Tagged: walmart

Doctors Say Walmart Opioid Policy Tough to Swallow

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/29/2018 12:00 am

Walmart’s new strategy to help stop opioid abuse isn’t sitting well with some doctors.

Crystal Bridges Announces $2M Gift, Vision For Momentary

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/13/2018 11:01 am

Walmart Inc. of Bentonville donates $2 million to The Momentary, a new contemporary arts venue by Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art scheduled to open in early 2020.

U.S. Supreme Court: States Can Force Online Shoppers To Pay Sales Tax

by Associated Press 6/21/2018 9:52 am

The 5-4 ruling Thursday is a win for states, who said they were losing out on billions of dollars annually under two decades-old Supreme Court decisions that impacted online sales tax collection.

Walmart Rolls Out New Shop-by-Text Service

by Associated Press 5/31/2018 4:04 pm

Walmart is unveiling a $50-a-month membership service that lets harried shoppers use text messages to order items to be home delivered.

Walmart Removes Cosmopolitan Magazine From Checkout Aisles

by Associated Press 3/28/2018 1:39 pm

Walmart says it was a business decision to remove Cosmopolitan magazine from its checkout aisles, but some groups have raised concerns about the sexual content of the publication marketed to women.

Update: Walmart Raises Wages, Closes 63 Sam's Clubs

by Associated Press 1/12/2018 7:21 am

Walmart confirmed that it is closing dozens of Sam's Club warehouse stores across the country — a move that seems sure to cost jobs — on the same day it announced that it was boosting its starting salary for U.S. workers and handing out one-time bonuses to others.

Governor Asks PSC to Pass On Benefit of Tax Cut

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 1/11/2018 2:20 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson said in a letter Thursday that the Arkansas Public Service Commission should, “as expeditiously as possible, take whatever steps are necessary to pass the benefit of the corporate tax cut to Arkansas families and businesses in the form of lower utility rates."

Walmart to Award $1.12M in Grants Wednesday

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/5/2017 10:04 am

Walmart will host a “Day of Giving” in Little Rock at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday to award Walmart Foundation Arkansas State Giving grants totaling $1.12 million to 11 nonprofits.

Target Joins Other Retailers in Offering Voice Shopping

by Associated Press 10/12/2017 9:29 am

Target is jumping into voice-activated shopping as it deepens its relationship with Google, offering thousands of items found in the store except for perishables like fruit and milk.

Walmart Sees The Future And It Is Digital

by Associated Press 10/10/2017 9:10 am

Walmart is all about online, anticipating digital sales next year will rise about 40 percent and that it will double the number of U.S. curbside locations for online grocery shoppers at its stores.

Buyer's Remorse Be Gone, Walmart Puts Returns in Fast Lane

by Associated Press 10/9/2017 9:29 am

Online sales have divided retailers into two camps: the quick and the dead.

Not Home? Walmart Wants To Walk In And Stock Your Fridge

by Associated Press 9/22/2017 11:45 am

Walmart is testing a new service that lets a delivery person walk into your home when you're not there to drop off packages or put groceries in the fridge.

Walton Family Foundation Awards $454.4M in Grants in 2016

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 5/22/2017 10:52 am

The Walton Family Foundation awarded $454.4 million in grants for K-12 education and environmental programs, home region and special projects in 2016, according to the nonprofit’s annual report released on Monday.

More Moe’s On the Way, Owner Says

by Jan Cottingham 1/25/2016 12:00 am

Melanie Hoggard, owner of six Moe’s Southwest Grill locations in Arkansas, is planning to roll out three more Moe’s in the next two years: in Fayetteville and Jonesboro with the third location to be determined, but potentially Fort Smith.

Harps Expands Amid Competition from Wal-Mart, Kroger, Others

by Gwen Moritz 11/16/2015 12:00 am

Harps sold $708 million worth of groceries in the fiscal year that ended in August, enough to make it one of the 15 largest private companies based in Arkansas but a rounding factor for Wal-Mart Stores Inc., headquartered 18 miles away in Bentonville.

7 Arkansas Companies on Fortune 500 List

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/5/2015 10:12 am

Seven firms based in Arkansas find themselves on the lastest list of Fortune 500 companies. Wal-Mart of Bentonville once again tops the list.

But It Feels So Right (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 8/26/2013 12:00 am

I truly enjoy Facebook, but some of the stuff that gets passed around just makes me want to scream (or use ALL CAPS): “Did you rub any two brain cells together before circulating this junk?” The lack of “critical thinking” skills clearly isn’t limited to “kids these days.” People who are old enough to know better still participate in the sharing of “facts” that just feel so right, even though they can’t withstand even cursory consideration.

Arkansas Eco-Hero: Michelle Mauthe Harvey of the Environmental Defense Fund

by Lauren James 3/18/2013 12:00 am

Michelle Mauthe Harvey's main focuses are product chemicals, sustainable food and agriculture, as well as environmental health issues and alternative energy. For those, she has co-chaired the development of a screening tool for chemicals that Walmart sells — like household cleaners and insecticides. This tool examines alternatives that can be used in the place of toxic chemicals.

Wal-Mart Eyes Springdale Store In 2014, City Aims For More Retail

by Chris Bahn 12/20/2012 1:25 pm

A 180,000-SF Wal-Mart store, set to open in fall 2014, is expected be the anchor tenant for a new 70-acre retail development in west Springdale. City leaders expect interest in the project to be high.

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Brings Together Nature With Classics

by Amanda Hoelzeman 7/23/2012 12:00 am

Nestled among 120 acres of Ozark woodlands in Bentonville, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is more than a museum — it’s a destination, an economic development tool and a mesmerizing tribute to the history of American art, whose significance extends far beyond the borders of The Natural State.