Public Companies Archive

At 10, Windstream Focuses On Midmarket Future

by Sarah Campbell 9/12/2016 12:00 am

Windstream Holdings Inc., the publicly traded spinoff of Little Rock's Alltel Corp., recently celebrated its 10th anniversary, saying its first decade has sharpened its focus on midmarket business customers, although it also has residential, small business and wholesale customers.

Simmons First Completes Acquisition of Tennessee Bank

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/9/2016 03:27 pm

Simmons First National Corp. of Pine Bluff completes its previously announced acquisition of Citizens National Bank of Athens, Tennessee. The move lifts Simmons First to $8.1 billion in assets and expand Simmons' footprint further east into Tennessee.

Kroger Cuts Sales Forecast on Falling Prices

by Associated Press 9/9/2016 11:34 am

Kroger reported weaker-than-expected revenue Friday and said it was hurt by falling prices for eggs, meats and other products, forcing it to lower its sales forecast for the year.

Slideshow: 9 Inductees Honored at Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame

by Gwen Moritz 9/5/2016 12:00 am

Eight women and a congregation of Catholic nuns were the second class of inductees honored by the Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame at a banquet in Little Rock on Aug. 25.

Mangan's Buzzy Work Pays Off, for Openers

by Kyle Massey 9/5/2016 12:00 am

Sharon Tallach Vogelpohl and her team at Mangan Holcomb Partners are veterans of free media, particularly in restaurant grand openings. The Little Rock advertising and PR firm handled June's buzzy takeoff of the Dave & Buster's location on Bass Pro Parkway in Little Rock.

ABF Logistics to Buy Logistics & Distribution Services in $25M Deal

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/2/2016 02:07 pm

ABF Logistics, a subsidiary of publicly traded ArcBest Corp. of Fort Smith, said Friday that it will acquire Logistics & Distribution Services LLC of Sparks, Nevada, in a deal worth $25 million.

Acxiom Completes $22M Sale of Email Business

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/1/2016 02:48 pm

Acxiom Corp. of Little Rock on Thursday announced that it has completed the sale of its Impact email business to Zeta Interactive of New York City for $22 million.

Wal-Mart Cutting About 7,000 Back-Office Store Jobs

by Associated Press 9/1/2016 11:48 am

Wal-Mart is cutting 7,000 back-office store jobs over the next few months as it centralizes its invoice and accounting departments, expanding a test it announced in June.

At Rotary, CEO Tony Thomas Talks 10 Years of Windstream

by Sarah Campbell 8/30/2016 03:37 pm

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock, which has marked its 10th anniversary as a publicly traded company, will soon announce an expansion to the West Coast, CEO Tony Thomas says.

SPONSORED: Looking At Leadership Through A Different Lens

by 8/30/2016 12:00 am

Key principles in employee management will help achieve much more than bottom-line success.

Trucking Calls Out for More Young Drivers

by Marty Cook 8/29/2016 12:00 am

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced a pilot program earlier this month in which a group of military veterans aged 18-21, all of whom have to have heavy vehicle training, would be allowed to drive trucks across state lines in order to study their safety capabilities against a group of older drivers.

Report Examines Trends in CEO Pay

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/29/2016 12:00 am

In 2015, the chief executive officers in the largest companies in the United States earned an average of $15.5 million, 276 times the annual average pay of the typical worker, according to the Economic Policy Institute.

Wal-Mart's McMillon Tops Compensation List of 100 Arkansas Public Company Execs

by Gwen Moritz 8/29/2016 12:00 am

C. Douglas McMillon, CEO of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., has returned to the No. 1 spot on the annual list of executive compensation at publicly traded companies headquartered in the state.

Wal-Mart Takes Texas to Court to Crack Liquor-Sales Market

by Associated Press 8/28/2016 10:20 am

Wal-Mart's court fight to sell liquor at its stores in Texas looks to be back on track, but the courtroom is getting crowded. A federal appeals court is allowing a trade group representing liquor store operators to join a stalled federal lawsuit Wal-Mart filed against the Texas agency that hands out permits to sell booze by the bottle.

Yellen Suggests Rate Hike is Coming But Offers No Timetable

by Associated Press 8/26/2016 11:17 am

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday that the case for raising interest rates has strengthened in light of a solid job market and an improved outlook for the U.S. economy and inflation. But she stopped short of offering any timetable.

US Economy Grew at Tepid 1.1 Percent Pace in Spring

by Associated Press 8/26/2016 07:44 am

The U.S. economy expanded at a sluggish pace this spring as businesses sharply reduced their stockpiles of goods and spent less on new buildings and equipment.

JB Hunt to Be Inducted into Supply Chain Hall of Fame

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/25/2016 03:16 pm

Johnnie Bryan Hunt, the founder of J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell, will be a member of the inaugural class inducted into the Council of Supply Chain Management Professional Hall of Fame.

Traveling the Globe in Search of Jobs (Mike Preston Commentary)

by Mike Preston 8/22/2016 12:00 am

Over the last year, your Arkansas Economic Development Commission has traveled almost 20,000 miles around the world searching for good-paying jobs for the people of Arkansas. It's a reflection of the times in which we live. Ours is a global economy, and the competition for new jobs is no longer with surrounding states only, but with every country around the globe.

America's Car-Mart 1Q Income Up 54 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/18/2016 04:12 pm

America's Car-Mart Inc. of Bentonville reports income of $7.1 million, up from $4.6 million in the same quarter a year ago.

Pinnacle Foods to Add New Line, 25 Jobs at Fayetteville Site

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/18/2016 03:59 pm

Pinnacle Foods Inc. plans to expand its food manufacturing plant in Fayetteville by adding a new brand line called EVOL.