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Walmart all business at Northwest Arkansas event

Subscriber onlyWalmart Inc. has separated the business from the party during its 2018 shareholders week. Continue reading...

Walmart offering college as a perk

Retailer to help workers pay for school

Subscriber onlyWalmart Inc. is offering a new benefit for its U.S. employees, giving them the opportunity to earn college degrees from three universities in hopes the perk will help the retailer attract and retain workers. Continue reading...

Walmart’s bold steps shrink profit; analysts wonder whether e-commerce spending will pay off

Subscriber onlyWalmart Inc. has spent the past year reshaping its business, making a handful of noteworthy decisions executives believe will set the company up for success over the next generation. Continue reading...

Groups report worker abuses

Mind suppliers, Walmart urged

Subscriber onlyWomen working in Asian factories in Walmart Inc.'s garment supply chain are subjected to sexual harassment, abuse and violence, according to research conducted by a coalition of worker-rights organizations. Continue reading...

Georgia O'Keeffe omnipresent in 'The Beyond' exhibition at Crystal Bridges

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- Georgia O'Keeffe's iconic painting, Jimson Weed/White Flower No. 1, is one of the first pieces visitors will see when they enter the exhibition gallery at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art over the next several months. Continue reading...

E-sales leap in Walmart's 1Q

Overall results signal ‘solid’ quarter, analyst says; shares fall

Subscriber onlyWalmart Inc.'s domestic e-commerce business rebounded in the first quarter and in-store sales and traffic increased once again, but concerns about profits amid its competition with Amazon.com and others continued to weigh on the company's stock Thursday. Continue reading...

U.S. Walmart stores drop Scan & Go

Subscriber onlyWalmart Inc. no longer offers its Scan & Go service in U.S. stores, ending a test designed to make shopping easier for customers by giving them the chance to bypass the checkout line. Continue reading...

ArcBest workers' contract delayed

‘No’ votes a hitch in Teamster pact

Subscriber onlyImplementation of a national master freight agreement between ArcBest Corp. and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters has been delayed after nine supplemental contracts were rejected by ABF Freight workers this week. Continue reading...

Loss forecast, but ArcBest nets $10M

Subscriber onlyArcBest Corp. on Thursday reported net income of $10 million in the first quarter of 2018, an improvement from a loss of $7.4 million during the same quarter a year ago. Continue reading...

Walmart buys 77% stake in Flipkart

$16B India deal retailer’s biggest

Subscriber onlyWalmart Inc. has agreed to pay $16 billion to acquire a 77 percent stake in India e-commerce company Flipkart, finalizing a big investment in its battle with Amazon.com in one of the world's fastest-growing retail markets. Continue reading...

Northwest Arkansas trade forum offers Africa insight

Subscriber onlyToyin Umesiri's career path changed three years ago when she returned to her home country of Nigeria for the first time in more than a decade to attend her father's funeral. Continue reading...

Growth key to Walmart's overseas shift

Business partnerships take the place of ‘just getting big’

Subscriber onlyThe international business model for Walmart Inc. has been straightforward for much of the past 20 years, according to analysts and consultants. Continue reading...

Walmart's India deal said to jell

Investment in Net retailer Flipkart reportedly to close soon

Subscriber onlyWalmart Inc. is closing in on a deal that would give the company a leading position in India's online retail market as it battles Amazon.com. Continue reading...

Walmart to sell U.K. unit Asda

Retailer keeps 42% stake in $10.1B deal, if regulators OK it

Subscriber onlyWalmart Inc. took a significant step in reshaping its international business Monday, agreeing to sell its U.K. grocery chain, Asda, to rival Sainsbury's in a deal valued at $10.1 billion. Continue reading...

Walmart's food-tracking up, running

Subscriber onlyWalmart Inc. is no longer just testing the use of blockchain technology in its food-supply chain, according to Frank Yiannas, vice president of food safety. Continue reading...

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