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Wal-Mart Cuts Back on Weekly Managers’ Meetings

BY CSA STAFF

Bentonville, Ark. Wal-Mart Stores is doing away with one of its long-standing legacies—its weekly Saturday morning managers’ meeting, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Dating back to Wal-Mart’s earliest days, company managers have gathered on Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. in Bentonville, Ark., to talk over business results and swap merchandising tips.

Despite complaints over the years about the early morning timing, Wal-Mart has required managers at its headquarters to attend two meetings a month, staggering attendance to fit the employees into its headquarters auditorium.

Wal-Mart said it will cut back the Saturday staff meetings to once a month starting in March, for the sake of efficiency, the report said.

The meetings will be broadcast on its closed-circuit network to allow those outside Bentonville to view the events.

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Dick’s COO to Step Down

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Pittsburgh Dick’s Sporting Goods announced Tuesday that COO William Colombo will step down, assuming the role of vice chairman effective Feb. 2.

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F.C. Dadson Hires Construction Manager

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Clines comes to Dadson with over a decade of construction-related experience as a manager for a contractor-based building material supply house, and most recently as an area general contractor.

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