While Amazon Plays The Field, Walmart Stays True To Arkansas
by Michael Corkery, New York Times
Posted: 2017-09-20 15:32:08 EST

Take that Amazon. Walmart is doubling down on its hometown of Bentonville, Ark.

One week after Amazon announced, with great fanfare, that it is planning to build a second headquarters in a city offering the best perks, Walmart said on Friday that it is replacing its aging headquarters in Bentonville with a new one.

In a note to employees on Friday, Walmart’s chief executive, Doug McMillon, said the company’s current corporate campus — a hodgepodge of more than 20 buildings spanning several communities — are “significantly beyond their shelf life.”

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