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Retail Analysts Say Wal-Mart's Become Too Big to Manage

by Mark Friedman 10/26/2015 12:00 am

For Wal-Mart’s annual revenue to grow by just 1 percent, the retailer would need to add the revenue of a Fortune 500 company. But some retail watchers wonder whether Wal-Mart’s massive size has made it too big to manage.

Wal-Mart Lawsuits Continue Over Tracy Morgan Accident

by Mark Friedman 10/26/2015 12:00 am

Wal-Mart’s settlement of the lawsuit over events involving the 2014 vehicle wreck that injured comedian Tracy Morgan didn’t end the legal fight.

Wal-Mart Exec to AAEA: We're Working to Reduce Energy Footprint

by Mark Carter 10/20/2015 2:22 pm

Wal-Mart is committed to renewable energy and has implemented measures to further reduce its energy footprint, its vice president for energy told the Arkansas Advanced Energy Association Tuesday.

Wal-Mart Puts Squeeze on Suppliers to Share Pain as Earnings Sag

by Nathan Layne, Reuters 10/19/2015 7:51 am

Suppliers are already being squeezed for price cuts and cost sharing by Wal-Mart. Now they're bracing for the pressure to ratchet up even more after a shock earnings warning from the retailer last week.

Wal-Mart, Others Speed Up Deliveries to Shoppers

by Anne D'Innocenzio, The Associated Press 10/16/2015 1:37 pm

Just in time for the winter holiday shopping season, Amazon, Wal-Mart, Macy's and other retailers are working behind the scenes to make sure they can deliver online orders to shoppers faster.

Wal-Mart Stock Drops 10 Percent Amid Lowered Projections

by Alexis Hosticka 10/14/2015 11:04 am

Shares of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville ended the day down 10 percent after CFO Charles Holley revealed that the retailer's earnings per share could drop 6 percent to 12 percent in fiscal year 2017. The retailer made the announcement at its 22nd annual "Meeting for the Investment Community" in New York.

Video: Doug McMillon Talks Changes, US Economy on CNBC

by Lance Turner 10/14/2015 8:11 am

Wal-Mart CEO Doug McMillon, in New York today for a meeting with analysts, talks to CNBC's "Squawk Box" about the retailer's strategy.

Wal-Mart Expands Protein Bars to Main Grocery Aisles

by Anne D'Innocenzio, The Associated Press 10/7/2015 6:56 am

The world's largest retailer plans to expand its offering of bars like Special K and Clif to the more visible main grocery aisles of some of its stores, starting in January.

Wal-Mart Lays Off 450 Workers at Headquarters in Bentonville

by Anne D'Innocenzio, The Associated Press 10/2/2015 9:15 am

Wal-Mart has laid off 450 workers at its headquarters as the world's largest retailer attempts to become more nimble to compete with the likes of Amazon.com.

Wal-Mart to Cut Hundreds of Jobs at Headquarters

by Reuters 10/1/2015 7:23 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is planning to lay off hundreds of people at its headquarters in Arkansas as part of the retail giant's efforts to pare costs, people familiar with the matter said.

Wal-Mart to Offer Grocery Pickup in Some US Cities

by Sruthi Ramakrishnan, Reuters 9/29/2015 7:52 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said it would offer customers who buy groceries online the option to pick up their orders from the parking lots of nearby stores.

Wal-Mart Presses Suppliers to Share Benefits of Cheaper Yuan

by Nathan Layne and Nandita Bose, Reuters 9/24/2015 7:51 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is seeking price cuts from suppliers that produce goods in China, people with knowledge of the matter said.

Specialty Stores Spice Up Bentonville Square

by Marty Cook 9/14/2015 12:00 am

Because he knew Bentonville, Bill Oakley said, he never doubted his retail success. Oakley opened a Spice & Tea Exchange franchise in 2012 just off the downtown square. So far, sales have risen steadily since the exchange opened.

Sam's Club Jumps into Auto Sales with TrueCar Partnership

by Nathan Layne, Reuters 9/11/2015 12:11 pm

Sam's Club, the warehouse division of Wal-Mart Stores Inc, has tied up with online car-shopping service TrueCar Inc to make a full-fledged foray into auto sales, a fast-growing business for rival Costco Wholesale Corp.

Wal-Mart Cutting Back on Hours for Workers at Some Stores

by Associated Press 9/1/2015 6:56 am

Wal-Mart says it is asking some stores to schedule workers for fewer hours, although it says the directive is only being given to stores that are assigning more hours than they were expected to.

Bloomberg: Wal-Mart Looking to Rein In Expenses

by Lance Turner 8/31/2015 8:19 am

Wal-Mart, which is investing more than $1 billion in its workforce through training and raises, is now looking to cut costs.

Christmas in August: Wal-Mart's Holiday Layaway Comes Early

by Associated Press 8/27/2015 7:45 am

Wal-Mart is giving customers a head start on holiday shopping, launching its annual layaway program two weeks earlier than last year.

Wal-Mart to Stop Selling AR-15s and Similar Weapons

by Claudia Lauer, The Associated Press 8/26/2015 1:33 pm

Wal-Mart says it will stop selling the AR-15 and other semi-automatic weapons at its stores because fewer people are buying them.

NTSB Blames Driver Fatigue for Wal-Mart Truck Crash That Injured Tracy Morgan

by Associated Press 8/11/2015 11:26 am

The National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday blamed a fatigued Wal-Mart truck driver for a highway crash last year that severely injured comedian Tracy Morgan and killed another comedian.

Federal Safety Board to Hold Hearing on Tracy Morgan, Wal-Mart Crash

by Associated Press 8/7/2015 11:16 am

Federal investigators will meet next week to determine the probable cause of the accident that injured actor-comedian Tracy Morgan and killed one of his friends.