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  1. June 4, 2012

    Mexico allegations spark dissent at Walmart

    More than a quarter of independent shareholders have voted against senior Walmart directors in a protest over alleged...

  2. May 23, 2012

    US pension fund to oppose Walmart directors

    Calstrs, the second-largest US public pension fund, will vote against the re-election of Walmart’s directors at the...

  1. March 23, 2011

    Case study: Walmart

    Hurricane Katrina gave Walmart the chance to show how to get goods to people The story. Arkansas’s Sam Walton founded...

  2. March 18, 2011

    Scott to leave Goldman board after just a year

    Goldman Sachs said H Lee Scott, the former Walmart chief executive, would leave the board after only one year of service....

  3. Westminster Blog

    December 9, 2010

    The Tories and Lib Dems who rebelled over tuition fees

    I’m told by Commons’ sources that the six Tory rebels over tuition fees were Andrew Percy, David Davis, Philip Davies, Mark...

  4. Westminster Blog

    November 24, 2010

    Cameron promotes half the Tory MPs who signed the NUS pledge

    OK, I know, there were only four Tory MPs who signed-up to opposing a rise in tuition fees. And, yes, it is probably less...

  5. MBA blog

    October 25, 2010

    The benefits of business school advisory boards

    This week heralded the arrival of Tsinghua School of Economics and Management’s incredibly heavyweight advisory board....

  6. June 29, 2010

    Union shift opens door for Walmart's expansion plans

    When Walmart last week won backing from the Chicago Labor Federation to build a store in the city, it heralded a new stage...

  7. June 28, 2010

    Union shift opens door for Walmart’s expansion

    When Walmart last week won backing from the Chicago Labor Federation to build a store in the city, it heralded a new stage...

  8. April 27, 2010

    Walmart vows to carry on fighting

    Jeff Gearhart, Walmart's general counsel, indicated yesterday that the largest US retailer would continue its battle against...

  9. April 27, 2010

    Walmart vows to fight on

    Jeff Gearhart, Walmart’s general counsel, indicated on Monday that the largest US retailer would continue its battle against...

  10. October 29, 2009

    Chinese medicine

    AstraZeneca boss David Brennan has an excuse for missing his third-quarter results today, jetting to Beijing to join the...

  11. March 7, 2009

    Sometimes, Even Ceos Have To Show Who's Boss

    I take it that Sir Howard Stringer and Ryoji Chubachi will not be taking any more baths together. Stringer's decision to...

  12. March 3, 2009

    When the bath is too small for two

    John Gapper's blog: I take it that Howard Stringer and Ryoji Chubachi will not be taking any more baths together....

  13. February 16, 2009

    Corporate Diary

    TODAY Earnings L'Oréal F1 €3.55 (€3.39) TUESDAY 17 * Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer, has been one of the few strong...

  14. January 29, 2009

    Parent company set for international expansion

    Wal-Mart's Asda business is not the only part of the global retailer planning expansion this year, writes Jonathan...

  15. January 28, 2009

    Wal-Mart beefs up presence abroad

    Wal-Mart’s Asda business is not the only part of the empire of the world’s largest retailer that will see expansion this...

  16. December 22, 2008

    The Year's best performers

    DOW JONES Wal-Mart Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer, has said it may find "extraordinary opportunities" amid the...

  17. FT Alphaville

    November 24, 2008

    Wal-Mart announces leadership change

    Wal-Mart, the world’s largest retailer, surprised investors on Friday by announcing that Lee Scott, chief executive since...

  18. November 22, 2008

    New Wal-Mart chief faces political test

    When the Sichuan earthquake hit China in May, Mike Duke, head of Wal-Mart's international division, moved into action at...

  19. November 22, 2008

    Enter the Duke

    The impact of a change at the top should not be overstated. A new face leading a vast organisation has about the same...

  20. November 22, 2008

    Wal-Mart delivers surprise chief change

    Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer, yesterday surprised investors with the announcement that Lee Scott, chief executive...

  21. November 22, 2008

    Duke faces test of his political aptitude

    When the Sichuan earthquake hit China in May, Mike Duke, head of Wal-Mart's international division, moved into action at...

  22. November 22, 2008

    Duke rides into tricky political situation

    When the Sichuan earthquake hit China in May, Mike Duke, head of Wal-Mart's international division, moved into action at...

  23. November 22, 2008

    Buoyant Wal-Mart delivers a surprise with change of chief

    Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer, yesterday surprised investors with the announcement that Lee Scott, chief executive...

  24. November 21, 2008

    Duke to replace Scott as Wal-Mart chief

    Wal-Mart, the world’s largest retailer, surprised investors on Friday with the announcement that Lee Scott, chief executive...

  25. November 21, 2008

    Wal-Mart’s new chief

    The impact of a change at the top should not be overstated. A new face leading a vast organisation has about the same...

  26. November 14, 2008

    Pinching pennies

    Gordon Brown, hammer of the credit crunch, has set the tone. Lobby correspondents invited to the Downing Street Christmas...

  27. November 14, 2008

    Wal-Mart cash pile mounts as it curbs expansion

    Wal-Mart reported a dramatic improvement in cash generation this year, reinforcing its ability to seize opportunities amid...

  28. November 14, 2008

    Wal-Mart cash pile rises as it moves to reduce store expansion

    Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer, reported a dramatic improvement in cash generation this year, reinforcing its...

  29. November 13, 2008

    Wal-Mart remains upbeat on outlook

    Wal-Mart, the world’s largest retailer, reported a dramatic improvement in cash generation this year, reinforcing its...

  30. November 7, 2008

    US business ready for battle on labour reforms

    Corporate America is preparing for a landmark political battle with the new Obama administration and a Democratic Congress...

  31. November 3, 2008

    Wal-Mart sees opportunities amid the crisis

    Wal-Mart, the largest US retailer, has said it believes it could see "extraordinary opportunities" in the global retail...

  32. November 2, 2008

    Wal-Mart sees opportunities amid the crisis

    Wal-Mart, the largest US retailer, has said it believes it could see “extraordinary opportunities” in the global retail...

  33. October 28, 2008

    An ethics lesson from an unlikely quarter

    It is easy to imagine corporate social responsibility being the first fad that companies abandon during the downturn, With...

  34. October 28, 2008

    Poor outlook for holiday sales mirrors low US consumer confidence

    A series of bleak reports on the holiday sales outlook yesterday underlined the shocked state of US consumer confidence -...

  35. October 28, 2008

    US consumers more cautious

    A series of bleak reports on the holiday sales outlook yesterday underlined the shocked state of US consumer confidence. An...

  36. October 27, 2008

    An ethics lesson from an unlikely quarter

    It is easy to imagine corporate social responsibility being the first fad that companies abandon during the downturn. With...

  37. October 23, 2008

    Wal-Mart orders Chinese suppliers to lift standards

    Wal-Mart, the world's biggest retailer, yesterday told its Chinese suppliers to meet strict environmental and social...

  38. October 22, 2008

    Wal-Mart in China standards drive

    Wal-Mart, the world’s biggest retailer, on Wednesday told its Chinese suppliers to meet strict environmental and social...

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