Investments Archive

Community Bakery Adds New Partner to Mix

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/11/2018 12:00 am

Joe Fox, Community Bakery's owner, has brought on a partner, John Brandenberger, who Fox hopes will be his successor.

Buffett, Dimon Urge End to Quarterly Profit Forecasts

by Associated Press 6/7/2018 11:05 am

Investor Warren Buffett and JP Morgan Chase's Jamie Dimon are encouraging public companies to stop predicting their quarterly earnings and focus on long-term goals.

Health InnovatAR Accelerator Participants Announced

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 6/5/2018 09:41 am

Winrock International, Arkansas Heart Hospital, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and BioVentures announced six startups that have been selected to participate in the first Health InnovatAR health care accelerator.

Walmart to Sell 80 Percent Stake in Brazil Business

by Associated Press 6/4/2018 02:15 pm

Walmart Inc. is selling an 80 percent stake in its Brazilian operations to a global private equity firm as it reduces its presence in countries where it's struggling.

Tyson Foods to Sell Sara Lee, Van's Brands

by Marty Cook 6/4/2018 10:25 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale has reached an agreement to sell its Sara Lee Frozen Baker and Van's brands to Kohlberg & Co., a private equity firm in Mount Kisco, New York.

Business Economists Worry About Possible Recession in 2020

by Associated Press 6/4/2018 07:04 am

A group of top business economists believes the major tax cuts President Donald Trump pushed through Congress will give a significant boost to economic growth this year and next year. But they worry that by 2020, the country could be entering a new recession.

FNB Crossett Poised to Join Public Company

by George Waldon 6/4/2018 12:00 am

The pending $12.8 million acquisition of Crossett's Ashley Bancstock Co. and its First National Bank will turn the buyer, Century Next Financial Corp. of Ruston, Louisiana, into a multistate banking holding company.

Words of Wisdom (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 6/4/2018 12:00 am

This year's crop of 40 Under 40 young professionals offered several nuggets of wisdom that we would have done well to have taken to heart, oh, 30 or 40 years ago. Maybe you, too, can benefit from what they've learned.

The Soaring Cost of Dead Trees

by Kyle Massey 6/4/2018 12:00 am

The term "dead tree media" casts print publications as fading relics, as doomed in the digital age as the pulverized trees they're printed on. And those dead trees are now costing publishers more.

Millennials Constitute 35 Percent of U.S. Labor Force

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/4/2018 12:00 am

Millennials are the largest generation in the U.S. labor force, comprising 35 percent of the workforce, according to the Pew Research Center.

Arkansas Business Presents the 40 Under 40 Class of 2018

by Gwen Moritz 6/4/2018 12:00 am

Arkansas Business presents the 25th class of 40 Under 40 honorees, young professionals from throughout the state in a variety of industries who bear watching.

E-Z Mart Combo Buy Closes at Nearly $1.3M (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 6/4/2018 12:00 am

National Retail Properties Ltd. of Orlando, Florida, bought two Little Rock convenience stores from E-Z Mart Stores Inc., led by Sonja Hubbard.

Ahead of Bud Walton Party, Walmart Shareholders Reject 3 Proposals

by Marty Cook 5/30/2018 03:48 pm

Shareholders of Walmart Inc. of Bentonville rejected three proposals at the decidedly low-key company business meeting Wednesday at the Hammons Convention Center in Rogers.

David Lang Out After Hammons Sale

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/28/2018 12:00 am

David Lang, the longtime general manager of the 400-room Embassy Suites hotel and 125,000-SF Hammons Convention Center in Rogers, is out of a job after a New York investor bought the assets of John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts.

Inuvo Execs See More Pay

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/28/2018 12:00 am

Things are looking up for every officer at Inuvo Inc. of Little Rock; each saw his pay increase in 2017, according to an annual proxy statement the company filed a few weeks ago.

Trend of Extreme Savings Catching FIRE

by Kyle Massey 5/28/2018 12:00 am

FIRE devotees employ tactics like tracking every penny, questioning every purchase, and finding cheaper options like biking instead of owning a car or buying consignment clothes.

Regulators Question Valuations of Acme Holdings' ESOP

by George Waldon 5/28/2018 12:00 am

The Acme Holding Co. Employee Stock Ownership Plan once was considered a source of pride for Allied Bank. The chairman and CEO of Acme Holding gushed about the ESOP's value for retirement-minded Allied staffers.

Dozens of Arkansas Companies Rank on List of Largest ESOPs

by Gwen Moritz 5/28/2018 12:00 am

This week Arkansas Business debuts a new list of ESOPs — employee stock ownership plans — ranked by net assets at the end of the most recent fiscal year for which data is publicly available.

401(k) Auto-Enrollment Benefits Employers

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 5/28/2018 12:00 am

Automatically enrolling employees in their 401(k) plans, a trend that's picking up around the United States, can help companies in several ways, according to employee benefits experts in Arkansas.

Sherwood Retail Center Attracts $4.1M Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 5/28/2018 12:00 am

Liquid Texas LLC purchased the 123,873-SF retail project in Sherwood from BRE DDR Br Sherwood AR LLC of New York.