Tagged: wal-mart

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.