Northwest Arkansas Archive

Walmart Sees Strong 3Q Sales Online, In Stores

by Anne D'Innocenzio, The Associated Press 11/15/2018 06:42 am

Walmart is reporting surging online sales, strong performances at established stores, and it's raising profit expectations for the year heading into the holiday shopping season.

Midterm Elections Reveal Shifting Patterns in Arkansas (Heather Yates On Politics)

by Heather Yates 11/14/2018 03:00 pm

After Election Day, Arkansas' congressional delegation secured re-election and the state government trifecta remained intact. But Democrats also made gains, suggesting shifting voting patterns that could make the party competitive in suburban areas of the state.

Ford, Walmart Test Self-Driving Grocery Delivery Service

by Associated Press 11/14/2018 06:40 am

Ford and Walmart are teaming up to test a self-driving grocery delivery service.

Baptist Takes Control of Sparks Hospitals in Fort Smith, Van Buren

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/13/2018 01:31 pm

Baptist Health executives and local officials marked the change-over Tuesday of hospitals in Fort Smith and Van Buren that Baptist acquired from Sparks Health System earlier this year.

Tyson Foods' 4Q Profit Beats Expectations, But Revenue Misses

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/13/2018 09:57 am

Record beef income helped push Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale to fiscal fourth-quarter profit that beat analysts' expectations, but revenue for the publicly traded meat processor fell short.

Binny Bansal Out As CEO of Flipkart Group

by Associated Press 11/13/2018 06:44 am

The co-founder of Flipkart, the massive online retail operation in India acquired by Walmart this year, is stepping down following an allegation of serious personal misconduct.

Walmart to Give Military Spouses Preference in Hiring

by Associated Press 11/12/2018 01:44 pm

Walmart says it will begin giving hiring preference to military spouses under a new initiative the retail giant is launching.

Woosley, Fink Honored for Lifetime Achievement at CFO of the Year

by Gwen Moritz 11/12/2018 12:00 am

Chief financial officers were also recognized in five categories at the luncheon, held Wednesday at the Embassy Suites in west Little Rock.

Six Arkansas Electric Co-Ops Stringing Broadband

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 11/12/2018 12:00 am

Six electric cooperatives in Arkansas are bringing high-speed broadband internet access to thousands of their members and plan to offer it to all of their members within the next four to six years.

New Hires Add Spark to Baptist Health's Fort Smith Centers (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/12/2018 12:00 am

Additions are made as Sparks Health System merges into Baptist Health in Fort Smith.

Walmart to Outscource Some Financial Functions to Genpact

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/9/2018 11:02 am

Walmart Inc. of Bentonville will transfer some of its finance and accounting employees to Genpact of New York, which will help the retailer manage some of its financial functions.

Arkansas Casinos Coming, But Some Details Remain Unclear

by Hannah Grabenstein, The Associated Press 11/8/2018 03:24 pm

Arkansas voters approved an amendment to the state's constitution allowing licenses for four casinos: two existing gambling facilities and two others that will be built. Now questions remain about where and when gambling will happen, and about how much revenue the casinos will generate.

Marlon Blackwell Elected to National Academy of Design

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/8/2018 10:47 am

Marlon Blackwell, founder of Marlon Blackwell Architects and a professor in the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design at the University of Arkansas, has received another round of industry honors.

Arkansas Voters Legalize Casinos in 4 Counties

by Associated Press 11/7/2018 07:20 am

Arkansas voters have approved a measure legalizing casinos in four counties, including at a horse track and dog track that already offer video poker and other electronic gambling.

Bridge Purchasing Solutions, Metova to Create Payment Platform

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/6/2018 10:12 am

Bridge Purchasing Solutions Inc. announced Monday that it has partnered with Metova to build and develop a first-of-its-kind digital payment platform for employers, nonprofits and health care payers.

ARA Names Four New Board Members

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/6/2018 09:35 am

The Arkansas Research Alliance announced Tuesday the addition of four new board of trustees members: AT&T Arkansas President Ronnie Dedman; David Peacock, president of Hytrol Conveyor Co.; Laura Landreaux, president and CEO of Entergy Arkansas Inc.; and Dr. Cam Patterson, chancellor of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

Walmart, Microsoft Expand Technology Center in Texas

by Associated Press 11/5/2018 02:57 pm

Engineers from Walmart and Microsoft will work together in Texas as the Arkansas-based retail giant seeks more convenient ways for customers to shop.

Hub Group to Acquire CaseStack for $255M

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 11/5/2018 12:23 pm

Hub Group Inc. of Oak Brook, Illinois, announced Monday that it will acquire CaseStack Inc, an outsourced logistics provider headquartered in Santa Monica, California, and Fayetteville, for $255 million in cash.

SPONSORED: Hunters Should Arm Themselves Against Chronic Wasting Disease

by 11/5/2018 08:18 am

Steps can be taken to reduce the spread of the neurological disorder detected in deer and elk.

Fayetteville Plane Crash Subject of Court Case

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/5/2018 12:00 am

Starstone National Insurance Co. alleges that negligence and defects caused a 2015 accident in which former Walmart U.S. CEO Bill Simon parachuted his single-engine plane onto a pickup truck on MLK Jr. Boulevard.