Public Companies Archive

Doug McMillon: How I Knew It Was Time to Raise Pay at Wal-Mart

by Marty Cook 6/11/2015 02:01 pm

Doug McMillon, CEO of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville, said a visit he took to a store in Denver helped him decide the company needed to raise worker pay.

Wal-Mart Asks Suppliers for Lower Prices, Fewer Ads

by Lance Turner 6/11/2015 11:25 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville is asking suppliers to cut back on advertising in order to pass along those savings to its customers.

Federal Judge: Wal-Mart Violated State Minimum Wage Laws

by Associated Press 6/11/2015 06:54 am

Wal-Mart could be on the hook for more than $100 million in back pay after a federal judge ruled the company failed to pay California minimum wage to truck drivers for activities that included inspecting and washing their trucks.

US Supreme Court to Review Tyson Foods Appeal Over Class-Action Lawsuit

by Associated Press 6/8/2015 01:20 pm

The U.S. Supreme Court says it will review a $5.8 million class-action judgment against Tyson Foods Inc. over the pay for more than 3,000 workers at its Storm Lake, Iowa, pork plant.

How to Listen (It's Not Easy) (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 6/8/2015 12:00 am

Listening is hard. Like most things that we all do, there are levels of mastery that are only available to those who practice and train. Here then is a quick overview and some suggestions about how to become a better listener.

Staffing Agencies Struggle to Fill Jobs

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/8/2015 12:00 am

Bullhorn, a Boston company that provides software for the staffing and recruiting industries, in February released “The 2015 North American Staffing and Recruiting Trends Report.”

Greg Penner Named Wal-Mart's 3rd Chairman at Annual Shareholders' Meeting

by Marty Cook 6/5/2015 01:14 pm

A new chairman, a mobile consumer, a Hollywood hostess from the South and Rod Stewart. Inside Wal-Mart's 2015 shareholders' meeting at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville.

Video: Watch Wal-Mart Shareholders' Meeting Here

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/5/2015 11:29 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is live streaming its 2015 shareholders meeting at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville.

Update: Rob Walton To Step Down as Chairman of Wal-Mart

by Anne D'Innocenzio, The Associated Press 6/5/2015 11:25 am

Wal-Mart says board Chairman Rob Walton will step down and be succeeded by Vice Chairman Greg Penner, who is Walton's son-in-law. Walton, son of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton, has been chairman since 1992. The company says the 70-year-old will continue to serve as a director. Jim Walton, another son of the late founder, also remains on the board.

7 Arkansas Companies on Fortune 500 List

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/5/2015 10:12 am

Seven firms based in Arkansas find themselves on the lastest list of Fortune 500 companies. Wal-Mart of Bentonville once again tops the list.

Wal-Mart Unveils $50 Per Year ShippingPass for Online Orders

by Marty Cook 6/4/2015 02:39 pm

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville officially announced its ShippingPass pilot program, a delivery service designed to compete against Amazon Prime.

Video: Tracy Morgan Says He'll Meet with Doug McMillon This Week

by Lance Turner 6/1/2015 08:31 am

Comedian Tracy Morgan, who was injured in an auto accident involving a Wal-Mart truck that killed fellow comedian James McNair last June, gave his first interview since the wreck this morning on NBC's "Today Show."

Wal-Mart Going Small in Small-Town Arkansas

by Marty Cook 6/1/2015 12:00 am

When Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville announced a few years ago it planned to open a prototype 13,700-SF Express store in Gentry, Mayor Kevin Johnston said concerned citizens feared that the coming of the retail giant would crush competitive commerce in the city. Johnston said there were town meetings with small-business leaders to discuss the situation.

Presenting the 18 Most Expensive Home Sales in Northwest Arkansas

by Gwen Moritz 6/1/2015 12:00 am

A list of seven-digit home sales in the northwest corner of the state, Benton and Washington counties.

14 Most Expensive Home Sales of 2014 in Pulaski County

by Mark Friedman 6/1/2015 12:00 am

Seven-figure home sales in Pulaski County remained flat in 2014. During the year, 14 homes sold for $1 million or more, the same figure as in 2013. But 2015 could see more $1 million homes sold.

Duncan Mac Naughton Joins Crossmark Board

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/27/2015 11:43 am

Duncan Mac Naughton, the former head of U.S. merchandising for Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville, was named to the board of directors of Crossmark of Plano, Texas.

Wal-Mart Closes on Land for New Fayetteville Store (NWA Real Deals)

by Marty Cook 5/25/2015 12:00 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. closed on a 6.1-acre property in south Fayetteville where the company plans to build a Neighborhood Market.

Big Companies, Big Revenue: 75 Largest Private Companies in Arkansas Bring In $32.8B

by Gwen Moritz 5/25/2015 12:00 am

The 75 largest private companies in Arkansas generated total revenue — self-reported and estimated — of $32.8 billion in their most recent fiscal years, up nearly 7 percent in a year.

America's Car-Mart Reports Increases in Profit, Sales for Year

by Marty Cook 5/22/2015 07:36 am

America's Car-Mart Inc. of Bentonville reported income of $29.5 million for the fiscal year 2015, an increase of nearly 40 percent from 2014.

Update: Vadim Perelman Resigns from USA Truck Board of Directors

by Marty Cook 5/21/2015 02:03 pm

Vadim Perelman resigned as a member of the board of directors at USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren after his investment group divested itself of the 1.4 million shares it had owned in the trucking company.

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