Public Companies Archive

Family: Tyson Foods' Matt Mika Remains in Critical Condition

by Sam Hoisington 6/15/2017 10:37 am

A lobbyist for Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale remains in critical condition Thursday after being shot at a Congressional baseball team practice Wednesday.

Northwest Arkansas Council Names Nelson Peacock CEO

by Marty Cook 6/13/2017 11:12 am

The Northwest Arkansas Council named Nelson Peacock, a McCrory native and the senior vice president of government relations for the University of California system, as its CEO.

Tyson Names Scott Spradley Chief Technology Officer

by Marty Cook 6/12/2017 12:51 pm

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale announces Scott Spradley as the company's chief technology officer.

Tyson Foods Recalls 2.5M Pounds of Chicken Products

by Associated Press 6/12/2017 11:26 am

Tyson Foods is recalling nearly 2.5 million pounds (1.1 million kilograms) of ready-to-eat breaded chicken due to an unlabeled allergen.

More 'CHOICE' for Community Banks, Farmers and Consumers in Arkansas (U.S. Rep. French Hill Commentary)

by U.S. Rep. French Hill, R-Ark. 6/12/2017 11:14 am

U.S. Rep. French Hill writes on the Financial CHOICE (Creating Hope and Opportunity for Investors, Consumers and Entrepreneurs) Act, which rolls back portion of the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010.

Aldi Fires $3.4B Shot in US Supermarket Wars

by Nandita Bose, Reuters 6/12/2017 07:39 am

German grocery chain Aldi Inc. said on Sunday it would invest $3.4 billion to expand its U.S. store base to 2,500 by 2022, raising the stakes for rivals caught in a price war.

Tyson Foods Sues As Plant Manager Flies the Coop

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/12/2017 12:00 am

A former Tyson Foods Inc. plant manager who flew the coop now finds himself at the center of a lawsuit for working for a competitor.

U.S. House Votes to Roll Back Dodd-Frank Financial Rules

by Associated Press 6/9/2017 07:38 am

The Republican-led House has moved closer to fulfilling President Donald Trump's goal of doing "a big number" on Dodd-Frank, the landmark banking law created after the 2008 economic crisis that was designed to prevent future meltdowns.

How GOP Bill Would Dismantle Many Dodd-Frank Restrictions

by Associated Press 6/8/2017 01:55 pm

Emboldened by a business-friendly president, Republicans in Congress have set a goal that is nothing if not ambitious: To undo the stricter banking rules that took effect after the devastating 2008 financial crisis.

WH Group Seeks to Expand, Compete with Tyson Foods, Others

by Tom Polansek and Julie Zhu, Reuters 6/8/2017 11:24 am

Smithfield Foods Inc.'s owner is scouting for U.S. and European beef and poultry assets to buy — a move that would sharpen its rivalry with global meat packers Tyson Foods Inc. and JBS SA.

El Dorado Gears Up for Arts District's Grand Opening

by Associated Press 6/8/2017 10:26 am

A planned $100 million entertainment district in El Dorado has a new name as the city gears up for a grand opening later this year.

Tyson Foods Completes $4.2B AdvancePierre Purchase

by Lance Turner 6/7/2017 11:42 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale completes its $4.2 billion deal to purchase AdvancePierre Foods Holdings Inc. of Cincinnati. The deal adds to Tyson Foods' portfolio of branded and value-added packaged foods.

Looking to Propose a Shareholder Vote? It May Get Tougher

by Associated Press 6/6/2017 02:43 pm

Tucked into a Republican bill to defang the Dodd-Frank financial rules is a provision to make it more difficult to bring proposals to a shareholder vote.

America's Car-Mart Taps Ray Dillon for Board

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/6/2017 02:38 pm

America's Car-Mart Inc. of Bentonville says that its board of directors nominated Ray C. Dillon for election as a new, independent director. Dillon, 61, is the former president and CEO of Deltic Timber Corp. of El Dorado. He retired from the post late last year.

Amazon Offers Prime Discount to Those on Government Benefits

by Associated Press 6/6/2017 09:29 am

Amazon is making a play for low-income shoppers. The online leader is offering a discount on its pay-by-month Prime membership for people who receive government assistance.

Canada Beats US in Beef Sales to China

by Rod Nickel, Michael Hirtzer and Dominique Patton, Reuters 6/5/2017 11:18 am

Canada has overtaken the United States as the top North American supplier of pork to China as farmers and meat packers in both nations battle for lucrative shares of the biggest global market.

Wal-Mart's Quinn: Community Leaders Key to Workforce Development

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 6/5/2017 11:10 am

The International Economic Development Council's annual Economic Future Forum is underway now and continues tomorrow at the Little Rock Marriott Hotel.

Has Time Run Out for Sears? (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Craig Douglass 6/5/2017 12:00 am

Why didn't Sears become the first, or more successful, Amazon? The power of the Sears brand very well could have adopted and commanded the online sales model, returning to its roots and offering the broadest inventory of every product under the sun — online, and delivered directly to you. Just like it was done in 1888 with the first Sears catalog.

Arkansas Business Presents the 40 Under 40 Class of 2017

by Gwen Moritz 6/5/2017 12:00 am

This week's Arkansas Business is dedicated to our 24th class of 40 Under 40 honorees, young leaders of business, government and nonprofits selected by an internal committee from a field of about 400 nominations submitted by readers.

Doug McMillon at Annual Meeting: 'We're Building A New Wal-Mart'

by Marty Cook 6/2/2017 04:01 pm

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville is recreating itself to better serve customers in today's changing world of retail. "We will compete with technology, but we will win with people," CEO Doug McMillon said.

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