Tagged: wal-mart

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.

Man Rejects Wal-Mart's Offer to Return to Work

by Associated Press 10/25/2013 11:26 am

A man who lost his job at Wal-Mart after interrupting an assault of a woman in the parking lot says he's rejecting the company's offer to return to work.

Muslim Group Seeks Rehiring of NY Wal-Mart Worker

by Associated Press 9/13/2013 2:38 pm

A Muslim advocacy group is asking Wal-Mart to rehire a worker who posted derogatory comments about Muslim customers on Facebook and was fired last week.

Wal-Mart Sued Over Plastic Bag's Failure

by Associated Press 8/28/2013 9:37 am

An eastern Nebraska man has sued Wal-Mart, saying the failure of an overfilled plastic shopping bag led to the death of his wife.

Wal-Mart Says It Will Extend Health Benefits to Domestic Partners

by Associated Press 8/27/2013 3:11 pm

The nation's largest private employer said Tuesday that the changes were made so it could have one uniform policy for all 50 states at a time when some states have their own definitions of what constitutes domestic partnerships and civil unions.

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.