Wal-Mart's drug problem: Pharmacy business drags on profit

The company warned that the margin squeeze would continue for at least the remainder of the year.

Amazon's value surpasses Wal-Mart after surprise 2Q profit

It's official: Amazon is bigger than Wal-Mart. Amazon shares surged 15 percent on Friday after the e-commerce powerhouse reported a surprise second-quarter profit and a better-than-expected 20 percent jump in revenue.

Wal-Mart buys out China e-commerce firm Yihaodian in online push

Wal-Mart Stores Inc has taken full ownership of Chinese e-commerce firm Yihaodian.com, buying out the 49 percent stake that it did not already own to accelerate its push online, the U.S. retail giant said on Thursday.

Wal-Mart names son-in-law of Rob Walton as new chairman

The change is effective as of the end of the company`s annual shareholders` meeting today, near the company`s headquarters in Bentonville, Arkansas.

Wal-Mart to expand China store network by nearly a third after growth stalls

"Our aim is to become an integral part of China`s economy," Chief Executive Doug McMillon said at a news conference in Beijing on Wednesday. "China is a top priority."

Wal-Mart to spend $1 bln to raise US wages this year

Wal-Mart Stores Inc , long criticised for its low wages and employee benefits, said it would spend more than $1 billion to increase pay for half a million US employees this year.

Wal-mart bosses deny stalling Tracy Morgan lawsuit
Wal-mart bosses deny stalling Tracy Morgan lawsuit

Bosses at US superstore Wal-Mart have denied allegations suggesting they have been purposefully stalling a federal lawsuit over Tracy Morgan's harrowing car crash.

Wal-Mart India appoints Murali Lanka operations chief

The world`s largest retailer has 20 wholesale outlets in India and plans to roll out 50 more over four to five years.

Wal-Mart raises healthcare costs, cuts benefits for some part-timers

Brian Yarbrough, an analyst at Edward Jones, said the decision by Wal-Mart could force other retailers to rethink what benefits they provide.

Wal-Mart profit pressured by flat US same-store sales

Wal-Mart Stores on Thursday posted a slight profit rise for its fiscal second quarter, as the world`s largest retailer struggles with weak US same-store sales.

Wal-Mart's website to personalise shopping

Wal-Mart is rolling out a feature that will enable its website to show shoppers more products that they may like, based on their previous purchases.

Wal-Mart replaces chief of US division

US retail giant Wal-Mart Stores Thursday announced it is replacing the head of its Walmart US division, which has had declining same-store sales in recent quarters.

Wal-Mart adds $102.9 mn in Indian wholesale business in June

Wal-Mart runs 20 wholesale stores in the country and plans to roll out 50 more over four to five years.

Switzerland`s Swatch to open stores in India: Report

Swatch has applied to set up stores in India, a report said Saturday, as the Swiss-based watchmaker moves to tap a growing and increasingly accessory-conscious consumer class.

Tracy Morgan sues Wal-Mart over accident

`30 Rock` star Tracey Morgan is suing Wal-Mart following the accident on June 7 that injured the actor and killed fellow comedian James McNair.

Carrefour to exit India, shut five wholesale stores

French retail giant Carrefour SA will shut down its Indian operations and close its wholesale stores in the country, as it exits underperforming markets to focus on reviving its French business.

Wal-Mart back on top of Fortune Global 500 list

Meanwhile there were 150 European companies this year, slipping from 151 last year. 

Wal-Mart starts virtual wholesale stores in Hyderabad, Lucknow

The US retail giant operates 20 wholesale stores under the brand 'Best Price' in India.

Wal-Mart to launch e-commerce marketplace in India in July

Wal-Mart Stores Inc will launch its business-to-business e-commerce platform in the Indian cities of Lucknow and Hyderabad in the first week of July, its India boss said on Friday.

Alibaba launches US shopping website: Report

The online marketplace 11 Main, which hosts more than 1,000 merchants selling products ranging from clothing and interior goods to arts and crafts, will help Alibaba compete with Amazon and eBay, Dow Jones Newswires reported.