Tagged: wal-mart stores inc.

Employers Turning to Two-Year Community Colleges for Workforce Training Needs

by Marty Cook 5/11/2015 12:00 am

Workforce development has become a popular issue as industry leaders have said they have a hard time finding enough quality workers to fill their needs. It’s a renewed focus of groups like the Northwest Arkansas Council, which recently announced a three-year plan to strengthen the area’s workforce development and the ties between employers and schools.

Wal-Mart to Buy 13 Target Stores in Canada

by Associated Press 5/8/2015 11:34 am

Wal-Mart, already Canada's biggest retailer, wasted little time in cementing that title after its rival, Target, retreated back to the U.S.

Doug McMillon to Speak at Walton College Conference on Retail

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/7/2015 9:33 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. CEO Doug McMillon will be among the speakers at the 15th annual Emerging Trends in Retailing conference on June 11 at the Northwest Arkansas Convention Center in Springdale.

Wal-Mart Driver Gets Award from Arkansas Trucking Association

by Marty Cook 4/29/2015 3:28 pm

Ken Jones, 59, has been driving for Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville for almost 30 years. During that time, Jones has covered 3.7 million miles without a single accident

Wal-Mart Shares $1.5M UA Connection in Proxy

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/27/2015 12:00 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. revealed in its latest proxy statement that it paid about $1.5 million to the University of Arkansas in the retailer’s fiscal year that ended Jan. 31.

Transportation, Retail Companies Hoping to Keep Up With Supply Chain

by Marty Cook 4/27/2015 12:00 am

Supply chain dynamics don’t often get big laughs, but it wasn’t a tough crowd last week at the Reynolds Center for Enterprise Development on the University of Arkansas campus in Fayetteville.

Wal-Mart CEO Doug McMillon Gets $19.4M Pay Package

by Mark Friedman 4/22/2015 5:17 pm

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. President and CEO C. Douglas McMillon saw his total compensation fall 24.2 percent to $19.4 million for the fiscal year that ended Jan. 31 compared with the previous year.

Little Rock Approves Anti-Discrimination Protections

by Associated Press 4/22/2015 6:54 am

Little Rock officials voted Tuesday to prohibit the city and companies contracting with it from discriminating based on sexual orientation or gender identity, challenging a new Arkansas law criticized as anti-gay.

Group Seeks Rehiring of Workers at 5 Closed Wal-Mart Stores

by Anne D'Innocenzio, The Associated Press 4/20/2015 11:19 am

A group made up of Wal-Mart workers is asking labor regulators to go to court to force the discounter to rehire all 2,200 employees affected by the abrupt temporary closing of five stores a week ago.

For Fairness (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 4/20/2015 12:00 am

We support the proposal before the Little Rock Board of Directors that would forbid discrimination against city workers, including discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

Wal-Mart Wins Legal Round Against Church Over Firearm Sales

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/14/2015 5:15 pm

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville won't have to let shareholders vote on a proposal from a Manhattan Episcopal church concerned about firearm sales, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.

Judge Tosses Wal-Mart Bribery Case

by Mark Friedman 4/13/2015 12:00 am

A federal judge in Arkansas last month threw out a shareholder lawsuit against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and its directors over allegations of bribery in Mexico.

Employees at Wal-Mart, Sam's Raise $1.3M for Arkansas Children's Hospital

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/7/2015 10:55 am

Employees at Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville raised nearly $1.3 million for Arkansas Children's Hospital, according to the hospital's foundation.

Jonathan Dismang: Process Surrounding Religion Law Not 'Pretty'

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/7/2015 10:02 am

Arkansas' Senate president said Tuesday he didn't like the process surrounding the last-minute revamping of a religious objections measure that was initially criticized as anti-gay, but said he believed the compromise law offers more certainty for both sides of the debate.

Wal-Mart Sets Off Minimum Wage Race

by Mark Friedman 4/6/2015 12:00 am

Wal-Mart Store Inc.’s announcement in February that it would start paying employees $9 an hour this year and $10 in 2016 touched off a minimum wage arms race.

Wal-Mart Commends Asa Hutchinson for Work on HB1228

by Lance Turner 4/1/2015 2:59 pm

Today, following Asa Hutchinson's request that the Legislature recall and rework HB1228, Wal-Mart praised the governor and legislative leaders.

Wal-Mart Seeks Assist From Suppliers to Lower Prices

by Anne D'Innocenzio, The Associated Press 4/1/2015 1:10 pm

Wal-Mart is asking suppliers to cut back on advertising spending in its stores as it seeks lower prices on goods that it sells to its own customers.

Wal-Mart Is Now Calling for a Veto of HB1228

by Lance Turner 3/31/2015 5:53 pm

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville had previously expressed its displeasure with HB1228. But Tuesday afternoon, CEO Doug McMillon called on Gov. Asa Hutchinson to veto the bill.

Indiana Officials Look to Stem Fallout From Religious Objections Law

by Associated Press 3/27/2015 4:38 pm

The heat over Indiana's new religious objections law spread Friday across social media and to the White House as many local officials and business groups around the state tried to jump in and stem the fallout.

Judge Refuses to Dismiss Redman & Associates' Lawsuit Against Sales Chief

by Marty Cook 3/19/2015 9:45 am

A federal judge denied a Chinese toy manufacturer's partial motion to dismiss four counts in a $40 million lawsuit filed against it by a Rogers company.