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Wal-Mart to match competitors Black Friday prices

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Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said Monday it will match competitor prices beginning on Thanksgiving Day and running through the weekend, one of the most popular holiday shopping periods of the year. Retailers traditionally compete for shoppers’ dollars on the Friday after Thanksgiving, known as Black Friday, with early hours and special deals. This year, many are… Continue Reading Wal-Mart to match competitors Black Friday prices

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CSDF receives $25,000 Wal-Mart grant

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The Colorado Springs Diversity Forum received a $25,000 grant from the Wal-Mart Foundation’s state giving program. CSDF was established in 2005 to create opportunities for local citizens and businesses to acknowledge diversity in the Colorado Springs area. The National League of Cities awarded the program its city cultural diversity award last year. The grant will… Continue Reading CSDF receives $25,000 Wal-Mart grant

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About half of the area’s Wal-Mart stores are in the midst of a remodel. On the list are five of its 11 Pikes Peak region stores (that includes three Sam’s Clubs), all part of a broader strategy to revitalize the retailer’s bricks-and-mortar image. The first makeover occurred at the city’s busiest store off East Platte… Continue Reading Wal-Mart spending millions on store rehabilitations

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Retailers had a challenging 2009, and the top 100 most powerful retailers list reflects that – with discount stores moving up the list and some other stores moving down the stores.org annual compilation. There’s no surprise in the number one slot, however. Wal-Mart, the behemoth headquartered in Bentonville, Ark., kept the top position. Grocery store… Continue Reading Wal-Mart still tops ‘most powerful retailers’ list

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Wal-Mart will begin introducing Hewlett-Packard retail photo printing kiosks called “Prints in Minutes” in 3,600 of its stores across the United States this summer. The service enables customers to order 4 x 6, 5 x 7 and 8 x 10-inch photo prints, collage prints, calendar pages and greeting cards. Customers also can also order photo prints… Continue Reading Wal-Mart adding photo-printing kiosks this summer

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Wal-Mart grants go to local nonprofits

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A variety of Pikes Peak region nonprofits received grants at Wal-Mart’s annual Community Celebration dinner on Dec. 3. A $25,000 grant went to The Christian Healing Network; Grants of $8,000 went to SET of Colorado Springs, and Christian Grandparenting Network; A $7,000 grant went to Marian House Soup Kitchen; Grants of $6,000 went to Pikes… Continue Reading Wal-Mart grants go to local nonprofits

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DVDs enter the holiday retail price-cutting war

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The front lines of the retail holiday price war have moved beyond toys and books into the DVD market.  The Target Corp. said it will cut prices for 10 highly anticipated DVDs to $10, matching Wal-Mart’s prices. Wal-Mart, however, countered by cutting two cents off the DVD prices to $9.98. The DVD price war comes after Target… Continue Reading DVDs enter the holiday retail price-cutting war

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Big box toy fight rages as Wal-Mart drops prices

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In an effort to entice more shoppers looking for Christmas goodies, Wal-Mart reduced prices on 100 toys by 20 to 30 percent. The move is a second marketing attempt to encourage shopping during the recession. Earlier this year, Wal-Mart dropped prices on 100 toys to $10. The latest rollbacks include popular licensed toys, interactive toys… Continue Reading Big box toy fight rages as Wal-Mart drops prices

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Wal-Mart renovating 13 Colorado stores

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A plan to renovate 13 Wal-Mart stores in Colorado will mean 765 temporary jobs. The store at 1575 Space Center Drive in Colorado Springs was renovated earlier this year, creating 60 jobs. The improvements include a new layout, wider aisles, low-profile shelving, new paint, lighting and signs. Wal-Mart has finished renovations in 10 stores already,… Continue Reading Wal-Mart renovating 13 Colorado stores

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Buying locally has become a rallying cry for people interested in healthy eating and in protecting the environment. And now, national chains are getting on board — produce from Colorado farms can be found at King Soopers, Safeway and even at international retailing giant, Wal-Mart. But some “buy local” proponents claim that local goods should… Continue Reading Buying local: Does purchasing from chains count?

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