Tagged: wal-mart stores inc.

Video: Watch Wal-Mart Shareholders' Meeting Here

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/5/2015 11:29 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is live streaming its 2015 shareholders meeting at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville.

Update: Rob Walton To Step Down as Chairman of Wal-Mart

by Anne D'Innocenzio, The Associated Press 6/5/2015 11:25 am

Wal-Mart says board Chairman Rob Walton will step down and be succeeded by Vice Chairman Greg Penner, who is Walton's son-in-law. Walton, son of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton, has been chairman since 1992. The company says the 70-year-old will continue to serve as a director. Jim Walton, another son of the late founder, also remains on the board.

Wal-Mart Unveils $50 Per Year ShippingPass for Online Orders

by Marty Cook 6/4/2015 2:39 pm

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville officially announced its ShippingPass pilot program, a delivery service designed to compete against Amazon Prime.

Wal-Mart to Let Workers Add Denim Pants to Work Wardrobe

by Anne D'Innocenzio, The Associated Press 6/3/2015 1:35 pm

Wal-Mart is hoping denim pants will raise the spirits of its more than 1.2 million U.S. store workers. Starting July 1, workers at the nation's largest private employer will now be able to wear khaki or black denim, in addition to the slacks of the same color allowed before. Workers in more rigorous jobs like unloading merchandise or the garden area will be able to wear T-shirts and blue jeans.

Wal-Mart Begins Raising Starting Wages for US Workers

by Anne D'Innocenzio, The Associated Press 6/2/2015 6:54 am

Wal-Mart is raising starting wages for more than 100,000 U.S. department managers and workers in its deli and other specialized departments. The wage hikes are part of a $1 billion program at Wal-Mart that also includes improving training and offering employees more control of their schedules.

Video: Tracy Morgan Says He'll Meet with Doug McMillon This Week

by Lance Turner 6/1/2015 8:31 am

Comedian Tracy Morgan, who was injured in an auto accident involving a Wal-Mart truck that killed fellow comedian James McNair last June, gave his first interview since the wreck this morning on NBC's "Today Show."

Wal-Mart Going Small in Small-Town Arkansas

by Marty Cook 6/1/2015 12:00 am

When Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville announced a few years ago it planned to open a prototype 13,700-SF Express store in Gentry, Mayor Kevin Johnston said concerned citizens feared that the coming of the retail giant would crush competitive commerce in the city. Johnston said there were town meetings with small-business leaders to discuss the situation.

Tracy Morgan Settles Lawsuit with Wal-Mart Over Fatal Crash

by Associated Press 5/27/2015 3:09 pm

Actor-comedian Tracy Morgan has settled his lawsuit against Wal-Mart over a New Jersey highway crash that killed one man and left Morgan and two friends seriously injured. Wal-Mart calls it an "amicable settlement" but did not disclose details.

Duncan Mac Naughton Joins Crossmark Board

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/27/2015 11:43 am

Duncan Mac Naughton, the former head of U.S. merchandising for Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville, was named to the board of directors of Crossmark of Plano, Texas.

Wal-Mart Closes on Land for New Fayetteville Store (NWA Real Deals)

by Marty Cook 5/25/2015 12:00 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. closed on a 6.1-acre property in south Fayetteville where the company plans to build a Neighborhood Market.

Wal-Mart Presses Meat Suppliers on Antibiotics, Animal Treatment

by Anne D'Innocenzio, The Associated Press 5/22/2015 7:42 am

Wal-Mart, the nation's largest food retailer, is urging its thousands of U.S. suppliers to curb the use of antibiotics in farm animals and improve treatment of them.

Wal-Mart Announces Expansion of Veteran Hiring

by Claudia Lauer, The Associated Press 5/20/2015 6:48 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says it is expanding its original plan to hire 100,000 veterans by 2018 to hire a total of 250,000 recently discharged veterans by 2020.

Pay Raises, Online Spending Push Wal-Mart's 1Q Results Lower

by Lance Turner 5/19/2015 10:24 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville missed analysts' expectations and reported first-quarter net income down nearly 7 percent as the retailer gave raises to employees, invested in e-commerce and endured the effects of currency fluctuations.

Office Space Sweet Spots Center In Selected Areas

by Marty Cook 5/11/2015 12:00 am

David Erstine said only time will tell how successful the current and projected build-out of office space in west Rogers — and elsewhere in northwest Arkansas — is going to be.

Employers Turning to Two-Year Community Colleges for Workforce Training Needs

by Marty Cook 5/11/2015 12:00 am

Workforce development has become a popular issue as industry leaders have said they have a hard time finding enough quality workers to fill their needs. It’s a renewed focus of groups like the Northwest Arkansas Council, which recently announced a three-year plan to strengthen the area’s workforce development and the ties between employers and schools.

Wal-Mart to Buy 13 Target Stores in Canada

by Associated Press 5/8/2015 11:34 am

Wal-Mart, already Canada's biggest retailer, wasted little time in cementing that title after its rival, Target, retreated back to the U.S.

Doug McMillon to Speak at Walton College Conference on Retail

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/7/2015 9:33 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. CEO Doug McMillon will be among the speakers at the 15th annual Emerging Trends in Retailing conference on June 11 at the Northwest Arkansas Convention Center in Springdale.

Wal-Mart Driver Gets Award from Arkansas Trucking Association

by Marty Cook 4/29/2015 3:28 pm

Ken Jones, 59, has been driving for Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville for almost 30 years. During that time, Jones has covered 3.7 million miles without a single accident

Wal-Mart Shares $1.5M UA Connection in Proxy

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/27/2015 12:00 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. revealed in its latest proxy statement that it paid about $1.5 million to the University of Arkansas in the retailer’s fiscal year that ended Jan. 31.

Transportation, Retail Companies Hoping to Keep Up With Supply Chain

by Marty Cook 4/27/2015 12:00 am

Supply chain dynamics don’t often get big laughs, but it wasn’t a tough crowd last week at the Reynolds Center for Enterprise Development on the University of Arkansas campus in Fayetteville.