Public Companies Archive

Kansas Lawmakers Pass Bill Aimed at Luring Big Chicken Plant

by Associated Press 3/13/2018 07:01 am

Kansas lawmakers approved legislation Monday aimed at attracting large chicken-processing plants to their state, six months after opposition in one Kansas City-area town stymied a $320 million project.

Arkansas' January Unemployment Rate Steady at 3.7 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/12/2018 10:02 am

Arkansas' January unemployment rate held steady at 3.7 percent.

Blair Parnell Promoted by BancorpSouth to Fort Smith Market President (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/12/2018 12:00 am

Blair Parnell has been promoted to Fort Smith president of the BancorpSouth bank of Tupelo, Mississippi. Parnell will handle all banking operations in Sebastian and Crawford counties.

Walmart Expanding Meal Kits to More Stores

by Associated Press 3/5/2018 10:29 am

Walmart is expanding its meal kits nationwide after testing the service in some of its stores, a move that will heighten its competition with Amazon.

Delta Still Waits for I-69 'Game Changer'

by Marty Cook 3/5/2018 12:00 am

Delta boosters envision the construction of a 23-mile stretch of Interstate 69 opening up the fertile but economically depressed region to more business development.

Walmart, Dick's Take Harder Line Against Guns

by Associated Press 3/1/2018 07:12 am

Dick's Sporting Goods and Walmart took steps Wednesday to restrict gun sales, adding two retail heavyweights to the growing rift between corporate America and the gun lobby.

Pay Package for Allison Up 34 Percent in 2016

by George Waldon 2/28/2018 01:36 pm

Home BancShares Inc. Chairman Johnny Allison led the way for executive compensation at the $14.4 billion-asset banking concern during 2017.

Tyson Foods Fined $2M for Causing Missouri Fish Kill

by Associated Press 2/28/2018 09:48 am

Tyson Foods Inc.'s poultry subsidiary has been ordered to pay a $2 million fine for discharges from a southwest Missouri plant that caused a fish kill.

Dillard's Same-Store Sales Rise; Retailer Gets Tax Boost

by Lance Turner 2/27/2018 10:59 am

Dillard's Inc. of Little Rock broke a streak of quarterly same-store declines, reporting fourth-quarter sales up 3 percent and profit up 177 percent from the same quarter last year.

Walmart Launching New Clothes Brands, as Target, Amazon Have

by Associated Press 2/27/2018 09:43 am

Walmart is launching new private-label clothing brands, a move its rivals Target and Amazon have made as well.

Simmons First Insurance Names Employee Benefits President

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/27/2018 09:11 am

Simmons First Insurance Services announced Tuesday that Christi Pittman has been named president of employee benefits.

Sam's Club Teams Up with Instacart for Same-Day Delivery

by Associated Press 2/27/2018 07:32 am

Walmart's Sam's Club is teaming up with delivery startup Instacart to offer same-day service in three U.S. markets.

Murphy Oil Names David Looney as CFO, Succeeding Eckart

by Kyle Massey 2/26/2018 08:47 am

Murphy Oil Corp. of El Dorado has named David R. Looney as its new chief financial officer and executive vice president, succeeding John Eckart, who announced his retirement two weeks ago.

Fayetteville Building Sells for $1.7 Million (NWA Real Deals)

by Marty Cook 2/26/2018 12:00 am

Westwood Holdings LLC of Rogers, led by Dusty Graham, bought the Kelly Eason Building at 100 W. Center St.

Drew Smith Moves Up at Windstream (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/26/2018 12:00 am

Drew Smith has been named senior vice president of financial planning and assistant treasurer for Windstream Inc. in Little Rock.

When the Going Gets Tough (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 2/26/2018 12:00 am

Smart leaders understand that to deal with difficult times, the culture and attitude of their workforce must be critical to survival.

Windstream Reports Billion-Dollar Losses for 4Q, Fiscal Year

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 2/22/2018 10:29 am

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock reports net losses in its fourth quarter and fiscal year.

Walmart to Launch New Online Home Shopping Experience

by Associated Press 2/22/2018 07:05 am

Walmart is launching a new online home shopping experience in the coming weeks that will let shoppers discover items based on their style.

Deltic, Potlatch Complete $1.2B Merger

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/21/2018 01:49 pm

Deltic Timber Corp. of El Dorado and Potlatch Corp. of Spokane, Washington, have completed their $1.2 billion merger, originally announced last year.

Southwest Bank in Texas Now Operating Under Simmons Banner

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/20/2018 11:23 am

Simmons First National Corp of Pine Bluff said Tuesday that it completed the merger of its subsidiary, Southwest Bank of Fort Worth, Texas, with its main banking subsidiary, Simmons Bank.