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Tyson Foods Announces Collaboration On Conservation, Releases Report

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/22/2017 03:49 pm

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale on on Monday announced its collaboration with the World Resources Institute to develop industry leading, science-based greenhouse gas and outcome-based water conservation targets for its operations and the company's supply chain.

Walton Family Foundation Awards $454.4M in Grants in 2016

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 5/22/2017 10:52 am

The Walton Family Foundation awarded $454.4 million in grants for K-12 education and environmental programs, home region and special projects in 2016, according to the nonprofit's annual report released on Monday.

Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield Tops Big Private Companies List

by Gwen Moritz 5/22/2017 12:00 am

Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Little Rock, with revenue doubling in the past five years to nearly $2.5 billion, has taken the top spot on Arkansas Business' annual list of the state's largest private companies.

Reduction in Bear State Force Visible in Call Report

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/22/2017 12:00 am

Bear State Bank declined to comment when asked about some 45 employees that may have been laid off.

Arkadelphia Is Costly Clog for Truckers

by Marty Cook 5/22/2017 12:00 am

Arkadelphia sits on Interstate 30 and Highway 7 and has a total of only 83 highway miles within its metropolitan area. Its truck traffic problems are well known and will undoubtedly get worse after Shandong Sun Paper Industry opens a $1.3 billion pulp mill plant in a few years.

Update: Heartland, Onebanc End 1Q in the Red

by George Waldon 5/22/2017 12:00 am

Two Little Rock lenders continue to battle through losses in search of a return to sustained profitability: Heartland Bank and One Bank & Trust.

At Annual Meeting, William Dillard II Says He's Encouraged With Recent Trends

by Mark Friedman 5/20/2017 12:10 pm

Despite the negative news surrounding the retail industry, Dillard's Inc. CEO William Dillard II said Saturday he is encouraged with some recent trends.

Wal-Mart Tops 1Q Profit Forecasts, Online Sales Up 63 Percent

by Lance Turner 5/18/2017 06:55 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville on Thursday reported first-quarter earnings that beat analyst expectations, and online sales rose 63 percent on what the retailer called "organic" growth at its website.

Acxiom Yearly Profit Down; Company Sees Revenue Growth in 2018

by Lance Turner 5/16/2017 03:52 pm

Acxiom Corp. of Conway remained profitable in fiscal 2017 and revenue rose 3.5 percent, as the publicly traded data services provider called for more revenue growth in 2018.

Lawsuit: Wal-Mart Discriminated Against Pregnant Women

by Daniel Wiessner, Reuters 5/15/2017 03:18 pm

Two former Wal-Mart employees have filed a lawsuit accusing the retailer of treating thousands of pregnant workers as "second-class citizens" by rejecting their requests to limit heavy lifting, climbing on ladders and other potentially dangerous tasks.

Simmons First Completes Purchase of Tennessee Bank

by Lance Turner 5/15/2017 03:07 pm

Simmons First National Corp. of Pine Bluff completes its acquisition of Hardeman County Investment Co. Inc. of Jackson, Tennessee.

Former USA Truck's Joseph Kaiser Lands in Chattanooga

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/15/2017 12:00 am

Former USA Truck executive Joseph Kaiser is the new chief financial officer at Xpress Global Systems of Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Big and Small Solar Projects in Arkansas Follow the Sun

by Kyle Massey 5/15/2017 12:00 am

These are promising times for solar projects big and small, industry leaders say, even as the new administration in Washington focuses on reviving fossil fuels.

A Look Inside a $12.4 Million Slap at Wal-Mart

by Mark Friedman 5/15/2017 12:00 am

Last month a federal jury in Fayetteville ordered Wal-Mart to pay $12.4 million for damages that included willful and malicious misappropriation of Cuker's confidential information and trade secrets.

Fayetteville Attorney Seeks Sanctions Against Wal-Mart, Saying It Abused Process

by Mark Friedman 5/15/2017 12:00 am

Fayetteville attorney Mark Henry last week asked a federal judge to sanction Wal-Mart Stores Inc. for alleged discovery abuses throughout the case involving Cuker Interactive LLC of San Diego.

Customer Demand Drives Final Mile Industry

by Marty Cook 5/15/2017 12:00 am

The “final mile” of shipping items purchased online — experts call it a $13 billion market — is tantalizing for shippers even as it is putting pressure on retailers' margins.

Wal-Mart CEO to Face Questions in Lawsuit Over Bribery

by Jonathan Stempel, Reuters 5/12/2017 08:20 am

A federal judge orders Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Chief Executive Douglas McMillon to submit to questioning in a lawsuit by shareholders hoping to learn what he knows about suspected bribery by the world's largest retailer in Mexico.

Aldi Raises Stakes in US Price War with Wal-Mart

by Nandita Bose, Reuters 5/11/2017 08:15 am

German grocery chain Aldi Inc is trying to beat Wal-Mart, the world's biggest retailer, at its own game: low prices.

Dillard's 1Q Profit Down 14 Percent, Same-Store Sales Down 4 Percent

by Lance Turner 5/11/2017 06:43 am

Dillard's Inc. of Little Rock on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $66.3 million, down 14 percent from the same quarter last year, as total sales declined

Chris Thyer Joins Centennial Bank's Trust Department

by Lance Turner 5/10/2017 01:18 pm

Chris Thyer, the former U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas, has joined Centennial Bank as a senior vice president in the bank's trust department.

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