Investments Archive

No Bonuses, No Options for Car-Mart Executives in 2017

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/15/2017 01:29 pm

Executives at America's Car-Mart Inc. of Bentonville did not receive cash incentive bonuses or option awards in fiscal 2017, according to a proxy statement filed with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission.

How Fed Hike Will Affect US Consumers and Overseas Economies

by Associated Press 6/15/2017 07:07 am

The cumulative impact of another Federal Reserve interest rate hike — its fourth in 18 months — will range widely for individuals and businesses with loans or income-producing accounts.

Boot Barn Buys Country Outfitter For $1.8 Million

by Marty Cook 6/14/2017 10:30 am

A subsidiary of western wear company Boot Barn Holdings Inc. of Irvine, California, bought Country Outfitter, the one-time online sensation from Fayetteville's Acumen Brands.

Aldi Fires $3.4B Shot in US Supermarket Wars

by Nandita Bose, Reuters 6/12/2017 07:39 am

German grocery chain Aldi Inc. said on Sunday it would invest $3.4 billion to expand its U.S. store base to 2,500 by 2022, raising the stakes for rivals caught in a price war.

Shabdue Joins Cline Construction Group (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/12/2017 12:00 am

Jennifer Shabdue has been promoted to assistant project manager at Cline Construction Group in North Little Rock.

Startup Junkie to Hold G60 in Northwest Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/12/2017 12:00 am

Startup Junkie Consulting of Fayetteville will hold a G60 pitch contest for entrepreneurs during the third annual BITE NW Arkansas festival later this month in Bentonville.

U.S. House Votes to Roll Back Dodd-Frank Financial Rules

by Associated Press 6/9/2017 07:38 am

The Republican-led House has moved closer to fulfilling President Donald Trump's goal of doing "a big number" on Dodd-Frank, the landmark banking law created after the 2008 economic crisis that was designed to prevent future meltdowns.

US Household Wealth Ticks Up 1.4 Percent to $94.8T

by Associated Press 6/8/2017 11:16 am

Buoyed by higher stock prices, Americans' household net worth rose 1.4 percent to $94.8 trillion in the first three months of this year, a trend that could support future spending.

Tyson Foods Completes $4.2B AdvancePierre Purchase

by Lance Turner 6/7/2017 11:42 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale completes its $4.2 billion deal to purchase AdvancePierre Foods Holdings Inc. of Cincinnati. The deal adds to Tyson Foods' portfolio of branded and value-added packaged foods.

Looking to Propose a Shareholder Vote? It May Get Tougher

by Associated Press 6/6/2017 02:43 pm

Tucked into a Republican bill to defang the Dodd-Frank financial rules is a provision to make it more difficult to bring proposals to a shareholder vote.

Morgan, Preston Give Advice, Share Perspectives at Economic Future Forum

by Sam Hoisington 6/6/2017 11:34 am

Mike Preston of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission and Charles Morgan of First Orion Corp. were the keynote speakers for the final day of the International Economic Development Council's annual Economic Future Forum in Little Rock.

Canada Beats US in Beef Sales to China

by Rod Nickel, Michael Hirtzer and Dominique Patton, Reuters 6/5/2017 11:18 am

Canada has overtaken the United States as the top North American supplier of pork to China as farmers and meat packers in both nations battle for lucrative shares of the biggest global market.

Hall and Davidson Buildings Sold for $2.3 Million

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/5/2017 12:00 am

The expected sale of the Hall and Davidson buildings at 201-215 W. Capitol Ave. in downtown Little Rock recently closed.

Big Fat Lies (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 6/5/2017 12:00 am

Lying to get money is at least understandable, but John Rogers lied when there was no reason to lie.

Little Rock Startup Apptegy Gets $5.7M Infusion

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 6/5/2017 12:00 am

Little Rock technology startup Apptegy plans on leveraging a recent $5.7 million investment from Five Elms Capital of Kansas City to get aggressive on growth. Its goal? To see 2017 sales triple from 2016, its first full year of sales.

Maumelle Townhomes Ring Up $4.4M Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 6/5/2017 12:00 am

AHBI Windsor Park LLC, led by James Kincannon, purchased its namesake property at 2 Windsor Drive. The seller is Windsor Park Maumelle LLC, led by Hal Crafton.

Arkansas Business Presents the 40 Under 40 Class of 2017

by Gwen Moritz 6/5/2017 12:00 am

This week's Arkansas Business is dedicated to our 24th class of 40 Under 40 honorees, young leaders of business, government and nonprofits selected by an internal committee from a field of about 400 nominations submitted by readers.

Doug McMillon at Annual Meeting: 'We're Building A New Wal-Mart'

by Marty Cook 6/2/2017 04:01 pm

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville is recreating itself to better serve customers in today's changing world of retail. "We will compete with technology, but we will win with people," CEO Doug McMillon said.

Wal-Mart: Traditional Retailing Roots a Competitive Advantage

by Associated Press 6/2/2017 01:15 pm

Wal-Mart CEO Doug McMillon is touting the company's traditional retailing roots as a competitive advantage as it seeks to take sales away from online giant Amazon at a time of industry upheaval.

Home BancShares Added to S&P MidCap 400

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/31/2017 04:47 pm

Home BancShares Inc. of Conway, parent company of Centennial Bank, announced Wednesday that it will be added to the S&P MidCap 400 and removed from the S&P SmallCap 600 before the market opens on Friday.

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