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PHOTOS/VIDEO: Robots to work in 50 Wal-Marts, including several in Arkansas

Subscriber onlyWal-Mart Stores Inc. customers in a few Arkansas stores will soon cross paths with robots roaming the aisles. Continue reading...

More Wal-Mart 'fixing' promised

CEO says store overhauls, online bolstering continues

Subscriber onlyWal-Mart Stores Inc.'s management team has been busy "fixing" the company's domestic stores the past two years, according to U.S. chief executive officer Greg Foran. Continue reading...

Chihuly art extended two weeks at Arkansas museum

Subscriber onlyCrystal Bridges Museum of American Art will keep its outdoor exhibition of glass sculptor Dale Chihuly's work on view to the public a little longer this fall. Continue reading...

Retailer aims to upscale e-shelves

Wal-Mart talking with Lord & Taylor

Subscriber onlyWal-Mart Stores Inc. wants to "elevate" the brands on Walmart.com to compete with Amazon.com and is working on a solution through a partnership with a New York-based department store chain. Continue reading...

Wal-Mart's Store No. 8 aims to see around corner

Subscriber onlyMyron Burke, principal of Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s Store No. 8, pointed to the invention of the iPhone when he considered the mission of the Bentonville company's retail technology investment arm. Continue reading...

Growth declared urgent at Sam's

Wholesaler shifts focus to families

Subscriber onlyJohn Furner didn't wait for analysts and investors gathered at Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s home office in Bentonville last Tuesday to ask the Sam's Club question. Continue reading...

Wal-Mart boosts digital basket

Subscriber onlyOne of the reasons behind Wal-Mart's $3.3 billion acquisition of Jet.com last year was the e-commerce website's "smart cart" technology, which is designed to give online shoppers more control over the price they pay for a basket of goods. Continue reading...

Wal-Mart slows store growth, puts more into e-commerce

Subscriber onlyWal-Mart Stores Inc. expects U.S. e-commerce sales growth of 40 percent in the next fiscal year and plans to open another 1,000 grocery pickup locations, continuing its push to challenge Amazon.com for retail sales by emphasizing the integration of its online and in-store businesses. Continue reading...

New Wal-Mart service to speed up returns

Subscriber onlyWal-Mart Stores Inc. wants to make returns easier for customers and will roll out a new service across its 4,700 U.S. stores next month. Continue reading...

Plans for 1880s house turn to dust; Arkansas home at hub of project collapses during move

Subscriber onlyA Victorian-style house in downtown Bentonville that was being preserved and incorporated into a social and wellness club collapsed last weekend and will have to be razed. Continue reading...

Wal-Mart buys NYC delivery service

Subscriber onlyWal-Mart Stores Inc. has acquired Brooklyn, N.Y.-based delivery service Parcel Inc., taking another step in efforts to develop quicker ways to deliver packages and groceries to customers. Continue reading...

Arkansas store sends scary clown to deliver doughnuts; phone rings 'nonstop,' owner says

Subscriber onlyJacob Lum had no idea someone else was in the room when co-workers told him Tuesday to turn around. So when Lum followed their instructions, he unexpectedly stood face to face with something terrifying: a scary clown clutching red balloons and a box of doughnuts. Continue reading...

Wal-Mart adding to its line of private-label baby items

Subscriber onlyWal-Mart Stores Inc. is expanding and enhancing its line of private-label baby products to lure customers away from competitors such as Target Corp. and Amazon.com. Continue reading...

Wal-Mart adopts Facebook's Workplace

Subscriber onlyWal-Mart Stores Inc. has signed up to use Facebook's Workplace, a comprehensive social networking platform designed for businesses. Continue reading...

Wal-Mart tests new food-stamp plan

It lets people order online, pick up, pay outside store

Subscriber onlyWal-Mart Stores Inc. has introduced a program that will enable food stamp recipients to order groceries online and pay for them at the store through the company's pickup service. Continue reading...