Supermarkets are super tiny compared to Wal-Mart

Mar 7, 2014
In the grocery business, supermarkets are the underdog
Posted In: grocery, supermarket, Wal-Mart, shopping

Chinese workers fight Wal-Mart for better wages

Jan 22, 2014
Wal-Mart’s been in hot water lately with the National Labor Relations Board. But Wal-Mart’s labor problems don’t stop there. Wal-Mart employees in China are filing lawsuits against the company for similar problems.
Posted In: China, Wal-Mart

Thanksgiving Thursday: The new Black Friday

Nov 14, 2013
Marketplace Money's Carmen Wong Ulrich talks about stores opening earlier than ever for the holiday shopping season.
Posted In: holiday shopping, Black Friday, Wal-Mart, Kmart, holiday spending

Amazon's world domination plan: No profits?

Oct 24, 2013
Amazon is looking to grow and dominate, and is willing to sink billions into risky ventures like its streaming video service.
Posted In: Amazon, Wal-Mart, profits

Target puts a bullseye on Walmart's phone-card business

Oct 3, 2013
Target takes on its giant rival, and launches its own pre-paid phone service.
Posted In: Target, Wal-Mart, smart phones, Brightspot

Target wants to take a bite out of the organic market

Jun 10, 2013
As big-box stores like Target and Walmart compete for grocery sales, new offerings -- like organic produce -- are one way to up the ante.
Posted In: Target, Wal-Mart, food and drink, organic

Walmart faces a challenge: Keep fresh produce looking fresh

Jun 3, 2013
The mass retailer and its employees have a lot to learn about handling stuff that has to look good in the display case and has a short life, if it wants to succeed with fresh produce.
Posted In: Wal-Mart, produce, groceries

Wal-Mart gives suppliers a deadline to disclose factory details

Apr 15, 2013
Wal-Mart wants suppliers to list exactly which factories they work with. The retail giant says it will cut ties with anyone who subcontracts work without permission.
Posted In: Wal-Mart, supply chain, factory

Can the new OMB chief tame DC's budget monster?

Mar 4, 2013
President Obama's new budget director will have less leeway to bargain than her predecessors. But it's also a chance to prove her mettle.
Posted In: President Obama, Office of Management and Budget, Wal-Mart

Aereo may never get the chance to revolutionize TV

Mar 14, 2012
Aereo is supposed to launch today but it’s already being sued. The company's antennae system could change the way people can access television.
Posted In: Aereo, tv, apps, Wal-Mart, Vudu