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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Watch the Wal-Mart Shareholders' Meeting Here

by Lance Turner 6/2/2017 07:29 am

Watch the Wal-Mart annual shareholders' meeting live beginning at 8 a.m.

USA Truck Hires Hainlen as Revenue Chief

by Marty Cook 5/31/2017 09:47 am

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren hired Rick Hainlen as its vice president of revenue operations.

Cuker Attorneys Seek $4.1M in Fees for Wal-Mart Case

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/29/2017 12:00 am

The lawyers who successfully represented a Southern California digital design firm in a lawsuit that resulted in a $12.4 million jury verdict last month against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. have asked the U.S. District Court judge to award them court costs and attorneys' fees.

Steve Williams Leaves Arkansas Trucking Board

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/29/2017 12:00 am

After serving for more than two decades, Steve Williams of Maverick USA in North Little Rock stepped down from the board.

Big Box Stores Pushing Hard on Alcohol Sales Nationwide

by Jan Cottingham 5/29/2017 12:00 am

The successful push by big grocers like Wal-Mart and Kroger to expand the selection of wine they sell in Arkansas wasn't the first such effort and it won't be the last.

Simmons First Names Susan Lanigan New Board Member

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/26/2017 10:24 am

Simmons First National Corp. on Friday named Susan S. Lanigan of Nashville, Tennessee, to its board of directors.

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