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8 Wal-Mart Directors Elected With Fewer Votes Than in 2013

by Lee Hogan 6/9/2014 12:33 pm

All 14 nominees for Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s Board of Directors were approved by voters at Friday's annual shareholders meeting in Fayetteville, but eight of the nominees received a smaller percentage of votes than the previous year.

Prosecutor: Wal-Mart Trucker in Tracy Morgan Crash Lacked Sleep

by Associated Press 6/9/2014 11:37 am

The Wal-Mart truck driver from Georgia accused of triggering a crash in New Jersey that critically injured Tracy Morgan and killed another comedian had not slept for more than 24 hours, a criminal complaint said.

Update: Wal-Mart Executives Focus On Small Stores, Online

by Marty Cook 6/6/2014 1:30 pm

Same-store sales continue to drop for Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville, but U.S. stores division CEO Bill Simon seemed to shrug off concerns Thursday during question-and-answer session with reporters.

Wal-Mart's Doug McMillon: Online Sales, Stores Make Customer Experience Better

by Anne D'Innocenzio, The Associated Press 6/6/2014 11:44 am

Wal-Mart's newly anointed CEO Doug McMillon said the world's largest retailer's task is to bring the changing world of e-commerce together with physical stores to help make customers' shopping experience better as technology evolves.

Greg Penner Named Wal-Mart Board Vice Chairman

by Lance Turner 6/6/2014 8:52 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s board of directors announces the appointment of Greg Penner to the new position of vice chairman of the board.

Wal-Mart Faces Big Hurdles As Shareholders Converge in Fayetteville

by Associated Press 6/5/2014 2:33 pm

The world's largest retailer faces new challenges at a time when low prices and one-stop shopping can be a few clicks away on a tablet computer or mobile phone. Wal-Mart's annual shareholders' meeting on Friday could offer clues as to how Doug McMillon, who became Wal-Mart's CEO in February, plans to deal with the biggest issues Wal-Mart faces.

Sam's Club to Offer Credit Card with Microchip

by Associated Press 6/4/2014 3:24 pm

Sam's Club on Wednesday said it will become the first mass retailer in the U.S. to offer a credit card using a fraud-deterring microchip.

Wal-Mart to Expand Online Savings Tool Nationwide

by Associated Press 6/4/2014 10:46 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is expanding its online tool that compares prices on thousands of products with those of some of its competitors to cities nationwide in the next few months.

Wal-Mart Fires Back at ISS, Which Criticized Its Board

by Associated Press 5/29/2014 2:06 pm

Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer, fired back at a prominent proxy advisory firm that critiqued the company's executive pay plan and how it's handled an overseas bribery probe.

Video: Highlights From Wal-Mart CEO Doug McMillon's Appearance at Code Conference

by Lance Turner 5/28/2014 4:26 pm

Highlights from Wal-Mart Stores Inc. CEO Doug McMillon's appearance today at the Code Conference, put on by Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg's tech news site Re/Code.

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.

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