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Summerwood Partners Uses Lessons Learned Over Two Retail Careers

Summerwood Partners Uses Lessons Learned Over Two Retail Careers
Doug Hendrix, left, and his brother David Hendrix in 1997 founded Summerwood Partners of Bryant, which owns and operates Big Red convenience stores and which is No. 47 on the list of the largest private companies in Arkansas.

David and Doug Hendrix learned the retail grocery business from the bottom, starting as sackers at Safeway and working their way up to district managers at Harvest Foods Inc. of Little Rock, the company that emerged from the 1989 merger of Safeway and Skaggs Alpha Beta stores.
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Wal-Mart Presses Meat Suppliers on Antibiotics, Animal Treatment

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Coulson Oil Plots Growth With Change

From its founding in 1969, Coulson Oil Co. Inc. of North Little Rock has made changes in its business based on the market and newfound opportunities.
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