Northwest Arkansas Archive

Hive Chef Matthew McClure Sees Opportunity in Having a Full Plate

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/20/2017 12:00 am

Matthew McClure has been named a semifinalist for three consecutive years for the James Beard Foundation Awards' best chef in the South. This year's semifinalists are announced this month.

Jessica Odom Named Manager for Generations Bank's Van Buren Branch (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/20/2017 12:00 am

Jessica Odom has been promoted to branch manager for Generations Bank in Van Buren.

Former Supreme Court Justice Joins Family's Law Firm

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/17/2017 01:37 pm

Former Arkansas Supreme Court Justice Paul Danielson has joined the Danielson Law Firm.

Mathis, Arnold Named Top Executives at Arkansas Business of the Year Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/17/2017 07:00 am

Rusty Mathis of Ben E. Keith Foods and Betsy Broyles Arnold of the Frank & Barbara Broyles Legacy Foundation win executive of the year awards at the 29th annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards.

Wal-Mart Buys Outdoor Clothes and Gear Seller Moosejaw for $51M

by Anne D'Innocenzio, The Associated Press 2/15/2017 10:10 am

Wal-Mart has acquired the outdoor clothing and gear seller Moosejaw for $51 million as it expands its online offerings.

Asa Hutchinson Makes Appointments to Boards, Commissions

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/15/2017 09:15 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on announces appointments to boards and commissions.

Tyson Foods Announces New Leadership Team

by Lance Turner and Marty Cook 2/14/2017 02:36 pm

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale announces an overhaul of its leadership team, a change under new CEO Tom Hayes, who took over the meat processor on Dec. 31.

Sources: Wal-Mart to Combine Buys for Online, In-Store Inventory

by Nandita Bose, Reuters 2/14/2017 07:37 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will combine its own buying for products sold at its stores with purchases it makes for its website — a significant move to stamp out duplicate efforts as it fights Amazon.

Trane to Close Residential HVAC Operation in Fort Smith

by Sarah Campbell 2/13/2017 12:12 pm

Trane says it will close its residential heating, ventilation and air conditioning manufacturing facility in Fort Smith and move its operations to four other U.S. facilities.

Arkansas Business Recognizes Finalists of 29th Annual Business of the Year Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/13/2017 12:00 am

Since 1988, Arkansas Business has honored the state's top executives, small businesses and nonprofits with the annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards.

Core Brewing Turns from Fort Smith, Ready To Head East

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/13/2017 12:00 am

Core Brewing & Distilling Co., the rapidly growing Springdale craft brewery, has abandoned its plans for a distillery in Fort Smith.

Arkansas Marketers Call Their Plays on Super Bowl Ads

by Kyle Massey 2/13/2017 12:00 am

Little Rock ad man Chip Culpepper thinks this year's Super Bowl commercials were a lot like the game itself: “Only about a quarter worth watching.”

Pakko: State Housing Numbers Continue Upward Trend

by Todd Traub 2/9/2017 04:19 pm

Prices and sales figures show the state still bouncing back from the housing market bust.

New CEO Tom Hayes Leads Tyson Foods' Annual Meeting

by Marty Cook 2/9/2017 12:39 pm

Just three days after reporting record first-quarter profits, Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale held its annual shareholders meeting at the Holiday Inn Convention Center in Springdale.

Leonard Johnson Trust Gives $1M to Arkansas Children's Northwest

by Lance Turner 2/9/2017 11:31 am

The Leonard Johnson Trust is giving $1 million to Arkansas Children's Northwest.

In Lawsuit, Chicken Farmers Say Processors Treat Them Like Servants

by Associated Press 2/9/2017 07:34 am

Former chicken farmers have filed a federal lawsuit accusing giant poultry processing companies, including Tyson Foods, of treating farmers who raise the chickens like indentured servants and colluding to fix prices.

Wal-Mart Aims to Leverage British Arm Asda Back to Health

by James Davey, Reuters 2/8/2017 10:11 am

Wal-Mart is throwing its weight as the world's largest retailer behind its struggling British arm Asda after admitting it was too slow to respond effectively to the threat posed by the discount supermarkets.

ArcBest 4Q Net Income Drops On Restructuring Plan

by Marty Cook 2/8/2017 09:19 am

ArcBest Corp. of Fort Smith reported 2016 fourth-quarter income Wednesday of $1.58 million, down from the $5 million in the same quarter a year ago.

Driver Costs, Insurance Put Brakes on PAM in 4Q

by Marty Cook 2/7/2017 04:28 pm

PAM Transport Services Inc. of Tontitown reported fourth-quarter income Tuesday of $722,000, down from $3.2 million in the same quarter of 2015.

US House GOP Advises Members on Handling Anti-Trump Protests

by Associated Press 2/7/2017 11:15 am

U.S. House leaders are actively discussing how to handle Trump protesters swamping their town halls, district offices and phone lines, urging their Republican members to be polite and — if necessary — offer "milk and cookies."