Editorial Results (free)
1. What We’re Left With
- Friday, September 8, 2017
LEGACIES OF IRONY. The guy who invented dynamite and various ways to blow people up also gave us the Nobel Peace Prize. According to Alfred Nobel’s will in 1896, the award is to go to someone who has “done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses.”
2. Last Word: No More Lottery Balls, The Voucher Bill Advances and UCLA
- Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Spring is in the air, which can only mean one thing – the Overton Park Greensward controversy is back on. Just this past weekend, I was in the park noting the metal barrier that separates Greensward pedestrians from Zoo parkers and that the barrier was not “decorated” with save the greensward paraphernalia as much as it has been the previous three springs.
3. Wal-Mart Launches Incubator Lab to House Startups
- Wednesday, March 22, 2017
NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart is launching an incubator lab focused on projects in robotics, virtual and augmented reality, and artificial intelligence as it aims to compete more aggressively with Amazon.
4. Real Estate Awakening
- Saturday, October 29, 2016
The year’s biggest office deal didn’t affect Memphis’ office absorption at all, but everyone in real estate has felt its reverberations.
When ServiceMaster Global Holdings announced its move to the shuttered Peabody Place Mall from Ridge Lake office park, it promised new life for a 328,000-square-foot black hole in Downtown’s retail market.
5. Walton Foundation Launches $250M Charter School Initiative
- Wednesday, June 29, 2016
BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) – A foundation run by the heirs of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton has announced a $250 million initiative to support charter schools in 17 cities across the U.S.
6. Wal-Mart's CEO Urges Employees to Reimagine Company's Future
- Monday, June 6, 2016
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) – Wal-Mart's CEO urged employees on Friday to reimagine its future in a fast-shifting retail landscape.
The company is at a crossroads, as its long-held dominance in pricing has been chipped away at by Amazon and dollar stores. But it's fighting back on multiple fronts, growing more aggressive with prices and going after Amazon, both online and on the doorstep, by expanding delivery services.
7. Wal-Mart Brings Back Greeters at the Store Door
- Friday, May 6, 2016
NEW YORK (AP) – Those smiley door greeters are back at Wal-Mart.
The nation's largest retailer says in a blog post this week that it's bringing back door greeters to a majority of its more than 5,000 stores by mid-summer to improve customer service. For the remainder of the stores, which have had problems with theft, Wal-Mart will position a "customer host," who will not only greet customers but also check receipts to prevent shoplifting.
8. Tri-Star Chronicles Captures Tennessee’s Lesser-Known Stories
- Tuesday, March 15, 2016
J.R. “Pitt” Hyde III is not Memphis’ most famous name across the state of Tennessee. But he is an important name, has a deep and rich story worth telling, and that is exactly the point.
9. Wal-Mart Keeps It All in the Family, Chair Passed to Penner
- Monday, June 8, 2015
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) – Wal-Mart is passing the chairmanship of the world's largest retailer from the eldest son of late founder Sam Walton to a third generation.
The company said that board Chairman Rob Walton will step down and be succeeded by Vice Chairman Greg Penner, who is his son-in-law.
10. What Does Wal-Mart Not Sell?
- Thursday, May 1, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) – The news that Wal-Mart is getting into the car insurance business begs the question: is there anything that the world's largest retailer doesn't hawk?
Surprisingly, the answer is plenty.
11. Entrepreneurs Not Always Leaders, and Vice Versa
- Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Seventy percent of startup businesses fail within the first 10 years, according to a 2013 study conducted by Bradley University and the University of Tennessee. It’s a devastating reality given that the lion’s share of those are small businesses, from which more than half of domestic sales are generated.
12. Wal-Mart Pushes ‘Made in America’ at Summit
- Friday, August 23, 2013
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is hoping for a groundswell "made-in-America" movement.
13. Commercial Advisors Hires Ewen as Controller
- Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Erika Ewen has joined Cushman & Wakefield/Commercial Advisors Asset Services LLC as controller. Ewen will direct the accounting department in all accounting functions and financial reporting of Commercial Advisors Asset Services as well as all property management clients.
14. Mayors of Mississippi River Towns Seek Solutions
- Friday, September 14, 2012
ST. LOUIS (AP) – Mayors from more than three dozen communities along the Mississippi River are coming together in hopes of drawing attention – specifically that of federal lawmakers – to the challenges they face on the banks of the nation's largest waterway.
15. Pera Open to Local Partners in Grizz Bid
- Tuesday, July 31, 2012
In the course of meetings with business and civic leaders here over the last couple of weeks, California technology businessman Robert Pera has decided it would be a good idea to bring local partners into his bid to purchase the Memphis Grizzlies.
16. Wal-Mart's Proxy Vote Shows Dissent Against Execs
- Tuesday, June 5, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) – Wal-Mart's final shareholder vote for its board of directors showed unprecedented dissent against key executives and board members, including CEO Mike Duke, in the wake of allegations of bribery in Mexico.
17. Wal-Mart CEO Says Co. Committed to Compliance
- Monday, June 4, 2012
FAYETTEVILLE, ARK. (AP) – Wal-Mart Stores Inc. CEO Mike Duke said Friday that the retailer is committed to integrity in the wake of recent bribery allegations in Mexico.
Duke joined other executives including chairman Robson Walton, the son of founder Sam Walton, at the company's annual meeting on Friday in pledging that Wal-Mart will get to the bottom of the allegations.
18. Wal-Mart's Q3 Profits Down 2.9 Percent
- Wednesday, November 16, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) – Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s reported its first quarterly revenue gain in its U.S. namesake business in more than two years, but the discounter's third-quarter profit slipped 2.9 percent, missing Wall Street expectations.
19. Wal-Mart Reverses Revenue Decline in US Business
- Thursday, October 13, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) – Wal-Mart's effort to reverse a two-year sales slump at its U.S. Walmart stores is beginning to work.
The world's largest retailer said Wednesday that a key revenue measure has risen three months in a row for its namesake stores in the U.S. The company also said it plans to cut its capital spending in the U.S. as it continues to shift toward opening smaller stores and away from remodeling locations.
20. Steve Jobs and Shades of Yellow
- Friday, October 7, 2011
Editor’s Note: “From the Blog” is a new weekly feature that highlights some of the enterprising work our staff posts on The Daily News blog, blog.memphisdailynews.com.
21. Bill Gates Tops Forbes List of Richest Americans
- Thursday, September 22, 2011
LOS ANGELES (AP) – America's economic woes don't appear to be hurting philanthropist Bill Gates, who tops Forbes' list of the 400 richest Americans for the 18th year in a row.
22. Wal-Mart's Q2 Results to Offer Consumer Clues
- Tuesday, August 16, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) – Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world's largest retailer, is expected to announce Tuesday that its second-quarter profit rose with higher international sales and a focus on cutting expenses, but its earnings report also is likely to show weakness remains in its U.S. Walmart stores.
23. Wal-Mart CEO Pushes Plan to Keep Retailer Growing
- Monday, June 6, 2011
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) – Wal-Mart Stores Inc. unveiled a $15 billion share buyback program Friday as it hammered home its message to shareholders at its annual meeting that the world's largest retailer will keep growing.
24. Rising Pump Prices Add to Wal-Mart Uncertainty
- Wednesday, May 18, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) – Rising gas prices are adding another obstacle to Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s campaign to reverse a two-year U.S. sales slump.
25. Wal-Mart Hammers Price Theme to Woo Back Shoppers
- Tuesday, April 12, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) – Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is hammering home its low-price message with a new ad campaign in a bid to bring back customers who no longer trust it to save them money.
26. Wal-Mart's 4Q Profit Rises; US Sales Still Slump
- Wednesday, February 23, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) – Wal-Mart Stores Inc. reported a 27 percent increase in fourth-quarter net income as the world's largest retailer benefited from cost-cutting and strong sales overseas.
27. Work on Wal-Mart Museum Turns up Old Artifacts
- Monday, November 22, 2010
BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Renovation work on the Wal-Mart Visitors Center, in the original Walton's Five & Dime and an adjacent building in downtown Bentonville, is providing a look at the origins of both the giant retailer and the city.
28. Technology vs. Unique Resume
- Tuesday, May 29, 2007
In the annals of Memphis mayoral elections, it seems no candidate has run a race quite like Herman Morris Jr.
Morris - Memphis Light, Gas & Water Division's former top executive - has built a campaign operation that boasts the technological edge and efficiency of a small corporation. His supporters can sign up for cell phone text alerts and Internet podcasts. Videos are posted to his Web site.
29. Confessions of a Wal-Mart Shopper
- Friday, December 8, 2006
Some people are Macy's shoppers. Some people are Target shoppers. I, on the other hand, am a Wal-Mart shopper.
Yes, I admit it.
Snicker if you must, but I've often said that even if I won the lottery or became wealthy some other instantaneous and miraculous way, I'd still shop the sale rack at Wal-Mart.
30. After Breaking Out On Their Own, directFX Owners Want Long-Term Success
- Wednesday, July 12, 2006
DirectFX Solutions was created over a cup of coffee in 2003.
Founding partners Chris Warner and Kush Shah, who were working for Pitney Bowes Office Systems in Nashville at the time, started making extended "sales calls" at a local coffee shop to discuss the idea of venturing off on their own.
31. Former Wal-Mart ExecutivePleads Guilty to Fraud
- Wednesday, February 1, 2006
Former Wal-Mart Stores Inc. vice chairman Tom Coughlin pleaded guilty in federal court in Ft. Smith, Ark., Tuesday to five counts of wire fraud and one count of filing a false tax return, the Associated Press has reported. Coughlin, who was once a pr
32. Archived Article: Wal-mart (lead)
- Thursday, July 13, 2000
By SUZANNE THOMPSON Southeast Shelby to gain Wal-Mart, Sams Club By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News The long wait for a Wal-Mart Supercenter in Southeast Shelby County is almost over. At an estimated cost of $11.5 million, the areas newest Wal-Mart ...
33. Archived Article: Law Focus (walmart)
- Thursday, March 2, 2000
New Web Site Tracks Lawsuits Against Wal-Mart New Web site tracks lawsuits against Wal-Mart By KATHLEEN BURT The Daily News Attorneys suing Wal-Mart have a new resource to help their cases a Web site solely dedicated to tracking litigation against o...