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Governor's Data Analytics Commission Holds First Meeting

by Sarah Campbell 3/31/2017 01:12 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson kicks off the first meeting of his new Blue Ribbon Commission to Report on the Economic Competitiveness of Computing and Data Analytics in Arkansas.

J.B. Hunt Opens Enterprise Sales Office in Toronto

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/30/2017 09:45 am

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell says it has opened a new enterprise sales branch in Toronto, the first such office in Canada for the company.

Ecoark Names New CEO, CFO

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/30/2017 09:23 am

Ecoark Holdings Inc. of Rogers on Thursday announced the appointment of Jay Puchir as CEO and the election of former Walmart treasurer Charles Rateliff as CFO and treasurer.

Scott Stillwell to Lead Safety, Quality at Tyson Foods

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/27/2017 02:42 pm

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale said Monday that Scott Stillwell has been promoted to senior vice president of food safety and quality assurance.

Southern Bancorp Plans To Raise $20M

by George Waldon 3/27/2017 12:00 am

The ownership of Southern Bancorp Inc. recently underwent change to simplify its stock structure and create a more market-friendly organization.

Murphy Chief Roger Jenkins' Pay for 2016 Falls 40 Percent

by Kyle Massey 3/24/2017 11:49 am

Murphy Oil Corp. CEO Roger W. Jenkins took a pay cut of nearly 40 percent in 2016 compared with 2015, with $8.5 million in total compensation compared with just over $14 million in 2015.

Wal-Mart to Invest $800M in Chile

by Reuters 3/22/2017 11:24 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s Chilean unit will invest $800 million in the country over the next three years and open 55 to 60 new supermarkets, the company said on Wednesday, a significant outlay at a time of slow economic growth.

Ray Dillon Gets $4.9M Package in Final Year at Deltic

by Lance Turner 3/22/2017 11:12 am

Ray Dillon, the former president and CEO of Deltic Timber Corp. of El Dorado, received $4.9 million in total compensation in 2016, according to the company's proxy statement.

PAM Executives See Pay Decline in 2016

by Lance Turner 3/22/2017 09:37 am

Both named executive officers of P.A.M. Transportation Services Inc. of Tontitown saw their total compensation decline last year, according to the company's proxy statement, filed Tuesday.

Windstream Expands Network in Little Rock

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/22/2017 09:29 am

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock announces an expansion of its advanced metro fiber network in Little Rock, saying the move would provide the city's growing business community with world-class fiber and fixed-wireless infrastructure.

JB Hunt Gives $2.7M to Set Up Innovation Center at UA

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/22/2017 07:09 am

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell announced Wednesday a $2.75 million grant to the University of Arkansas.

Brazil Beef Scandal Leaves Fewer Options for Global Buyers

by Tom Polansek and Theopolis Waters, Reuters 3/21/2017 11:37 am

Global beef buyers will likely need to cobble together supplies from several nations if a scandal persists in Brazil's meat sector because supply constraints and politics are already limiting trade flows, market analysts say.

In E-Commerce Push, Wal-Mart Launches Investor Arm, Store No. 8

by Nandita Bose, Reuters 3/21/2017 08:24 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will launch its first investment arm to expand its e-commerce business in partnership with retail start-ups, venture capitalists and entrepreneurs. The plan is being spearheaded by Marc Lore, Wal-Mart's e-commerce chief, who joined company from Jet.com, which it acquired for more than $3 billion in August.

Wal-Mart Sets Date for Annual Meeting

by Lance Turner 3/20/2017 10:01 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville announced today that it will hold its 2017 annual meeting on Friday June 2 at Bud Walton Arena at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.

The Influencers: Judy McReynolds of ArcBest Corp.

by Marty Cook 3/20/2017 12:00 am

Judy McReynolds has never spent much time thinking about her next rung on the corporate ladder. That professional outlook has certainly paid off for McReynolds, who used her brainpower and people skills to rapidly advance in the corporate world.

Arkansas Business Presents The Influencers

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/20/2017 12:00 am

Meet five leaders in business and education who are influencing their industries, their communities and the future of Arkansas.

Governor Appoints Arkansas CEOs to Study State's Computer, Data Sector

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/17/2017 10:19 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson forms a blue ribbon commission to study how to grow the state's computer science and data analytics sector. The 19-member commission is co-chaired by Acxiom Corp. founder Charles Morgan and Arkansas Economic Development Commission Executive Director Mike Preston.

Executive Upheaval Continues At USA Truck

by Marty Cook 3/17/2017 08:44 am

Another top executive, Martin Tewari, is leaving USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren.

Pay for Murphy USA CEO Andrew Clyde Hits $6.2 Million for 2016

by Kyle Massey 3/16/2017 09:52 am

An improved bottom line in 2016 led to slightly bigger paychecks for top executives at Murphy USA Inc. of El Dorado, including CEO Andrew Clyde.

Most Simmons First Executives See Pay Drop in 2016

by George Waldon 3/15/2017 08:28 am

George Makris Jr., 60, chairman and CEO of Simmons First National Corp., received total compensation of more than $2.4 million during 2016 — almost 22.4 percent lower than 2015.

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