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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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