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Jamie Foxx hosts the 2018 Walmart Inc. annual meeting at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville.
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Video: Watch the Walmart Shareholders’ Meeting Here

The Walmart annual shareholders' meeting, hosted by actor and comedian Jamie Foxx, took place beginning at Bud Walton Arena on the University of Arkansas campus in Fayetteville. read more >
Marc Lore, a founder of Jet.com, received nearly a quarter billion dollars in compensation from Wal-Mart in 2016.
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Walmart, Other Retailers Step Up Personalization on Their Websites

Shoppers will see more personalization based on where they are and what they've bought before on the Walmart website, as the retailer and several other stores try to build stronger connections with shoppers used to the customization of Amazon. read more >
Doug McMillon, president and CEO of  Wal-Mart Stores Inc., has aggressively pushed the discount retailer into a new era emphasizing online shopping. Many of Wal-Mart’s moves in 2017 took direct aim at its chief competitor, Amazon.
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Walmart to Move Formal Business Out of Walton Arena Party

Walmart Inc. of Bentonville said Wednesday that it will change the format of its annual shareholders meeting, which takes place June 1 at Bud Walton Arena at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. read more >
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Wal-Mart Wins Challenge to Refusal of Liquor Licenses in Texas

An industry association representing Texas' liquor store operators says it will appeal a federal judge's ruling that opens the door for Walmart in Texas to sell liquor by the bottle. read more >

Not Handy? Walmart Offers TV Installers, Furniture Builders

Walmart doesn't just want to sell TVs and furniture — it wants to send a professional home to set them up, too. read more >

On Medicaid? Amazon Offers Recipients a Prime Discount

Amazon has taken another step to woo low-income shoppers to its site and away from rival Walmart. read more >
Walmart Inc. is expanding its meal kit offerings to more stores.
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Walmart Expanding Meal Kits to More Stores

Walmart is expanding its meal kits nationwide after testing the service in some of its stores, a move that will heighten its competition with Amazon. read more >
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Walmart, Dick’s Take Harder Line Against Guns

Dick's Sporting Goods and Walmart took steps Wednesday to restrict gun sales, adding two retail heavyweights to the growing rift between corporate America and the gun lobby. read more >
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Walmart Launching New Clothes Brands, as Target, Amazon Have

Walmart is launching new private-label clothing brands, a move its rivals Target and Amazon have made as well. read more >
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Walmart to Launch New Online Home Shopping Experience

Walmart is launching a new online home shopping experience in the coming weeks that will let shoppers discover items based on their style. read more >
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Walmart’s Bruising Battle with Amazon Saps 4Q Results

The world's largest retailer reports smaller-than-expected fourth-quarter profit as it wrestles with slower e-commerce sales. read more >
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Venture Fund Invests in Startups to Improve Labor Practices

Companies like Apple and Walt Disney as well as Walmart's philanthropic foundation are investors in a $23 million venture fund aiming to use tools like artificial intelligence and blockchain technology to improve global labor practices. read more >
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Cooler Heads (Editorial)

Where NAFTA can be improved, it should be improved, but scrapping the pact in its entirety would create real economic pain in Arkansas. read more >
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Walmart Layoffs at Home Office to Cost Up to 499 Their Jobs

Walmart, the world's largest retailer, is laying off workers at its Arkansas headquarters this week. read more >
A Wal-Mart Express store in Arkansas. The retailer is accelerating its expansion of small stores as it looks to compete with a variety of rivals, from dollar stores to drug chains.
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Small-Town Budgets Hurting From Loss of Mini Walmarts

The closure of Wal-Mart's small-footprint Express stores have hurt the budgets of some small towns. read more >
Ben Hasan, gesturing, and Mary Oleksiuk, right, addressed diversity at  a recent Northwest Arkansas Council meeting. Hasan is Walmart’s chief diversity and inclusion officer. Oleksiuk leads human resources at Tyson.
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Northwest Arkansas Businesses Focusing on InclusionLock Icon

Northwest Arkansas business executives and academic leaders say there is no longer any question that the area’s population is growing more diverse. read more >
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Gender Diversity on Company Boards Accelerates in Arkansas

Since November 2014, the last time Arkansas Business measured the estrogen fueling the state’s publicly traded companies, the number of women directors has grown by more than 40 percent, and the number of all-male boards has been cut in half. read more >
Judith McKenna
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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 >
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Wal-Mart Gives Workers a Way to Get Paid Earlier

Walmart is providing workers with an app aimed at helping them budget their money and get paid before payday. read more >
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In the Age of Amazon, Walmart is Changing Its Legal Name

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is changing its legal name effective Feb. 1 as it shifts away from physical stores in the age of Amazon's increasing dominance. read more >