Tagged: wal-mart stores inc.

Venture Fund Invests in Startups to Improve Labor Practices

by Associated Press 1/30/2018 11:16 am

Companies like Apple and Walt Disney as well as Walmart's philanthropic foundation are investors in a $23 million venture fund aiming to use tools like artificial intelligence and blockchain technology to improve global labor practices.

Cooler Heads (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 1/29/2018 12:00 am

Where NAFTA can be improved, it should be improved, but scrapping the pact in its entirety would create real economic pain in Arkansas.

Walmart Layoffs at Home Office to Cost Up to 499 Their Jobs

by Associated Press 1/25/2018 3:26 pm

Walmart, the world's largest retailer, is laying off workers at its Arkansas headquarters this week.

Small-Town Budgets Hurting From Loss of Mini Walmarts

by Associated Press 1/22/2018 8:22 am

The closure of Wal-Mart's small-footprint Express stores have hurt the budgets of some small towns.

Gender Diversity on Company Boards Accelerates in Arkansas

by Gwen Moritz 1/22/2018 12:00 am

Since November 2014, the last time Arkansas Business measured the estrogen fueling the state’s publicly traded companies, the number of women directors has grown by more than 40 percent, and the number of all-male boards has been cut in half.

Northwest Arkansas Businesses Focusing on Inclusion

by Marty Cook 1/22/2018 12:00 am

Northwest Arkansas business executives and academic leaders say there is no longer any question that the area’s population is growing more diverse.

Wal-Mart Names Judith McKenna CEO of International

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/17/2018 9:46 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville promotes Judith McKenna to president and CEO of Walmart International, the company's second-largest operating segment.

Wal-Mart Gives Workers a Way to Get Paid Earlier

by Associated Press 12/14/2017 9:22 am

Walmart is providing workers with an app aimed at helping them budget their money and get paid before payday.

In the Age of Amazon, Walmart is Changing Its Legal Name

by Associated Press 12/6/2017 9:58 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is changing its legal name effective Feb. 1 as it shifts away from physical stores in the age of Amazon's increasing dominance.

Wal-Mart Pulls 'Rope. Tree. Journalist.' T-shirt

by Associated Press 11/30/2017 1:47 pm

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has pulled a T-shirt offered by an outside seller from its online store after a journalist advocacy group told the retailer it found the shirt threatening.

Dry Weekend Draws Shoppers Even as Online Sales Boom

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/26/2017 5:51 pm

The driest Thanksgiving weekend in five years may have helped holiday shopping, despite an overall decline in foot traffic. But some shoppers just took notes in the hopes of finding an even better deal online.

Tesla Aims to Electrify Big Rigs; Wal-Mart, J.B. Hunt Want In

by Associated Press 11/17/2017 11:06 am

After more than a decade of making cars and SUVs — and, more recently, solar panels — Tesla Inc. wants to electrify a new type of vehicle: big trucks.

Wal-Mart Lifts Profit Outlook on Strong Third-Quarter Results

by Anne D'Innocenzio, The Associated Press 11/16/2017 7:00 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville raised its annual profit outlook Thursday after the world's largest retailer reported third-quarter results that topped Wall Street projections.

Amazon or Wal-Mart? Some Retailers are Choosing Alliances

by Anne D'Innocenzio, The Associated Press 11/14/2017 10:49 am

Store chains feeling the upheaval in retail are making strategic alliances — and that can mean picking sides.

Hiram Walker Plant Keeps Fort Smith in High Spirits

by Jan Cottingham 11/13/2017 12:00 am

In a city hard hit by manufacturing declines during the past decade, the Hiram Walker plant, set on 32 acres at the south end of town, is a bright spot.

Liquor Wholesaler Glazer's Charged Wal-Mart More, Suit Says

by Mark Friedman 11/13/2017 12:00 am

A former vice president at Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits LLC has alleged in a lawsuit that it charged Wal-Mart Stores Inc. more for alcohol than other retailers.

Wal-Mart Shopper Hurt While Buying Melon Wins $7.5M Verdict

by Associated Press 11/10/2017 11:22 am

An Alabama man who said he tripped and broke his hip while buying a watermelon at a Walmart store has won a $7.5 million verdict in his lawsuit against the retailer.

Wal-Mart to Offer Black Friday Deals Early on Its Website

by Associated Press 11/9/2017 7:25 am

Wal-Mart hopes to tempt shoppers with online deals before Black Friday.

'Trump Bump' Benefits Arkansas Stockholders

by Gwen Moritz 11/6/2017 12:00 am

The “Trump Bump” has been very good for most of the 120 names on this year’s list of the state’s biggest stockholders, but the benefits have not been evenly shared.

Wal-Mart Hopes to Make Stores Livelier for the Holidays

by Associated Press 11/1/2017 7:38 am

As more shoppers shift online, Wal-Mart hopes to make its stores more fun this holiday season.