Connecting Northwest Arkansas

11/15/2013 - 00:40

Walmart said sales of its Global eCommerce business unit grew by 40% during the third quarter as it increased investments, expanded assortments and included results from a Chinese acquisition.

11/14/2013 - 10:11

Walmart managed to achieve its third quarter profit target despite reporting weaker than expected U.S. sales which prompted the company to issue a tepid outlook for fourth quarter sales at Walmart U.S. stores and Sam’s Club units.

11/12/2013 - 10:50

Holiday shopping continues to encroach on Thanksgiving with Walmart the latest retailer to reveal plans that its promotional activity will begin at 6 p.m. with an expanded range of featured items, price guarantees, deeper inventory levels and detailed crowd control procedures.

11/08/2013 - 13:59

The five year old Green Works brand from Clorox is facing new competition on the natural products front following the launch of Walmart’s Great Value Naturals cleaning products.

11/07/2013 - 19:24

The newest tactic to disparage Walmart by an organization called the Organization United for Respect at Walmart (OUR Walmart) involves race, politics and a convoluted connection to the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

11/07/2013 - 18:18

A pricing glitch on this week generated enormous publicity and did more to promote the retailer’s e-commerce business in advance of the holiday season that any of its other marketing efforts.

11/07/2013 - 17:43

Walmart split with its Indian joint venture partner of seven years recently and the smart folks at the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business put the situation in perspective and offered insight into future possibilities for a market that still boasts more than one billion potential consumers and promising long term prospects.

11/07/2013 - 17:23

Leveraging inventory while driving consumption is the topic of a presentation scheduled for next week in Northwest Arkansas by Walmart’s senior director of consumables replenishment Kendall Trainor.

11/07/2013 - 16:34

Walmart talks a lot about the opportunities it provides to employees and every so often examples pops up that puts things in perspective.

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