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Soon, money transfers by Wal-Mart

posted: 04/18/2014 2:04 a.m. Discuss

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. announced Thursday that it’s getting into the domestic money-transfer business, using lower fees and a simplified process to undercut competitors Western Union Inc. and MoneyGram International Inc., which already offers money-transfer services in Wal-Mart’s 4,000 U.S. stores.

Retailer talks of efficient building

posted: 04/16/2014 3:23 a.m. Discuss

Wal-Mart’s sustainability expert, Don Moseley, talks a lot about the retailer’s first LEED-certified store in South Euclid, Ohio.

Retailer opens up job shifts online

posted: 04/12/2014 2:27 a.m. Discuss

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has completed the rollout of a program that allows employees to go on the company’s employee website and sign up for open shifts as they become available.

Wal-Mart opens up to Wild Oats, seeks organic-food edge

posted: 04/10/2014 3:18 a.m. Discuss

Wild Oats, considered a pioneer in the organic-food industry, is making a comeback in Wal-Mart.

Retailer files suit in photo wrangle

posted: 04/09/2014 3:12 a.m. Discuss

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and its visitors center/museum in Bentonville are suing a Fayetteville photography studio for images — mostly negatives — of historic Wal-Mart events, Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton and his family that predate the founding of the company.

Restored art wins award

posted: 04/02/2014 4:59 a.m. Discuss

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art recently won the Arkansas Museums Association’s award for Outstanding Achievement in Conservation for its restorative work on Vaquero, a 16-foot fiberglass sculpture of a Mexican cowboy atop a bucking bronco.

CVS adding four stores in state

posted: 04/01/2014 2:58 a.m. Discuss

New England-based pharmacy retailer CVS Caremark Corp. is adding four stores in key Arkansas locations — three of them in Wal-Mart’s backyard of Northwest Arkansas.

Probe’s 2 years cost Wal-Mart $439 million

posted: 03/27/2014 5 a.m. Comment 1

A probe into whether global retail giant Wal-Mart Stores Inc. violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act is costing the company millions — $439 million over the past two fiscal years and up to $240 million in the current fiscal year — and the tally is expected to rise even higher before all matters are settled.

Food-aid cut hurts, Wal-Mart tells SEC

posted: 03/26/2014 3:32 a.m. Discuss

As Wal-Mart strives to maintain its spot as the world’s largest retailer, the company and its shareholders have lots to be anxious about — from growing competition from other retailers and the wrath of Mother Nature to legal and regulatory action and economic strains here and abroad, according to a company report.

CRYSTAL BRIDGES PREVIEW: Museum partygoers sample ‘Taste for Modernism’ exhibit

posted: 03/23/2014 4:24 a.m. Gallery Discuss

BENTONVILLE — The sights and sounds were uniquely Paris — a lithe, curly-headed mime moved with exaggerated gestures outside Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art’s temporary exhibition space while a dapperly dressed clarinet player performed nearby.

Walmart To Go has a bigger feel

posted: 03/20/2014 3:18 a.m. Discuss

Wal-Mart Stores Inc.’s first standalone convenience store, which opened quietly last weekend just down the street from the retailer’s world headquarters, looks like a convenience store in front but feels more like a Wal-Mart inside.

Wright’s Usonian homes few, but influence wide

posted: 03/17/2014 3:51 a.m. Discuss

BENTONVILLE — “Usonian” was the label that iconic American architect Frank Lloyd Wright gave the distinctive type of American architecture that would become a precursor to today’s ranchstyle home.

Crystal Bridges to show 62 pieces by art masters

posted: 03/14/2014 3:22 a.m. Discuss

William C. “Bill” Paley, son of CBS network founder and noted modern art collector William S. Paley, said he grew up unaware of the 20th century masterpieces that surrounded him in the family’s home on Long Island.

Retailer finances improve with sun

posted: 03/12/2014 3:11 a.m. Discuss

Speaking to a group of analysts in New York on Tuesday, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Charles Holley painted a more hopeful financial picture for the company than the one revealed when it released its fourth-quarter and year-end earnings for fiscal 2014 less than a month ago.

Report: Activity picks up at ports

posted: 03/11/2014 2:45 a.m. Discuss

Spring merchandise is expected to arrive at the nation’s container ports this month at a volume 12.4 percent higher than that in March of last year, according to data gathered by Global Port Tracker and released Monday by the National Retail Federation.

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