Public Companies Archive

Rockline to Expand in Springdale to Fill Wal-Mart Order

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/1/2015 11:03 am

Rockline Industries says it has invested $15 million in expansion at its Springdale plant to accommodate a new facial wipes line for Wal-Mart. The production is being moved from Europe.

Home BancShares Completes $101.6M Deal for Florida Bank Company

by Lance Turner 10/1/2015 10:05 am

Home BancShares Inc. of Conway completes a $101.6 million deal to buy Florida Business BancGroup Inc., the parent company of Bay Cities Bank.

Mark McFatridge Named CEO of Bear State Financial

by Lance Turner 10/1/2015 09:10 am

Bear State Financial Inc. of Little Rock announced that Mark McFatridge had been appointed CEO and director of both Bear State Financial and Bear State Bank effective immediately. McFatridge is the former CEO of Metropolitan National Bank of Springfield, Missouri, which Bear State acquired.

Wal-Mart to Cut Hundreds of Jobs at Headquarters

by Reuters 10/1/2015 07:23 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is planning to lay off hundreds of people at its headquarters in Arkansas as part of the retail giant's efforts to pare costs, people familiar with the matter said.

Forbes List of Richest People for 2015 Includes 10 with Arkansas Ties

by Mark Carter 9/30/2015 09:53 am

The list once again is led by Microsoft's Bill Gates. Wal-Mart heir Jim Walton leads a group of Arkansans and those with close ties to the state included on the list.

FDIC: Arkansas Bank Deposits Reach $56.5B

by Gwen Moritz 9/29/2015 11:30 am

Bank deposits in Arkansas grew by 5 percent in the 12 months that ended June 30, a pace somewhat slower than the 5.4 percent growth in bank deposits nationally.

USA Truck Hires Martin Tewari for New President of Trucking Post

by Marty Cook 9/29/2015 09:28 am

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren hired Martin Tewari to fill the new position of President of Trucking.

Wal-Mart to Offer Grocery Pickup in Some US Cities

by Sruthi Ramakrishnan, Reuters 9/29/2015 07:52 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said it would offer customers who buy groceries online the option to pick up their orders from the parking lots of nearby stores.

Wal-Mart Presses Suppliers to Share Benefits of Cheaper Yuan

by Nathan Layne and Nandita Bose, Reuters 9/24/2015 07:51 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is seeking price cuts from suppliers that produce goods in China, people with knowledge of the matter said.

State Report: Half of Workplace Fatalities Transportation Related

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/23/2015 08:47 am

About half the workplace fatalities that occur in Arkansas are transportation related, according to a report released this week by the Arkansas Department of Labor.

Arkansas Business Presents 2015's 'New Influentials: 20 In Their 20s'

by Gwen Moritz 9/21/2015 12:00 am

This is the seventh year that Arkansas Business has sought out talented young leaders in our business and nonprofit community to introduce to readers in a feature called The New Influentials: 20 in Their 20s.

Windstream Board Adopts Shareholders Rights Plan

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/18/2015 03:11 pm

Noting that it was not mounting a defense against a possible takeover, Windstream announced Friday that its board of directors has adopted a shareholders rights plan.

Arkansas Chamber of Commerce Announces New Leadership Class

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/18/2015 11:41 am

The Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce/Associated Industries of Arkansas on Friday announced the 57 new members of its Leadership Arkansas Class X.

USA Truck Names Chris Parsons VP of Maintenance

by Marty Cook 9/16/2015 02:38 pm

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren hired Chris Parsons to be its vice president of maintenance.

Tyson to Add Workers, New Lines at Iowa Plant

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/16/2015 01:21 pm

Springdale-based Tyson Foods announced Wednesday that its beef and pork subsidiary, Tyson Fresh meats, would add roughly 60 workers and new lines of pork chops and roasts at its plant in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

Wal-Mart Expands Online Grocery Pickup in NWA

by Alexis Hosticka 9/16/2015 11:37 am

Wal-Mart is expanding its online grocery pickup test in the northwest Arkansas area to include five Neighborhood Market stores in Fayetteville, Springdale, Rogers and Bentonville.

Arkansas Governor's Quality Award Winners Announced

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/16/2015 08:00 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson recognized winners at the Governor's Quality Award Program held at the Marriott Hotel in Little Rock. North Arkansas College of Harrison took top honors in receiving the Governor's Award for Performance Excellence.

Specialty Stores Spice Up Bentonville Square

by Marty Cook 9/14/2015 12:00 am

Because he knew Bentonville, Bill Oakley said, he never doubted his retail success. Oakley opened a Spice & Tea Exchange franchise in 2012 just off the downtown square. So far, sales have risen steadily since the exchange opened.

Sam's Club Jumps into Auto Sales with TrueCar Partnership

by Nathan Layne, Reuters 9/11/2015 12:11 pm

Sam's Club, the warehouse division of Wal-Mart Stores Inc, has tied up with online car-shopping service TrueCar Inc to make a full-fledged foray into auto sales, a fast-growing business for rival Costco Wholesale Corp.

Photos: Alice Walton's Rocking W Ranch For Sale at $19.7M

by Lance Turner 9/10/2015 11:57 am

Alice Walton is selling her 1,400-acre Texas ranch to better concentrate on Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, which she founded in 2011.