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News on Wal Mart Stores (Ticker: WMT) continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.

Yesterday | GuruFocus.com

Walmart or Target: An Extended Peer Group Comparison

A company can frequently be valued by comparing it to a peer group of companies. The advantage of performing a peer group comparison is that the constituent companies are normally fairly similar along their product/service lines, sizes, and operating structures.

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Related Topix: Retail, Target

Saturday | Reuters

Premium pet food company Freshpet files for IPO

Freshpet Inc, a maker of healthy food for cats and dogs, filed with U.S. regulators for an initial public offering of its common stock. Goldman Sachs and Credit Suisse are the lead underwriters for the IPO, the New Jersey-based company said in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday.

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Related Topix: US Securities and Exchange Commission, Financial Services, Tyson Foods, Food, Retail

Saturday | GuruFocus.com

The Case of Wal-Mart: After Its Second Quarter Results

The emergence of new concept stores such as dollar stores and warehouse retailers have posed a major challenge to all the big box retailers, by providing extremely low prices for all the daily products. Also, online retailer such as Amazon has been a threat to retailers such as Wal-Mart since it provides the ease of getting the ordered goods delivered at the doorstep.

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Related Topix: Retail, Amazon, Science / Technology, Internet

Saturday | Seeking Alpha

Wal-Mart Investors Should Worry About Tracy Morgan Lawsuit - A Lot

He was seriously injured, and his companion and fellow comedian James McNair was killed, when their chauffeured vehicle was struck by a Wal-Mart truck going too fast under the control of an overly tired driver. It would be easy to write this off as a one-time incident.

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Related Topix: Retail

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Seeking Alpha

Where Wal-Mart Went Wrong In China

Live turtles. Racks of rot gut sorghum liquor. Long counters filled with steaming rice buns, dumplings and roast duck.

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Related Topix: Retail

Sys-Con Media

Equities Updates on Consumer Staples Industry - PepsiCo, Wal-Mart...

During the session, seven out of ten sectors ended the session in positive. The S&P 500 Consumer Staples Sector Index ended the day at 465.03, down 0.05%, while the index has advanced 2.29% in the last one month.

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Related Topix: Beverages, PepsiCo, Retail, CocaCola Enterprises, Cott, Costco Wholesale, Variety Wholesalers

Reuters

RadioShack stumbles down road taken by many failed U.S. retailers

They often liquidate and go out of business. Founded in 1921, the Fort Worth, Texas-based RadioShack said on Thursday that it may file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the United States, potentially adding itself to the list of non-food retail chains that have disappeared from American strip malls and shopping centers in recent years.

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Related Topix: Economics News, Bankruptcy, Fort Worth, TX, Retail, Bloomingdales

Barron's

Wal-Mart: Who Gets Hurt By Neighborhood Market Push?

Earlier this week, Wal-Mart Stores said it would kill the Wal-Mart Express brand in favor of making them Neighborhood Markets . Gilford Securities' Bernard Sosnick considers the implications: Express stores will be renamed Neighborhood Markets.

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Related Topix: Retail

ArkansasBusiness.com

Mobile-Payment Battle Brews Between Apple, Wal-Mart

Apple's iPhones will store credit and debit cards and allow customers to pay for goods and services using the device.

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Related Topix: Retail, iPhone, The Washington Post Company

The Virginian-Pilot

Chesapeake's new Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market

Store manager Gary Anderson said the Aug. 13 grand opening of the Cedar Road Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market location had the top sales of some 25 other stores that opened nationwide the same day. This story is a sample from the Chesapeake Clipper, which is included in The Virginian-Pilot every Sunday and Friday in Chesapeake.

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Related Topix: Retail, Chesapeake, VA, Social Software, Norfolk, VA

JD Supra

Despite Wal-Mart Stores v. Dukes, Ninth Circuit approves statistical...

There seem to be two prevailing conceptions of class actions. In one view, a class action is a way of determining many similar claims at once by evaluating common evidence that reliably establishes liability for each class member.

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Related Topix: Retail

Newsday

Opinion: Curb corporate influence on public schools

Teachers and parents met at Cadman Plaza in Brooklyn to hold a rally before marching across the Brooklyn Bridge and ending at City Hall. The rally is geared on supporting Charter Schools.

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Related Topix: Brooklyn, NY, New York, NY, Retail, Opinion

Forbes.com

Dow Analyst Moves: WMT

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Related Topix: Financial Markets, Retail

Thu Sep 11, 2014

The City Wire

The Supply Side: Woman-owned suppliers connect through non-profits

More than 350 sales items and 35 woman-owned companies have become Wal-Mart suppliers in the almost two years since Wal-Mart and Walmart.com announced an effort to bring more woman-owned suppliers' products from around the round to an online marketplace. The Empowering Women Together program is part of the retailer's larger Global Women's Economic Empowerment Initiative aimed at helping woman build better lives through sales opportunities, training and promotion, according to Ravi Jariwala, Walmart.com spokesman.

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Related Topix: Retail, Science / Technology, Internet, Non-Profit

The City Wire

Wal-Mart among top five companies investing in business infrastructure

Wal-Mart Stores was among the top five big spenders for U.S. development last year that doled out $66.7 billion for business infrastructure which includes facilities, property and equipment, according a report from the Progressive Policy Institute. Since 2011 the top five anted up $198.6 billion in U.S development projects.

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Related Topix: Retail, Chevron Corporation, Energy, Oil & Gas

Reuters

UPDATE 2-Dollarama profit rises as stores increase, customers spend more

Canadian dollar-store operator Dollarama Inc reported a 15 percent rise in quarterly profit as its number of stores increased and customers spent more per visit. The company, which sells items priced up to C$3, said it expected positive same-store sales for the rest of the year despite increasing competition.

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Related Topix: Retail, Family Dollars Stores

Insider Monkey

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT) Stocking Holiday Shelves with Toys "Chosen by Kids" for Second Year

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. is using a rather unique method to determine what the hottest items of the upcoming holiday season will be: by going directly to the source. Whereas Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. used to take their cues from toy buyers, they're not skipping the middle-man , and going directly to the toy-users .

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Related Topix: Retail

OpenSecrets

Little(r) Guys Often Try Harder in Washington

We know which organizations contribute the most , and which ones spend the most on lobbying . What the lists don't show, though, is how much those organizations have to exert themselves to earn their influence.

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Related Topix: Retail

Iol.co.za

Pay dirt for Apple Pay?

Apple's launch of its own tap-to-pay system using near-field communication in its new iPhones and smartwatches may not be a game changer after all. The success of Apple Pay, unveiled at a gala launch on Tuesday, hinges on the willingness of retailers to use NFC-based payment systems, industry experts said.

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Related Topix: iPhone, Retail, Best Buy

Wed Sep 10, 2014

Star Tribune

Wal-Mart unveils toys, layaway service for the holidays

More than two months before Black Friday, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. gave a sneak peek of its toy strategy and layaway plan for the crucial holiday shopping season. The world's largest retailer said Wednesday it had relied on kids for the second year in a row to test the season's front-runners for child-friendly games and gadgets.

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Related Topix: Retail, Life, Holidays, Black Friday, Bentonville, AR

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