Tagged: wal-mart stores inc.

Wal-Mart Takes Heat for Donation Drive for Employees

by Lance Turner 11/20/2013 09:15 am

Ed Nicholson, who leads Tyson Foods Inc.'s efforts against hunger and food insecurity, weighs in on controversy surrounding a Wal-Mart store that's collecting food donations for its own employees.

Stockholders List Grows With Market, Bank Deal

by Gwen Moritz 11/18/2013 12:00 am

The Walton family is still the richest in Arkansas, with publicly disclosed stockholdings worth $132.76 billion as of Nov. 8. But below the top spot, Arkansas Business' annual list of the state's top stockholders has seen some changes and new names.

Wal-Mart Should Improve Wages (Feedback)

by Democratic Socialists of Arkansas 11/18/2013 12:00 am

Every worker deserves a living wage. Those women and men who devote their time and labor to a company should be compensated, and they should receive enough money to live a decent life. Not every employer can afford to provide this, but Wal-Mart can.

Wal-Mart, Open on Thanksgiving, Will Provide Workers a Turkey Dinner

by Lance Turner 11/13/2013 10:55 am

Wal-Mart workers who are scheduled for shifts on Thanksgiving day will receive a Thanksgiving meal provided by the company.

Wal-Mart Works on 'Green Roofs' with Portland State University

by Lance Turner 11/6/2013 08:19 am

The world's largest retailer is working with Portland State University to build a green roof research site on top of Wal-Mart's new store in North Portland.

2 Oklahoma Banks Enter Arkansas

by Gwen Moritz 11/4/2013 12:00 am

Two Oklahoma banks, Fort Sill National Bank and Firstar Bank of Sallisaw, established footholds in Arkansas during the year that ended June 30, according to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.'s annual summary of deposits.

This Is Not an Apology (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 11/4/2013 12:00 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is obviously the largest Arkansas business, and it is almost impossible to imagine Arkansas' economy without the Bentonville Behemoth. But it is not the job of Arkansas Business to serve as its apologist or cheerleader, merely to observe and report.

Wal-Mart Health Benefits Move Seen As a Gay Rights Win

by Mark Friedman 10/28/2013 12:00 am

The fact that Wal-Mart — the largest private employer with 1.3 million workers in the U.S. — has decided to offer the benefits is a high-profile win for gay-rights advocates and could cause other companies that haven't offered the benefits to do so.

Video: Alliance Rubber's Eraselet Pitches Wal-Mart in 'Get on the Shelf'

by Lance Turner 10/22/2013 11:17 am

Wal-Mart's "Get on the Shelf" competition rolls on, this time with an Arkansas connection: Alliance Rubber Co. of Hot Springs.

Matthew Yglesius: Why Wal-Mart's E-Commerce Efforts Will Fail

by Lance Turner 10/22/2013 09:32 am

Slate's Matthew Yglesius considers Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s plans to compete head-to-head with Amazon in online retail and thinks the brick-and-mortar powerhouse will almost certainly fail.

‘Marketplace Fairness' Online Tax Waits for Congress

by Luke Jones 10/21/2013 12:00 am

After years of court battles and failed bills, Congress is the only hope left for a measure intended to level the tax playing field between physical businesses and their online-only competitors.

New York Times: Wal-Mart Heavies Up on Talent in Retail Battle with Amazon

by Lance Turner 10/20/2013 02:19 pm

The New York Times today takes another look at the growing arms race between Amazon.com and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville, as the latter continues to heavy up in a battle for retail supremecy in both the physical and online worlds.

Medicare Fraud, Wal-Mart's 2015 Plans, News Jobs and Earnings in Your 'Week in Review'

by Lance Turner 10/19/2013 11:22 am

In this week's Arkansas Business/THV 11 News "Week in Review," we look back on what could be the largest Medicare fraud in Arkansas history, Wal-Mart's capital expenditure plans for the next fiscal year, a hospital deal in Hot Springs, new jobs in Forrest City and a pack of Arkansas public company earnings.

LM Wind Power, Central Landing, Wal-Mart, Home Sales & Jerry Jones in Your 'Week in Review'

by Lance Turner 10/12/2013 09:26 am

In this week's Arkansas Business/THV 11 News Week in Review, we talk new jobs at LM Wind Power, new shopping at Central Landing in Conway, new manufacturing in Rogers, new home sales in Arkansas, new money at Catholic High School and more.

2 Wal-Mart Executives Among Fortune's 'Most Powerful Women in Business'

by Lance Turner 10/11/2013 12:49 pm

Rosalind Brewer, CEO and president of Sam's Club, and Gisel Ruiz, executive vice president and COO of Wal-Mart U.S., have been named among Fortune magazine's 50 "More Powerful Women in Business."

Video: #Shutdown, USA Truck, Arvest Expands, Wal-Mart in Your 'Week in Review'

by Lance Turner 10/5/2013 09:24 am

Arkansas settles into the partial government shutdown, USA Truck has a target on its back, Arvest adds to its central Arkansas footprint, and Wal-Mart bulks up online operations ahead of the holidays -- all in this week's Arkansas Business/THV 11 News "Week in Review."

USA Truck, Wal-Mart, Robinson Center and Northwest Arkansas' Economy in Your 'Week in Review'

by Lance Turner 9/28/2013 12:00 pm

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren rebuffs another takeover offer, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville hires for the holidays, a new look for Robinson Center Music Hall, and a check-up for northwest Arkansas' economy in this week's edition of the Arkansas Business/THV 11 News "Week in Review."

Wal-Mart Will Keep Paula Deen Items Stocked Through End of Year

by Chuck Bartels, The Associated Press 9/26/2013 07:45 am

Despite Wal-Mart's July announcement that it ended its relationship with Paula Deen, the world's largest retailer said Wednesday that it expects to keep her branded cookware on the shelves through the end of the year.

Update: Bloomberg Says Wal-Mart Is Cutting Inventory, Wal-Mart Calls Report 'Inaccurate'

by Lance Turner 9/25/2013 03:31 pm

Bloomberg says Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville is cutting orders placed with suppliers for the next two quarters as inventories pile up. But a Wal-Mart calls the report "inaccurate" and "misleading."

Video: Watch the First Episode of Wal-Mart 'Get on the Shelf' Online Show

by Lance Turner 9/24/2013 03:44 pm

Today, Wal-Mart debuted the first episode of its reality series documenting the "Get on the Shelf" contest, which allows people with new products to pitch their ideas to the world's largest retailer. You can watch the episode here.