Public Companies Archive

Wal-Mart Pulls 'Rope. Tree. Journalist.' T-shirt

by Associated Press 11/30/2017 01:47 pm

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has pulled a T-shirt offered by an outside seller from its online store after a journalist advocacy group told the retailer it found the shirt threatening.

Bank of the Ozarks Hires Contractor for New HQ

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 11/30/2017 08:47 am

Bank of the Ozarks has hired CDI Contractors LLC to build its new headquarters in west Little Rock and plans to break ground in December.

Ecoark's Trading Symbol Changed

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/29/2017 03:17 pm

Ecoark Holdings Inc. of Rogers, which is set to be renamed Zest Technologies Inc., announces that FINRA has allowed a change in the company's stock symbol trading on the OTC Markets.

US Economy Expanded at Brisk 3.3 Percent Pace

by Associated Press 11/29/2017 10:03 am

Led by a rise in business investment, the U.S. economy grew at an annual pace of 3.3 percent from July through September, its fastest rate in three years.

Tyson, Cargill's Partner with Northwest Arkansas Schools

by Associated Press 11/28/2017 01:18 pm

Northwest Arkansas industries need people who can fix and maintain increasingly complex machinery, and they're partnering with northwest Arkansas schools to get them.

US Consumer Confidence Rises, Hits Highest Level Since 2000

by Associated Press 11/28/2017 10:21 am

American consumers are feeling confident as the holiday season approaches. The Conference Board says its consumer confidence index hit 129.5 this month, up from 126.2 in October and highest since November 2000.

Lockheed Martin Awarded $198M in C-130 Training Contracts

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/27/2017 09:13 am

Lockheed Martin of Bethesda, Maryland, recently received six contracts, with awards totaling $198.4 million, to improve training for C-130 airmen and operators around the world.

Stores Aims to Keep People Shopping with Cyber Monday Deals

by Associated Press 11/27/2017 07:08 am

After offering online deals for days, retailers are rolling out even more promotions for Cyber Monday, hoping to keep people buying stuff on their smartphones or computers.

Arkansas Timber Rides Wave Of Demand

by Marty Cook 11/27/2017 12:00 am

This year's hurricanes are likely to boost Arkansas' timber industry, which was already experiencing a surge of new investment.

Bass Pro, Hooters Site Yields $23M Tandem Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 11/27/2017 12:00 am

The sale-leaseback of Little Rock's 104,359-SF Bass Pro Shops spawned a $21.89 million transaction.

Dry Weekend Draws Shoppers Even as Online Sales Boom

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/26/2017 05:51 pm

The driest Thanksgiving weekend in five years may have helped holiday shopping, despite an overall decline in foot traffic. But some shoppers just took notes in the hopes of finding an even better deal online.

Tyson Foods: New Facility in Tennessee to Create 1,500 Jobs

by Associated Press 11/20/2017 10:23 am

Tyson Foods Inc. says it plans to build a new chicken production complex in Tennessee, a $300 million project that is expected to create more than 1,500 jobs when the facility begins operations in late 2019.

Tesla Aims to Electrify Big Rigs; Wal-Mart, J.B. Hunt Want In

by Associated Press 11/17/2017 11:06 am

After more than a decade of making cars and SUVs — and, more recently, solar panels — Tesla Inc. wants to electrify a new type of vehicle: big trucks.

America's Car-Mart Names New CFO, Reports Profit

by Marty Cook 11/17/2017 09:56 am

America's Car-Mart of Bentonville announced that Vickie Judy will become the company's chief financial officer beginning Jan. 1.

Wal-Mart Lifts Profit Outlook on Strong Third-Quarter Results

by Anne D'Innocenzio, The Associated Press 11/16/2017 07:00 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville raised its annual profit outlook Thursday after the world's largest retailer reported third-quarter results that topped Wall Street projections.

Tyson Foods Reports Record Annual EPS, Acquisition

by Marty Cook 11/13/2017 10:02 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale reported on Monday fiscal 2017 income of $1.77 billion, which the company said represented a record earnings per share of $5.31.

Liquor Wholesaler Glazer's Charged Wal-Mart More, Suit Says

by Mark Friedman 11/13/2017 12:00 am

A former vice president at Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits LLC has alleged in a lawsuit that it charged Wal-Mart Stores Inc. more for alcohol than other retailers.

Dillard's 3Q Net Income Down 36 Percent

by Lance Turner 11/9/2017 03:46 pm

Dillard's Inc. of Little Rock reports third-quarter net income of $14.5 million, down 36 percent from the same quarter last year, as same-store sales were affected by hurricanes in Texas and Florida.

Tyson Names New CFO as Dennis Leatherby Plans Retirement

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/9/2017 10:12 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale announces that Stewart Glendinning has been appointed CFO, effective Feb. 10. He will succeed Dennis Leatherby, who is retiring.

Windstream Reports $101.5M 3Q Loss

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 11/9/2017 08:49 am

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock reports a third-quarter loss of $101.5 million.