Tagged: wal-mart stores inc.

Must Be Present to Win (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 9/18/2017 12:00 am

Mayor Mark Stodola wants Little Rock to be a candidate for the location of Amazon’s second headquarters, and assuming the expense isn’t ridiculous, we can’t see the harm. And who knows? Some good might come from it.

Wal-Mart to Build New Headquarters in Bentonville

by Sarah Campbell-Miller and Lance Turner 9/15/2017 12:15 pm

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. plans to build a new headquarters in Bentonville, CEO Doug McMillon announced to employees on Friday.

Wal-Mart Dives into Voice-Activated Shopping with Google

by Anne D'Innocenzio, The Associated Press 8/23/2017 8:19 am

Walmart is diving into voice-activated shopping. But unlike online leader Amazon, it's not doing it alone.

Wal-Mart Expands Grocery Service with Uber to 2 More Markets

by Associated Press 8/21/2017 10:09 am

Walmart is expanding its grocery delivery service with ride-hailing service Uber to two more markets — Dallas and Orlando, Florida.

Online Sales, Solid Store Traffic Boost Wal-Mart in 2Q

by Associated Press 8/17/2017 7:00 am

Americans are going into Walmart stores and they're spending money on its website, pushing the performance of the world's biggest retailer beyond Wall Street expectations during the second-quarter. The retailer said online sales surged 60 percent, and U.S. same-store sales increased 1.8 percent, the 12th straight quarter of growth.

Arkansas Banks Signing on to Mobile Wallets

by Marty Cook 7/24/2017 12:00 am

Most people’s smartphones already serve as camera, watch and music player. Now smartphones are increasingly becoming wallets, too.

Municipal League Seeks Special Session to Collect Online Sales Tax

by Mark Friedman 7/17/2017 12:00 am

It may be futile, but several Arkansas cities are urging Gov. Asa Hutchinson to hold a special session to pass legislation to force out-of-state online retailers to start collecting sales taxes.

Mayor Bob McCaslin Says Bonds Spent on Bentonville Resources Show Crystal Clear Effects

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/17/2017 12:00 am

Bob McCaslin served two terms as an alderman before being elected to his first term as mayor of Bentonville in November 2006.

Walmart Unveils New Tools to Help Shoppers Save Time

by Associated Press 7/13/2017 10:43 am

Walmart is pushing convenience for the back-to-school shopping season as it tries to compete better with Amazon.

Wal-Mart Seeks New Products Amid Online Battle with Amazon

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 6/29/2017 6:57 am

The 500 businesses selected to take part in Wal-Mart's fourth annual "Open Call" Wednesday have already been offered spots on the company's online portals, as it battles Amazon for billions of dollars in revenue.

Wal-Mart Holds Fourth Supplier Open Call

by Marty Cook 6/28/2017 1:29 pm

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville invited more than 500 suppliers of U.S.-made products to pitch products at the company's fourth "Open Call" on Wednesday.

Even With Whole Foods, Amazon Would Need More Warehouses to Reshape Delivery

by Jeffrey Dastin, Reuters 6/26/2017 7:04 am

If Amazon.com Inc. hopes to revolutionize grocery delivery, then its bid to buy Whole Foods Market Inc. for $13.7 billion will be just the start of a long and costly process.

The Amazon Effect (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 6/26/2017 12:00 am

While Amazon is not a money-losing experiment, it certainly is an experiment, one that I don't think most people — even those of us who are trying — have fully grasped.

Online Attacks Spur Corporate Cybersecurity Measures to Defend the Wall

by Marty Cook 6/26/2017 12:00 am

Cyberattacks are a constant concern for individuals online, companies that have massive stores of data and governments.

Big Firms Like Wal-Mart Are America's Hungriest Wind, Solar Users

by Nichola Groom, Reuters 6/21/2017 9:53 am

Major U.S. corporations like Wal-Mart have become some of America’s biggest buyers of renewable energy, driving an industry seen as key to helping cut carbon emissions.

With Whole Foods, Amazon on Collision Course with Wal-Mart

by Nandita Bose and Jeffrey Dastin, Reuters 6/19/2017 7:20 am

With its $14 billion purchase of grocery chain Whole Foods Market Inc., Amazon announced its intention to take on Wal-Mart in the brick-and-mortar world.

Stocks Dip as Amazon-Whole Foods Deal Hammers Grocery Stores

by Associated Press 6/16/2017 11:22 am

U.S. stocks are lower Friday as Amazon's $13.4 billion deal for Whole Foods Market is sending grocery stores, big retailers, and food makers and distributors sharply lower.

NPD: Fueled by Back-to-School Sales, Wal-Mart Might Beat Amazon in Online Growth

by Gayathree Ganesan, Reuters 6/16/2017 11:01 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s online sales is likely to grow double than Amazon.com Inc. during the back-to-school season, helped by the Jet.com acquisition and competitive price offerings, industry research body NPD said.

Wal-Mart Adds to Portfolio, Buys Bonobos for $310M

by Lance Turner 6/16/2017 8:24 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville announces that it will buy online apparel retailer Bonobos Inc. for $310 million in cash.

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.