Tagged: wal-mart

Video: Doug McMillon on Why Wal-Mart Chose Jet.com

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/9/2016 10:23 am

Wal-Mart announced Monday that it would acquire retailer Jet.com for $3 billion. According to Wal-Mart, acquiring Jet will help the company connect with urban and millennial shoppers and compete more effectively with online retail giant Amazon.com.

Wal-Mart Asks Suppliers to Remove 8 Chemicals From Products

by Associated Press 7/20/2016 4:23 pm

Wal-Mart says it's asking its suppliers to eliminate eight chemicals from household and personal care products.

Wal-Mart Now Lets You Pay With Phone at All 4,600 US Stores

by Associated Press 7/6/2016 4:12 pm

Wal-Mart will now let you pay with its phone app at all 4,600 stores nationwide. The effort is part of Wal-Mart's strategy to make shopping easier and faster, while learning more about consumer behavior.

State Chamber Plan Aims to Recruit Skilled, Technical Workers

by Alexis Hosticka 3/8/2016 1:05 pm

The Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce announces the "Be Pro Be Proud" initiative, an effort to bring new professionals into the state's skilled technical workforce.

Wal-Mart Looks to China for New US Marketing Chief

by Associated Press 12/18/2015 3:37 pm

Wal-Mart is turning to its marketing chief in China to shape how it relays its message to shoppers in the U.S.

Officials Break Ground in Bentonville for $21M 8W Center

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/5/2015 2:36 pm

Developers began construction this week on the $21 million, six-story 8W Center at 8th and Walton Boulevard across from the Wal-Mart Stores Inc. headquarters in Bentonville.

Rockline to Expand in Springdale to Fill Wal-Mart Order

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/1/2015 11:03 am

Rockline Industries says it has invested $15 million in expansion at its Springdale plant to accommodate a new facial wipes line for Wal-Mart. The production is being moved from Europe.

Wal-Mart Says It Will Hire 60,000 Holiday Season Workers

by Associated Press 9/17/2015 10:28 am

Wal-Mart says it will hire 60,000 employees to meet increased shopping demand over the holiday season.

AP Analysis: No Pain, No Gain for Stores Chasing Fickle Shoppers

by Anne D'Innocenzio, AP Retail Writer 8/18/2015 1:29 pm

Wal-Mart's second-quarter earnings report showed its investments in its workers and its efforts to overhaul the store experience are dragging down profits more than it expected. The comforting news for Wal-Mart's shareholders: the efforts are perking up sales and traffic at its U.S. namesake stores.

Wal-Mart's 2Q Earnings Report a Mixed Bag

by Associated Press 8/18/2015 11:36 am

Wal-Mart's second-quarter earnings report was a mixed bag: Its investments to overhaul its stores are helping to perk up sales, but they're causing more pain to the bottom line than expected.

Wal-Mart Cuts Earnings; Reports 2Q Drop

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/18/2015 7:02 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville cut its earnings outlook early Tuesday, reporting an 11.4 percent drop in second-quarter profit.

Bentonville's Transformation Subject of Ad Age Spotlight

by Mark Carter 10/28/2014 9:30 am

Bentonville finds itself in the Advertising Age spotlight Tuesday. Ad Age has a look at how Bentonville -- aka Vendorville -- and the region have been transformed by the growth of Wal-Mart and its cache of vendors on the ground in northwest Arkansas.

Wal-Mart Cheered, Jeered for Solar Power Efforts

by Lee Hogan 10/22/2014 12:21 pm

No matter the situation the world's largest retailer involves itself in, rest assured, it will be analyzed, critiqued and questioned to excruciating levels. The latest area is solar power.

Wal-Mart Plans Georgia Distribution Center to Support E-Commerce

by Associated Press 10/16/2014 11:32 am

State officials say a new Georgia distribution center planned by Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will create more than 400 jobs over the next three years. The facility will support the Bentonville-based retailer's e-commerce business.

Wal-Mart Scaling Back U.S. Growth to Focus on E-Commerce

by Associated Press 10/15/2014 11:30 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is scaling back its growth in U.S. stores next year, while investing more in e-commerce.

Wal-Mart: Tracy Morgan Wasn't Wearing Seatbelt in Crash

by David Porter, The Associated Press 9/29/2014 4:56 pm

Actor-comedian Tracy Morgan and other people in a limousine struck from behind by a Wal-Mart truck on a highway in June are at least partly to blame for their injuries because they weren't wearing seatbelts, the company said in a court filing Monday.

Wal-Mart Hears Pitches for U.S.-Made Goods

by Marty Cook 7/9/2014 8:42 am

Executives with Wal-Mart met with more than 500 suppliers of manufactured goods Tuesday in its "Made in USA Open Call," a chance for manufacturers to pitch their goods to Wal-Mart buyers.

UA Study: Tangible Economic Benefits for Craighead, Faulkner, Saline Going Wet

by Lee Hogan 7/2/2014 10:38 am

The group pushing for the legalization of alcohol sales in three Arkansas counties commissioned an economic impact study that estimated those counties would have seen a combined $87.2 million in retail alcohol sales in 2013.

Six Walton Family Members Make Forbes Wealthiest List

by Mark Carter 3/4/2014 10:49 am

Six Arkansans and those with Arkansas ties find themselves on the Forbes list of the world's 500 richest people, released this week.

Wal-Mart Schedules Shareholders Meeting for June 6

by Associated Press 2/10/2014 12:21 pm

The world's largest retailer is known for putting on an extravaganza that blends news about the company's finances with performances by celebrity entertainers.