Tagged: wal-mart stores inc.

Tracy Morgan Settles Lawsuit with Wal-Mart Over Fatal Crash

by Associated Press 5/27/2015 3:09 pm

Actor-comedian Tracy Morgan has settled his lawsuit against Wal-Mart over a New Jersey highway crash that killed one man and left Morgan and two friends seriously injured. Wal-Mart calls it an "amicable settlement" but did not disclose details.

Duncan Mac Naughton Joins Crossmark Board

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/27/2015 11:43 am

Duncan Mac Naughton, the former head of U.S. merchandising for Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville, was named to the board of directors of Crossmark of Plano, Texas.

Wal-Mart Closes on Land for New Fayetteville Store (NWA Real Deals)

by Marty Cook 5/25/2015 12:00 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. closed on a 6.1-acre property in south Fayetteville where the company plans to build a Neighborhood Market.

Wal-Mart Presses Meat Suppliers on Antibiotics, Animal Treatment

by Anne D'Innocenzio, The Associated Press 5/22/2015 7:42 am

Wal-Mart, the nation's largest food retailer, is urging its thousands of U.S. suppliers to curb the use of antibiotics in farm animals and improve treatment of them.

Wal-Mart Announces Expansion of Veteran Hiring

by Claudia Lauer, The Associated Press 5/20/2015 6:48 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says it is expanding its original plan to hire 100,000 veterans by 2018 to hire a total of 250,000 recently discharged veterans by 2020.

Pay Raises, Online Spending Push Wal-Mart's 1Q Results Lower

by Lance Turner 5/19/2015 10:24 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville missed analysts' expectations and reported first-quarter net income down nearly 7 percent as the retailer gave raises to employees, invested in e-commerce and endured the effects of currency fluctuations.

Office Space Sweet Spots Center In Selected Areas

by Marty Cook 5/11/2015 12:00 am

David Erstine said only time will tell how successful the current and projected build-out of office space in west Rogers — and elsewhere in northwest Arkansas — is going to be.

Employers Turning to Two-Year Community Colleges for Workforce Training Needs

by Marty Cook 5/11/2015 12:00 am

Workforce development has become a popular issue as industry leaders have said they have a hard time finding enough quality workers to fill their needs. It’s a renewed focus of groups like the Northwest Arkansas Council, which recently announced a three-year plan to strengthen the area’s workforce development and the ties between employers and schools.

Wal-Mart to Buy 13 Target Stores in Canada

by Associated Press 5/8/2015 11:34 am

Wal-Mart, already Canada's biggest retailer, wasted little time in cementing that title after its rival, Target, retreated back to the U.S.

Doug McMillon to Speak at Walton College Conference on Retail

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/7/2015 9:33 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. CEO Doug McMillon will be among the speakers at the 15th annual Emerging Trends in Retailing conference on June 11 at the Northwest Arkansas Convention Center in Springdale.

Wal-Mart Driver Gets Award from Arkansas Trucking Association

by Marty Cook 4/29/2015 3:28 pm

Ken Jones, 59, has been driving for Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville for almost 30 years. During that time, Jones has covered 3.7 million miles without a single accident

Wal-Mart Shares $1.5M UA Connection in Proxy

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/27/2015 12:00 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. revealed in its latest proxy statement that it paid about $1.5 million to the University of Arkansas in the retailer’s fiscal year that ended Jan. 31.

Transportation, Retail Companies Hoping to Keep Up With Supply Chain

by Marty Cook 4/27/2015 12:00 am

Supply chain dynamics don’t often get big laughs, but it wasn’t a tough crowd last week at the Reynolds Center for Enterprise Development on the University of Arkansas campus in Fayetteville.

Wal-Mart CEO Doug McMillon Gets $19.4M Pay Package

by Mark Friedman 4/22/2015 5:17 pm

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. President and CEO C. Douglas McMillon saw his total compensation fall 24.2 percent to $19.4 million for the fiscal year that ended Jan. 31 compared with the previous year.

Little Rock Approves Anti-Discrimination Protections

by Associated Press 4/22/2015 6:54 am

Little Rock officials voted Tuesday to prohibit the city and companies contracting with it from discriminating based on sexual orientation or gender identity, challenging a new Arkansas law criticized as anti-gay.

Group Seeks Rehiring of Workers at 5 Closed Wal-Mart Stores

by Anne D'Innocenzio, The Associated Press 4/20/2015 11:19 am

A group made up of Wal-Mart workers is asking labor regulators to go to court to force the discounter to rehire all 2,200 employees affected by the abrupt temporary closing of five stores a week ago.

For Fairness (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 4/20/2015 12:00 am

We support the proposal before the Little Rock Board of Directors that would forbid discrimination against city workers, including discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

Wal-Mart Wins Legal Round Against Church Over Firearm Sales

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/14/2015 5:15 pm

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville won't have to let shareholders vote on a proposal from a Manhattan Episcopal church concerned about firearm sales, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.

Judge Tosses Wal-Mart Bribery Case

by Mark Friedman 4/13/2015 12:00 am

A federal judge in Arkansas last month threw out a shareholder lawsuit against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and its directors over allegations of bribery in Mexico.

Employees at Wal-Mart, Sam's Raise $1.3M for Arkansas Children's Hospital

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/7/2015 10:55 am

Employees at Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville raised nearly $1.3 million for Arkansas Children's Hospital, according to the hospital's foundation.