Tagged: wal-mart stores inc.

Wal-Mart Buys Yumprint of Seattle

by Lance Turner 2/28/2014 08:10 am

@WalmartLabs has purchased Yumprint of Seattle, planning to use the company's recipe technology for its grocery delivery efforts on Walmart.com and Walmart To Go, available in the San Francisco/San Jose, Calif., and Denver areas.

Wal-Mart 28th on 'Admired Companies' List

by Lance Turner 2/27/2014 09:38 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville is ranked 28th on Fortune magazine's annual list of the country's "most admired companies."

JBU Dedicates Donald G. Soderquist College of Business

by Lee Hogan 2/26/2014 10:59 am

JBU students, faculty, staff and guests gathered Wednesday for the dedication of the Donald G. Soderquist College of Business.

Wal-Mart Eyes $1B Expansion in Mexico, Central America

by Lance Turner 2/25/2014 08:39 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville, looking to mitigate a streak of same-store sales declines in the U.S., is once again looking to its international unit for growth.

Wal-Mart's Manufacturing Pledge Met With Hope, Skepticism

by Mark Friedman 2/24/2014 12:00 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s announcement in January 2013 that it would help resuscitate the U.S. manufacturing industry by buying an additional $50 billion worth of American-made items during the next decade has been met with skepticism and cheers.

Walmart Sales Grow Strong by the Minute

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/24/2014 12:00 am

You probably caught that Wal-Mart Stores Inc. released its financial results for the fiscal year that ended Jan. 31. The world's largest retailer reached a record-high $473.08 billion in sales.

Walton Encounter Leads Retailers to Harrison French & Associates of Bentonville

by Jan Cottingham 2/10/2014 12:00 am

Architect Harrison French didn't set out to attract national retailers as customers, but a happy encounter with some Walton friends led to what has evolved into a strong book of clients like Wal-Mart Stores, Sam's Club, Walgreens, 7-Eleven, Subway and Sonic.

Adventures in Wal-Mex (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 2/10/2014 12:00 am

Even in exotic locales, Bentonville's Wal-Mart remains el puerto in the storm of shopping.

Former Wal-Mart Chief Mike Duke Gets Parting Gift of Painting from Successor

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/27/2014 12:00 am

Brendan O'Connell shares with us that Doug McMillon, president and CEO of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville, gave an O'Connell artwork to his predecessor as head honcho, Mike Duke.

After Target Heist, Credit Cards Set for an Overhaul

by Luke Jones 1/27/2014 12:00 am

The heavily publicized theft of credit card data from Target servers in November has highlighted a glaring issue that Arkansas banks and retailers must soon address: Our plastic technology is obsolete.

Wal-Mart to Launch $10M Innovation Fund for U.S. Manufacturing

by Mark Carter 1/23/2014 10:43 am

The five-year program will launch in March and provide grants to innovators in the manufacturing sector.

You Can Now Buy Brendan O'Connell's Wal-Mart Paintings Online

by Lance Turner 1/21/2014 11:08 am

Connecticut artist Brendan O'Connell, who paints Wal-Mart shoppers and products, has launched a new website where fans can purchase his art.

Wal-Mart Recalls Tainted Donkey Meat in China

by Lance Turner 1/2/2014 11:34 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville is recalling donkey meat sold in China after tests showed the product contained the DNA of other animals, including fox, according to Reuters.

8th Circuit Rules Wal-Mart Case Can Move Ahead In Federal Court

by Mark Friedman 12/18/2013 11:02 am

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit rules that a lawsuit filed by shareholders against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and its directors over of bribery in Mexico can move forward in U.S. District Court.

WSJ: Wal-Mart Looking to Add More Sam's Clubs in China

by Lance Turner 12/18/2013 08:29 am

The Wall Street Journal checks in with the world's largest retailer's China operations and finds Wal-Mart Stores Inc. looking to add 10 Sam's Club warehouse stores per year in over the next six to seven years.

Charles Fishman Goes Inside Wal-Mart's New Washington DC Store

by Lance Turner 12/17/2013 10:49 am

After threatening not to build after the city council attempted to pass a $12.50 minimum wage, Wal-Mart has opened its first two stores inside Washington D.C., and "Wal-Mart Effect" author Charles Fishman was there for one of the grand openings.

In El Dorado, Murphy to Open 1,200th Gas Station

by Lance Turner 12/10/2013 09:58 am

Murphy USA Inc. of El Dorado is opening its 1,200th gas station store.

Wal-Mart's Costs Connected To Mexican Bribery Case Reach $400M

by Mark Friedman 12/9/2013 12:00 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has projected it will have spent more than $400 million by the end of its fiscal year in January for investigations and global compliance programs that stemmed from a Mexican bribery scandal.

Wal-Mart Board Elects Doug McMillon to Succeed Mike Duke As Company CEO

by Lance Turner 11/25/2013 07:37 am

Doug McMillon, who unloaded trucks at a Wal-Mart distribution center for hourly pay while working his way through college, will be the next CEO of the world's largest retailer.

Sympathy for Wal-Mart (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 11/25/2013 12:00 am

Ultimately, the question of whether Wal-Mart workers should be paid more — as well as fast-food workers and everyone else at or near the minimum-wage level — comes down to this: Should the rest of us pay more for the stuff we buy?