It’s that time of year again. Northwest Arkansas welcomes thousands of Walmart Associates and Shareholders from around the world to their annual Shareholders meeting. The meeting takes place on Friday, June 6 at Bud Walton Arena on the University of Arkansas Campus in Fayetteville, but events and concerts will be taking place all over Northwest Arkansas throughout the week. Northwest Arkansas REALLY becomes all things Walmart.
The buzz is all about what celebrities will be here. Last year, Hugh Jackman andTom Cruise hosted the meeting . Several musicians sang, including: Jennifer Hudson, Kelly Clarkson and John Legend.
Doug McMillion, Walmart President and CEO, will speak at Friday’s meeting and has already mentioned a few key strategic areas of discussion:
- Serving the customers through relevant and personalized experiences
- Expanding opportunities for Associates
- Driving operational excellence
- Serving communities through a deeper focus on social, environmental and local responsibility