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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.

Simmons First Increases Quarterly Dividend by 4.2 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/25/2017 03:18 pm

The Simmons First National Corp. board of directors declared a regular $0.25 per share quarterly cash dividend payable July 3, to shareholders of record June 15.

USA Truck Hires Kim Littlejohn as Tech Officer

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/24/2017 10:14 am

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren hired Kim Littlejohn as its chief technology officer and vice president.

Car-Mart Reports Higher Income, Lower Revenue for 4Q

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/22/2017 04:22 pm

America's Car-Mart Inc. of Bentonville on Monday reported fiscal 2017 fourth-quarter income of $5.2 million, up from $3.4 million it reported during the same quarter a year ago.

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.

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