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Wal-Mart Pulls ‘Rope. Tree. Journalist.’ T-shirt

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has pulled a T-shirt offered by an outside seller from its online store after a journalist advocacy group told the retailer it found the shirt threatening. read more >
Shoppers at checkout lines during Wal-Mart's 2015 Black Friday event.
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Dry Weekend Draws Shoppers Even as Online Sales Boom

The driest Thanksgiving weekend in five years may have helped holiday shopping, despite an overall decline in foot traffic. But some shoppers just took notes in the hopes of finding an even better deal online. read more >
Tesla unveiled its new electric semitractor-trailer, which the company said is capable of traveling 500 miles on an electric charge — even with a full load — and will cost less than a diesel semi considering fuel savings, lower maintenance and other factors.
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Tesla Aims to Electrify Big Rigs; Wal-Mart, J.B. Hunt Want In

After more than a decade of making cars and SUVs — and, more recently, solar panels — Tesla Inc. wants to electrify a new type of vehicle: big trucks. read more >
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Wal-Mart Lifts Profit Outlook on Strong Third-Quarter Results

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville raised its annual profit outlook Thursday after the world's largest retailer reported third-quarter results that topped Wall Street projections. read more >
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Amazon or Wal-Mart? Some Retailers are Choosing Alliances

Store chains feeling the upheaval in retail are making strategic alliances — and that can mean picking sides. read more >
Set on 32 acres on Highway 45 at the south end of Fort Smith, the Pernod Ricard USA Hiram Walker plant is a bright spot, employing 230 workers.
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Hiram Walker Plant Keeps Fort Smith in High SpiritsLock Icon

In a city hard hit by manufacturing declines during the past decade, the Hiram Walker plant, set on 32 acres at the south end of town, is a bright spot. read more >
Southern Glazer’s, which has a distribution site in North Little Rock, is accused in a suit by a fired employee  of charging Wal-Mart more for alcohol than it charged competitors.
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Liquor Wholesaler Glazer’s Charged Wal-Mart More, Suit Says

A former vice president at Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits LLC has alleged in a lawsuit that it charged Wal-Mart Stores Inc. more for alcohol than other retailers. read more >
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Wal-Mart Shopper Hurt While Buying Melon Wins $7.5M Verdict

An Alabama man who said he tripped and broke his hip while buying a watermelon at a Walmart store has won a $7.5 million verdict in his lawsuit against the retailer. read more >
Shoppers at checkout lines during Wal-Mart's 2015 Black Friday event.
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Wal-Mart to Offer Black Friday Deals Early on Its Website

Wal-Mart hopes to tempt shoppers with online deals before Black Friday. read more >
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‘Trump Bump’ Benefits Arkansas Stockholders

The “Trump Bump” has been very good for most of the 120 names on this year’s list of the state’s biggest stockholders, but the benefits have not been evenly shared. read more >
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Wal-Mart Hopes to Make Stores Livelier for the Holidays

As more shoppers shift online, Wal-Mart hopes to make its stores more fun this holiday season. read more >
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Wal-Mart’s New Headquarters: Tradition, Not FrillsLock Icon

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says its new headquarters campus on 350 acres in Bentonville will be all about efficiency and not ego. 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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Wal-Mart’s Marc Lore Blows Top Off Exec Compensation List

The word “outlier” was invented to describe things like the top entry on this week’s list of the highest-paid executives employed by public companies in Arkansas. read more >
Doug McMillon, President and CEO of Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
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NRF to Give Doug McMillon ‘Visionary’ Award

The National Retail Federation on Thursday named Wal-Mart Stores Inc. President and CEO Doug McMillon as the 2018 recipient of its "Visionary" award. read more >
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Huff Named to Ranir Board; United Way Hires Three (NWA Movers & Shakers)

Scott Huff, who retired as executive vice president of the consumables and health and wellness divisions at Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville, has been named to the board of directors of Ranir LLC of Grand Rapids, Michigan, a manufacturer of private label consumer oral care products. read more >
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We Look Like Turkeys (Gwen Moritz Editor’s Note)

We have to rebrand Arkansas, and we have to back it up with reality. read more >
Wal-Mart's headquarters in Bentonville.
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Buyer’s Remorse Be Gone, Walmart Puts Returns in Fast Lane

Online sales have divided retailers into two camps: the quick and the dead. read more >
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Wal-Mart, Honing Same-Day Delivery Skills, Buys NYC’s Parcel

Wal-Mart is sharpening its same-day delivery skills through the acquisition of a small, New York City company. read more >
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Wal-Mart’s Jet to Launch High-End Grocery Line for Millennials

Wal-Mart's Jet.com will launch a higher-end grocery line targeting millennials, just over a year after Walmart spent more than $3 billion for the fast-growing online retailer amid more intense competition from Amazon. read more >
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Wal-Mart Has Eye on Premium Diaper Market

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has its eye on the premium diaper market, as more people are getting automatic shipments from online sellers and the company that owns Babies R Us has filed for bankruptcy. read more >