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Wal-Mart closing dazes town

Waldron hunts ways to fill void as giant packs up to leave

WALDRON -- The sign outside Waldron Drug offers a helping hand to the stunned residents of this small Arkansas town facing the unsettling news that the local Wal-Mart store is closing next month.

Amazon snaps up grocery market

Whole Foods buy to rattle industry

A busy week in the U.S. grocery industry was highlighted by a stunning announcement Friday morning: Amazon.com was acquiring Whole Foods Market in a transaction valued at about $13.7 billion.

Wal-Mart acquires online clothier

Retailer adds 4th apparel firm

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. took another step in bolstering its online business Friday, announcing the $310 million acquisition of men's clothing retailer Bonobos.

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Retail sales droop 0.3% in May

Monthly falloff biggest in 16 months, driven by cheaper gas

U.S. retail sales declined 0.3 percent in May, marking the largest monthly dip since January 2016.

Wal-Mart fosters innovation culture

Predicting the future of retail is challenging for companies like Wal-Mart Stores Inc. because of the rapid pace of change taking place with technological innovation.

Wal-Mart event to screen for diabetes

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is partnering with the American Diabetes Association for its next wellness day event, which will be held June 17 in the retailer's 4,700 U.S. stores.

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Sears to close Little Rock Kmart, 71 others

Sears Holdings Corp. is shuttering more stores, and one of its three remaining Kmart locations in Arkansas is on the latest list of closures.

Amazon cuts Prime to draw in poor

Amazon.com became dominant in retail by drawing middle- and higher-income shoppers into its membership-based Prime program, which charges customers a yearly or monthly fee in exchange for perks like free shipping and unlimited video streaming.

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Shareholders hear strategy of 'new Wal-Mart'

CEO McMillon outlines retail chain’s ‘people-led, tech-empowered’ action plan

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is reinventing itself to keep pace with the changes in retail, and President and Chief Executive Officer Doug McMillon believes that the company's technological capabilities, network of stores and efforts to better train and compensate its workforce have it uniquely positioned for success.

Wal-Mart pilot programs tracks food

Frank Yiannas, Wal-Mart's vice president of food safety, said the company has recently wrapped up its pilot program using blockchain technology to track the way food moves through the supply chain.