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What dictates where you shop for groceries?

What dictates where you shop for groceries?

Everyone in Colorado Springs has two things in common. The weather and food. We have no control over the weather, but we can choose where to shop for our groceries. If low prices were the only criteria that dictated where to go, Colorado Springs residents would shop at Safeway. A recent Colorado Springs Business Journal… Continue Reading What dictates where you shop for groceries?

Kudos! – October 18, 2013

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Wal-Mart Foundation grants $34,000 Pikes Peak Community Action Agency received a $34,000 grant from the Wal-Mart Foundation for its Transition to Independence Program. The agency estimated that the grant will help PPCAA be able to help an additional 40 low-income individuals. Discover Goodwill goes Gold Discover Goodwill of Southern and Western Colorado was elevated to… Continue Reading Kudos! – October 18, 2013

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Worthy of the region’s applause

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Almost every weekend of the year — and more than a few weeknights along the way — hundreds of area residents at a time flock to fundraising events for local nonprofits. Everyone knows the drill: There’s a reception, a meal, a program and/or special theme, and attendees have various opportunities to open their checkbooks or… Continue Reading Worthy of the region’s applause

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One in seven Coloradans don’t know where their next meal will come from. But you can help, through Wal-Mart’s “fighting hunger together” campaign. The company has been holding a Facebook campaign in April. Visitors can go to their page and vote for one of 200 communities hardest hit by unemployment. Colorado Springs made the list… Continue Reading Springs’ food banks could receive $1 million

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The Wal-Mart Foundation has awarded a $59,000 grant to Catholic Charities which allowed for the purchase of a new Marian House Community Outreach truck. The truck will have both Catholic Charities and Wal-Mart brands and will deliver food and other needed items to the rural communities in Colorado. They plan to deliver to five food… Continue Reading Grant enables Marion House to take its mission on the road

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Toys ‘R’ Us to open at 9 p.m. Thanksgiving

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Toys “R” Us stores will open at 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving, one hour earlier than last year. It’s the latest in the Black Friday retail battle to one-up the competition. Wal-Mart moved its usual midnight opening to 10 p.m. this year, and Target stores bumped its opening up to midnight. Black Friday is the real… Continue Reading Toys ‘R’ Us to open at 9 p.m. Thanksgiving

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Wal-Mart confirms data center plans

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Wal-martconfirmed today that it plans to move forward with plans to build a 210,000-square-foot data center on a 24-acre site Continue Reading Wal-Mart confirms data center plans

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Colorado Springs City Council unanimously approved a plan to offer a total of $2.3 million in tax-rebate incentives to Wal-Mart and Agilent Technologies to build data centers in the city. The money will come form of rebates in business personal property taxes, something Mayor Steve Bach said he wants to eliminate. Wal-Mart, wants to build… Continue Reading Council approves incentives for Wal-Mart, Agilent

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Christine Kwapnoski hasn’t done too badly in nearly 25 years in the Wal-Mart family, making more than $60,000 a year in a job she enjoys most days. But Kwapnoski says she faced obstacles at Wal-Mart-owned Sam’s Club stores in both Missouri and California: Men making more than women and getting promoted faster. She never heard… Continue Reading Court to take up huge sex bias claim vs. Wal-Mart

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Wal-Mart clears path to enter Africa

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A South African chain’s shareholders have overwhelmingly accepted Wal-Mart’s offer to buy 51 percent of their company, the chief executive said Monday, paving the way for the giant U.S.-based retailer to enter Africa. Massmart said the proposal was approved by 97 percent of shareholders who voted Monday – 75 percent had been needed. Wal-Mart offered… Continue Reading Wal-Mart clears path to enter Africa

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