Northwest Arkansas Archive

Wal-Mart Scaling Back U.S. Growth to Focus on E-Commerce

by Associated Press 10/15/2014 11:30 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is scaling back its growth in U.S. stores next year, while investing more in e-commerce.

J.B. Hunt 3Q Net Income Up 14 Percent

by Lance Turner 10/14/2014 10:41 am

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell on Tuesday reported third-quarter net income of $102.4 million, or 87 cents per share, up 14 percent from $89.5 million, or 75 cents per share.

Dave Bass To Open Upscale Restaurant at Pleasant Crossing Shopping Center in Rogers

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/13/2014 12:00 am

Bass signed lease papers to open The Grove in a 3,543-SF space at the new shopping center Whisinvest Realty of Rogers is building near the Walmart Supercenter on Pleasant Grove Boulevard. Bass described the restaurant, which will have a separate bar area, as having an “eclectic American comfort food menu” prepared by a culinary school-trained chef.

Success of Slim Chickens Restaurant Chain Eggs On Investors for $2.5M More

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/13/2014 12:00 am

Slim Chickens Development Co. LLC, the Fayetteville company behind the popular restaurant chain, last month filed a Form D with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission indicating it plans to raise $2.5 million.

Redman & Associates Reaches Deal With Chinese

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/13/2014 12:00 am

Redman & Associates, the Rogers company that had hoped to take over the manufacturing of battery-operated riding toys for sale to Wal-Mart, has called a temporary truce in its legal dispute with Chinese importer Sales Chief Ent. (Hong Kong) Co.

Fort Smith Awaits Word on Possible Federal Suit Over Sewer System

by Marty Cook 10/13/2014 12:00 am

The Fort Smith Board of Directors approved a resolution Oct. 7 to continue with the city's program to improve its sewer system.

Arvest Extends Lead on List of Largest Trust Departments

by Gwen Moritz 10/13/2014 12:00 am

This week, Arkansas Business presents three industry lists with the common theme of wealth management: trust departments, money managers and broker-dealers.

Crystal Bridges' State of the Art Exhibition Means Business for Arkansas Artists

by Jan Cottingham 10/13/2014 12:00 am

The State of the Art exhibition at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, which has gained national attention, has been transformative for Little Rock artist Delita Martin, who has three pieces in the exhibit.

KUAR, PBS Look at Minimum Wage Issue in Arkansas

by Lee Hogan 10/10/2014 09:32 am

KUAR's Jacob Kauffman had an in-depth look at a minimum wage issue that will be on the Nov. 4 ballot in Arkansas, which aims to raise the state's minimum wage from its current rate, $6.25, to $8.50 by Jan. 1, 2017, in three increments.

Fort Smith Leads the Arkansas Tech Business Index in July

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/9/2014 01:25 pm

Fort Smith remained atop the Arkansas Tech Business Index for the fifth consecutive month, according to data compiled for July.

New Phase for Crystal Bridges: Contemporary Art

by Associated Press 10/8/2014 03:02 pm

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art opened in 2011 in Wal-Mart's hometown, Bentonville, Arkansas, with a respectable collection of work by famous artists from Norman Rockwell's "Rosie the Riveter" to a George Washington portrait by Gilbert Stuart.

ARK Challenge: Politapoll Aims to Give Voice to Disenfranchised

by Mark Carter 10/8/2014 08:50 am

Politapoll, a startup participating in the fourth installment of the ARK Challenge accelerator, enables citizens to tell their legislators exactly where they fall on specific issues and also provides a legislative report card to constituents.

Wal-Mart Cuts Health Benefits for Some Part-Timers

by Associated Press 10/7/2014 11:46 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. plans to eliminate health insurance coverage for some of its part-time U.S. employees in a move aimed at controlling rising health care costs of the nation's largest private employer.

Wal-Mart Plans 1-Stop Health Coverage Shopping

by Associated Press 10/6/2014 03:18 pm

Wal-Mart plans to work with DirectHealth.com, an online health insurance comparison site and agency, to allow shoppers to compare coverage options and enroll in Medicare plans or the public exchange plans created under the Affordable Care Act.

Grant Goes to Arkansas Company Making Compostable Bag

by Associated Press 10/6/2014 02:45 pm

A company affiliated with the University of Arkansas that makes a compostable bag as a substitute for plastic bags has been awarded a $741,221 grant by The National Science Foundation.

Citizens Bank Eyes NWA Expansion, Names Doug Lynch Market President

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/6/2014 02:30 pm

Citizens Bank of Batesville has launched opened a loan production office in Fayettevile, marking the launch of its expansion into northwest Arkansas.

Bill Clinton to Lead Rallies in Conway, Jonesboro

by Associated Press 10/6/2014 11:32 am

Former President Bill Clinton is headlining a series of rallies around the state this week to drum up support for Arkansas Democrats.

Sparks CEO Dan McKay on Staying Stable in Fort Smith

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/6/2014 12:00 am

Dan McKay was named CEO of Sparks Health System in Fort Smith in August after serving as CEO for Northwest Health System of Springdale for five years.

To Succeed, Liquor Stores Must Adapt

by Jan Cottingham 10/6/2014 12:00 am

Package stores face in an uncertain environment if voters in November approve the Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Amendment.

Little Rock Hospitals Dominate List of Largest Medical Centers

by Mark Friedman 10/6/2014 12:00 am

Arkansas Business' list of the largest hospitals and medical centers was once again dominated by hospitals in Little Rock. UAMS Medical Center remained No. 1 on the list with net patient revenue of $648.7 million for its fiscal year that ended June 30.