Tagged: wal-mart stores inc.

Aldi Fires $3.4B Shot in US Supermarket Wars

by Nandita Bose, Reuters 6/12/2017 7:39 am

German grocery chain Aldi Inc. said on Sunday it would invest $3.4 billion to expand its U.S. store base to 2,500 by 2022, raising the stakes for rivals caught in a price war.

Amazon Offers Prime Discount to Those on Government Benefits

by Associated Press 6/6/2017 9:29 am

Amazon is making a play for low-income shoppers. The online leader is offering a discount on its pay-by-month Prime membership for people who receive government assistance.

Doug McMillon at Annual Meeting: 'We're Building A New Wal-Mart'

by Marty Cook 6/2/2017 4:01 pm

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville is recreating itself to better serve customers in today's changing world of retail. "We will compete with technology, but we will win with people," CEO Doug McMillon said.

Wal-Mart: Traditional Retailing Roots a Competitive Advantage

by Associated Press 6/2/2017 1:15 pm

Wal-Mart CEO Doug McMillon is touting the company's traditional retailing roots as a competitive advantage as it seeks to take sales away from online giant Amazon at a time of industry upheaval.

Wal-Mart's Massive Delivery Hub Rises from Alabama Farmland

by Associated Press 6/2/2017 9:04 am

The humble beginnings of what will blossom into a mega-distribution center are beginning to take shape on west Mobile County farmland.

Watch the Wal-Mart Shareholders' Meeting Here

by Lance Turner 6/2/2017 7:29 am

Watch the Wal-Mart annual shareholders' meeting live beginning at 8 a.m.

Wal-Mart Tests Store Employee Delivery of Online Orders

by Associated Press 6/1/2017 12:58 pm

In its latest effort to compete with online giant Amazon, Walmart is testing a delivery service using its own store employees, who will deliver packages ordered online while driving home from their regular work shifts.

Wal-Mart Works to Close Gap Between Itself and Amazon

by Anne D'Innocenzio, The Associated Press 5/30/2017 11:21 am

Even after an online spending spree, it may be hard for Wal-Mart to escape the Amazon in the room. Amazon keeps innovating too, implementing new technology and trying to make shopping more convenient.

Cuker Attorneys Seek $4.1M in Fees for Wal-Mart Case

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/29/2017 12:00 am

The lawyers who successfully represented a Southern California digital design firm in a lawsuit that resulted in a $12.4 million jury verdict last month against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. have asked the U.S. District Court judge to award them court costs and attorneys’ fees.

Big Box Stores Pushing Hard on Alcohol Sales Nationwide

by Jan Cottingham 5/29/2017 12:00 am

The successful push by big grocers like Wal-Mart and Kroger to expand the selection of wine they sell in Arkansas wasn’t the first such effort and it won’t be the last.

David v. Goliath (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 5/29/2017 12:00 am

A recent story on the lawsuit between Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Cuker Interactive was just chock full of life lessons — clichés, really — whether you see yourself as David or Goliath.

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.

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