Tagged: wal-mart stores inc.

Who Owns The Rights To Wal-Mart’s Photographs?

by Mark Friedman 5/26/2014 12:00 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has sued a Fayetteville photography studio, claiming it owns the rights to photos taken of Sam Walton and his family. Both Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville and Helen Huff of Fayetteville can agree that her husband, David Huff, and his father, Robert Huff, both now deceased, took dozens of photos of the retailer’s founder, Sam Walton, and his family.

Report: Wal-Mart to Hire 'Hundreds' for Digital Ops Expansion

by Lance Turner 5/20/2014 10:48 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville is about to invest even more in its Sunnyvale, Calif., e-commerce operations, according to a report today by the Oakland Tribune.

Retailers Walmart, Amazon Rolling Out Same-Day Deliveries

by Mark Friedman 5/19/2014 12:00 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville and Amazon.com Inc. of Seattle recently expanded their pilot programs to offer same-day service to customers in select cities. Both companies in some cases are using their own trucks and drivers to deliver the items, which can range from groceries to televisions.

Bad Weather Hurts Wal-Mart in 1st Quarter

by Associated Press 5/15/2014 7:20 am

Wal-Mart's fiscal first-quarter earnings declined 5 percent as severe winter weather kept shoppers away from its stores and pushed operating expenses higher than expected. Its performance missed Wall Street's expectations, and the world's biggest retailer gave a second-quarter earnings from continuing operations forecast that also fell short of analysts' estimates. Wal-Mart's stock fell more than 3 percent in premarket trading Thursday.

Wal-Mart Settles With Colorado Cantaloupe Victims

by Associated Press 5/14/2014 7:24 am

Wal-Mart said Tuesday that the company has agreed to settle claims from many of the families of victims who died in a 2011 listeria outbreak that killed 33 people and was traced to a Colorado cantaloupe farm.

The Wall Street Journal on Banks, Overdraft Fees and Wal-Mart

by Lance Turner 5/12/2014 10:42 am

Mark Friedman's cover story this week examining Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s push into financial services happens to coincide with a Wall Street Journal report on one aspect of Wal-Mart's financial services arsenal: allowing independent banks to lease space inside Wal-Mart's Supercenters.

CrossMar Project in Bentonville Hopes to Impress Wal-Mart Suppliers

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/12/2014 12:00 am

Ceremonial groundbreaking for a 150,000-SF spec industrial building in Bentonville will be held July 8 for one very good reason.

Wal-Mart's March into Financial Services Unsettling to Some

by Mark Friedman 5/12/2014 12:00 am

When Wal-Mart Stores Inc. abandoned its plans to own a bank operation in 2007, it didn’t shelve the idea of offering financial services. Last month, the Bentonville retailer unveiled its latest entry into the financial services arena by offering customers a cheaper way to transfer money to any of its 4,200 Wal-Mart stores in the United States.

Wal-Mart Brings One-Stop Shopping to Car Insurance

by Associated Press 4/30/2014 7:32 am

The world's largest retailer has teamed up with AutoInsurance.com to let shoppers quickly find and buy insurance policies online in real time to cut down costs. The service is available immediately in eight states including Arkansas.

Proxy Statement Reveals Where Wal-Mart Money Goes

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/28/2014 12:00 am

It’s proxy statement season for most publicly traded companies, and those releases are packed with nuggets of Whispers readers’ No. 1 interest: Other People’s Money.

Wal-Mart on Neighborhood Watch After Land Buys in Cabot

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/28/2014 12:00 am

The world’s largest retailer is developing a new project in Cabot after four buys totaling $1.38 million.

Wal-Mart Delivers Retail Boost to NWA Cities

by Marty Cook 4/28/2014 12:00 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says it has eight projects in some stage of development in northwest Arkansas, and that’s not including a planned neighborhood market in Bentonville and a convenience store prototype that recently opened in Bentonville.

Wal-Mart CEO Doug McMillon Gets $25.6M Pay Package

by Mark Friedman 4/23/2014 4:34 pm

C. Douglas McMillon, who became the president and CEO of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville on Feb. 1, saw his total compensation skyrocket 168 percent to $25.6 million for the fiscal year that ended Jan. 31 as compared with the previous year.

Wal-Mart Jumps Into the Money Transfer Business, Loudly

by Associated Press 4/18/2014 11:36 am

Wal-Mart is delving deeper into financial services at its stores and shaking up the money transfer business.

Wal-Mart CEO Doug McMillon, Wife Give $1M to UA Walton Business College

by Lance Turner 4/17/2014 10:59 am

Doug McMillon, CEO of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville, and his wife, Shelley, are giving $1 million to the University of Arkansas' Sam M. Walton College of Business. The money will establish the McMillion Family Endowed Excellence Fund, which will help the UA create the proposed School of Global Retail Operations and Innovation.

Judge Refuses to Halt Wal-Mart Proxy Distribution

by Associated Press 4/13/2014 7:32 am

A federal judge in Delaware refused on Friday to issue an injunction prohibiting Wal-Mart from sending its annual proxy statement to shareholders because it doesn't include a Manhattan church parish's proposal for a shareholder vote involving gun sales.

Wal-Mart and Wild Oats Unveil Cheaper Organic Line

by Associated Press 4/10/2014 10:01 am

Wal-Mart is using its massive size to drive down the price of organic food items from tomato paste to chicken broth to make them more affordable for its low-income customers.

Wal-Mart to Expand Wholesale Outlets in India

by Associated Press 4/8/2014 9:00 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says it will open 50 more wholesale stores in India over the next four to five years, adding to the current total of 20 in the country.

Labeed Diab Replaces John Agwunobi as Head of Wal-Mart's Health & Wellness Division

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/7/2014 12:00 am

Dr. John Agwunobi, who joined the Bentonville retailer in 2007 as president for the professional services division in the U.S., departed late last month. Agwunobi’s replacement is Labeed Diab, whose title is senior vice president and president for health and wellness. Diab had been senior vice president for Wal-Mart U.S.’s Midwest Division.

Government, Wal-Mart, Tyson Foods Remain Atop Largest Arkansas Employers List

by Marty Cook 4/7/2014 12:00 am

The names of Arkansas’ largest employers remain mostly unchanged from a year ago — and every year. State government is still atop the list with nearly 57,000 employees.