Archive for the 'Annual Meeting' Category

WALMART PAYS UNIVERSITY NEARLY $2 MILLION…

Monday, April 25th, 2016

This story has a strange vibe. The headline from Arkansas Business declares: Wal-Mart Reveals $1.9M Paid to UA in FY 2015 and adds the note that while the University expects future payments of the same, stockholders might not be told because: Wal-Mart has to disclose its dealings with the UA because former Chancellor G. David […]

WALMART PASSES SCEPTER TO GREG PENNER…

Monday, June 8th, 2015

Traditionally, third generations are where business dynasties fail, unless the family is smart enough to pass control to new blood, an in-law. Walmart’s third Chief Executive Officer is the husband of Carrie E. Walton Penner (daughter of Rob Walton). No one has ever accused the Walton family of stupidity. Wal-Mart is passing the chairmanship of […]

What’s happened to Michael Barbaro?

Saturday, June 7th, 2008

The NY Times’ Michael Barbaro has been one of the most clear sighted reporters on Walmart for a number of years, but he seems to have been co-opted of late. This is from his report on the Walmart annual love fest meeting. Smiles All Around at Wal-Mart’s Annual Meeting Like its stock price, Wal-Mart’s image […]

EIGHT PROPOSALS… EIGHT REJECTIONS…

Friday, June 6th, 2008

Its party annual-meeting week in Bentonville, Arkansas, as tens of thousands of executives, shareholders and employees pack into the town to hear the word from on on high. As David Nassar writes, there are eight shareholder proposals on the agenda. Wal-Mart has summarily rejected them all. For what it’s worth, the whole Shareholder Meeting document […]