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December 12, 2020

Bertelsmann books Simon & Schuster for $2.175 billion, Bombardier private jet sales soar in the coronavirus age, Walmart offers to give Covid-19 vaccinations.

Bertelsmann books Simon & Schuster for $2.175 billion

German media family business Bertelsmann has acquired publishing house Simon & Schuster for $2.175 billion from the US Redstone-family-owned media company ViacomCBS.

Bertelsmann, the international media, services and education company, said it was further expanding its global content businesses in the US, its second-largest market, with the deal for the publisher of Hillary Clinton, John Irving, Stephen King and Bob Woodward.

May 25, 2017

Walmart reports huge jump in US online sales, next-generation family member joins Vedanta board, and GIIN survey says big financial firms bring mixed blessings for impact investing  

Walmart reports huge jump in US online sales

The family-owned retail giant Walmart has reported a modest rise in total revenues and a much larger increase in US online sales.

As it looks to take on e-commerce behemoths such as Amazon, the US-based retailer achieved a 63% rise in US online sales in the first quarter of this year.

Walmart’s online ambitions were demonstrated last year by its $3.3 billion acquisition of the internet retailer Jet.com.

January 17, 2017

The Walton family grew American retail chain Walmart into the largest retailer in the world and became the richest family in the US in the process. CampdenFB takes a look at the people behind the brand. 

The Walton family grew American retail chain Walmart into the largest retailer in the world and became the richest family in the US in the process. CampdenFB takes a look at the people behind the brand. 

June 13, 2012

Stability is one of the classic benefits of a family business. They aren’t swayed by the fluctuations of the markets or the animal spirits of nervous people on Wall Street worried about their bonuses, mortgages and alimony cheques.

March 5, 2012

Carlos Slim, who controls Mexican conglomerate Grupo Carso, is the richest person in the world, with a fortune of about $68.5 billion (€51.9 billion). 

Carlos Slim, who controls Mexican conglomerate Grupo Carso, is the richest person in the world, with a fortune of about $68.5 billion (€51.9 billion).

January 28, 2012

Most family businesses go to great lengths to preserve some of the traditions established by their founders. But now retail giant Walmart, controlled by members of the Walton family, seems to be turning its back on its founder’s legacy.

Most family businesses go to great lengths to preserve some of the traditions established by their founders. But now retail giant Walmart, controlled by members of the Walton family, seems to be turning its back on its founder’s legacy.

The American company has removed greeting staff from overnight shifts at its US stores, in a move that takes away a bit of the family business’s 30-year-old practice of ensuring all customers are welcomed into shops.

July 1, 2004

Sam Walton: Made in America, by Sam Walton and John Huey (1996)

Christine Harland is Director of Camden Writers

Sam Walton: Made in America, by Sam Walton and John Huey (1996)

Born in 1918 in Kingfisher, Oklahoma, a whistle stop on the Oklahoma, Kansas & Texas railroad line, Sam Walton could feel small-town America in his bones. That profound sense of his environment lay at the heart of Walton's success. He understood the value of the hard-earned dollar for the majority of Americans and he appreciated the latent buying power in areas that a lot of larger corporations passed by.

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