Tagged: wal-mart

Wal-Mart Will Participate in Biden Gun Control Talks

by Associated Press 1/9/2013 11:17 am

Vice President Joe Biden is conducting a series of gatherings this week aimed at building a consensus around proposals to curb gun violence following the deadly shooting at a Newtown, Conn., elementary school last month.

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 3:20 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.

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.

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.

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.

Wal-Mart IPO Set the Stage for Global Expansion

by George Waldon 7/2/2012 12:00 am

In preparation for the IPO, a hodge-podge of ownership interests in different stores was consolidated under one corporate banner: Wal-Mart Stores Inc. The corporation represented the merger of 78 partners that owned pieces of 32 stores, with the Walton family owning a majority stake in each. The stores also were a mixed bag of Wal-Mart Discount City, Ben Franklin, Walton’s Family Center and Ben Franklin Family Center.

Wal-Mart at 50: A Not-So-Short History Of the World’s Largest Retailer

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

The lessons Sam Walton learned during those early, successful years of Wal-Mart allowed him to build the most successful retail chain in history. And just like the times that he took his planes up to search for potential Wal-Mart sites, it was Mr. Sam himself who was behind the stick, deciding which direction to go.

Bentonville: Main Street Story is Like a Fairy Tale (Main Street Preservation (Over 20K) | Winner)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/17/2011 12:00 am

Part of the dynamic growth Bentonville has experienced over the past decade revolves around downtown revitalization. Many new businesses have opened around the downtown square. That emphasis on keeping downtown vibrant as the city grows has earned it recognition as a 2011 Arkansas Business City of Distinction in the category of Main Street Preservation.