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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    1. June 7, 2013

      Walmart under fresh fire from investors

      Walmart faced renewed criticism over factory safety in Bangladesh and alleged corruption in Mexico at its shareholder...

    2. beyondbrics

      September 13, 2012

      Corporate watch: Russia's Sam Walton

      Most businessmen would be glad to be compared to Sam Walton, the US retail visionary who founded Walmart. Not Sergei...

    3. beyondbrics

      July 23, 2012

      Walmex: still pulling shoppers in

      Allegations that Walmart de México has bribed officials to speed up store openings appeared to have done little to dent the...

    4. 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...

    5. June 1, 2012

      Walmart party mood damped by scandal

      Rob Walton, Walmart’s chairman, said the retailer would not tolerate any form of wrongdoing as it faced pleas from investors...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. June 26, 2011

      Walmart should fear its gender bias culture

      Whenever Sam Walton was asked how he built Walmart from one store in north-west Arkansas into the world’s biggest retailer,...

    10. June 3, 2011

      Walmart announces $15bn buy-back plan

      Walmart will buy back $15bn of its own shares as it seeks to improve returns to investors in a move that is likely to have...

    11. MBA blog

      April 14, 2011

      Developing the entrepreneur

      One of the advantages of attending Cheung Kong is the school’s flexibilty in letting students take the initiative in hosting...

    12. 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...

    13. January 20, 2011

      Perhaps the sceptics are right

      From Mr Les Gapay. Sir, Yes, perhaps the sceptics are right when they think Apple will collapse when chief executive Steve...

    14. October 20, 2010

      Stephen Kovacevich, Wigmore Hall, London

      The audience sang a chorus of “Happy Birthday”, but apart from that there was none of the usual celebratory business of...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. October 20, 2009

      Walmart

      It is clear what Sam Walton would do. The founder of Walmart set his company on course to become the world’s largest...

    18. August 7, 2009

      Story of Wal-Mart is the history and future of America

      Does the world need another book about Wal-Mart? The biggest re-tailer on the planet has inspired volumes from both...

    19. August 6, 2009

      Story of Wal-Mart is the history and future of America

      BOOK REVIEW The Retail Revolution How Wal-Mart Created a Brave New World of Business By Nelson Lichtenstein Metropolitan...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. November 22, 2008

      Chief understands struggle of poor

      Mike Duke was born into a poor rural family in Georgia, an experience that colleagues say has given him sympathy with...

    23. 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...

    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. April 11, 2008

      Shopping fame

      The splendid Casa de Llotja in Barcelona was the venue for a gathering of two dozen of the world's brightest retailers for...

    26. April 7, 2008

      'I had to go out and meet with people who just did not like us'

      Lee Scott, chief executive of Wal-Mart, is returning to what he calls "the details". Recently, that meant sitting down to...

    27. April 4, 2008

      ‘I had to meet with people who did not like us’

      Chief executive of Wal-Mart Lee Scott is returning to what he calls “the details”. Recently, that meant sitting down to...

    28. January 15, 2008

      Why small is beautiful for the supermarkets

      For the leading US supermarkets groups, Wal-Mart's planned new Marketside small grocery store format is not an immediate...

    29. September 13, 2007

      Wal-Mart takes the savings line

      Wal-Mart adopted its first new marketing slogan in almost two decades yesterday as part of continued moves to reposition...

    30. September 12, 2007

      Wal-Mart rolls out new company slogan

      Wal-Mart adopted its first new marketing slogan in almost two decades on Wednesday as part of continued moves to reposition...

    31. September 5, 2007

      Packed aisles for Wal-Mart's theatre debut

      It happened to Eva Peron, to the works of Victor Hugo, and to the state of Oklahoma. Now it's happened to Wal-Mart, the...

    32. September 4, 2007

      Packed aisles for Wal-Mart’s theatre debut

      It happened to Eva Peron, to the works of Victor Hugo, and to the state of Oklahoma. Now it’s happened to Wal-Mart, the...

    33. July 23, 2007

      Out of the picture

      Number 60 State Street holds a nostalgic appeal for a certain type of Bostonian. The city's party crowd fondly remembers...

    34. June 2, 2007

      Wal-Mart scales back on opening 'Supercenter' stores

      Wal-Mart, the largest US retailer, said yesterday it was cutting about a third of the new "Supercenter" stores it had...

    35. June 1, 2007

      Wal-Mart scales back ‘Supercenter’ stores

      Wal-Mart, the largest US retailer, said on Friday it was cutting around one third of the new “Supercenter” stores it planned...

    36. February 17, 2007

      Family-owned businesses

      Investing fashions come and go. Public ownership has been often criticised for not serving the interests of all...

    37. February 16, 2007

      Family-owned businesses

      Investing fashions come and go. Public ownership has been often criticised for not serving the interests of all...

    38. December 9, 2006

      Wal-Mart transforms its distant home town

      Tesco's Hertfordshire home may be on its suppliers' maps but it has a long way to go before it rivals the impact of...

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