Investments Archive

Bank of the Ozarks Completes Corporate Restructuring

by Lance Turner 6/27/2017 02:05 pm

Bank of the Ozarks of Little Rock completes a corporate reorganization that merged Bank of the Ozarks Inc., the bank's parent holding company, with its bank, which continues as the surviving corporation.

Super Mover: Joel Gordon of the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/26/2017 12:00 am

Joel Gordon has been named the new executive director of the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub in North Little Rock.

Jeff Standridge On Why Companies Should Encourage Startups

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/26/2017 12:00 am

"A vibrant startup/innovation ecosystem is a great place for an established company to source talent," says Jeff Standridge, chief catalyst of The Conductor at UCA.

Condo Inventory Dwindles at 7-Story Legacy Building

by George Waldon 6/26/2017 12:00 am

After crashing on takeoff, Fayetteville's Legacy Building is finally approaching full developmental realization under its fourth ownership group.

With Whole Foods, Amazon on Collision Course with Wal-Mart

by Nandita Bose and Jeffrey Dastin, Reuters 6/19/2017 07:20 am

With its $14 billion purchase of grocery chain Whole Foods Market Inc., Amazon announced its intention to take on Wal-Mart in the brick-and-mortar world.

Lawsuit Against Stone Bank Changes Venue

by George Waldon 6/19/2017 12:00 am

If at first you don't succeed in federal court, take your case to state court. That's what the former chairman and one-time largest shareholder of Mountain View's Stone Bank has done in Pulaski County Circuit Court.

Keller Williams Market Pro Climbs to No. 2 on List of Top Residential Real Estate Agencies

by Gwen Moritz and George Waldon 6/19/2017 12:00 am

The top 10 residential real estate agencies in Arkansas didn't change in 2016, but there was some shuffling of position as eight of the 10 reported higher sales volume than in 2015.

Pat Harris on The Rise of Real Estate in Northwest Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/19/2017 12:00 am

Raised in Rogers, Pat Harris is the co-CEO of Coldwell Banker Harris McHaney & Faucette Real Estate of Fayetteville.

Northwest Arkansas' Most Expensive Home Sales of 2016

by Marty Cook 6/19/2017 12:00 am

The number of seven-figure homes sold in Washington and Benton counties almost tripled in 2016 compared with the previous year.

Pulaski County's Most Expensive Home Sales of 2016

by Mark Friedman 6/19/2017 12:00 am

Sales of luxury homes in Pulaski County jumped in 2016 to a number not seen since Arkansas Business began tracking them in 2004 – 29 homes sold for $1 million or more, up from 20 in 2015.

NPD: Fueled by Back-to-School Sales, Wal-Mart Might Beat Amazon in Online Growth

by Gayathree Ganesan, Reuters 6/16/2017 11:01 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s online sales is likely to grow double than Amazon.com Inc. during the back-to-school season, helped by the Jet.com acquisition and competitive price offerings, industry research body NPD said.

Wal-Mart Adds to Portfolio, Buys Bonobos for $310M

by Lance Turner 6/16/2017 08:24 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville announces that it will buy online apparel retailer Bonobos Inc. for $310 million in cash.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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