Content about Wal-Mart

June 3, 2011

After nearly four hours of music, cheering, celebrity appearances and brief presentations by senior executives, Walmart president and CEO Mike Duke wrapped up the company’s annual shareholders’ extravaganza Friday morning by sharing five priorities associated with serving what he called the next generation of customers.

June 3, 2011

Walmart's board of directors has approved a new program authorizing the company to repurchase $15 billion of its shares, the company announced at its 41st annual meeting of shareholders Friday.

May 26, 2011

Walgreens on Wednesday promoted Mike Spear to divisional merchandise manager of the retailer’s personal care division and announced that Lauren Vondrasek is transitioning to the company’s beauty merchandising unit, which is headed by Barbara Larson.

May 20, 2011

Walmart and Target are the top go-to shopping destinations for college students, according to a new study.

May 17, 2011

Walmart reported first-quarter earnings that were above the company's guidance, reflecting stability and strength in global operations, according to company president and CEO Mike Duke.

May 12, 2011

Supervalu banner Save-A-Lot has appointed a new leader, replacing company veteran Bill Shaner, who lead the division since 2006.

May 12, 2011

Not Your Mother's hair care line launched in 2010 in a few hundred Walmart stores as a test. Now, the brand is celebrating a successful first year with broadened distribution at retail.

May 9, 2011

New York City -- Massmart Holdings Ltd. promised to add jobs if Wal-Mart Stores is allowed to buy a controlling stake in the South African wholesaler, CEO Grant Pattison. His remarks were made on Monday at a tribunal in Pretoria, South Africa, that will determine whether Wal-Mart will be able to go through with the deal.

May 5, 2011

The 13.1% increase in same-store sales Target reported for April was toward the low end of the company’s projection of an increase in the mid-teens, and begs the question whether Walmart’s mid-month launch of a new marketing campaign contributed to the weakness.

May 2, 2011

In the wake of the tornadoes and flooding that struck many southeastern states, several leading chains have stepped up to offer support for communities impacted by the tragedy, including CVS, Rite Aid, Walmart, Target, Kroger and Publix.

April 29, 2011

Walmart announced that through its charitable arm, the Walmart Foundation, it is committing $1 million in cash and in-kind donations to support emergency relief efforts following the recent Southern storms, Midwest floods and Texas wildfires.

April 25, 2011

Action Alley — branded feature displays and four-sided fixtures in the main aisles — marked its return to all Walmart stores this past holiday season, and signified Walmart’s return to promotional intensity.


April 25, 2011

It has been a challenging few years for Walmart among ongoing sales difficulties, restructuring of senior leadership and the pursuit of a new, yet familiar, strategic direction. Despite all the turmoil and the constant media attention it received, Walmart’s health-and-wellness business unit remained a steady performer through 2010.


April 18, 2011

Walmart announced that it has acquired the services of Kosmix, a Mountain View, Calif.-based company to grow its multichannel strategy.

April 12, 2011

Walmart and Sears Holdings have both announced their commitment to helping military members maintain employment when moving from one community to another.

April 11, 2011

A provider of retailer supplier education services has named a 31-year Walmart veteran as its president and CEO.

April 11, 2011

Mederma Skin Care scars gel and Mederma stretch marks therapy now are available in Canada at such retailers as Shoppers Drug Mart, London Drugs, Walmart and Pharma Plus, according to Merz Pharma Canada.

April 11, 2011

Walmart is looking to distinguish itself from the competition.

April 8, 2011

Target once again has taken the top spot as the retailer with the strongest consumer brand equity, according to the latest Harris poll.

April 6, 2011

Walmart announced that, through the Walmart Foundation, it has donated $319 million in cash and $480 million in in-kind contributions around the globe during the fiscal year ended Jan. 31.

April 1, 2011

Some of the nation's most popular retailers earned a spot on Interbrand's annual ranking of the 50 most valuable U.S. retail brands.

March 31, 2011

Dijuana Lewis was named SVP healthcare solutions at Walmart, the company announced Thursday. She will report to John Agwunobi, who serves as president of Walmart’s health-and-wellness business unit.

March 24, 2011

Walmart Stores said it will open a new office in Atlanta, positioning the retailer to more effectively manage nearly 1,600 stores in 20 Eastern U.S. states and focus on opportunities to grow its business in such states as New York.

March 23, 2011

A new report released this week unveiled the top go-to markets for retailers that are looking to boost their national presence.

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