Public Companies Archive

At Latest Summit, Wal-Mart Seeks More American-Made Goods

by Marty Cook 6/28/2016 10:50 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. promised "everything is a yes" at the opening session of the company's "Open Call" with suppliers of U.S.-made products Tuesday. The U.S. Manufacturing Summit, held at the company's home office in Bentonville, is part of the retailer's 2013 initiative to spend $250 billion on American-produced goods for its stores, Sam's Clubs and Walmart.com.

Nominate Now for Arkansas Business '20 in Their 20s'

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/28/2016 09:41 am

Arkansas Business is once again taking nominations for its annual "20 in Their 20s" list, which honors young professionals in their 20s.

Papa Murphy's Expands Pizza Plans for Little Rock

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/27/2016 12:00 am

Papa Murphy's, the “take-and-bake” pizza chain, has big plans for central Arkansas as it seeks to expand throughout the Midwest and South, says its chief development officer, Jayson Tipp.

After Boom in Shale, Arkansas Gas Industry Faces Halt in Drilling

by Kyle Massey 6/27/2016 12:00 am

After a decade-long, multibillion-dollar bonanza of natural gas production in an Arkansas field called the Fayetteville Shale, the bust has landed with a thud.

Advocates for Environment Not Sorry to See Fracking Stop in Arkansas

by Kyle Massey 6/27/2016 12:00 am

The 10-year boom in Arkansas natural gas production poured billions of dollars into the state, but some Arkansans are not sad to see it end.

Stephen Curry and Nike's PowerPoint Blunder (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

by Jim Karrh 6/27/2016 12:00 am

A recent report from ESPN uncovered a real doozy. It is the amazing story of how the most powerful sports apparel company in the world, Nike, let the most electric player in the NBA, Stephen Curry, out of its grasp — and allowed Under Armour to pull off one of the most valuable marketing switcheroos in history.

Arkansas Business Presents the 40 Under 40 Class of 2016

by Gwen Moritz 6/20/2016 12:00 am

This week's Arkansas Business is dedicated to our 23rd class of 40 Under 40 honorees, those young leaders of business, government and nonprofits that our internal selection team believes readers need to know.

Windstream Transfers Half Its CS&L Stake to Retire Debt

by Sarah Campbell 6/15/2016 04:04 pm

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock transfers 14.7 million common shares of its spinoff, Communications Sales & Leasing Inc., to its creditors in a debt-for-equity exchange.

Tom Hayes Named President of Tyson Foods

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/13/2016 04:02 pm

Formerly chief commercial officer of Tyson Foods, Tom Hayes will work directly with CEO Donnie Smith, who has also been carrying the title of president.

Wal-Mart Puts China Boss Sean Clarke in Charge of Asda in UK

by Parikshit Mishra and Paul Sandle, Reuters 6/13/2016 07:39 am

Wal-Mart has turned to the chief of its Chinese business Sean Clarke to revive Asda, its British supermarket group.

Selling Downtown Office Tower an Option for Acxiom

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/13/2016 12:00 am

Acxiom Corp., the publicly traded data-mining company, has officially confirmed to Whispers that it is considering selling its headquarters building in downtown Little Rock.

Federal Hearing Set for Dillard's in EEOC Case

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/13/2016 12:00 am

A U.S. District Court judge recently ordered Dillard's Inc. to explain why it won't comply with a subpoena from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

5 Tips to Designing an Engaging Visual Aid (Sarah Clements Expert Advice)

by Sarah Clements 6/13/2016 12:00 am

There are many tools for creating visual aids, but the key word when developing them is the word “visual.” Visual aids are for the audience to follow along and stay connected with your presentation.

Beth Lackey Named to SVP Position at Windstream (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/13/2016 12:00 am

Beth A. Lackey was recently appointed senior vice president of carrier operations at Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock.

Harps Buys 9 Walmart Express Stores, 6 in Arkansas

by Alexis Hosticka 6/8/2016 05:24 pm

Harps Food Stores Inc. of Springdale said Wednesday that it is acquiring six former Walmart Express stores in Arkansas. The private grocery store chain did not say how it will use the properties.

China's Commerce Ministry Removes Curbs on Wal-Mart's Yihaodian Deal

by Donny Kwok, Reuters 6/8/2016 10:39 am

China's Ministry of Commerce has removed restrictions on Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s deal in 2012 to raise its stake in online supermarket Yihaodian, and said the move would not affect the already competitive market.

ATA Road Team Promotes Arkansas Truck Drivers

by Marty Cook 6/6/2016 12:00 am

Shannon Newton introduced the 12 members of the Arkansas Road Team at the Arkansas Trucking Association's annual conference in Little Rock last month.

Businesses in Arkansas Confront Shooter Scenario

by Kyle Massey 6/6/2016 12:00 am

Many Arkansas businesses and institutions now have reaction plans for mass shootings, and some training goes beyond the federal government's basic run-and-hide recommendations.

You Can Go Home Again: More Young Americans Living With Parents

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/6/2016 12:00 am

Living with a parent is the most common living arrangement for 18- to 34-year-olds in the United States, the first time on record that that has been the case, according to the Pew Research Center.

Protecting Cargo Never Ends for Arkansas Truckers

by Marty Cook 6/6/2016 12:00 am

Protecting freight is a daily worry for transportation executives whose trucks are crisscrossing the nation daily with trailers full of goods.