While Amazon Plays The Field, Walmart Stays True To Arkansas

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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