BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart has unveiled its own fiscal stimulus package, in the form of cash bonuses for all of its U.S. hourly associates. Walmart said Wednesday that the bonus of $300 for full-time hourly associates and $150 for part-time hourly associates will be paid to hourly associates in stores, clubs, supply chain and offices.
BENTONVILLE — Walmart said Thursday that John Furner will become the president and chief executive officer of Walmart U.S., effective November 1. John Furner Furner, who currently serves as president and CEO of Sam’s Club, will succeed Greg Foran, who has led Walmart U.S. for five years. Foran is leaving Walmart to become CEO at
NEW YORK — With mass shootings becoming an all too frequent occurrence in American life, the debate over gun control continues to be a hot-button topic for the nation. As many politicians, including presidential candidates, as well as a growing number of citizens, call for tighter gun control measures, many retailers are adhering to the
When Sam Walton opened the first Walmart store in Rogers, Ark., in 1962, he set in motion an enterprise that fundamentally transformed the way Americans shop, giving them convenient access to high-quality consumer products at the lowest possible price. Now, 57 years later, the company has embarked on a pilot test to apply the principles
WASHINGTON – The Business Roundtable on Thursday tapped Walmart president and chief executive Doug McMillon to serve as its next chairman. He will serve a two-year term starting January 1. McMillon will succeed Jamie Dimon, chairman and CEO of JPMorgan Chase, as chairman of the association of corporate chief executive officers, which aims to promote
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart reported on Thursday a second-quarter net income of $3.6 billion compared with a net loss of $861 million a year earlier. Revenue rose 1.8% to nearly $130.4 billion. Operating income, on a constant currency basis, declined 2.4% to $5.6 billion.“Customers are responding to the improvements we’re making, the productivity loop is
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart is merging its U.S. store and digital supply chain teams in what the company calls a next step in its efforts to create a seamless omnichannel shopping experience for its customers. Greg Smith, executive vice president, supply chain at Walmart U.S., will lead the combined team, and will report jointly to
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart agreed to pay $282 million to settle federal allegations of overseas corruption, capping one of the biggest investigations ever under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, which makes it illegal for American corporations to bribe overseas officials. The company said Thursday it had entered into a global settlement with the U.S. Department
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Walmart wrapped up its annual shareholders’ week activities on Friday with a celebration of the company’s associates as “extraordinary people doing extraordinary things.” Brett Biggs, executive vice president and chief financial officer, credited Walmart’s 2.2 million associates worldwide with helping fulfill founder Sam Walton’s vision for Walmart as a merchant serving the
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart has appointed tech industry veteran Suresh Kumar to a new chief technology officer and chief development officer role position, reporting directly to president and chief executive officer Doug McMillon. Suresh Kumar Kumar brings more than 25 years of technology leadership experience — including executive positions at Google, Microsoft, Amazon and IBM
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart on Thursday reported first quarter net income of $3.84 billion as revenue rose 1% to $123.9 billion. U.S. same-store sales increased 3.4% in the 13 weeks ended April 30. That was the best performance by that metric in nine years, the company said. Net sales in the United States increased 3.3%.
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart on Tuesday reported robust profit and revenue figures for the holiday quarter, citing strength across a range of product categories and a 43% surge in digital sales. Revenue was up 1.9% to $138.8 billion in the fiscal fourth quarter. Excluding currency fluctuations, year-on-year revenue growth was 4.2%. Walmart U.S. posted its
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart announced on Thursday that the company had a net income of $1.71 billion, or 58 cents a share, in its third quarter on revenue of $124.89 billion. Earnings were fueled by brisk e-commerce sales, as the company continues to acquire online brands in categories such as apparel and home goods while
Despite all the attention that Amazon justifiably receives for the transformational effect it is exerting on mass market retailing, a case can be made that the company that is in the best position to meet the omnichannel needs of consumers over the long term is Walmart. Listening to president and chief executive officer Doug McMillon