Tagged: wal-mart

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.

Russellville Voters To Decide If Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market Goes Up

by Mark Carter 7/17/2013 10:40 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville would like to build a 42,000-SF Neighborhood Market at West Main and South Vancouver streets in Russellville. But a group is challenging the retailer's plans.

Wal-Mart E-Commerce Growth Won't Include Grocery; Veterans Program Sees 13,000 Applicants In 10 Days

by Chris Bahn 6/6/2013 09:58 pm

Wal-Mart continues to grow its efforts in e-commerce, but the retailer has no current plans to expand its domestic online operations for grocery. Also: Within the first 10 days of Wal-Mart's initiative to hire veterans, about 13,000 applications were submitted.

Wal-Mart CEO Mike Duke Earned $21 Million Last Year

by Mark Friedman 4/22/2013 04:58 pm

Michael T. Duke saw his total compensation increase 14.1 percent to $20.7 million for the fiscal year that ended Jan. 31, plus he exercised options worth $7.1 million.

Wired: Amazon Growth Looks Like Wal-Mart Back in the Day

by Mark Carter 2/1/2013 09:27 am

Amazon's sales in the fourth quarter of last year were more than it made in all of 2008. Wired suggests Amazon's current growth curve resembles that of Wal-Mart in the '90s.

Maumelle Industrial Site Acquired for $1.3 Million (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 12/24/2012 12:00 am

Development of a 100,000-SF distribution facility is planned to follow a $1.3 million land deal in Maumelle.

CNN: Wal-Mart Expands Foreign Corruption Probe

by Mark Carter 11/15/2012 03:20 pm

Wal-Mart, as anyone with even a passing interest in business news may remember, is in a little hot water for alleged money laundering and tax evasion out of its Mexico subsidiary, Walmex.

Hurricane Katrina Defining Moment In Wal-Mart Giving

by Jan Cottingham 7/2/2012 12:00 am

Because Wal-Mart is a master of logistics it got those items and more to the victims of Hurricane Katrina, one of the worst natural disasters ever to hit this country. And Wal-Mart got those goods to the people of the devastated Gulf Coast faster than did the government of the United States.

Warren Stephens: Inside the Wal-Mart Culture

by Gwen Moritz 7/2/2012 12:00 am

Wal-Mart's corporate culture has kept alive Sam Walton's style of frugality.

After Sam: Did Wal-Mart Lose Its Way After Walton Died?

by Mark Friedman 7/2/2012 12:00 am

Some put the blame of stagnant domestic same-store sales on Wal-Mart's management team, saying it has drifted away from Walton's essential philosophy of offering the lowest price.

Sustainability Efforts Mean Big Environmental Impact at Wal-Mart

by Todd Traub 7/2/2012 12:00 am

In 2005 Wal-Mart launched its sustainability program, designed to encourage corporate environmental responsibility. In attempting to take leadership on the issue and drive the global conversation, Wal-Mart established three broad goals: to be supplied 100 percent by renewable energy, create zero waste and to sell products that sustain people and the environment.

Wal-Mart Used Technology to Become Supply Chain Leader

by Todd Traub 7/2/2012 12:00 am

In its relentless pursuit of low consumer prices, Wal-Mart embraced technology to become an innovator in the way stores track inventory and restock their shelves, cutting costs and passing the savings along to customers. In the process the company became synonymous with the concept of successful supply chain management.

Early Wal-Mart CEO Ron Mayer Remembers Sam Walton

by Kate Knable 7/2/2012 12:00 am

Ron Mayer was Wal-Mart's chairman and CEO from 1974 to 1976. And although founder Sam Walton had served previously as de facto CEO, Mayer was the first to hold the title. Mayer, now 77, worked for Wal-Mart from July 1, 1969, to June 30, 1976.

John Huey, Sam Walton and the Nickel

by Eric Francis 7/2/2012 12:00 am

John Huey remembers collaborating with Sam Walton on the latter's autobiography "Made In America".

Walton Scholarships Spread Education Through South America

by Luke Jones 7/2/2012 12:00 am

The Walton International Scholarship Program is an Arkansas-specific program available to South American students. Participants get a full ride, paid for entirely by the program, to either Harding in Searcy, John Brown University in Siloam Springs or the University of the Ozarks in Clarksville. Sam Walton himself started it 26 years ago.

Founded by Sam Walton, Modernized by Lee Scott

by Gwen Moritz 7/2/2012 12:00 am

The man who wrote the book on Wal-Mart says former Wal-Mart CEO Lee Scott brought Sam Walton's mid-20th century idea into the 21st century

In Walmart's Shadow: How the Other Half Lives

by Luke Jones 7/2/2012 12:00 am

How do modern mom-and-pop shops compete with Wal-Mart? Simple: They don't. They find a niche, some foothold outside the behemoth's path.

Commercial Development: Towns Before and After Wal-Mart

by Luke Jones 7/2/2012 12:00 am

As recently as 50 years ago, downtown was still America's commercial center. A variety of factors moved the center to orbital suburbia. One of those factors was Wal-Mart.

Wealth Created by Wal-Mart Supports Massive Philanthropic Efforts in Arkansas

by Jan Cottingham 7/2/2012 12:00 am

Wal-Mart made a number of Arkansans very rich, and that wealth has been manifested in billions of dollars worth of gifts to educational, medical and cultural institutions in the state.

Influx of Workers Transforms Northwest Arkansas

by Todd Traub 7/2/2012 12:00 am

From highways to airports, from homes to banks, from dining to the arts, the Wal-Mart presence is felt mightily in the Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers Metropolitan Statistical Area anchored by the three cities plus Wal-Mart's home in Bentonville.