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ArcBest's 4Q profit $36.6M; leap from ’16 includes big boost from new U.S. tax law

Subscriber onlyArcBest Corp. reported net income of $36.6 million for the fourth quarter of 2017, an increase from $1.6 million a year ago that included a $24.5 million benefit from the new federal tax structure. Continue reading...

Wal-Mart adjusting product delivery guidelines, laying out revamped plan at forum

Subscriber onlyWal-Mart Stores Inc. is adjusting its product delivery guidelines and will lay out its revamped plan during a two-day supplier growth forum that begins today. Continue reading...

Wal-Mart's short-film ad campaign at Oscars using female directors

Subscriber onlyWal-Mart Stores Inc. will be back in the spotlight during the Academy Awards on March 4, and this time the company has asked three female directors to lead its advertising campaign. Continue reading...

Retailer strikes e-book alliance

Wal-Mart to sell Kobo eReaders

Subscriber onlyWal-Mart Stores Inc. has enlisted another partner in its global battle with Amazon.com. Continue reading...

Wal-Mart sheds hundreds of jobs at its headquarters in Arkansas

Subscriber onlyWal-Mart Stores Inc. eliminated the jobs of corporate workers in several departments at its headquarters Thursday as part of what the retailer said is an ongoing effort to cut costs and improve the efficiency of its operations. Continue reading...

More jobs cut at Wal-Mart's headquarters in Arkansas

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. conducted a larger round of job cuts at its corporate offices in Bentonville on Thursday, eliminating positions across several departments. Continue reading...

1st round of cuts hits Wal-Mart HQ in Arkansas

Subscriber onlyThe jobs of an unspecified number of Wal-Mart employees in the retailer's marketing department in Bentonville were eliminated Wednesday, multiple sources said. Continue reading...

Tax benefit buoys J.B. Hunt's 4Q

16% jump in revenue led by brokerage unit, trucker says

Subscriber onlyJ.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. on Thursday reported net income of $385.3 million for the fourth quarter, a 228 percent jump from a year ago led by an estimated benefit from the new federal tax structure. Continue reading...

Arkansas firm gears up to 'triage' if Wal-Mart makes another large round of job cuts

Bentonville mayor, others take report in stride that 1,000 layoffs imminent

Subscriber onlyThe staff at recruiting firm Cameron Smith & Associates has implemented a "sundown rule" as it anticipates corporate job cuts at Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Continue reading...

British top exec shined in U.S.

McKenna to lead global Wal-Mart

Subscriber onlyAs chief operating officer of Wal-Mart's U.S. business, Judith McKenna played an integral role in helping the Bentonville retailer overhaul its domestic stores. Continue reading...

Wal-Mart to throw in opioid disposer

Rx customers can disable leftovers

Subscriber onlyWal-Mart Stores Inc. will begin offering pharmacy customers a way to dispose of unused prescription drugs in their homes, taking a step it hopes will help curb the misuse of opioids. Continue reading...

Wal-Mart to ax 1,000 jobs, most at Arkansas headquarters, report says

Subscriber onlyWal-Mart Stores Inc. is preparing to eliminate about 1,000 corporate positions before the end of the fiscal year in ongoing efforts to control costs and improve efficiency. Continue reading...

Wal-Mart raising pay, closing 63 Sam's Clubs

Subscriber onlyEmployees at 63 Sam's Clubs across the U.S. were informed by the company Thursday that their stores were either being closed or converted into e-commerce warehouses. Continue reading...

Wal-Mart expands no-line checkouts

Subscriber onlyWal-Mart Stores Inc. is rolling out a service to a larger audience this month that lets shoppers scan and pay for items without going through checkout lines. Continue reading...

Arkansas' Crystal Bridges Museum to lend 2 iconic paintings

Subscriber onlyTwo of the cornerstones of the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art permanent collection will not be on view in Bentonville for a good portion of 2018. Continue reading...