Tagged: wal-mart

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.

DC Council Approves Minimum Wage Bill; Wal-Mart Plans on Hold

by Associated Press 7/10/2013 5:19 pm

The D.C. Council approves a bill that would require the Wal-Mart and other big-box chain retailers operating in the nation's capital to pay their employees a "living wage" of at least $12.50 an hour.

Wal-Mart Plans $15B More in Stock Buybacks

by Associated Press 6/7/2013 11:20 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. announced a $15 billion share buyback program at its annual meeting on Friday, as the world's largest retailer faces increasing scrutiny from investors.

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

by Chris Bahn 6/6/2013 9:58 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 4:58 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 9:27 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.

NLRB Tells Union to Back Off Wal-Mart Protests

by Associated Press 1/31/2013 1:28 pm

Labor groups say they will end their picketing at Wal-Mart stores for at least 60 days as part of a settlement with the National Labor Relations Board. But they vowed they will continue to press the world's largest retailer to better overall working conditions, including wages. The agreement, announced by the labor board Thursday, comes after the discounter filed a complaint on Nov. 20 with the board against the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union.