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  1. Business - China Business

    Wal-Mart puts quality before price in China

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 04:27am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Mumbai and Beijing Mainland concern over food safety pushes supermarket to bolster the trust of customers Wal-Mart puts quality before price in China Wal-Mart Stores, famed ... and authentic, and, after 17 years, Wal-Mart is changing its approach, closing some big-box stores that never quite caught on with locals. Instead, it is focusing on private-label products and imports, ...

  2. Business - China Business - FOOD SAFETY

    Wal-Mart recalls tainted donkey meat in China, eyes legal action

    Posted Jan 02nd 2014, 01:43pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Shanghai Wal-Mart Stores said it has recalled donkey meat sold at some outlets in China after tests showed the product contained the DNA of other animals. It would take legal ... for cooking. This is another hit on Wal-Mart’s brand, meaning wealthy shoppers will start to lose the trust they had before Shaun Rein, China Market Research Wal-Mart said it had set up ...

  3. Business - Companies

    Wal-Mart sales disappoint as US shoppers curb spending

    Posted Aug 16th 2013, 10:25am by Reuters

    ... Phil Wahba in New York and Lisa Baertlein in Los Angeles Wal-Mart Stores reported a surprise decline in quarterly same-store sales in the United States, its biggest market, after shoppers ... that it is relying on for long-term growth. Shares of Wal-Mart were down 2.4 per cent at US$74.59 in midday trading. US sales at stores open at least a year at the company’s main Walmart chain fell 0.3 per ...

  4. Wal-Mart dictates China suppliers' success on its terms

    Posted Feb 25th 2004, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih United States retailer Wal-Mart is now the single largest export channel for Chinese manufacturers, accounting for at least 4 per cent of China's overseas sales. However, while the company's China buying spree has produced a windfall for some manufacturers, dependence on a single mega-retailer poses certain risks. Winners of Wal-Mart supply contracts may ...

  5. Business - Companies

    Li & Fung shares drop nearly 5pc on report about Wal-Mart cutting orders

    Posted Sep 26th 2013, 09:44am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in New York and Chicago Global exporter Li & Fung said business with its major customer Wal-Mart Stores is normal, but its shares still slid as much as 4.9 per cent on a report that the US retailer is cutting orders to suppliers. “There has been no cancellation of orders from Wal-Mart, and we continue to do business with them as usual. Also, Wal-Mart is continuing to place ...

  6. Business - China Business - RETAILING

    Wal-Mart to add 110 stores in China as it closes underperforming outlets

    Posted Oct 24th 2013, 01:02pm by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Shanghai The world's largest retailer is accelerating its expansion in the second-largest economy even as it faces intense competition from local chains Wal-Mart to add 110 stores on mainland Wal-Mart Stores, the world's largest retailer, plans to add as many as 110 stores on the mainland over the next three years, while shutting some outlets ...

  7. Business - Companies

    Red tape, graft mean India not such a super market for Wal-Mart

    Posted Jul 08th 2013, 01:53pm by Reuters

    ... a victory for Wal-Mart Stores, which had spearheaded efforts to open the market and said its first retail store would open within two years. Now, two sources within the retail giant’s Indian unit ... to exit the tie-up and said it remains fully committed to the joint venture, and a Wal-Mart spokeswoman declined to comment on what she called speculation. The latest developments stem from ...

  8. Business - Economy - ANALYSIS

    Barred by Wal-Mart, Bangladeshi clothes suppliers feel left on the shelf

    Posted Jun 07th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters Being on the largest US retailer's 'red' list of unauthorised suppliers costs firms dearly Banned Bangladeshi clothes makers angry at Wal-Mart The day after Wal-Mart ... with long-time suppliers that may pose a safety risk, or stay and try to lift standards? "What Wal-Mart is doing at the moment is nothing but saving its own skin. As a responsible business partner, ...

  9. Business - Companies - LABOUR

    Wal-Mart takes own path on factory safety

    Posted May 15th 2013, 11:22am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in New York US retail giant to do in-house plant inspections as it rejects deal favoured by Bangladeshi groups Wal-Mart takes own path on factory safety Wal-Mart Stores, ... said it expects the costs of "appropriate remediation and ongoing safety investments to be appropriately reflected in its costs of goods purchased." Wal-Mart and other retailers have ...

  10. Business - Companies

    Wal-Mart weighs bid for Li’s Hong Kong supermarket chain: sources

    Posted Aug 08th 2013, 01:02pm by Reuters

    ... Stephen Aldred and Denny Thomas in Hong Kong Wal-Mart Stores is considering making a bid for the Hong Kong supermarket business being sold by a company controlled by Asia’s richest man Li ... preliminary bid deadline, the people said. Wal-Mart declined to comment. The sources declined to be identified because the discussions are confidential. Last year, Wal-Mart announced plans to open 100 ...




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