June 18, 2015

No great surprise that Walmart sits atop the Fortune 500 list of the world’s largest companies with its annual revenues of $485.6 billion. 

June 12, 2015

Walmart Stores, Inc., president and CEO Doug McMillon invoked a baking metaphor at a retail conference in Northwest Arkansas this week to describe the company’s merchandising philosophy and approach to offering customers every day low prices.

June 5, 2015

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.

June 4, 2015

According to Fortune, CEO Doug McMillon may be the best prepared executive to lead the company since Sam Walton. 

May 28, 2015

The Walmart shareholders meeting is next week and while the event is great for the retailer’s associates, suppliers looking for deeper insight into new priorities and key initiatives will be better served by attending a more content rich event the following week.

April 29, 2015

Walmart CEO Doug McMillon was in Beijing on Wednesday where he put a finer point on a previously announced international expansion plan that will include a blend of 115 new stores, remodels and select closures in world’s second largest economy. 

April 23, 2015

Walmart increased hourly pay for employees earlier this year but top executives didn’t earn as much as they could have after the company came up short on key metrics. 

March 16, 2015

The second quarter edition of Walmart Supplier News is now available for viewing.

February 19, 2015
Walmart CEO Doug McMillon talks about changes at Walmart.
 
February 19, 2015

Increased traffic and better than expected same store sales growth at U.S. stores were bright spots in the retailer’s fourth quarter earnings CEO Doug McMillon characterized as good despite a one cent increase in earnings per share. 

February 5, 2015

The Emerging Trends in Retail conference will take place at a new data and time, but the big news is that Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., president and CEO Doug McMillon will headline the annual event put on by the Center for Retailing Excellence.

January 24, 2015

The fourth quarter edition of Walmart Supplier News is now available for viewing.

January 21, 2015

The restructuring of Walmart’s senior executive ranks continues with the latest round of appointments involving some familiar leaders in new roles with curious titles as well as some key resignations.

December 16, 2014

Welcome to the fourth quarter edition of Target Supplier News, your source for fresh perspective and unique insights on the strategies and priorities of this major trading partner.

December 16, 2014

In the third quarter 2014 edition of Target Supplier News, check out what’s on the mind of new Target chairman and CEO Brian Cornell as the retailer heads into the holidays and beyond.

December 15, 2014

In the third quarter 2014 edition of Target Supplier News, check out what’s on the mind of new Target chairman and CEO Brian Cornell as the retailer heads into the holidays and beyond.

December 15, 2014

The first quarter edition of Walmart Supplier News is now available for viewing.

October 13, 2014

In the Q3 edition of Walmart Supplier News, check out how Walmart’s recent expansion in Northwest Arkansas with new and existing formats offers a growth roadmap for the rest of the nation ahead of the retailer’s fall investor conference.

September 25, 2014

Walmart has been on a building boom in Northwest Arkansas. Small-format Express stores have been open now for several years, the new convenience concept Walmart To Go opened earlier this year and the latest development is a hybrid concept that allows online grocery orders to be picked up at a dedicated drive-through facility.

August 21, 2014

Walmart plans to launch its opening price point private label, Price First, nationwide in late third quarter.

August 14, 2014

In the alternative universe where Amazon resides, surging expenses that eat into the company’s profitability are viewed favorably. If Walmart were afforded the same treatment its stock would have surged after it was revealed increased labor, health care and e-commerce costs eroded second quarter profits.

August 14, 2014

Walmart met low second quarter sales and profit expectations it set for itself but significantly lowered its full year outlook due to a tepid third quarter sales forecast and increased e-commerce and health care costs.

July 24, 2014

Walmart named Greg Foran president and CEO of its U.S. stores division to replace Bill Simon, who is leaving the company after an eight-year run.

July 24, 2014

Channeling his inner Sam Walton this week, Walmart CEO Doug McMillon rattled the company with the unexpected appointment of a relatively unknown newcomer to replace Bill Simon as CEO of its largest and most profitable division.