Tagged: wal-mart stores inc.

Judge Refuses to Halt Wal-Mart Proxy Distribution

by Associated Press 4/13/2014 07:32 am

A federal judge in Delaware refused on Friday to issue an injunction prohibiting Wal-Mart from sending its annual proxy statement to shareholders because it doesn't include a Manhattan church parish's proposal for a shareholder vote involving gun sales.

Wal-Mart and Wild Oats Unveil Cheaper Organic Line

by Associated Press 4/10/2014 10:01 am

Wal-Mart is using its massive size to drive down the price of organic food items from tomato paste to chicken broth to make them more affordable for its low-income customers.

Wal-Mart to Expand Wholesale Outlets in India

by Associated Press 4/8/2014 09:00 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says it will open 50 more wholesale stores in India over the next four to five years, adding to the current total of 20 in the country.

Government, Wal-Mart, Tyson Foods Remain Atop Largest Arkansas Employers List

by Marty Cook 4/7/2014 12:00 am

The names of Arkansas' largest employers remain mostly unchanged from a year ago — and every year. State government is still atop the list with nearly 57,000 employees.

Labeed Diab Replaces John Agwunobi as Head of Wal-Mart's Health & Wellness Division

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/7/2014 12:00 am

Dr. John Agwunobi, who joined the Bentonville retailer in 2007 as president for the professional services division in the U.S., departed late last month. Agwunobi's replacement is Labeed Diab, whose title is senior vice president and president for health and wellness. Diab had been senior vice president for Wal-Mart U.S.'s Midwest Division.

Sam's Show: The Spectacle of Wal-Mart's 1988 Shareholders' Meeting

by George Waldon 3/31/2014 12:00 am

Standing here in northwest Arkansas amid the appreciative gathering with sky blue “What's Important Is You” banners hanging from the rafters and scoreboard, the messes is clear: God, America, Wal-Mart. Welcome to the pageantry and spectacle of Sam Walton's capitalism rally — the 1988 Wal-Mart Shareholders' Meeting — touted as the largest shareholders' meeting in America, if not the world.

1979 Crash Hurried Magic Mart's End

by Jack Whitsett 3/31/2014 12:00 am

It's easy to forget now, but Wal-Mart wasn't always the dominant discount retailer in the world. As late as 1979, the Bentonville chain arguably wasn't even the dominant Arkansas discounter. That effectively changed the morning of Friday, Dec. 21, 1979, when a Cessna 421 twin-engine plane carrying three vice presidents of Sterling Stores Inc. slammed into a fog-covered hill 4 miles southwest of Locust Grove, near Batesville.

Wal-Mart Sues Visa Over Card Fees, Alleges Conspiracy to Fix, Inflate

by Associated Press 3/28/2014 10:12 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is suing Visa Inc. over fees that it charges the world's largest retailer when customers use a credit or debit card. In a complaint filed with the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Arkansas, Wal-Mart alleges that Visa conspired with banks to illegally fix and inflate fees that retailers pay on transactions.

Wal-Mart Bribery Investigation Tally Tops $439M

by Lance Turner 3/27/2014 11:09 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s latest filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission says the retailer has spent $439 million in the past two years to investigate allegations that it paid foreign bribes.

Wal-Mart Recalling 174,000 Dolls Over Burn Risk

by Associated Press 3/25/2014 01:47 pm

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is recalling 174,000 dolls because the toy can overheat and potentially burn consumers.

Wal-Mart 'Savings Catcher' Gives Competitors Prices

by Associated Press 3/24/2014 07:39 am

Wal-Mart rolls out an online tool that compares its prices on 80,000 food and household products with those of its competitors. If a lower price is found elsewhere, the discounter will refund the difference to shoppers in the form a store credit.

Wal-Mart Seeks Another Stay in Mexican Bribery Case

by Mark Friedman 3/24/2014 12:00 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has once again asked a U.S. District Court judge in Arkansas to stay a lawsuit that shareholders filed against it and its directors over allegations of bribery in Mexico.

From Wal-Mart to Small Business, Health Care Law Has Uneven Effect

by Associated Press 3/20/2014 11:11 am

The health care overhaul affects businesses both big and small in ways that are wide-reaching. Wal-Mart expects $330 million in additional health care costs this year. But a small business in Philadelphia will save money because its 12 workers can shop for coverage on public insurance exchanges.

Wal-Mart: Black Friday-Like Prices Coming Soon In Outdoor Sales Push

by Associated Press 3/20/2014 10:57 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is hoping to shake off the winter sales doldrums with its biggest spring sales push ever.

Wal-Mart to Accept Video Game Trade-Ins In Stores

by Associated Press 3/18/2014 10:17 am

Wal-Mart plans to expand its video game trade-in program to its stores, offering store credit for thousands of video games. The world's largest retailer plans to let video game owners trade in used video games online and in Wal-Mart stores for store credit but not cash

Opening Today, Wal-Mart Tests Convenience Store Prototype

by Marty Cook 3/17/2014 12:00 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. hopes to put the convenience back in convenience stores. The Bentonville retail giant is having a grand opening of its “Walmart To Go” store on March 19. The store is at 1300 S. Walton Blvd., less than a mile from the corporate headquarters.

Bentonville Stresses Its Small-Town Feel

by Marty Cook 3/17/2014 12:00 am

A series of new planned developments in Bentonville has planned — or has already been put into action — is adding new life for its downtown area. The Thrive apartments are set to open by the end of this year in what the city calls its Arts District.

Sustainability as a Business Strategy (Nancy Landrum Commentary)

by Nancy Landrum 3/17/2014 12:00 am

Sustainability in business is, at its core, about returning to old-fashioned business values: knowing your customers and neighbors, frugality and efficiency, doing the right thing and being accountable for your actions.

Report: Wal-Mart CFO Claims 'Very Good Sales' Lately

by Lance Turner 3/11/2014 03:24 pm

ValueWalk has notes from today's Bank of America Merill Lynch Consumer and Retail Conference, where Wal-Mart Stores Inc. CFO Charles Holley gave remarks.

New Walmart Convenience Store To Open in Bentonville

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/10/2014 12:00 am

The debut project will be at the northwest corner of Walton Boulevard and 14th Street in Wal-Mart's hometown of Bentonville, where the ceremony is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. on March 19.