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Wal-Mart Suppliers Grapple with 'Made in USA' Label

by Reuters 7/13/2015 11:10 am

Wal-Mart's 2015 U.S. Manufacturing Summit highlighted the challenges facing companies trying to bring manufacturing jobs back to the United States.

Investigator: Oklahoma Wal-Mart Manager Helped Steal $75K

by Associated Press 7/10/2015 7:31 am

An Oklahoma Wal-Mart store manager and his stepdaughter played key roles in allowing a man disguised as an armored truck driver to walk into the store and stroll out with about $78,000, police said Thursday.

In Bentonville, Commerce Secretary Announces More Manufacturing Regions

by Associated Press 7/8/2015 3:59 pm

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker says 12 communities across the U.S. will receive special attention and access for federal funding to help attract manufacturing companies and create jobs.

Wal-Mart Summit Brings Together Government, Business

by Marty Cook 7/8/2015 11:48 am

U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker on Wednesday praised Wal-Mart Stores Inc. for its initiative to buy more American-made goods and support the nation’s manufacturing industry. Pritzker was the keynote speaker at the opening session at the U.S. Manufacturing Summit that Wal-Mart hosted at Bentonville High School.

LPGA Tourney Showcases Northwest Arkansas

by Marty Cook 7/6/2015 12:00 am

The ninth edition — now officially the Wal-Mart NW Arkansas Championship Presented by P&G — was won by Na Yeon Choi on June 28 in front of large crowds, most of whom were rooting for former University of Arkansas star Stacy Lewis, who finished in a tie for third.

Public Advocate: NYC Funds Should Divest from Wal-Mart

by Associated Press 7/1/2015 10:55 am

New York City Public Advocate Letitia James is calling for the city's pensions funds to divest from Wal-Mart.

Bentonville's Thrive Apartments Full After One Month

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/29/2015 12:00 am

Thrive Apartments, a mixed-used complex with 62 units, are at the intersection of Southwest A and Southwest Fourth streets a few blocks off the downtown Bentonville square. ERC Cos. of Barling built the complex through its in-house ERC Construction and it opened June 1.

Wal-Mart’s Job 1 (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 6/29/2015 12:00 am

When Wal-Mart announced in February that it would raise the hourly pay of its lowest-paid employees to at least $10 within the following 12 months, I thought the company had finally decided its Everyday Low Price strategy might not be the be-all and end-all at Wal-Mart going forward.

Northwest Arkansas Transforming Into a Tech Hub

by Marty Cook 6/29/2015 12:00 am

Northwest Arkansas isn’t California’s Silicon Valley and has a long way to go before it can be considered remotely comparable, but technology industry leaders say the area is proving to be on the short list of best places in the field.

Wal-Mart SVP Rick Webb: NWA Needs Employees Educated in STEM

by Marty Cook 6/29/2015 12:00 am

Wal-Mart needs vast numbers of technologically advanced workers and needs them as soon as possible, says SVP Rick Webb.

Wal-Mart Imposes Charges on Suppliers as Costs Mount

by Reuters 6/24/2015 9:30 am

Wal-Mart Stores will begin charging fees to almost all vendors for stocking their items in new stores and for warehousing inventory, raising pressure on suppliers as the world’s largest retailer battles higher costs from wage hikes.

Facebook Now Worth More than Wal-Mart on Stock Market

by Associated Press 6/24/2015 7:01 am

Facebook is now bigger than Wal-Mart, at least when it comes to its value on the stock market. The world's biggest online social network knocked the world's largest retailer out of the top 10 list of the highest-valued companies in the Standard & Poor's 500 index.

Wal-Mart Removing Confederate Flag Items from Stores, Online

by Associated Press 6/23/2015 6:48 am

Wal-Mart said Monday it is removing any items from its store shelves and website that feature the Confederate flag.

Wal-Mart Used Charity to Ease Market Entry, Critics Say

by Reuters 6/16/2015 9:12 am

A collection of labor and community groups filed a complaint with the Internal Revenue Service accusing Wal-Mart Stores Inc's charitable foundation of violating its tax exempt status by using donations in an attempt to facilitate store openings in urban areas.

Corporate Citizenship (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 6/15/2015 12:00 am

The cost of a customer rewards campaign by a Canadian bank giving away flowers and baseball tickets had to have been dwarfed by the enormous goodwill it generated. So how much greater then is the goodwill generated by something like Murphy Oil Corp.’s El Dorado Promise?

Wal-Mart Welcomes Veterans Home with Job Guarantees

by Marty Cook 6/15/2015 12:00 am

Two years after announcing its Veterans Welcome Home Commitment, Wal-Mart Stores announced an extension of the program to 250,000 veterans by 2020 because the original initiative had outstripped its projections, with 92,000 veterans hired.

Doug McMillon: How I Knew It Was Time to Raise Pay at Wal-Mart

by Marty Cook 6/11/2015 2:01 pm

Doug McMillon, CEO of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville, said a visit he took to a store in Denver helped him decide the company needed to raise worker pay.

Wal-Mart Asks Suppliers for Lower Prices, Fewer Ads

by Lance Turner 6/11/2015 11:25 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville is asking suppliers to cut back on advertising in order to pass along those savings to its customers.

Federal Judge: Wal-Mart Violated State Minimum Wage Laws

by Associated Press 6/11/2015 6:54 am

Wal-Mart could be on the hook for more than $100 million in back pay after a federal judge ruled the company failed to pay California minimum wage to truck drivers for activities that included inspecting and washing their trucks.

Greg Penner Named Wal-Mart's 3rd Chairman at Annual Shareholders' Meeting

by Marty Cook 6/5/2015 1:14 pm

A new chairman, a mobile consumer, a Hollywood hostess from the South and Rod Stewart. Inside Wal-Mart's 2015 shareholders' meeting at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville.