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Walmart Faces $101M Verdict for Breaking Contract With PPE Supplier

The sum was awarded to London Luxury LLC, which argued that Walmart only tried to exit the deal after the retailer lost a major resale customer. read more >
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Empowering Communities: NWA Women Support Black Enterprises

Founded in 2019, Black Owned Northwest Arkansas is an organization that strives to create community and support Black-owned enterprises. read more >
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Walmart to Acquire Smart TV Maker Vizio for $2.3B

The deal aims to expand Walmart's rapidly growing advertising business to compete with Amazon. read more >
Public Companies / Retail

Walmart Rips Again in Q4 as Inflation Retreats

But with inflation falling, Walmart customers are spending less per trip, leading the company to release a modest earnings forecast read more >
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JB Hunt Signs Intermodal Agreement With Walmart

As part of the agreement, J.B. Hunt said it was buying Walmart’s intermodal container and chassis fleets. read more >
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Arkansas’ Biggest Deals in 2023 Total $29B

The No. 1 deal was Nippon Steel’s planned $14.9 billion purchase of U.S. Steel. read more >
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Walmart to Build or Convert 150-Plus Stores in Next 5 Years. It Hasn’t Opened New Stores Since 2021

The news comes as the Bentonville, Arkansas-based chain, like many other retailers, is relying more on its physical stores to fulfill online orders and use them as online pickup locations. read more >
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Walmart’s Latest Perk for US Store Managers? Stock Grants

Walmart is further sweetening the perks for its U.S. store managers as the nation's largest retailer and private employer seeks to retain its leaders and attract new ones in a still competitive job market. read more >
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Prisoners in the US are Part of a Hidden Workforce Linked to Hundreds of Popular Food Brands

With about 2 million people locked up, U.S. prison labor from all sectors has morphed into a multibillion-dollar empire, extending far beyond the classic images of prisoners stamping license plates, working on road crews or battling wildfires. read more >
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Self-Checkout is Here to Stay, but it’s Going Through a Reckoning

NEW YORK (AP) — The promise of self-checkout was alluring: Customers could avoid long lines by scanning and bagging their own items, workers could be freed of doing those monotonous […] read more >
Nonprofits / Public Companies

Walmart Foundation Pledges $1M to Humanitarian Aid in Gaza

The donation follows the Walmart Foundation’s $1 million investment in Magen David Adom, Israel's national emergency medical, disaster, ambulance and blood bank service. read more >
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Denali Renews Food Waste Recycling Agreement With Walmart

The partnership will allow Denali to divert millions of pounds of food that is no longer edible away from landfills each year. read more >
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Walmart to Build $350M Milk Plant in Georgia, Expanding Dairy Supply Control

Arkansas-based Walmart said the plant will provide milk to more than 750 Walmart and Sam's Club stores in Georgia and neighboring states. read more >
Public Companies / Retail

Walmart’s Head of Fashion Talks About Changing its Staid Image in Fashion

The Bentonville, Arkansas-based discounter has been adding mannequins and colorful displays of its clothing, while bolstering its fashion to include casual work wear like cargo pants, jumpsuits and trendy dresses. read more >
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Walmart Accused of Illegally Firing Disabled Employee

It's the fifth time this year that the EEOC has sued Walmart over alleged violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act. read more >
Retail

Retail Sales Rise 0.6% in August Largely Due to Higher Gas Prices

The surge in gas prices is coursing through the economy and could slow down shoppers' momentum heading into the critical holiday shopping season. read more >
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Walmart Faces Class Action Over Test That ‘Screened Out’ Disabled Workers

The exam was part of a training program designed to measure employees' knowledge of customer service, inventory essentials and more. read more >
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Walmart Refused to Accommodate Deaf Employees, US Lawsuit Says

The suit says that a Walmart store in Olathe, Kansas, hired two deaf employees as overnight stockers but refused to provide an interpreter or communic read more >
Public Companies / Retail

Walmart Cuts Starting Hourly Pay for Some Workers

The moves come as the U.S. job market is starting to loosen up bit. read more >
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Amazeum Receives $2M in Grants From Walmart

Part of the money will be used to build a new outdoor social gathering area. read more >