes to revolutionize grocery delivery, then its bid to buy Whole Foods Market Inc. for $13.7 billion will be just the start of a long and costly process.

The Amazon Effect (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 6/26/2017 12:00 am

While Amazon is not a money-losing experiment, it certainly is an experiment, one that I don't think most people — even those of us who are trying — have fully grasped.

Online Attacks Spur Corporate Cybersecurity Measures to Defend the Wall

by Marty Cook 6/26/2017 12:00 am

Cyberattacks are a constant concern for individuals online, companies that have massive stores of data and governments.

Big Firms Like Wal-Mart Are America's Hungriest Wind, Solar Users

by Nichola Groom, Reuters 6/21/2017 9:53 am

Major U.S. corporations like Wal-Mart have become some of America’s biggest buyers of renewable energy, driving an industry seen as key to helping cut carbon emissions.

With Whole Foods, Amazon on Collision Course with Wal-Mart

by Nandita Bose and Jeffrey Dastin, Reuters 6/19/2017 7:20 am

With its $14 billion purchase of grocery chain Whole Foods Market Inc., Amazon announced its intention to take on Wal-Mart in the brick-and-mortar world.

Stocks Dip as Amazon-Whole Foods Deal Hammers Grocery Stores

by Associated Press 6/16/2017 11:22 am

U.S. stocks are lower Friday as Amazon's $13.4 billion deal for Whole Foods Market is sending grocery stores, big retailers, and food makers and distributors sharply lower.

NPD: Fueled by Back-to-School Sales, Wal-Mart Might Beat Amazon in Online Growth

by Gayathree Ganesan, Reuters 6/16/2017 11:01 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s online sales is likely to grow double than Amazon.com Inc. during the back-to-school season, helped by the Jet.com acquisition and competitive price offerings, industry research body NPD said.

Wal-Mart Adds to Portfolio, Buys Bonobos for $310M

by Lance Turner 6/16/2017 8:24 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville announces that it will buy online apparel retailer Bonobos Inc. for $310 million in cash.

Aldi Fires $3.4B Shot in US Supermarket Wars

by Nandita Bose, Reuters 6/12/2017 7:39 am

German grocery chain Aldi Inc. said on Sunday it would invest $3.4 billion to expand its U.S. store base to 2,500 by 2022, raising the stakes for rivals caught in a price war.

Amazon Offers Prime Discount to Those on Government Benefits

by Associated Press 6/6/2017 9:29 am

Amazon is making a play for low-income shoppers. The online leader is offering a discount on its pay-by-month Prime membership for people who receive government assistance.

Doug McMillon at Annual Meeting: 'We're Building A New Wal-Mart'

by Marty Cook 6/2/2017 4:01 pm

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville is recreating itself to better serve customers in today's changing world of retail. "We will compete with technology, but we will win with people," CEO Doug McMillon said.

Wal-Mart: Traditional Retailing Roots a Competitive Advantage

by Associated Press 6/2/2017 1:15 pm

Wal-Mart CEO Doug McMillon is touting the company's traditional retailing roots as a competitive advantage as it seeks to take sales away from online giant Amazon at a time of industry upheaval.

Wal-Mart's Massive Delivery Hub Rises from Alabama Farmland

by Associated Press 6/2/2017 9:04 am

The humble beginnings of what will blossom into a mega-distribution center are beginning to take shape on west Mobile County farmland.

Watch the Wal-Mart Shareholders' Meeting Here

by Lance Turner 6/2/2017 7:29 am

Watch the Wal-Mart annual shareholders' meeting live beginning at 8 a.m.

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