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  • Walmart shareholders as of April 10, 2015, are eligible to attend.

  • the company has retired 533 million shares and that it spent a total of $36.4 billion to do so. Those shares, if repurchased today, would be worth about $42.4 billion, or $5.8 billion more than what WMT paid to purchase them. WMT's buyback has created billions of dollars worth of value for shareholders

  • The company has repurchased $933 million in stock and paid $3 billion in dividends through the first two quarters of fiscal 2015.

  • Last year, Wal-Mart used $5 billion to repay long-term debt, but it issued $7 billion in new debt for a net increase of $2 billion. Debt often gets a bad rap -- sometimes deserved -- but Wal-Mart has a pristine balance sheet and can afford it. The company had about $45 billion in net debt at the end of July, its most recent reporting period. If it needed to, Wal-Mart could pay off its entire debt balance in less than two years. This is a relatively safe debt burden, so shareholders should not be concerned about the balance sheet

  • the percentage of common stock owned by Walton Enterprises, LLC has risen to approximately 50 percent. Given the prospect that Walmart may continue to buy back shares, the Walton family has informed Walmart that it currently expects to sell Walmart shares from time to time in order to help offset possible further increases in its ownership percentage and to help fund charitable contributions. The family believes that this is consistent with an appropriate balance of family and non-family ownership that supports the goals of all Walmart shareholders and long term business success.

    In order to facilitate these sales, the Walton family has informed Walmart that approximately 6 percent of Walmart’s outstanding shares are being distributed to a newly formed entity, the Walton Family Holdings Trust. The Walton family has informed Walmart that the Trust has no set timetable for the sale of shares and anticipates this may take place over a period of years.

  • m858 m858 May 26, 2015 7:34 AM Flag

    commonsense....union leadership knew workers making less than $$$$ wouldn't and couldn't pay union dues... so union leadership pushed the liberial press ... now watch unions fail to be able to organize these Micky D workers and when unions are successfull watch these companies fail. Why ? Unions deliver competitive disadvantages to the companies they infest. That is fact and commonsense.

  • Wal-Mart really is not, and should not be, in the charity business," stating "any debit has to be passed along to somebody — either shareholders or our customers....
    October 2005, Walmart announced several environmental measures to increase energy efficiency
    September 2006, Walmart announced a pilot program to sell generic drugs at $4 per prescription
    March 20, 2009, Walmart announced that it was paying a combined $933.6 million (equivalent to $1.03 billion in 2015) in bonuses to every full and part-time hourly worker
    July 16, 2009, Walmart announced plans to develop a worldwide sustainable product index
    January 2011 Walmart announced a program to improve the nutritional value of its store brands over five years, gradually reducing the amount of salt and sugar, and eliminating trans fat

  • Open Call: Walmart is also specifically encouraging military and veteran-owned businesses to apply for its annual U.S. Manufacturing Summit and Open Call to be held July 7-8, 2015 in Bentonville, Ark. The summit and open call will provide an opportunity to meet with Walmart’s buyers and facilitate meetings for current and potential suppliers with key state economic development officials

  • “I didn’t start out in the armed forces. I worked for Walmart, joined the National Guard, and then deployed to Iraq,” said West Bernhardt, a store manager in Tulsa, Okla. Walmart offers a military differential pay, and that kept me afloat while I was deployed in the Army. Walmart also held my position while deployed. On every military leave, I could come back to the company to work, and I was promoted within two weeks of returning from my final deployment in Iraq.”

  • The previous commitment was for veterans within 12 months off active duty. In addition to the Veterans Welcome Home Commitment, Walmart is expanding its 2013 projection of hiring 100,000 veterans by 2018, increasing the projection to 250,000 veterans by the end of 2020.*

    Since Memorial Day 2013, Walmart has hired more than 92,000 veterans, and nearly 8,000 have already been promoted to jobs with higher pay and greater responsibility.*

  • In 2014, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation committed to veterans by pledging $20 million through 2019 to support veteran employment and transition programs. This pledge was made after Walmart and the Walmart Foundation successfully reached a 2011 commitment of $20 million by 2015 to help veterans and their families get through those challenges with assistance from programs that provide job training, transition support and education.

  • On May 5, Walmart participated in the launch of the Coalition for Veteran Owned Business, which will work to create opportunities for veteran- and military-family owned businesses with American businesses and supply chains.

    Walmart is also specifically encouraging military- and veteran-owned businesses to apply for its annual U.S. Manufacturing Summit and Open Call to be held July 7-8, 2015 in Bentonville, Arkansas. The summit and open call will provide an opportunity to meet with Walmart’s buyers

  • Walmart is expanding its 2013 projection of hiring 100,000 veterans nationwide by 2018, increasing the projection to 250,000 veterans by the end of 2020.

  • guaranteeing a job offer to any eligible U.S. veteran honorably discharged from active duty since the original launch of the Veterans Welcome Home Commitment on Memorial Day 2013. The previous commitment was for veterans within 12 months of active duty......

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    by m858 May 24, 2015 8:37 PM
    m858 m858 May 24, 2015 8:43 PM Flag

    The Oracle of Omaha has been beating the market for decades ....a peek at how the legendary investor deployed capital in the first three months of 2015. several changes during the first quarter... Berkshire maintained its stake in the world's largest retailer at 60.4 million shares during the first quarter. The position was worth $4.97 billion at the end of March

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    by m858 May 24, 2015 8:37 PM
    m858 m858 May 24, 2015 8:39 PM Flag

    Walmart, the nation’s largest grocery retailer, said Friday that it would ask its meat, seafood, poultry, deli and egg suppliers to adopt animal welfare standards that include sufficient space and easy access to food and water. “Walmart is the first one asking its suppliers not only to give it data, but also to make that data public,” Hansen said. “That will show actual use, and that’s the real gold standard.”

  • first large retailer to take such a public stand against the excessive use of drugs in raising farm animals.
    The retailer is asking suppliers to its roughly 5,200 Wal-Mart and Sam's Club stores in the United States to publicly disclose their use of antibiotics and treatment of animals on an annual basis

  • always growing, employing more, increasing sales and profits Walmart does what other businesses dream.
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    SPARTANBURG, S.C. —A new Walmart Neighborhood Market slated to open this summer is hiring up to 95
    Wal-Mart to open Neighborhood Market in Cedar Springs 22 hours ago
    May 6, 2015 - Walmart Neighborhood Market opened in Enid early this morning
    May 12, 2015 - KALB - Colfax, Louisiana - Colfax plans to celebrate the opening of a new grocery store Wednesday. It's a new Walmart Neighborhood Market
    May 6, 2015 - grand opening of the Walmart Neighborhood Market at 2003 E. Greenville St. in ...Anderson
    May 6, 2015 - Lynchburg, VA - A new Walmart Neighborhood Market opened Wednesday
    6 days ago - A new Walmart Neighborhood Market in Morganton is slated to open
    Apr 30, 2015 - A new Walmart Neighborhood Market is coming to Henrico later this summer, but hiring ... will begin
    On April 29, 2015 the Grand Opening of Interlachen's Walmart Neighborhood Market was celebrated. Council Members from the Town of Interlachen and ...
    May 13, 2015 - Baton Rouge, /News/EastFeliciana/: The new Clinton Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market's grand opening starts at 7:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 29,
    May 13, 2015 - A grand opening ceremony is scheduled Wednesday morning for a Walmart Neighborhood Market in Rocklin, the first Walmart in the city. At 53,000 square feet, ...
    8 hours ago - Walmart Neighborhood Market comes to Norman, OK – reports on the opening of Walmart's first Neighborhood Market in the ...

  • over $480-billion in annual revenue... Walmart Global eCommerce is growing at a rate of more than 30 percent per year." ...In the nine months since Walmart started using OpenStack the company has built an OpenStack Compute layer with more than 150K cores and counting. Next, Walmart will add more block storage and venture into software-defined networks using OpenStack projects such as Neutron and Cinder. The company is also currently building a multi-petabyte object storage using Swift. By the 2015 holiday season Walmart will have also moved its OpenStack cloud to 2014's Juno release.

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