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Resume probed, Wal-Mart exec quits

posted: 09/17/2014 2:24 a.m. Comment 1

Wal-Mart's spokesman, 40-year-old David Tovar, is leaving the company at the end of the month after the world's largest retailer discovered he falsely listed a bachelor's degree on his resume.

Objects of inspiration

posted: 09/14/2014 2:26 a.m. Discuss

Artist John Salvest appreciates a good secondhand romance novel.

After miles and miles, art exhibition arrives

posted: 09/12/2014 4:04 a.m. Discuss

BENTONVILLE -- A cross-country search for American artists producing contemporary works culminated at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art this week.

Cost for retailer's bribery case falls

posted: 09/10/2014 2:27 a.m. Discuss

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is spending less this year than it did last year on legal and personnel costs related to a federal bribery investigation that began in Mexico and later spread to the company's operations in China, India, Brazil and other countries.

Modern art exhibit is museum's largest

posted: 09/08/2014 3:27 a.m. Discuss

BENTONVILLE -- In less than a week, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art will debut its largest and most ambitious temporary exhibition to date, State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now. The collection of 227 contemporary works by 102 artists was carefully chosen during a 100,000-mile cross-country trek by museum President Don Bacigalupi and curator Chad Alligood.

Retailer reviving workers ID vests

posted: 09/05/2014 1:58 a.m. Comments 3

SPRINGDALE -- Wal-Mart employees' smock of old is making a comeback in the form of a new lightweight vest that all hourly workers must start wearing by the end of the month.

Dollar General raises bid for rival

posted: 09/03/2014 2:33 a.m. Discuss

Variety store Dollar General isn't giving up on its plans to acquire fledgling competitor Family Dollar, even though Family Dollar rejected an earlier Dollar General offer that was already more attractive than the one it inked with a third rival, Dollar Tree.

Wal-Mart adds private-label brand

posted: 08/26/2014 2 a.m. Discuss

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is adding a new private label for food and consumables to its shelves, one that will offer products at the lowest price possible, a company representative said Monday.

Have Wal-Mart Supercenters peaked?

posted: 08/24/2014 2:23 a.m. Comment 1

Wal-Mart's big-box Supercenters, derived from founder Sam Walton's original discount stores, carried the company through an era of growth and led to Wal-Mart becoming the nation's leading grocer.

Holiday peak to see open registers

posted: 08/21/2014 2:33 a.m. Comments 2

During Wal-Mart's recent 2014 U.S. Holiday Meeting in Denver, the company vowed to keep all its cash registers open during peak hours at its 3,800 Supercenters and discount stores every weekend from Black Friday through Christmas.

Wal-Mart earnings decrease 1.6%

posted: 08/15/2014 2:15 a.m. Comments 2

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. reported second-quarter earnings Thursday that met analysts' estimates as well as its own; however, the company scaled back its earnings predictions for the rest of the year, citing higher health care costs, a larger investment in e-commerce and an elevated tax rate.

Roses, miles of thread preview of art to come

posted: 08/13/2014 5:04 a.m. Discuss

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art's long-awaited contemporary art exhibition "State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now" opens one month from today, though some of its large-scale art installations are already visible to museum patrons.

Wal-Mart again gathering suppliers

posted: 08/12/2014 2:02 a.m. Discuss

About 1,400 government officials and suppliers from 42 states are expected to convene in Denver on Thursday for Wal-Mart's second annual U.S. Manufacturing Summit.

Men are adopting bags for Net gear

posted: 08/10/2014 2:34 a.m. Discuss

In the '80s, they were called "man-purses," but the retail industry now considers them simply "bags," and they're an accessory that men are latching onto fast. The trend is driven mostly by the amount of stuff they have to carry, such as their electronic devices, said Marshal Cohen, chief industry analyst at The NPD Group.

Historic Preservation group hits the road to share goals

posted: 08/10/2014 1:52 a.m. Discuss

FAYETTEVILLE -- The North Little Rock-based Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas picked up a few new friends and members during an awareness event Aug. 1 at Apple Blossom Brewing Co. in Fayetteville.

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