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Resolutions for 2014

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By Duke Ratliff With holiday shopping (and selling) in the rearview mirror, home furnishings executives can now focus on the year ahead. Here are a few resolutions for the new year that notable individuals and institutions can make to make it a successful 2014. Walmart’s new leaders Doug McMillon and David Cheesewright should resolve toMore »

Cheesewright Named Walmart International Chief

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BENTONVILLE, Ark.-Walmart has promoted David Cheesewright to president and CEO of Walmart International. Cheesewright—currently president and CEO of Walmart’s Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Canada region—will succeed Doug McMillon, who was named to succeed Mike Duke as Walmart’s president and CEO last month. Both McMillon and Cheesewright will assume their new posts onMore »

E-Cha-Ching! Cyber Monday Produces Major Online Sales Gains

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NEW YORK-A number of surveys and reports have shown that e-commerce sales on Cyber Monday, Dec. 2, increased significantly over last year’s Cyber Monday. According to research firm comScore, e-commerce sales through desktop computers totaled $1.735 billion, up 18 percent over Cyber Monday 2012 and marking the heaviest U.S. online spending day in history. ResearchMore »

(Selling) Home for the Holidays

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If the consumer press was any indication, the universe almost ended. More precisely, the civilized world as we know it could have come to a crashing halt on Thanksgiving Day. That’s when the Scrooge-like retailers such as … well, pretty much every single retailer of note—opened for business. Macy’s suffered an unfair share of theMore »

Hornick: Southern Style

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The window-treatment vendor re-establishes a U.S. manufacturing presence with its new South Carolina facility By David Gill Within five years of its first century in business, always as a New York-based company, Louis Hornick & Co. is establishing new roots in South Carolina with its new manufacturing facility in Allendale County. This move stems fromMore »

Walmart Q3 Net Up 2.8 Percent; U.S. Comps Down 0.3 Percent

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BENTONVILLE, Ark.-Although its U.S. same-store sales slipped 0.3 percent, Walmart posted a 2.8 percent gain in third-quarter net income, to $3.7 billion. The retail giant’s net sales rose 1.6 percent to $114.9 billion in the quarter, which ended on Oct. 31. Its U.S. sales as a whole were up 2.4 percent, with gains in marketMore »

“Bay-zos,” not “Bee-zos”

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By Duke Ratliff It’s interesting how Amazon is easily the most influential retailer since Walmart and most of us don’t even know how to pronounce the founder’s name. Yes, it’s “Bay-zos” instead of “Bee-zos,” according to the recently published book “The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon,” by Brad Stone. The public’sMore »

Walmart Sets FY 2015 Capital Expenditure Plan

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BENTONVILLE, Ark.-For the fiscal year ending on Jan. 31, 2015, Walmart’s capital spending will total between $11.8 billion and $12.8 billion, $200 million less than its revised projection for fiscal year 2014, according to a statement from its 20th annual conference for the investment community. Mike Duke, the retailer’s president and CEO, said, “We’re spendingMore »