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Through The Years: The 2010s (40 Years of Arkansas Business)

See highlights from Arkansas Business from 2010-2019. read more >
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‘Succession’ Versus Success (Lance Turner Editor’s Note)

Whatever industry you’re in and whatever the size of your organization, a good succession plan is a must-have. read more >
Judith McKenna
Public Companies / Retail

Wal-Mart Names Judith McKenna CEO of International

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville promotes Judith McKenna to president and CEO of Walmart International, the company's second-largest operating segment. read more >
Wal-Mart CEO Doug McMillon says the retailer is already seeing benefits from raising worker pay.
Investments / Public Companies / Retail

At Wal-Mart, Doug McMillon’s Total Pay Rises to $19.8M

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. President and CEO C. Douglas McMillon saw his total compensation increase 2.1 percent to $19.8 million for the fiscal year that ended Jan. 31 compared with the previous year. read more >
Business Services / Public Companies / Transportation

Arkansas Executive Use of Company Jets Rises in 2013

Top executives at nine of Arkansas’ public companies valued their personal flights on company jets at a total of $2.4 million for 2013, according to proxy statements filed with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission and compiled by Arkansas Business. read more >
Headquarters of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Bentonville
Legal / Public Companies / Retail

Wal-Mart Fires Back at ISS, Which Criticized Its Board

Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer, fired back at a prominent proxy advisory firm that critiqued the company's executive pay plan and how it's handled an overseas bribery probe. read more >
Wal-Mart's board of directors has elected Doug McMillon as the company's next CEO.
Investments / Public Companies / Retail

Wal-Mart CEO Doug McMillon Gets $25.6M Pay Package

C. Douglas McMillon, who became the president and CEO of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville on Feb. 1, saw his total compensation skyrocket 168 percent to $25.6 million for the fiscal year that ended Jan. 31 as compared with the previous year. read more >
Wal-Mart's board of directors has elected Doug McMillon as the company's next CEO.
Public Companies / Retail

Former Wal-Mart Chief Mike Duke Gets Parting Gift of Painting from Successor

Brendan O’Connell shares with us that Doug McMillon, president and CEO of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville, gave an O’Connell artwork to his predecessor as head honcho, Mike Duke. read more >
Wal-Mart's board of directors has elected Doug McMillon as the company's next CEO.
Public Companies / Retail

Wal-Mart Board Elects Doug McMillon to Succeed Mike Duke As Company CEO

Doug McMillon, who unloaded trucks at a Wal-Mart distribution center for hourly pay while working his way through college, will be the next CEO of the world's largest retailer. read more >
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. CEO Mike Duke at Wednesday's investor conference in Bentonville.
Public Companies / Real Estate / Retail

Wal-Mart CEO Mike Duke: US Economy Tough, Unpredictable

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says it plans to accelerate growth of its small stores by linking them to its supercenters, which will serve as mini-warehouses for their smaller cousins. The plans come as Wal-Mart aims to cut costs and respond to shoppers' demands for convenience as it faces more competition. read more >
Headquarters of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Bentonville
Public Companies / Retail

At Summit, Wal-Mart Pushes ‘Made in America’

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. spearheaded an effort Thursday to bring together retailers, suppliers and government officials so they can figure out how to bring more manufacturing jobs to the United States. read more >
Mike Duke was paid $20.7 million last year as CEO of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., and he cashed out another $7.1 million worth of stock options.
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Wal-Mart’s Mike Duke Tops in Pay, Dillards Rule in Stock Options

Mike Duke is the No. 1 guy at the No. 1 company in the world, so it would be a surprise if he weren’t No. 1 on Arkansas Business’ list of the state’s highest-paid public company executives. read more >
Wal-Mart CEO Mike Duke. At its annual meeting, the retailer announced a $15 billion share buyback program.
Investments / Public Companies / Retail

Wal-Mart’s Proxy Vote Shows Dissent Against Executives

Wal-Mart's final shareholder vote for its board of directors is showing dissent against key executives and directors, including its CEO Mike Duke, as the company deals with the fallout from overseas bribery allegations. read more >
"X-Men" and "Les Miserablés" star Hugh Jackman emceed Friday's Wal-Mart shareholder meeting.
Manufacturing / Public Companies / Retail

‘Integrity,’ ‘Compliance’ Take Center Stage At Wal-Mart Annual Meeting

Once again there were multiple celebrities on hand to help Wal-Mart celebrate its annual shareholders meeting. But the themes of integrity and compliance took center stage on Friday at Bud Walton Arena. read more >
Wal-Mart CEO Mike Duke, speaking at an investor conference in October in Rogers.
Public Companies / Retail

Mike Duke Among Top 50 Highest-Paid CEOs As Ranked by AP

Mike Duke, CEO of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville, is ranked among The Associated Press' 50 highest-paid CEOs of 2012, as calculated by executive pay research firm Equilar. He is the only CEO of an Arkansas-based public company to rank in the top 50. read more >
Headquarters of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Bentonville
Investments / Public Companies / Retail

Wal-Mart 1Q Sales Down 1.4 Percent But Profit Up; Mike Duke Cites ‘Considerable Headwinds’

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville reports a first-quarter same-store sales decline of 1.4 percent and earnings that narrowly miss analysts' expectations as its CEO cites "considerable headwinds" to top line sales. read more >
3. Wal-Mart CEO Michael Duke assured shareholders that the retailer was “doing everything we can to get to the bottom” of allegations that the company had violated the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. 
Investments / Public Companies / Retail

Wal-Mart CEO Mike Duke Earned $21 Million Last Year

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. read more >
Clockwise from top left: Mr. Dunderbak's makes its return to McCain Mall, Arkansas Children's Hospital makes grand plans, Gus Malzahn returns to Auburn from a one-year stint at Arkansas State, Jon Brawner thought it was wild goose season and Oxford American makes some changes in its masthead.
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Arkansas Business: The Best & Worst News of 2012

There was good news and there was bad news in Arkansas in 2012. And in case you’ve forgotten the details, the Arkansas Business staff is here to remind you. read more >
Businessweek's OUR Wal-Mart cover, via Richard Turley's Tumblr.
Public Companies / Retail

Bloomberg Businessweek Puts OUR Wal-Mart on Its Latest Cover

Bloomberg Businessweek magazine takes a look at OUR Wal-Mart, a group of employees that staged Black Friday demonstrations against the world's largest retailer and its labor practices. read more >
Wal-Mart CEO Mike Duke, speaking at an investor conference in October in Rogers.
Retail

Wal-Mart CEO Mike Duke on ‘Fiscal Cliff,’ Bribery Charges, Sustainability

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. CEO Mike Duke speaks at a Council of Foreign Relations event in New York City and says his customers are wieghed down by the fast-approaching "fiscal cliff." read more >