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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 >
Legal / Public Companies / Retail

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 >
Legal / Public Companies / Retail

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 >
Legal / Public Companies / Retail

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 >
Construction / Nonprofits / Retail / Tourism

Amazeum Receives $2M in Grants From Walmart

Part of the money will be used to build a new outdoor social gathering area. read more >
Agriculture & Poultry / Retail

Happy Egg of Rogers Takes Lead in Free-Range Industry

Well-treated chickens lay the best eggs, CEO Alex Worley believes, and his premium free-range brand stakes its business on it. And he’s not above a little crowing about how business is going. read more >
Public Companies / Retail

Walmart International CEO Judith McKenna to Retire

Sam's Club President and CEO Kath McLay has been named as McKenna's successor. read more >

Arkansas Children’s Gets $1.4M Gift From Walmart, Sam’s Club

A six-week campaign raised over $40 million for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. read more >
Education / Public Companies / Retail

Retailers, Beware: Resumption of Student Loan Payments Could Lead Some Buyers to Pull Back

Though many hoped their loans might at least be lightened, the Supreme Court last week struck down a Biden administration plan that would have given millions of people some relief from the return of the loan payments. read more >
Legal / Public Companies / Retail

US Sues Walmart for Firing Worker With Seizure Disorder

The suit accuses Walmart of failing to provide a reasonable accommodation for the employee, who worked as a cashier at a store in Bullhead City, Arizona. read more >
Construction

Walmart Plans $257M Beef Packing Plant in Kansas

Once the facility is completed, Walmart expects 667 new permanent jobs for the faciity. read more >
Public Companies / Retail

Walmart Opens Market Fulfillment Center in Northwest Arkansas

It's expected to significantly increase the number of orders the store is able to fulfill in a day, and allow faster fulfillment with lower substitutions. read more >
Legal / Public Companies

Walmart to Pay California $500K in Settlement Over Sale of Brass Knuckles

An investigation into the retail giant first started in 2018, when authorities found Walmart was selling and allowing third-party vendors to sell brass knuckles on its website. read more >
Doug McMillon speakers at the 2019 Walmart shareholders' meeting at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville.
Public Companies / Retail

Walmart Boosts Outlook After Strong Q1, Rising Online Sales

Comparable store sales — those from established stores and online operating over the past 12 months — rose 7.4%, a bit slower than the 8.3% during the fourth quarter but still impressive. read more >
A Walmart location in San Jose, California. The Bentonville-based retail giant has launched the Walmart Healthcare Research Institute SM to add clinical trials to its health care portfolio. 
Business Services / Legal / Public Companies / Retail

Walmart Hit With $19.3M Jury Verdict in Hand Sanitizer Case

The Bentonville retailer abruptly canceled a supplier’s contract in the early stages of the pandemic. read more >
Retail

Walmart to Sell Plus-Size Fashion Brand Eloquii

Walmart acquired Eloquii in 2018 for $100 million, one of several brands it purchased around that time to build up its e-commerce presence to compete with Amazon. read more >
Nearly one-third of the Structurlam facility’s production capacity is earmarked for Walmart’s new Home Office in Bentonville.
Construction / Manufacturing / Public Companies

Structurlam Files for Bankruptcy Protection, Agrees to $60M Sale

The deal with publicly traded Mercer International includes its facility in Conway, which suspended operations in January. 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.
Public Companies / Retail

Walmart CEO’s Total Compensation Dips to $25.3M

The annual total compensation of Walmart's median employee was $27,136, an increase of 7.1% from the previous year. read more >