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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

India stuck between a Walmart and a hard place

Jul 24, 2013
India has a strict rules for big international retailers: 30 percent of the merchandise sold at big box stores has to be purchased in India.
Posted In: India, Walmart

The art in Walmart: A painter turns his canvas on store aisles

Jul 16, 2013
Meet Brendan O'Connell, Walmart artist -- or at least the mega retailer is his muse. O'Connell has taken to painting the things you can find the big-box store and the people who roam its aisles.
Posted In: Walmart, art, painting, Retail

Walmart can be sued over abuse of 'permatemps' in California warehouse

May 16, 2013
Walmart could be liable for millions in damages because it controls the supply chain, even if it doesn't employ the workers directly.
Posted In: Walmart

Blame the weather on lower sales and housing starts?

May 16, 2013
Temperatures were down across much of the United States, causing consumers to huddle at home instead of going out.
Posted In: retail sales, Walmart, housing starts

Plenty of finger-pointing, but little compensation in Bangladesh factory tragedies

Apr 25, 2013
The collapse of a factory in Bangladesh reportedly producing clothing for American and European companies is raising questions about what those companies owe after a tragedy.
Posted In: Bangladesh, factory, Walmart

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