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Arkansas Industries Attempt to Divine The Post-Pandemic Future

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Some, like the hospitality industry, are bracing for a long, slow return to pre-COVID vitality. Others, like the energy sector, see a quicker recovery after the early swoon. Some trends seem baked into expectations, like reliance on home-based employees and the technology they use. read more >

Retail Sales Up 17.7% in May

Retail Sales Up 17.7% in May

Retail sales in the United States rose a record 17.7% in May, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, reflecting a surge in buying as businesses that had been shuttered because of the coronavirus pandemic reopened. read more >

Walmart Reviews Prison Labor Policy

Walmart Reviews Prison Labor Policy

Walmart Inc. says it will continue to review its policy on working with suppliers that deploy prison labor, as part of its review of overall practices in the wake of civil unrest over racial inequality. read more >

UA Supply Chain Program Ranked No. 1

UA Supply Chain Program Ranked No. 1

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The undergraduate supply chain management program at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville was ranked the top program in North America by Gartner, a global research firm. read more >

B-Unlimited Pivots as Masking Agent

B-Unlimited Pivots as Masking Agent

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B-Unlimited of Fayetteville is best known as the apparel company that makes college-themed T-shirts; CEO Ben Clark said B-Unlimited reached $10 million in sales in 2019. read more >

The Old Normal (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

The Old Normal (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

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Since I'm not at all sure any of us have a good grasp on how much our worlds will have been changed by the pandemic, I think of this week's list as a final snapshot of the old normal that will be valuable when it comes time to document the new normal. read more >

Former Walmart Lawyer Says His Firing Was Punishment

Former Walmart Lawyer Says His Firing Was Punishment

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A former in-house attorney for Walmart Inc. said he knew in February 2017 that his career at the Bentonville retailer was coming to an end when he refused to make changes to a memo he had written years earlier about a bribery investigation in Mexico. read more >

US Retail Sales Up A Record 17.7% in Partial Rebound

US Retail Sales Up A Record 17.7% in Partial Rebound

Restaurants & Food

U.S. retail sales jumped by a record 17.7% from April to May, with spending partially rebounding after the coronavirus had shut down businesses, flattened the economy and paralyzed consumers during the previous two months. read more >

Some Surprises Left (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Some Surprises Left (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

OpinionEditor's Note

With disparate treatment of minorities, particularly African Americans, being the impetus for massive protests from coast to coast, many companies have issued statements affirming a commitment to fairness and inclusivity. read more >

A&P Trends Show Pandemic Pummelling Arkansas Visitors Bureaus

A&P Trends Show Pandemic Pummelling Arkansas Visitors Bureaus

Restaurants & Food

The coronavirus pandemic has battered city convention and visitors bureaus in Arkansas and sapped their sources of revenue: lodging and restaurant taxes. An industry built on bringing people together and attracting tourists is uniquely vulnerable to an infectious disease. read more >