Public Companies Archive

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.

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.

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.

Inuvo Buys NetSeer, Expects 4Q Revenue Growth

by Sarah Campbell 2/7/2017 10:10 am

Ad technology and digital publishing company Inuvo Inc. of Little Rock acquires NetSeer Inc., a provider of visual monetization solutions for advertisers and publishers.

USA Truck's New CEO: Financial Results 'Unacceptable'

by Marty Cook 2/7/2017 09:41 am

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren finished a tumultuous year, reporting its fourth consecutive quarter of declines, with its new CEO calling the logistics company's financial performance "unacceptable."

Arkansas Senate OKs Bill Forcing Amazon to Collect Taxes

by Associated Press 2/6/2017 04:36 pm

The Arkansas Senate has approved a bill aimed at forcing Amazon to begin collecting state sales taxes, a plan backed by Wal-Mart and lawmakers who say the state is missing out on $100 million in revenue.

Walton Foundation Contributes $750K to Delta Business Loans

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/6/2017 10:09 am

The Walton Family Foundation says it is partnering with Southern Bancorp Community Partners to promote economic development in the Delta with a $750,000 investment.

Update: Tyson Foods 1Q Beats; Company Reports SEC Subpoena

by Reuters 2/6/2017 07:31 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale reports better-than-expected quarterly revenue and profit. It also said it received a subpoena from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Entergy's Latest Tech Effort: $215M in Smart Meters

by Kyle Massey 2/6/2017 12:00 am

Entergy Arkansas is the latest utility in the state to embrace smart-grid technology, committing $215 million to install smart meters and corresponding equipment for its 727,000 customers by 2021.

Push On To Collect Sales Tax Online

by Mark Friedman 2/6/2017 12:00 am

Online sales grew to 8.2 percent of all retail sales in the U.S. last year, and projections of continued growth finally seem to be creating the political will to tax internet purchases.

Murphy Reports Rough 4Q, but Improved Yearly Profit

by Kyle Massey 2/1/2017 04:34 pm

Murphy USA Inc. of El Dorado reports challenging fourth-quarter numbers but an improved full-year profit of $221.5 million, or $5.59 per diluted share, compared with $176.3 million, or $4.02 per share, in 2015.

Acxiom Swings Back From Loss With $1M 3Q Profit

by Sarah Campbell 1/31/2017 04:23 pm

Acxiom Corp. of Little Rock swings to a third-quarter profit as income in each of the company's business segments grew.

Acxiom Expands Partnership With DataXu

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/31/2017 09:29 am

Acxiom announced Tuesday that it has expanded its partnership with DataXu, a provider of programmatic marketing software, to allow DataXu to license its third-party data for advanced TV and analytics solutions.

Taking on Amazon Prime, Wal-Mart Opts for Free, Faster Shipping

by Anne D'Innocenzio, The Associated Press 1/31/2017 06:58 am

Wal-Mart is replacing a program that offered free shipping but had an annual fee with one that has a lower free shipping threshold and faster delivery as it hopes to answer Amazon's powerful Prime membership success.

Trumps Signs Order to Cut Regulations on Business

by Ayesha Rascoe, Reuters 1/30/2017 11:00 am

President Donald Trump signed an order on Monday that will seek to dramatically pare back federal regulations by requiring agencies to cut two existing regulations for every new rule introduced.

Mike Vaughn Moves Up Without Moving Out

by Kyle Massey 1/30/2017 12:00 am

As a new senior vice president and regional manager for Nexstar, Mike Vaughn is going from running three TV stations in one market to handling 30 in 14. But he isn't going anywhere geographically.

Mentor Programs Looking to Funnel Women Into STEM

by Marty Cook 1/30/2017 12:00 am

STEMconnector, a national association in Washington, made up of corporate, governmental and private groups, is working to encourage and support young girls and women in pursuing STEM studies.