The transaction is valued at $8.5 billion.
Starbucks isn’t the only company to offer to pay for most, if not all, of the tuition costs to send its employees to college. Here’s a look at some other companies that offer to pay anywhere from $5,000 per year to 90% of tuition costs for their employees.
It’s physically impossible to watch this video without smiling.
The Las Vegas Police Department says Jerad Miller was fatally shot by police in the standoff Sunday at a Nevada Walmart, correcting earlier assertions that he was killed by his wife and accomplice Amanda Miller.
It’s hard to fathom how giant and pervasive the world’s biggest retailer is. The company’s workforce is almost the size of the Chinese army.
Seriously, don’t ever do meth.
The National Labor Relations Board claimed that the retail chain has fired and punished employees for participating in legally protected activities.
And you thought horse meat posing as beef was bizarre…
Additional garments destroyed in the fire were from other Western brands, including Wal-Mart, American Eagle, Uniqlo, and Zara.
As much as some people don’t like the idea of starting Black Friday sales on Thanksgiving Day, it absolutely drew the crowds.
Judging from the video, it appears as though the fight started over a television.
Interestingly, many of these incidents occurred on Thanksgiving Day. Updated.
H/t to The Nation for learning it was created by a website tied to a former Walmart exec.
Doug McMillon, the head of its International division, is set to take over the CEO reigns from Mike Duke on February 1. Here are 6 facts to help acquaint you with him.
Instead of stockpiling pantries, consumers are now buying for just one week at a time. The effects are being felt in the earnings of packaged foods companies like Kellogg and Kraft.
A woman’s Oct. 22 Facebook post saying Walmart cashiers are quietly using cash-back to steal money from customers has gotten half a million shares. It’s actually a disproved claim that’s been circulating since 2004.
Consumers are spending big on cars, housing, e-commerce, appliances and home projects (“C.H.E.A.P.”) at the expense of new clothes and electronics, according to Citigroup.
John Liu, who oversees $140 billion in the New York City Pension Funds, is “disappointed” in U.S. retailers’ plan to improve factory safety in Bangladesh. He says that instead of their own plan they should have joined the legally-binding Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh.
Stand up. Live better. Lost in the feeding frenzy of the busiest shopping day of the year was the fact in many cities, Walmart employees were forming picket lines.
A scramble to depoliticize a political campaign, and $5,000 in supplies from Wal-Mart. “Just grab something.”
Because everyone loves a good trip to Walmart.
Since its first store opened in 1962, Wal-Mart has steadily been spreading all over the United States. I can’t help be reminded of a movie about a zombie-virus outbreak.
“When I tell them they can’t go to the Jersey Shore, I haven’t seen tears but girls have been very upset.”
This is why no one should go to Wal-mart after midnight. Leave no cookie uneaten.
The top 10 reasons to take a trip to the magical land of Wal-Mart. As if you needed a reason.
Just when you thought Walmart had everything. This couple decided to get married at a Walmart. They chose the garden center, naturally. (Hey, weddings are expensive!)
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And she lost her job. And her car. And her house. All because of $2.90 in chicken necks which they were accused of shoplifting. Which, by the way, they didn’t actually steal. Needless to say, they’re suing. (Via The Consumerist)
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A disgruntled ex-employee of a Whole Foods in Toronto fired off a very cranky farewell e-mail to his former co-workers, referring to the grocery chain as a “faux hippy Wal-Mart.” Here are some selections from the massive missive along with some photos of cats in Whole Foods bags. Names have been redacted to protect the underemployed. The entire sprawling screed can be read at Gawker.
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Everything you never knew you always needed. Wait, wait, wait. Does this mean there are places on Earth that Wal-Mart hasn’t invaded? Inconceivable!