Walmart

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Pundits pontificate on Walmart’s wage actions

Liberal economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman and Bloomberg financial columnist Barry Ritholz weighed in this week with points of view on Walmart’s recent investment in wages and other changes to improve worker satisfaction. 

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Physical and digital meet in Bentonville

Walmart’s saturation of Northwest Arkansas with its Neighborhood Market format continued this week with the opening of a new location on north Walton Boulevard just a few miles from the retailer’s headquarters.

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TPN’s Bentonville office eyes greater growth

The TPN division of global marketing and corporate communications giant Omnicon has worked with Walmart and its supplier community for more than 10 years and now that it has a physical presence in Northwest Arkansas the retail marketing agency is ready for some serious growth.

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Why Walmart isn’t worried about competitors

The retail industry is more competitive than ever, but Walmart CEO Doug McMillon told a crowd of more than 14,000 associates and shareholders that he is more worried about the enemy within the company than competitors.

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The re-fragmentation of retail

The nature of competition in the retail industry is not what it used to be. The top 10 U.S. retailers now account for more than $1,200,000,000,000. The big have gotten bigger and will continue to do so in the near term, however there is also a dramatic “re-fragmentation” of the retail industry underway.