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Obama announces plan to tighten security for debit cards used for federal benefits

...and retailers toward more secure standards.Obama noted that Home Depot Inc., Target Corp., Walgreen Co. and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. plan to install payment terminals in their stores equipped to handle cards with digital security chips and PINS...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-17/obama-announces-plan-tight
The new family portrait? 3D-printed statue selfies

...with six small chocolate likenesses of yourself.Big businesses are getting into 3-D statuary as well, with Wal-Mart Stores Inc. at the forefront. In July, at a newly opened Sam's Club in Montgomery, Illinois, and another outside Fort...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-10/new-family-portrait-3d-pri
Wal-Mart cuts health care for part-timers

NEW YORK - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. plans to eliminate health insurance coverage for some part-time U.S. employees in a move aimed at controlling rising health...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-07/wal-mart-cuts-health-care-
Wal-Mart launching mobile checking account

...addition, customers can send money instantly to each other at no charge through either email or a text message.Wal-Mart Stores Inc., based in Bentonville, Arkansas, is operating the new account through Green Dot Corp.'s federally insured...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-09-24/wal-mart-launching-mobile-
Target cuts annual profit outlook as breach fallout lingers

...prices more than expected in the latest period to get shoppers to buy.That environment has also tripped up rival Wal-Mart Stores Inc., which lowered its annual profit forecast last week amid sluggish sales.Target and other retailers also face...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-08-20/target-cuts-annual-profit-
Wal-Mart cuts profit outlook

BENTONVILLE, Ark. - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. cut its annual profit outlook on Thursday amid sluggish sales, higher-than-expected health care costs and the need to invest...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/finance/2014-08-14/wal-mart-cuts-prof
Whole Foods plans major marketing push

...figure had climbed 7.5 percent.The problem is that Whole Foods is contending with traditional retailers such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Kroger Co. and even drug stores, which have significantly expanded their organic and natural food offerings...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/finance/2014-07-31/whole-foods-plans-
Dollar Tree buys Family Dollar

...customers who go to them are facing persistent job instability and slow wage growth in the aftermath of the recession. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Kroger Co. also have been opening smaller store formats to directly compete with dollar stores. During its...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-28/dollar-tree-buys-family-do
Dollar General enters bidding for Family Dollar

...combination would also help eliminate some competition in the sector.Dreiling said that even though retailers such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc. have been opening smaller-format stores to try to lure lower-income customers, Dollar General's business...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-08-18/dollar-general-enters-bidd
Wal-Mart uses test-and-learn approach for roll out of new products, services

...began offering customers the option to order online and pick up their items in stores in Denver. What happened: Wal-Mart Stores Inc., which is based in Bentonville, Ark., said that same-day delivery has been well received. But in Denver...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-08-12/wal-mart-uses-test-and-lea