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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

    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...

  22. 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...

  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. 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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