July 9, 2015

The world’s largest retailer expects to save millions of gallons of water.

June 26, 2015

There was a clear consensus over the Confederate stars and bars.

June 23, 2015

Glidden has rolled out a new line of pre-mixed paint.

April 24, 2015

Ace Hardware is America’s favorite home improvement store, according to a new nationwide survey by Market Force Information.

April 2, 2015

Walmart on Wednesday sent out a tweet in which it commended Arkansas Gov. Hutchinson and legislative leaders for reconsidering a law that some people and organizations fear would open the door to discrimination against gays and lesbians. 

February 23, 2015

On Thursday, in a move that could shape the minimum wage debate, Walmart announced it was raising the minimum wage of its employees to $10 per house, which is significantly higher than the Federal minimum wage. The news has met with a mixed reaction.

July 25, 2014

Walmart named Greg Foran president and CEO of its U.S. stores division to replace Bill Simon, who is leaving the company after an eight-year run.

July 3, 2014

Irvine, California-based Insteon says its home automation and control technology products are now available in Microsoft retail stores.

The company’s connected-home devices are also available through MicrosoftStore.com and at such stores as Best Buy, The Home Depot, Walmart, Sears and Menards, among others. 

March 20, 2014

Walmart has borrowed a page from the playbook of Home Depot and Lowe’s with a new spring seasonal promotion that leverages the equity of Black Friday.

February 3, 2014

Bad weather and a reduction in food stamps led to weaker-than-expected sales at Walmart and Sam’s Club, which combined with greater-than-expected international expense, prompted an uncharacteristic pre-announcement from the company that fourth-quarter profits would be worse than expected. 

January 13, 2014

Tractor Supply CEO Greg Sandfort is one of six new executives on the National Retail Federation board of directors.

In addition to Sandfort, the group includes Walmart CEO Bill Simon, Beall’s CEO Steve Knopik, J.C. Penney CEO Myron Ullman, SAP senior VP Lori Mitchell-Kell, and Utah Retail Merchants Association president Dave Davis. 

The retailers were elected to the board Sunday, the opening day of NRF’s 103rd Annual Convention and EXPO. They will serve three-year terms.

January 8, 2014

Walmart recently recognized Briggs & Stratton Corporation for its leading contributions to its greenhouse gas emissions reduction goal, namely that of its work on the E Series engine.

December 27, 2013

HCN sister publication Retailing Today presents the 2014 Walmart Supplier Survey, in which Walmart's trading partners weigh in on working with the world's first $500 billion retailer.

Stories in this special digital edition include:

December 26, 2013

Farm and ranch retailer Runnings will soon occupy a Hopewell, N.Y., site formerly occupied by Walmart.

The shell had been vacant for seven years, according to a report in the Daily Messenger newspaper. 

Renovations will begin at the 92,000-sq.-ft. building at Eastern Boulevard and County Road 10 in the spring, with a targeted opening for the Runnings store in fall 2014.

October 8, 2013

With the implementation of Obamacare mired in controversy, two of the nation’s largest retailers are backing an innovative Employers Centers of Excellence Network that will offer no-cost knee and hip-replacement surgeries at four highly regarded hospitals.

Walmart and Lowe’s issued a joint statement that they and other large employers had joined the Pacific Business Group on Health Negotiating Alliance (PBGH-NA) to launch the national Employer’s Centers of Excellence Network.

August 23, 2013

With a goal of revitalizing U.S. manufacturing, the world’s largest retailer convened a domestic sourcing summit Thursday. 

Not only was the event a first for Bentonville, Ark.-based Walmart, it was also unlike anything the retail industry has ever seen. 

June 19, 2013

No matter how you slice them, the numbers of the HCN Top 300 Industry Scoreboard reflect the rising housing market, increased spending on the home and an easy comparison with the previous year's performance.

Of the leading 300 home channel retailers, 277 show positive sales in the most recently completed finished fiscal year, and 12 show declines. Eleven others are listed as flat.

May 30, 2013

Walmart is hosting its Saluting Heroes Together event with Operation Homefront on Saturday, June 1 in Fayetteville, N.C., to help honor the men and women who have or are currently serving in our military and their families. The event comes on the heels of Walmart's launch on Memorial Day to hire 100,000 veterans over the next five years.

April 19, 2013

“Blushing piglet” is among the colors available at Walmart, which rolled out a new line of Glidden paints at select stores.

April 16, 2013

In its Global Sustainability Milestone Meeting on Monday, Walmart announced new commitments the retailer says will dramatically increase energy efficiency and renewables, and hasten its path toward being 100% supplied by renewable energy.

April 1, 2013

Central Garden & Pet Co., a marketer and producer of products for the lawn and garden and pet supplies markets, has been named Walmart's Outdoor Living Supplier of the Year.

March 22, 2013

The Walnut Creek, Calif.-based Central Garden & Pet is named Outdoor Living Supplier of the Year by Walmart.

March 15, 2013

Black Diamond Stoneworks’ cleaning products are coming to the shelves of Walmart, according to the San Clemente, Calif.-based company.

February 22, 2013

A laceration hazard is blamed for the recall of two blower vacuums -- one sold at Home Depot, one sold at Walmart.