Tagged: wal-mart stores inc.

Video: Bloomberg Looks at How the Waltons Maintain Their Billion-Dollar Fortune

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

Zachary Midler writes for Bloomberg this week, detailing how Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s founding family has been able to use legal techniques to maintain its multibillion-dollar fortune:

So What About Those Wal-Mart Protests Yesterday?

by Lance Turner 9/6/2013 11:14 am

On Thursday, union-backed labor group OUR Wal-Mart was back at it, protesting employment practices by the world's largest retailer at events in 15 cities.

OUR Wal-Mart Plans Big Thursday Protest in 15 Cities

by Lance Turner 9/3/2013 10:39 am

The Nation says OUR Wal-Mart, the union-backed protest group, plans its biggest protest since Black Friday on Thursday in 15 cities.

Note to Self: Professional Generosity (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 9/2/2013 12:00 am

For professional generosity to work out as well as it did for Kristin Chenoweth and Sarah Horn, both parties need to prepare and perform. No one gets credit for someone else's work.

But It Feels So Right (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 8/26/2013 12:00 am

I truly enjoy Facebook, but some of the stuff that gets passed around just makes me want to scream (or use ALL CAPS): “Did you rub any two brain cells together before circulating this junk?” The lack of “critical thinking” skills clearly isn't limited to “kids these days.” People who are old enough to know better still participate in the sharing of “facts” that just feel so right, even though they can't withstand even cursory consideration.

Having Inked Deal With Wal-Mart, GE Will Add 150 Jobs

by Lance Turner 8/22/2013 02:07 pm

General Electric Corp. announces a new agreement with Wal-Mart Stores Inc. -- part of the retailer's $50 billion domestic manufacturing commitment to bring more American-made products to consumers.

WSJ: Wal-Mart Adding 90 Stores in Africa

by Lance Turner 8/22/2013 10:05 am

The Wall Street Journal reports that Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s African retail arm, Massmart, will add 90 new stores over the next three years.

Wal-Mart Brings Back Free Layaway for Holidays

by Mark Carter 8/21/2013 09:12 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is bringing back free layaway this holiday season. The Bentonville retailer announced Wednesday on its website that it would offer free layaway beginning Sept. 13 and running through Dec. 13.

In New Book, Undercover Author Talks About Wal-Mart Produce

by Lance Turner 8/20/2013 08:52 am

Reporter Tracie McMillan talks to American Public Media's Splendid Table about working for Wal-Mart and how the world's largest retailer's efforts to offer low-cost fresh produce plays out in the real world.

Bloomberg: Wal-Mart Aiming to Double Beer Sales by 2016

by Lance Turner 8/19/2013 11:00 am

Bloomberg reports this week that Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville is aiming to double sales of beer by 2016.

The New York Times on Wal-Mart, Macy's and the Economic Recovery

by Lance Turner 8/16/2013 11:07 am

The New York Times looks at earnings out this week from retailers including Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville and upscale department store chain Macy's and finds a complicated picture of recovery.

Russellville Voters Approve Ordinance for Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market

by Mark Carter 8/14/2013 11:02 am

Russellville voters on Tuesday upheld a zoning ordinance that will enable Wal-Mart to build a Neighborhood Market on the city's growing west side. With about 59 percent of the vote, voters approved a zoning ordinance approved by the city council in April to accommodate the retailer's plans.

Bloomberg: Wal-Mart Connection Means Taxpayers Pay More for Rogers Airport Tower

by Lance Turner 8/14/2013 10:24 am

Thanks to legislation supported by Mark Pryor and Steve Womack, taxpayers are "increasingly picking up the tab for the control tower" at the Rogers airport, which is home to Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s corporate fleet, according to a report by Bloomberg.

Professional Bull Riders Choose Bentonville Agency

by Luke Jones 8/12/2013 12:00 am

Store of the Community of Bentonville announced recently it had won a contract with the Professional Bull Riders Inc. of Pueblo, Colo., one of the world's largest bull riding organizations.

Arkansas Ranked Twice in Forbes' Business List

by Luke Jones 8/9/2013 11:45 am

Forbes Magazine this week ranked two Arkansas regions on its list of "Best Places for Business and Careers."

Video: Burt Hanna Talks to CNBC About 'Wal-Mart Economy'

by Lance Turner 8/8/2013 07:58 am

CNBC catches up with Burt Hanna for look inside his Hanna's Candles plant in Fayetteville, part of the business news network's series on products made in the U.S.

Reuters: Wal-Mart Considers Bid for Hong Kong Supermarket Chain

by Lance Turner 8/7/2013 08:09 am

Reuters reports that Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville is considering a bid for the Hutchison Whampoa Ltd. conglomerate, a supermarket chain controlled by Asia's richest man, Li Ka-shing.

Today in Wal-Mart: Expansion Canceled; Cutting Corporate Taxes; An Executive Leaves

by Lance Turner 8/1/2013 08:58 am

It's been an interesting few weeks for Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s efforts to add new stores. In Washington D.C., plans for new stores are in doubt after city leaders approved a higher "living wage" for big-box retailers.

Wal-Mart's Mike Duke Tops in Pay, Dillards Rule in Stock Options

by Gwen Moritz 7/22/2013 12:00 am

Mike Duke is the No. 1 guy at the No. 1 company in the world, so it would be a surprise if he weren't No. 1 on Arkansas Business' list of the state's highest-paid public company executives.

Hewlett-Packard, Davy Carter, Martha Shoffner & More in Your Week in Review

by Lance Turner 7/13/2013 08:54 am

Your "Arkansas Business/THV 11 News Week in Review" looks back on Hewlett-Packard, a promotion for Davy Carter, a trial date for Martha Shoffner and tough times for Wal-Mart in D.C.