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Tyson Foods Board Member Resigns

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/27/2017 10:19 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale says Brad Sauer is stepping down from its board of directors after nine years. His resignation is effective immediately.

Deltic Timber Names New CEO, Fires CFO

by Lance Turner 2/27/2017 10:10 am

Deltic Timber Corp. of El Dorado names John D. Enlow, formerly of Weyerhaeuser, as its new chief executive and revealed that it had fired its chief financial officer for misappropriating "certain Company assets for personal use."

Windstream, EarthLink Complete Merger

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/27/2017 08:44 am

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock completes its previously announced merger with EarthLink Holdings Corp. of Atlanta, after the both companies' shareholders approved the deal on Friday.

Wal-Mart Launches New Front in US Price War; Targets Aldi in Grocery Aisle

by Nandita Bose, Reuters 2/27/2017 07:48 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc, is running a new price-comparison test in at least 1,200 U.S. stores and squeezing packaged goods suppliers in a bid to close a pricing gap with German-based discount grocery chain Aldi and other U.S. rivals like Kroger Co.

Windstream, EarthLink Stockholders Approve Merger

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/24/2017 04:13 pm

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock announced Friday that its stockholders and EarthLink Holdings Corp. of Atlanta's stockholders approved on Friday the merger of the two companies.

Home BancShares Completes Giant Holdings Inc. Buy

by Lance Turner 2/24/2017 10:42 am

Home BancShares Inc. of Conway said Friday that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Giant Holdings Inc. of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

CS&L to Change Name, Buy Hunt Telecom for $170M

by Lance Turner 2/24/2017 09:56 am

Communications Sales & Leasing Inc. of Little Rock announces another acquisition and said it will change its name to Uniti Group Inc. effective Monday.

Deltic Timber Shares Spike as Filing Reports Buyout Interest

by Lance Turner 2/23/2017 11:02 am

Shares of Deltic Timber Corp. of El Dorado hit a new 52-week high Wednesday after a filing said the timber and real estate firm had been "approached by multiple parties interested in merging with or acquiring" the company.

US Chamber, French Hill: Less Regulation Will Boost Economic Growth

by Sarah Campbell 2/21/2017 04:43 pm

French Hill and a U.S. Chamber representative say the economy is growing too slowly because regulations designed for international financial institutions have been imposed on community institutions.

Tyson Foods Quickens Shift from Antibiotics in Chicken

by Tom Polansek, Reuters 2/21/2017 11:59 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale in June will switch its retail line of company-branded chicken products to birds raised without any antibiotics, accelerating the meat sector's shift away from the drugs.

Video: Tyson Unveils New Corporate Logo, Growth Strategy at Conference

by Lance Turner 2/21/2017 11:51 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale unveils a new corporate logo and more details about its growth strategy at the Consumer Analyst Group of New York Conference in Boca Raton, Florida.

Kristi Moody Named General Counsel of Windstream

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/21/2017 11:08 am

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock appoints Kristi Moody, senior vice president and corporate secretary, as general counsel.

Dillard's Same-Store Sales, Earnings Decline For 4Q, Fiscal Year

by Lance Turner 2/21/2017 06:55 am

Dillard's Inc. of Little Rock reports a 6 percent decline in fourth-quarter same-store sales amid what its CEO called "mall traffic declines from continued retail industry challenges."

America's Car-Mart Misses 3Q Profit Forecasts

by Marty Cook 2/21/2017 06:51 am

America's Car-Mart Inc. on reports fiscal third-quarter profit of $2.8 million. CEO Hank Henderson said the company was "disappointed" with its top line for the quarter.

Biggest Deals in Arkansas Rise 11 Percent in 2016

by Jan Cottingham 2/20/2017 12:00 am

Both the value and the volume of mergers and acquisitions in Arkansas rose last year, with the value increasing 11 percent to $9.8 billion and the volume rising 10 percent to 92.

Transgender Bathroom Bill Draws Criticism

by Sarah Campbell 2/16/2017 10:10 am

A bill filed Tuesday that "concerns gender identity and bathroom privileges" has already been rebuked by Gov. Asa Hutchinson and the Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Tyson Foods Announces New Leadership Team

by Lance Turner and Marty Cook 2/14/2017 02:36 pm

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale announces an overhaul of its leadership team, a change under new CEO Tom Hayes, who took over the meat processor on Dec. 31.

Regulators Approve Merger of Windstream, EarthLink

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/14/2017 09:08 am

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock has received all state and federal regulatory approvals required for its merger with EarthLink Holdings Corp. of Atlanta.

Sources: Wal-Mart to Combine Buys for Online, In-Store Inventory

by Nandita Bose, Reuters 2/14/2017 07:37 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will combine its own buying for products sold at its stores with purchases it makes for its website — a significant move to stamp out duplicate efforts as it fights Amazon.

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.

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