Tagged: wal-mart stores inc.

Enrique Ostalé Named CEO of Wal-Mart in Central America

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/19/2014 10:42 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville said Friday that Enrique Ostalé will be president and CEO of Walmart de México y Centroamérica, replacing Scot Rank, who is leaving the company.

Wal-Mart Loses Appeal in Pennsylvania Class-Action Lawsuit

by Lance Turner 12/16/2014 10:46 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville says it lost its latest appeal in a class-action lawsuit filed against it in 2002, which will affect earning per share from continuing operations in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015.

Judge Rejects Bid to Delay Tracy Morgan's Lawsuit Against Wal-Mart

by Associated Press 12/13/2014 11:02 am

Tracy Morgan has won the latest round in his effort to sue Wal-Mart and others over a fatal crash in New Jersey.

Wal-Mart CEO Says Company's U.S. Workers Will Soon Make Above Federal Minimum Wage

by Lee Hogan 12/11/2014 2:47 pm

Employees of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville have protested for an increase in wages, and according to company CEO Doug McMillon, that raise is coming soon.

More Changes at Wal-Mart's US Division; Judith McKenna New COO

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/10/2014 3:28 pm

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville on Wednesday announced another executive change at its U.S. stores division. Judith McKenna has been promoted to COO of Walmart U.S. She will report to Greg Foran, who took over as CEO of Wal-Mart's U.S. stores in August.

Kohl's Keeps Bright in Eyes of EPA

by Sean Beherec 12/8/2014 12:00 am

Kohl’s was ranked second in the country behind Wal-Mart for the most installed solar capacity in a report release in October by the Solar Energy Industries Association, and Ikea was recognized for having the highest percentage of its stores with a solar array.

Into the Light (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 12/8/2014 12:00 am

Where Wal-Mart goes, others tend to follow. Wal-Mart is committed to using 100 percent renewable energy by 2020. To achieve that goal, the world’s largest company has invested heavily in solar energy, an investment that, because of Wal-Mart’s size, has transformed the solar energy industry.

Wal-Mart Investment in Solar Energy Transforms Industry

by Sean Beherec 12/8/2014 12:00 am

Wal-Mart’s investment in solar energy over the last nine years has paid off not only for the company, but also for its competitors and other businesses, as its scale has helped transform the industry.

Cyber Monday Brings Wal-Mart Its Largest Day Ever Online

by Lee Hogan 12/2/2014 2:29 pm

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville says Cyber Monday was its biggest day ever for online orders.

Black Friday Weekend Slows Down as Allure Fades

by Associated Press 12/1/2014 8:38 am

Early discounting, more online shopping and a mixed economy meant fewer people shopped over Thanksgiving weekend, the National Retail Federation said Sunday.

Wal-Mart's Top Merchant Out as Key Holiday Nears

by Associated Press 11/25/2014 4:10 pm

Wal-Mart's chief merchandising officer for its namesake U.S. division has left as the discounter makes leadership changes to perk up sales as the holiday shopping season revs up.

Duncan Mac Naughton Out as Wal-Mart Chief Merchandising Officer

by Lee Hogan 11/25/2014 10:53 am

Just days before Black Friday, the world's largest retailer has lost its chief merchandising officer for U.S. stores.

Sam's Club, Dillard's Make Consumer Reports Naughty & Nice List

by Lee Hogan 11/24/2014 1:16 pm

They've made their list and checked it twice. Consumer Reports has released its annual Naughty & Nice List, and it features a couple Arkansas companies, one on each list.

Former American Airlines CEO Tom Horton Joins Wal-Mart Board

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/24/2014 11:32 am

The executive who led American Airlines successfully through bankruptcy reorganization but did not remain long after a huge merger with another carrier has joined the board of Wal-Mart.

NWA's 'Vendorville' Lets Down Guard as Millennials Blend In

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/24/2014 12:00 am

Cameron Smith, whose efforts to place women on corporate boards of directors was the subject of a front-page story last week, says it’s not always easy persuading denizens of New York and Silicon Valley to move to Vendorville, the Bentonville-Rogers-Springdale-Fayetteville metroplex that’s home to 1,390 suppliers to Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

Lawyer: Tracy Morgan Still Recovering from Brain Injury

by David Porter, The Associated Press 11/18/2014 1:06 pm

Tracy Morgan is fighting to recover from a severe brain injury suffered in a highway crash more than five months ago, and it's unknown if the actor-comedian will be "the Tracy Morgan he once was," his lawyer said Tuesday.

Cameron Smith & Associates' Mission To Put More Women in Public Company Boardrooms

by Jan Cottingham 11/17/2014 12:00 am

Diversity on corporate boards has been an issue for years. Most companies recognize that having directors from varied backgrounds isn’t simply a theoretical matter of equity; it’s a matter of performance. Cameron Smith wants to use the contacts built up over 20 years of helping to put women on corporate boards. And women — particularly in Arkansas — could use his help.

US Retail Sales Rise Ahead of Holiday Shopping

by Associated Press 11/14/2014 11:43 am

U.S. retail sales rose modestly in October, evidence that recent job gains and lower gas prices are lifting consumer spending as the holiday shopping season begins.

Wal-Mart Breaks Same-Store Sales Losing Streak, Posts 0.5 Percent Gain

by Associated Press 11/13/2014 7:14 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. reported its fiscal third-quarter earnings slipped 1.5 percent but it eked out its first gain in nearly two years in a key revenue measure for its U.S. business. Still, the quarter also marked two full years of traffic declines at U.S. Wal-Mart stores.

Wal-Mart Will Open 5,000th US Store in Greenbrier

by Lance Turner 11/4/2014 1:14 pm

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville is close to another milestone: its 5,000th store. The store, a Neighborhood Market, will open at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday in Greenbrier.