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Wal-Mart Puts China Boss Sean Clarke in Charge of Asda in UK

by Parikshit Mishra and Paul Sandle, Reuters 6/13/2016 7:39 am

Wal-Mart has turned to the chief of its Chinese business Sean Clarke to revive Asda, its British supermarket group.

Harps Buys 9 Walmart Express Stores, 6 in Arkansas

by Alexis Crowe 6/8/2016 5:24 pm

Harps Food Stores Inc. of Springdale said Wednesday that it is acquiring six former Walmart Express stores in Arkansas. The private grocery store chain did not say how it will use the properties.

China's Commerce Ministry Removes Curbs on Wal-Mart's Yihaodian Deal

by Donny Kwok, Reuters 6/8/2016 10:39 am

China's Ministry of Commerce has removed restrictions on Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s deal in 2012 to raise its stake in online supermarket Yihaodian, and said the move would not affect the already competitive market.

With James Corden on Stage, Wal-Mart Event Part Business, Part Roast

by Marty Cook 6/3/2016 3:35 pm

Friday's Wal-Mart shareholders meeting at times felt more like a roast thanks to "The Late Late Show" host James Corden.

Wal-Mart Embraces Change at Meeting, Hitching Up With Uber

by Marty Cook 6/3/2016 3:23 pm

During the retailer's annual meeting, Wal-Mart Chairman Greg Penner cast the company as changing with the economic and shopping landscape, just as it has done throughout its long history.

As Shareholders Meet, A Look At Wal-Mart's Multi-Front Fight

by Anne D'Innocenzio, The Associated Press 6/3/2016 12:09 pm

Wal-Mart executives pushed the message to shareholders and employees Friday that it's making big changes in a fast-shifting retail landscape that will position the company for more success.

Video: Watch Wal-Mart's 2016 Shareholders' Meeting Right Here

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/3/2016 7:46 am

Wal-Mart shareholders are meeting right now at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville. You can watch a live stream of events right here.

Wal-Mart Testing Uber, Lyft for Online Grocery Delivery

by Anne D'Innocenzio, The Associated Press 6/3/2016 7:30 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says it will be testing its grocery delivery service with ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft in the next two weeks in Denver and Phoenix.

Wal-Mart Needs to Grow Overseas, and China's the Big Prize

by Anne D'Innocenzio, The Associated Press 5/31/2016 6:48 am

Wal-Mart can't count on much sales growth from its U.S. business, so the retailer is depending more on its operations overseas. China, the world's most-populous country, is the ultimate prize.

Walmart Supplier Strikes Back at AMG in Lawsuit

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/30/2016 12:00 am

Active Marketing Group Inc. of O’Fallon, Missouri, sued EB Brands Holdings Inc. of Elmsford, New York, and alleged EB owes it nearly $700,000 in commission payments based on work already performed under the contract.

Wal-Mart 1Q Results Beat Forecasts, Boost Share Price

by Associated Press 5/19/2016 6:41 am

Surprisingly strong sales at Wal-Mart and an optimistic outlook from the world's largest retailer lifted a pall that settled over the entire sector this week. Sales at U.S. stores open at least a year rose 1 percent, the seventh consecutive quarterly increase. The company's shares jumped 9 percent before the opening bell Thursday.

Walmart’s Jeff Fleming Elected Chairman of ATA’s 40U40 Council

by Marty Cook 5/18/2016 4:11 pm

Jeff Fleming was named chairman of the Arkansas Trucking Association’s 40 Under 40 Council at the organization’s annual conference Wednesday at the Little Rock Marrriott.

Wal-Mart-Backed MCX Postpones Rollout, Cuts 30 Jobs

by Nathan Layne, Reuters 5/17/2016 11:15 am

Merchant Customer Exchange (MCX), a developer of mobile payment technology whose strategy has been thrown into question by big retailers developing their own mobile wallets, is postponing the nationwide rollout of its service and cut 30 jobs.

New Walton College Dean Matt Waller Confronts E-Commerce Revolution

by Jan Cottingham 5/16/2016 12:00 am

Matt Waller is the new dean of the Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, after having served as interim dean since June 1.

Arkansas Trucking Firms Work To Diversify Industry

by Marty Cook 5/16/2016 12:00 am

A quick scan of boards for trucking companies based in Arkansas reveals, as one might expect, a heavy dose of white males. Changing that, executives said, is not just a matter of political correctness but also sound business.

Wal-Mart, Walmart Foundation Give $8M to Arkansas Children's Northwest

by Mark Friedman 5/9/2016 1:10 pm

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and the Walmart Foundation are donating $8 million to Arkansas Children's Hospital's northwest Arkansas hospital, now under construction in Springdale.

Groups Strive to Support Latino Entrepreneurs

by Marty Cook 5/9/2016 12:00 am

Jay Amargos of Startup Junkie Consulting said a lack of money is just one of many barriers for the prospective Latino entrepreneur.

Those Meddling Kids (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 5/9/2016 12:00 am

Despite having daunting expenses, younger consumers seem less impressed with getting the lowest possible price. Instead, millennials are picky about what they spend money on.

In Arkansas, Seven Campaigns Aim for Alcohol Sales

by Sarah Campbell 4/25/2016 10:53 am

Five counties and two cities are collecting signatures in hopes that voters can decide in November whether to allow alcohol sales in their communities.

Wal-Mart Reveals $1.9M Paid to UA in FY 2015

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/25/2016 12:00 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. revealed in its proxy statement last week that it paid about $1.9 million to the University of Arkansas in the retailer’s fiscal year that ended Jan. 31.

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