Tagged: wal-mart

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.

Where To Find Local Deals and Discounts on Black Friday

by Karen Martin 11/23/2011 5:34 am

Check out these start-of-Christmas-season sales and specials coming on Black Friday (Nov. 25) -- and earlier -- at central Arkansas retailers. More to come on Friday.

Photos: Reaction to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Gratifies Alice Walton

by Karen Martin 10/24/2011 2:27 pm

Alice Walton told journalists at a media tour Monday that her greatest surprise in the journey toward completion of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art had been the public reaction to her brainchild. "I never expected people to be so excited," the Wal-Mart heiress said.

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.

Crystal Bridges Museum: For Alice Walton, It's About Love—of Art, History, Country and Family

by Jan Cottingham 9/29/2011 12:00 am

Articles about Alice Walton and the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art have tended to focus on big numbers: an $800 million endowment, hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of artwork, 200,000 square feet of museum space, 250,000 people expected to visit the Bentonville showplace yearly. Alice Walton loves art; she finds it transformative, spiritual. She loves American history, and American art tells the American story. She wants to share these loves.

Crystal Bridges Museum Admission To Be Free for All Thanks to Wal-Mart

by Karen Martin 7/28/2011 9:39 am

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art announced that Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is giving the Bentonville museum a $20 million grant to cover admission fees for all visitors. Opening date is Nov. 11.

Former Razorback QB Mallett Appearing At Autograph Events In Northwest Arkansas

by Chris Bahn 1/27/2011 9:00 am

Ryan Mallett, the former Arkansas quarterback is taking a break from training for the NFL Draft and is making several promotional stops, including four autograph signings at local Wal-Mart stores on Friday and Saturday. Mallett’s schedule:

Stay: Toys and Stimuli for Your Favorite Pup

by Soirée Staff 8/2/2010 12:00 am

Here are some mind-stimulating playthings, handmade, natural toys, stylish collars and fun little extras for your pup.

Rogers Makes List of Best Small Cities

by Mark Carter 7/12/2010 10:23 am

Rogers has cracked CNN/Money's small-city top 10 Best Places to Live in America. Money listed its top 100 best small cities for 2010 -- the Benton County seat came in at No. 10.