Tagged: wal-mart stores inc.

Wal-Mart Pulls Cyber Monday Forward to Sunday, Record Industry Sales Expected

by Nathan Layne, Reuters 11/23/2015 7:38 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville has decided that Cyber Monday, the biggest online shopping day of the year, should not start on a Monday anymore.

Analysis: Wal-Mart Scrimps on Hiring As Store Space Grew Rapidly

by Nathan Layne, Reuters 11/23/2015 7:34 am

Wal-Mart has been dogged by criticism of the standard of its stores in recent years, including long checkout lines and insufficient stocking of its shelves. A Reuters analysis of the giant discount retailer’s growth and its employee numbers may help explain why

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Tyson’s Overtime Case

by Mark Friedman 11/23/2015 12:00 am

The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments earlier this month in a case brought by Tyson Foods Inc. that challenges a nearly $6 million class-action award involving overtime pay at its Iowa pork processing plant.

Wal-Mart's Cindi Marsiglio Sees Progress in Made In USA Initiative

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/23/2015 12:00 am

As Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Vice President of U.S. Manufacturing, Cindi Marsiglio oversees the company's 2013 initiative to spend an additional $250 billion on U.S.-made goods during the next 10 years.

Stocks Move Higher Following Encouraging Retail Results

by Associated Press 11/17/2015 11:26 am

Major U.S. stock indexes veered higher in midday trading Tuesday, getting a lift from encouraging quarterly results from Wal-Mart Stores, Home Depot and other big retailers.

Wal-Mart Beats 3Q Profit Forecasts

by Associated Press 11/17/2015 6:45 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville reported improved customer traffic and an uptick in a key sales figure during the third quarter, even as a stronger dollar pressured its performance overseas.

Berkshire Hathaway Reduces Goldman Sachs, Wal-Mart Stakes

by Associated Press 11/16/2015 9:56 am

Investor Warren Buffett's company sold some of its Goldman Sachs and Wal-Mart shares during the third quarter, and made several smaller changes to its stock portfolio.

Retail Construction Projects Fall in Arkansas

by Mark Friedman 11/16/2015 12:00 am

Even though fewer retail projects are under construction in Arkansas this year compared with last, retail developers aren’t worried. They’re busy working on retail projects for next year.

Harps Expands Amid Competition from Wal-Mart, Kroger, Others

by Gwen Moritz 11/16/2015 12:00 am

Harps sold $708 million worth of groceries in the fiscal year that ended in August, enough to make it one of the 15 largest private companies based in Arkansas but a rounding factor for Wal-Mart Stores Inc., headquartered 18 miles away in Bentonville.

Wal-Mart Syncs Black Friday Deals Online And In Store

by Associated Press 11/12/2015 6:50 am

Wal-Mart Stores says it is offering most of the same Black Friday "doorbuster" deals online and in stores for the first time and giving online shoppers an early jump on the sales.

Wal-Mart VP: Human Resources Management Evolves With Technology

by Marty Cook 11/11/2015 9:50 am

Managing human resources, like just about every other facet of running a business, has changed with and because of technology.

Walton Family Foundation Gives $50M to Teach for America

by Associated Press 11/5/2015 2:15 pm

The Walton Family Foundation says it will donate $50 million over three years to Teach for America to support 4,000 new teachers nationwide.

Update: Plane Flown by Former Walmart Exec Bill Simon Lands on Highway

by Associated Press 11/3/2015 4:25 pm

A small plane that made an emergency landing along an Arkansas highway was piloted by the former CEO of Wal-Mart's U.S. stores.

Wal-Mart Seeks to Test Drones for Home Delivery, Pickup

by Nathan Layne, Reuters 10/27/2015 7:19 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville applied Monday to U.S. regulators for permission to test drones for home delivery, curbside pickup and checking warehouse inventories.

Retail Analysts Say Wal-Mart's Become Too Big to Manage

by Mark Friedman 10/26/2015 12:00 am

For Wal-Mart’s annual revenue to grow by just 1 percent, the retailer would need to add the revenue of a Fortune 500 company. But some retail watchers wonder whether Wal-Mart’s massive size has made it too big to manage.

Wal-Mart Lawsuits Continue Over Tracy Morgan Accident

by Mark Friedman 10/26/2015 12:00 am

Wal-Mart’s settlement of the lawsuit over events involving the 2014 vehicle wreck that injured comedian Tracy Morgan didn’t end the legal fight.

Wal-Mart Exec to AAEA: We're Working to Reduce Energy Footprint

by Mark Carter 10/20/2015 2:22 pm

Wal-Mart is committed to renewable energy and has implemented measures to further reduce its energy footprint, its vice president for energy told the Arkansas Advanced Energy Association Tuesday.

Wal-Mart Puts Squeeze on Suppliers to Share Pain as Earnings Sag

by Nathan Layne, Reuters 10/19/2015 7:51 am

Suppliers are already being squeezed for price cuts and cost sharing by Wal-Mart. Now they're bracing for the pressure to ratchet up even more after a shock earnings warning from the retailer last week.

Wal-Mart, Others Speed Up Deliveries to Shoppers

by Anne D'Innocenzio, The Associated Press 10/16/2015 1:37 pm

Just in time for the winter holiday shopping season, Amazon, Wal-Mart, Macy's and other retailers are working behind the scenes to make sure they can deliver online orders to shoppers faster.

Wal-Mart Stock Drops 10 Percent Amid Lowered Projections

by Alexis Hosticka 10/14/2015 11:04 am

Shares of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville ended the day down 10 percent after CFO Charles Holley revealed that the retailer's earnings per share could drop 6 percent to 12 percent in fiscal year 2017. The retailer made the announcement at its 22nd annual "Meeting for the Investment Community" in New York.


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