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Chris Bahn

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Business Writer/ Columnist

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Wal-Mart wooing wealthier shoppers

posted: 11/26/2015 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. executives view recent strides in e-commerce, grocery pickup and smaller format stores as key in helping them compete for higher-income customers.

Online sale to start early, Wal-Mart says

posted: 11/24/2015 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will offer online Christmas shopping deals earlier than usual, the company announced Monday.

BUSINESS MATTERS: Reliance on electronic devices is just getting started, tech speakers say

posted: 11/22/2015 1:51 a.m. Discuss

During a recent technology summit in Northwest Arkansas, one of the speakers noted that audience members would check their mobile phones an average of 5.2 times during her 45-minute presentation. For millennials that number would be more like 15.6 phone checks during those 45 minutes.

Equality index ranks Wal-Mart in Top 20 of Fortune 500 firms

posted: 11/19/2015 2:06 a.m. Discuss

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. again ranked ahead of the state's other Fortune 500 companies in the Corporate Equality Index compiled by the Human Rights Campaign.

Wal-Mart profit falls, but sales rise

posted: 11/18/2015 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. saw same-store sales in the U.S. grow for a fifth-consecutive quarter, a measurement the company's executives used to illustrate that their turnaround plan is working.

Crystal Bridges' $7.6M acquisition is more than eye candy

posted: 11/17/2015 5:45 a.m. Comments 7

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art has acquired an "endless supply" of candy for $7.6 million.

Wal-Mart tapping into high-tech Silicon Valley to boost online sales

posted: 11/15/2015 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will spend up to $1.5 billion this year on its Global e-Commerce Division as the company looks to create a shopping experience that will keep customers from filling their digital and physical shopping carts elsewhere.

Wal-Mart stakes claim in Silicon Valley

posted: 11/15/2015 2:52 a.m. Discuss

CUPERTINO, Calif. -- A line of unmarked charter buses pulled outside of Apple Inc. headquarters a little before 5 p.m. on a Wednesday.

Wal-Mart gives shoppers taste of grocery pickup

posted: 11/15/2015 2:50 a.m. Discuss

SAN BRUNO, Calif. -- Somewhat methodically, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is opening up grocery pickup locations in markets across the U.S.

BUSINESS MATTERS: Casually dressed executive positions Wal-Mart for online success

posted: 11/15/2015 2:44 a.m. Discuss

Wal-Mart Global e-Commerce CEO Neil Ashe tends to wear a suit only on days the company's board of directors are involved.



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