Elton John to Perform at Walmart Shareholders Meeting

Elton JohnElton John

BENTONVILLE, Ark.-Rock icon Elton John will be one of the performers during the festivities leading up to Walmart's annual shareholders meeting, which is scheduled for June 7.

The meeting, which is geared toward recognizing the retailer's 2.2 million associates from around the world, will host 14,000 associates representing all 27 countries in which Walmart has locations. While the meeting itself will take place this coming Friday, the company has activities planned throughout this week, including performances by John and Luke Bryan, a country singer.

These events will also spotlight "the unlimited job and career opportunities available at Walmart," according to a statement from the retailer. Walmart said that last year, it promoted more than 180,000 people to jobs with more responsibility and higher pay in the United States. About 75 percent of its U.S. store and Sam's Warehouse Clubs' management began as hourly associates, Walmart said.

HFN Staff | News & Commentary

HFN provides detailed information on the key home classifications: Housewares, Tabletop, Floor Covering & Rugs, Furniture, Home Textiles, Lighting, Home Decor, Mattresses & Bedding, Gifts, Major Appliances and Consumer Electronics as well as Business, Finance and Retail.

Videos

Current Issue

  • HFN May digital issue

    HFN's DIGITAL EDITION

    May 2017


    COVER STORY: HFN Turns 90

    We commemorate HFN's 90th anniversary by paying tribute to the iconic retailer and supplier brands--and the people--that have helped the industry flourish, then and now.


    ALSO IN THIS ISSUE:

    • Up & Coming Leaders - The home industry is in capable and visionary hands as this year’s 40 Under 40 list attests. Today’s young leaders span all disciplines and varied levels of operation.
    • Omnichannel Retailing - In the Mobile App World, Time is Money