The world's largest retailer kicked off this year's shareholders meeting early this morning — 6:30 a.m., to be precise.
A meeting of Wal-Mart international employees was the first item of business. The global group gathered at Barnhill Arena on the campus of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. An hour later, U.S. employees gathered at the university's Bud Walton Arena.
The big show is the 7 a.m. Friday shareholder meeting. The show's lineup is kept under wraps until the big day. Past performers have included Justin Timberlake, Will Smith, Taylor Swift and Mariah Carey. Actor Hugh Jackman was last year's host.
Read tomorrow's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for full details.