Tagged: wal-mart stores inc.

Video: Doug McMillon Talks Changes, US Economy on CNBC

by Lance Turner 10/14/2015 8:11 am

Wal-Mart CEO Doug McMillon, in New York today for a meeting with analysts, talks to CNBC's "Squawk Box" about the retailer's strategy.

Wal-Mart Expands Protein Bars to Main Grocery Aisles

by Anne D'Innocenzio, The Associated Press 10/7/2015 6:56 am

The world's largest retailer plans to expand its offering of bars like Special K and Clif to the more visible main grocery aisles of some of its stores, starting in January.

Wal-Mart Lays Off 450 Workers at Headquarters in Bentonville

by Anne D'Innocenzio, The Associated Press 10/2/2015 9:15 am

Wal-Mart has laid off 450 workers at its headquarters as the world's largest retailer attempts to become more nimble to compete with the likes of Amazon.com.

Wal-Mart to Cut Hundreds of Jobs at Headquarters

by Reuters 10/1/2015 7:23 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is planning to lay off hundreds of people at its headquarters in Arkansas as part of the retail giant's efforts to pare costs, people familiar with the matter said.

Wal-Mart to Offer Grocery Pickup in Some US Cities

by Sruthi Ramakrishnan, Reuters 9/29/2015 7:52 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said it would offer customers who buy groceries online the option to pick up their orders from the parking lots of nearby stores.

Wal-Mart Presses Suppliers to Share Benefits of Cheaper Yuan

by Nathan Layne and Nandita Bose, Reuters 9/24/2015 7:51 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is seeking price cuts from suppliers that produce goods in China, people with knowledge of the matter said.

Specialty Stores Spice Up Bentonville Square

by Marty Cook 9/14/2015 12:00 am

Because he knew Bentonville, Bill Oakley said, he never doubted his retail success. Oakley opened a Spice & Tea Exchange franchise in 2012 just off the downtown square. So far, sales have risen steadily since the exchange opened.

Sam's Club Jumps into Auto Sales with TrueCar Partnership

by Nathan Layne, Reuters 9/11/2015 12:11 pm

Sam's Club, the warehouse division of Wal-Mart Stores Inc, has tied up with online car-shopping service TrueCar Inc to make a full-fledged foray into auto sales, a fast-growing business for rival Costco Wholesale Corp.

Wal-Mart Cutting Back on Hours for Workers at Some Stores

by Associated Press 9/1/2015 6:56 am

Wal-Mart says it is asking some stores to schedule workers for fewer hours, although it says the directive is only being given to stores that are assigning more hours than they were expected to.

Bloomberg: Wal-Mart Looking to Rein In Expenses

by Lance Turner 8/31/2015 8:19 am

Wal-Mart, which is investing more than $1 billion in its workforce through training and raises, is now looking to cut costs.

Christmas in August: Wal-Mart's Holiday Layaway Comes Early

by Associated Press 8/27/2015 7:45 am

Wal-Mart is giving customers a head start on holiday shopping, launching its annual layaway program two weeks earlier than last year.

Wal-Mart to Stop Selling AR-15s and Similar Weapons

by Claudia Lauer, The Associated Press 8/26/2015 1:33 pm

Wal-Mart says it will stop selling the AR-15 and other semi-automatic weapons at its stores because fewer people are buying them.

NTSB Blames Driver Fatigue for Wal-Mart Truck Crash That Injured Tracy Morgan

by Associated Press 8/11/2015 11:26 am

The National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday blamed a fatigued Wal-Mart truck driver for a highway crash last year that severely injured comedian Tracy Morgan and killed another comedian.

Federal Safety Board to Hold Hearing on Tracy Morgan, Wal-Mart Crash

by Associated Press 8/7/2015 11:16 am

Federal investigators will meet next week to determine the probable cause of the accident that injured actor-comedian Tracy Morgan and killed one of his friends.

Lesbian Sues Wal-Mart Over Benefits

by Mark Friedman 8/3/2015 12:00 am

A lesbian employee of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. recently filed a civil lawsuit accusing the Bentonville retailer of sex discrimination for denying her spousal health insurance benefits several years ago.

Amazon's Surprise 2Q Profit Pushes Market Cap Past Wal-Mart

by Associated Press 7/24/2015 11:13 am

It's official: Amazon is bigger than Wal-Mart. Amazon shares surged 15 percent on Friday after the e-commerce powerhouse reported a surprise second-quarter profit and a better-than-expected 20 percent jump in revenue. The sharp increase in shares brought Amazon's market value to $259.1 billion, more than its biggest rival, Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

Wal-Mart Buying Remaining Stake in China's Yihaodian

by Associated Press 7/23/2015 6:51 am

Wal-Mart has purchased the remaining stake in Chinese online retailer Yihaodian as it looks to expand its presence in the country and take advantage of the shift to online shopping.

Wal-Mart Sees Shopping Surge for Rival Sale to Amazon

by Anne D'Innocenzio, The Associated Press 7/16/2015 2:39 pm

Wal-Mart says its counter-offensive against Amazon's big sale called Prime Day seemed to pay off.

Wal-Mart Accused of Same-Sex Bias in Class-Action Lawsuit

by Associated Press 7/14/2015 11:07 am

A Massachusetts woman filed a class-action lawsuit Tuesday accusing Wal-Mart of wrongly denying employee benefits for same-sex spouses.

Answering Amazon, Wal-Mart Plans Online Sales Day This Week

by Anne D'Innocenzio, The Associated Press 7/14/2015 6:57 am

The online price fight as well as the bickering is heating up between Wal-Mart and Amazon.com, and it's not even the holiday shopping season.