Food drive at Walmart: For Walmart employees

Nov 18, 2013
A Walmart in Canton, Ohio, is hosting a food drive for its own employees.
Posted In: Walmart, food drive, wages

Do the right thing: Don't work on Thanksgiving

Nov 15, 2013
Costco, Nordstrom and BJ's Wholesale Club will stay closed on Thanksgiving Day.
Posted In: Costco, BJ's, Nordstrom, Walmart, Target

Walmart and other retailers will do anything to get shoppers in the door this holiday

Nov 14, 2013
Walmart and other retail chains are rolling out plans for making the most from a short shopping season.
Posted In: Walmart, Black Friday, holidays

Figuring out the numbers without the numbers

Oct 11, 2013
Trying to figure out economic data without official government statistics.
Posted In: Walmart, back to school, government shutdown 2013

Walmart to buy out partner in Indian stores

Oct 9, 2013
Without a local partner, Walmart will be unable to open more stores in India.
Posted In: Walmart, India

Groceries: a low margin business, but still highly desirable

Sep 12, 2013
Billionaire Ron Burkle just bought the Fresh and Easy chain from Tesco. Today's earnings report from Kroger affords a glimpse into the way these markets make money.
Posted In: grocery stores, Fresh & Easy, Walmart, supermarket

Frugal consumers translate to high profits for Dollar General

Sep 4, 2013
The discount retail chain reported better than expected profits today and its stock is up almost five percent at the moment.
Posted In: dollar general, discount store, consumer spending, Economy, Walmart

Wal-Mart to provide benefits to partners of gay employees

Aug 28, 2013
The nation's largest employer will give healthcare benefits to same-sex partners of full-time employees starting next year.
Posted In: Walmart, gay rights, employee benefits

What's not in your cart at Walmart? Produce, electronics, toys...

Aug 15, 2013
The world's largest retailer reported quarterly sales were down and cut its profit forecast for the year. So what are consumers putting in their shopping carts and what are they leaving out?
Posted In: Walmart

Retail earnings disappoint on slow economic recovery

Aug 15, 2013
Diane Swonk, chief economist with Mesirow Financial, discusses the latest retail earnings.
Posted In: Walmart, Retail, employment, wages