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  1. November 25, 2013

    Walmart: Perspective, please

    The stock price says the new boss is a lot like the old boss – who was nothing special. Walmart announced on Monday that...

  2. November 25, 2013

    Doug McMillon’s rise from the shop floor to the chief’s chair

    Walmart works hard to keep alive the memory of Sam Walton, its late founder, and its choice of Doug McMillon as its next...

  1. November 25, 2013

    Walmart names McMillon as new chief executive

    Doug McMillon, a lifetime Walmart employee who started out doing warehouse work, has been unexpectedly handed the reins of...

  2. January 10, 2013

    Walmart in new scrutiny on Mexico claims

    Walmart is facing fresh scrutiny over corruption allegations in Mexico after US lawmakers released confidential company...

  3. December 18, 2012

    Bangladeshis pay price of cheap goods

    As Mike Duke, Walmart’s chief executive, prepared to give a talk on corporate responsibility last week in New York,...

  4. November 13, 2012

    Obama seeks advice to avoid fiscal cliff

    Barack Obama promised on the morning after his election victory last week that he would reach out to his opponents and take...

  5. August 16, 2012

    Walmart slows international expansion

    Walmart, the world’s biggest retailer by sales, is slowing its opening of new stores in China and Brazil after admitting it...

  6. August 15, 2012

    Walmart tackled on laundering concerns

    Walmart is facing fresh allegations of potential wrongdoing from two US lawmakers who say they have obtained documents that...

  7. July 30, 2012

    Walmart fast-tracks director’s appointment

    Walmart has fast-tracked the appointment of a new director, Tim Flynn, a former chairman of accounting firm KPMG, as the...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. May 17, 2012

    Mexico bribery probe fails to damp Walmart

    Walmart has warned that it “could be exposed to a variety of negative consequences” as a result of bribery allegations in...

  11. April 27, 2012

    The folksy foreman forced to be Mr Fix-it

    For a folksy southerner from rural Georgia who spent his childhood eating food grown on the family farm and buying clothes...

  12. January 20, 2012

    Walmart appoints most senior female employee

    Walmart has appointed Rosalind Brewer as the new head of Sam’s Club, its warehouse club business, making her the most senior...

  13. November 15, 2011

    Walmart reports first US sales rise in two years

    Walmart has ended a run of nine consecutive falls in US sales by reporting a 1.3 per cent gain in the past quarter, but the...

  14. October 12, 2011

    Walmart has first US sales rise in two years

    Walmart, the world’s largest retailer by revenues, has produced its first quarter of rising US sales in more than two years,...

  15. June 28, 2011

    Walmart: a thinner throng

    Walmart works its people hard. Cashiers, truckers, suppliers – even pop stars. It was early morning when Alicia Keys...

  16. beyondbrics

    June 3, 2011

    Walmart in India: things are looking up

    A consensus seems to be emerging in India that foreign direct investment in retail could help the country tackle many...

  17. May 17, 2011

    Walmart’s US sales struggle

    Walmart, the world’s biggest retailer by sales, racked up an eighth consecutive quarter of falling sales at its established...

  18. May 4, 2011

    High petrol prices fuel jump in US online shopping

    Online shopping grew by its fastest rate in nearly four years in the US last month as rising fuel prices prompted Americans...

  19. April 27, 2011

    New York demonstrators target Walmart chief

    Mike Duke, Walmart’s chief executive, was targeted by protesters as he gave his strongest signal yet of the company’s...

  20. February 22, 2011

    Walmart hit by US sales decline

    Walmart, the world’s largest retailer by sales, said on Tuesday that comparable sales at its US stores fell for the seventh...

  21. December 30, 2010

    Walmart’s Asian growth sets trend for empire

    Shipping cream cheese and Nestlé mineral water bought in North America to its stores in Japan is only a small part of plans...

  22. November 16, 2010

    Overseas sales lift Walmart

    Walmart, the largest retailer by revenues, saw strong sales and earnings in its expanding international business during the...

  23. FT Alphaville

    October 26, 2010

    Walmart urges India to open up retail sector

    Mike Duke, the chief executive of Walmart, has delivered a rare high-profile plea to the Indian government to open up the...

  24. October 26, 2010

    Walmart urges India to open up retail sector

    Mike Duke, the chief executive of Walmart, has delivered a rare high-profile plea to the Indian government to open up the...

  25. FT Alphaville

    October 13, 2010

    Walmart looks to international market for growth

    Mike Duke, chief executive of Walmart, sought to reassure investors on Wednesday that the pursuit of international growth by...

  26. October 13, 2010

    Walmart looks to international market

    Mike Duke, chief executive of Walmart, sought to reassure investors on Wednesday that the pursuit of international growth by...

  27. June 5, 2010

    Walmart targets e-commerce for growth

    Mike Duke, chief executive of Walmart, yesterday placed mobile technology and e-commerce at the centre of the global...

  28. June 4, 2010

    Walmart targets e-commerce for growth

    Mike Duke, chief executive of Walmart, on Friday placed mobile technology and e-commerce at the centre of the global...

  29. May 18, 2010

    Walmart struggles while Home Depot thrives

    The uneven recovery in US consumer spending was underlined on Tuesday by quarterly results from Walmart and Home Depot,...

  30. April 13, 2010

    Supermarket's search for new head could extend beyond the UK

    With Andy Bond's move to become part-time chairman of Asda, attention will now focus on who will replace him as chief...

  31. February 19, 2010

    Walmart suffers first ever fall in US quarterly sales

    Walmart has suffered its first fall in quarterly sales at its US discount stores, underlining the challenges facing future...

  32. February 19, 2010

    Walmart weakness and rise in jobless fail to damp rally

    Disappointing results from Walmart added to concerns over rising inflation and unemployment , putting pressure yesterday on...

  33. February 19, 2010

    Walmart's first decline in US sales raises expansion questions

    Walmart has seen its first fall in quarterly sales at its US discount stores, underlining the challenges facing future...

  34. February 18, 2010

    Wall St rises for third consecutive day

    Disappointing results from Walmart added to concerns over rising inflation and unemployment, putting pressure on Thursday on...

  35. February 18, 2010

    Walmart suffers first US sales decline

    Walmart has suffered its first fall in quarterly sales at its US discount stores, underlining the challenges facing future...

  36. FT Alphaville

    November 12, 2009

    Wal-Mart's Q3 earnings top consensus, but sales figures disappoint

    Wal-Mart posted better-than-expected headline results on Wednesday, but its shares slipped 1 per cent in pre-market trade as...

  37. November 2, 2009

    Walmart drive to move into US cities

    Walmart has stepped up efforts to mobilise local political support for new store openings in US cities and urban areas that...

  38. November 2, 2009

    Walmart gears up for push into cities

    Walmart has stepped up efforts to mobilise local political support for new store openings in US cities and urban areas that...

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