Tag Archives: Walmart

(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

Louis “Tripp” Hornick III

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 »

Duke: Walmart “Making Progress” on Key Areas

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ROGERS, Ark.-Walmart is “making substantial or, in some cases, even ‘step-change’ progress” in key areas of its business, according to Mike Duke, president and CEO. In his opening remarks at the company’s 20th annual meeting for the investment community here today, Duke said Walmart is progressing on e-commerce, compliance, leverage initiatives, capital discipline, talent recruitmentMore »

Walmart Opens Fulfillment Centers Dedicated to Online Orders

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SAN BRUNO, Calif.-Walmart has opened two new fulfillment centers specifically to handle its online orders. The new centers are located in Bethlehem, Pa., and Fort Worth, Texas. Measuring more than 1 million square feet, the former is the largest fulfillment center ever for the retailer. The latter measures 800,000 square feet and began shipping ordersMore »

In the Public Eye

Duke Ratliff

Remember the ’80s song “Somebody’s Watching Me?” The lyrics for the Michael Jackson-like ditty went: “I always feel like somebody’s watching me.” Well, I nominate that almost-forgotten tune to be the song of summer 2013 for decision makers of all shapes and sizes. If recent events are any indication, if it feels like somebody isMore »