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2009-02-02 16:49:00

BENTONVILLE, Ark., Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Today, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. announced it will test a new type of heavy-duty commercial hybrid truck and a new type of alternatively fueled truck, developed by Bellevue, WA based PACCAR as a part of the company's efforts to build on its progress in developing a more sustainable trucking fleet. The new trucks include five Peterbilt Model 386 heavy duty hybrid trucks with diesel-electric hybrid power systems developed by Eaton Corporation...

2009-01-08 14:08:54

The largest U.S. retailer, Wal-Mart Stores performed under expectations in December, pointing to a sharp slowdown in consumer spending, a retail analyst said. If even Wal-Mart is unable to have a significant sales increase considering its low prices, it means that the American shopper is truly tapped out, retail analyst Britt Beemer at America's Research Group said, CNNMoney.com reported Thursday. Sales at Wal-Mart locations in business for a year rose 1.9 percent in December, a sharp...

2008-12-20 11:52:40

Wal-Mart Stores Inc., rejected in its last attempt to build a second store in Chicago, will try the city again in the spring, a company official says. The Bentonville, Ark., retailer backed down after running into opposition from city and neighborhood officials this year when it proposed a 180,000-square-foot Supercenter, which would have been its second store in the city. But now Wal-Mart says it's ready to try again, the Chicago Tribune reported Saturday. We've shown ourselves to be a very...

2008-07-18 06:00:27

Dell has unveiled a pilot scheme with retail giant Wal-Mart to provide technical services for customers including home set-up services, home theatre installations, computer repair, and advice on wireless technology. Wal-Mart and Dell will open 15 Solution Stations at Wal-Mart stores in Dallas. Wal-Mart's competitors Circuit City Stores and Best Buy currently offer similar technology services. Circuit City's Firedog installation service generated revenue of $269m last year, while Best Buy...

2008-06-14 21:00:08

By Matt Gryta and Sandra Tan A Wal-Mart Supercenter at Sheridan Drive and North Bailey Avenue in Amherst took a huge step forward this week as Benderson Development Co. got the legal green light for the project in the former Ames-Hills plaza. State Supreme Court Justice Joseph G. Makowski summarily dismissed attempts by a homeowners organization to kill the project on environmental and procedural grounds. Makowski said the town Planning Board took the legally required "hard look" at the...

2006-04-14 23:34:23

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores said on Friday it is phasing out sales of firearms in about a quarter of its U.S. stores, calling it a decision based on soft demand. "As a retailer, we make business decisions every day on what products to offer our customers, based on customer demand," the company said in a statement. "In order for each of our stores to be a 'store of the community' and offer merchandise relevant to that specific community ... we recently made a business...

2006-04-14 17:38:50

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said on Friday it is phasing out sales of firearms in about a quarter of its U.S. stores, calling it a decision based on soft demand. "As a retailer, we make business decisions every day on what products to offer our customers, based on customer demand," the company said in a statement. "In order for each of our stores to be a 'store of the community' and offer merchandise relevant to that specific community ... we recently made a business...

2006-03-06 19:45:00

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. aims to be the mass-market provider of organic food, and will have doubled its organic offerings over the next couple of weeks, Wal-Mart's head of dry grocery told Reuters on Monday. DeDe Priest, who was promoted to senior vice president of dry grocery in December, said the retailer has no intention of becoming a health food store, but wants to make organic food accessible to all. "What you're going to see is over the next couple of weeks, we're going...

2006-03-01 12:25:50

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Michigan's attorney general said on Wednesday he was taking legal action against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. for not properly marking prices on merchandise in its stores. Attorney General Mike Cox said the legal action was in the form of a "Notice of Intended Action," which is a necessary step before a company can be sued by the attorney general under the Consumer Protection Act. Wal-Mart, which has been accused of improper pricing in states including California, has 10...

2005-12-20 16:26:32

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. on Tuesday confirmed there was a shooting at one of its stores in New Mexico and a spokeswoman said it was her understanding that there were no fatalities in the incident. The shooting occurred at a Wal-Mart store in Deming, New Mexico, located in the southwestern part of the state. Wal-Mart said that police were on the scene. Further details were not immediately available from Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer, or from the Deming police...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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