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Wal-Mart Expands Military Leave-Of-Absence Policy

by Associated Press 5/23/2017 11:24 am

Wal-Mart says it's expanding its military leave-of-absence policy by offering differential pay to all eligible employees who are on military assignments lasting more than three days.

Wal-Mart Tops 1Q Profit Forecasts, Online Sales Up 63 Percent

by Lance Turner 5/18/2017 6:55 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville on Thursday reported first-quarter earnings that beat analyst expectations, and online sales rose 63 percent on what the retailer called "organic" growth at its website.

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.

$7.5M Settlement Approved in Wal-Mart Same-Sex Benefits Case

by Associated Press 5/16/2017 7:10 am

A federal judge in Boston has scheduled a hearing in a class-action lawsuit by Wal-Mart employees who sued the retail chain for denying health benefits to their same-sex spouses.

Chinese Customers Can Now Order from US Sam's Club Stores

by Anne D'Innocenzio, The Associated Press 5/16/2017 6:54 am

Wal-Mart is letting online customers in China order from its Sam's Club stores in the U.S. for the first time to cater to China's increasingly affluent, well-traveled shoppers.

Lawsuit: Wal-Mart Discriminated Against Pregnant Women

by Daniel Wiessner, Reuters 5/15/2017 3:18 pm

Two former Wal-Mart employees have filed a lawsuit accusing the retailer of treating thousands of pregnant workers as "second-class citizens" by rejecting their requests to limit heavy lifting, climbing on ladders and other potentially dangerous tasks.

A Look Inside a $12.4 Million Slap at Wal-Mart

by Mark Friedman 5/15/2017 12:00 am

Last month a federal jury in Fayetteville ordered Wal-Mart to pay $12.4 million for damages that included willful and malicious misappropriation of Cuker’s confidential information and trade secrets.

Fayetteville Attorney Seeks Sanctions Against Wal-Mart, Saying It Abused Process

by Mark Friedman 5/15/2017 12:00 am

Fayetteville attorney Mark Henry last week asked a federal judge to sanction Wal-Mart Stores Inc. for alleged discovery abuses throughout the case involving Cuker Interactive LLC of San Diego.

Customer Demand Drives Final Mile Industry

by Marty Cook 5/15/2017 12:00 am

The “final mile” of shipping items purchased online — experts call it a $13 billion market — is tantalizing for shippers even as it is putting pressure on retailers’ margins.

Wal-Mart CEO to Face Questions in Lawsuit Over Bribery

by Jonathan Stempel, Reuters 5/12/2017 8:20 am

A federal judge orders Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Chief Executive Douglas McMillon to submit to questioning in a lawsuit by shareholders hoping to learn what he knows about suspected bribery by the world's largest retailer in Mexico.

Aldi Raises Stakes in US Price War with Wal-Mart

by Nandita Bose, Reuters 5/11/2017 8:15 am

German grocery chain Aldi Inc is trying to beat Wal-Mart, the world's biggest retailer, at its own game: low prices.

Report: Wal-Mart Near $300M Settlement Over Alleged Bribery

by Reuters 5/10/2017 11:27 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is preparing to pay about $300 million to settle a probe of bribery by its employees in markets including Mexico, India and China, according to reports.

How Amazon Trounces Rivals in Battle of Shopping 'Bots'

by Jeffrey Dastin, Reuters 5/10/2017 9:31 am

How Amazon's technological prowess is helping it dominate the retail competition.

Benton County Projects Costly, Unique

by Marty Cook 5/8/2017 12:00 am

The 8W Center was just one of seven multimillion-dollar commercial construction projects in Bentonville in 2016. It ranked as the 17th largest in the state and was fourth among the 30 projects in Washington and Benton counties.

Wal-Mart Files Patent for Amazon Dash Rival

by Nandita Bose and Gayathree Ganesan, Reuters 5/5/2017 10:04 am

"Wal-Mart aims to integrate [Internet of Things] into the products themselves for automatic re-ordering with no user input at all."

Wal-Mart Seeks Anti-Corruption Certification

by Kevin Krolicki and Nandita Bose, Reuters 5/4/2017 11:45 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville considers getting certified under a new international program that could help companies defend themselves against isolated cases of corruption or poor business practices.

Wal-Mart's Store No. 8 Hires Jenny Fleiss as CEO

by Reuters 4/24/2017 3:23 pm

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said its recently launched startup investment arm, Store No 8, has hired Jenny Fleiss as the chief executive of its first portfolio company.

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.

Wal-Mart CEO Doug McMillon Sees Compensation Rise in 2016

by Nandita Bose, Reuters 4/21/2017 7:30 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. chief executive officer received a 13 percent increase in total compensation to $22.4 million in the fiscal year ended Jan. 31.

Wal-Mart Seeks Online Fashion Presence Through Acquisitions

by Nandita Bose and Gayathree Ganesan, Reuters 4/18/2017 6:50 am

Wal-Mart's bid for Bonobos is the latest step in the company's attempt to recover lost ground against Amazon and others in the growing online fashion world, analysts say.

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