Northwest Arkansas

Don Soderquist, Former Wal-Mart COO, Dies at 82

Don Soderquist, Former Wal-Mart COO, Dies at 82

Former Wal-Mart Stores Inc. executive Don Soderquist died Thursday from complications following heart surgery. He was 82. Soderquist was often credited for his strong influence on Wal-Mart's culture.
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No Bonuses But Salaries Up for America's Car-Mart Execs

Executives at America's Car-Mart Inc. of Bentonville did not receive cash incentive bonuses for the third consecutive year.
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College Marketplace in Fayetteville Sells For $23M

A California real estate investor paid more than $23 million for College Marketplace in Fayetteville, the five-acre shopping center that is anchored by Whole Foods Market at 3425 N. College Ave.
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Appeals Court Rejects Lawsuit Against Wal-Mart Directors

A federal appeals court has rejected a shareholder lawsuit filed against key directors at Wal-Mart Stores Inc. that claimed they allowed and concealed alleged bribery in the company's Mexico division. read more >

Wal-Mart Asks Suppliers to Remove 8 Chemicals From Products

Wal-Mart says it's asking its suppliers to eliminate eight chemicals from household and personal care products. read more >

Under 40 Forum Report Identifies Ways to Recruit, Retain Talent

Young leaders from across the state have identified key issues for retaining and recruiting young talent to Arkansas, including education initiatives and the marketing and branding of the state. read more >

Webb: State Needs 'More Swagger' in Approach to Tourism

Tourism is changing as millennials' interests and spending habits affect the industry, according to Kane Webb, executive director of the Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism. read more >

Westrock Coffee Partners With P. Allen Smith, Razorbacks

Westrock Coffee Co. of North Little Rock and the P. Allen Smith Cos. of Little Rock announced Monday a partnership to promote their farm-focused brands. read more >

Premier Concepts Gives $1M to Arkansas Children's Northwest

Premier Concepts LLC is giving $1 million to the construction of Arkansas Children's Northwest. It will distribute the money over the next five years. read more >

J.B. Hunt Lowers Expectations After 2Q Earnings Report

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell revised its 2016 financial expectations after reporting second-quarter earnings Monday. read more >

Bacigalupi Has New Hope for Star Wars Musuem

Former Crystal Bridges president Don Bacigalupi looking to San Francisco for Lucas Museum of Narrative Art. read more >

KUAR's Startup Arkansas Public Media Aims High

Bobby Ampezzan and Vanessa McKuin are leading a new multimedia startup based at KUAR-FM in Little Rock, funded by a grant of $287,300 from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. read more >

Internet In Northwest Arkansas Feeling Stress

No one is complaining about the population and economic growth in northwest Arkansas, but all that growth is putting strains on the area's infrastructure. read more >

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