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Westrock Officially Opens 570,000-SF Facility in Conway

The state-of-the-art facility is only at 75% capacity, with pre-fitted infrastructure for up to six more packaging lines. read more >
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Westrock Coffee Narrows Losses in Q4, Full Year as New Production Facility Prepares First Shipments

CEO Scott Ford said the company entered 2024 with a number of critical system migrations and capital equipment upgrades completed. read more >
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Westrock Coffee Completes New $70M Distribution Center in Conway

Builders fast-tracked work on the 530,000-SF facility to help Westrock meet growing demand for its products. read more >
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Scott Ford: Plans in Place for Growth at Westrock in ConwayLock Icon

Westrock Coffee Co.’s Conway production facility isn’t up and running yet, but its CEO is already planning for growth. Scott Ford was the featured speaker at the Little Rock Regional […] read more >
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Joe Ford to Receive ‘Legacy of Leadership’ Award

Joe Ford, co-founder and chairman of Westrock Coffee Co. of Little Rock, will receive the Legacy of Leadership Award at the 36th Arkansas Business of the Year ceremony on Feb. 21. read more >
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Westrock Coffee Reports $26.8M Q2 Loss

Westrock Coffee Co. of Little Rock reports a $26.8 million net loss and closes a $118.8 million equity raise. read more >
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Walmart, Dillard’s Execs Top List of Highest Pay

Walmart Inc. executives, followed by Dillard's Inc. dominated this week’s list of public company executives ranked by total compensation. read more >
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Central Perk (Lance Turner Editor’s Note)

Westrock Coffee Co.’s investment in central Arkansas is a big win on a few levels. read more >
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Westrock Coffee Reports 10% Sales Increase in Q1

The company's net loss for the quarter was $4.3 million, an improvement over its net loss of $4.7 million in the same period last year. read more >
A rendering of the 530,000-SF Westrock Coffee Co. distribution center planned for Conway. The 72-dock building is expected to be complete later this year.
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Westrock Reports Losses for Q4, Full Year

An increase in sales was offset by rising labor and production costs, among other challenges. read more >
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Westrock Moves HQ to Campus Owned by First Security

The coffee, tea and extracts company has left Riverdale for 50,000-SF of space at the former Systematics office park. read more >
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Westrock Coffee Buys Bixby Roasting Co.

Bixby co-founder Miles Fisher, who is also known for his viral deepfake Tom Cruise videos, is joining Westrock as part of the deal. read more >
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Westrock Announces Extra $90M for Conway Plant With Q3 Results

The company also reported the acquisition of California-based Kohana Coffee LLC, a move that will help it develop and distribute ready-to-drink products. read more >
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Westrock Closes SPAC Deal, Begins Trading on Nasdaq

The company also announced a new $350 million credit agreement that will be used to pay down debt and fund expansion plans. read more >
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Westrock Sets Wall Street Debut, Reports Q2 Results

Net sales for the period ending June 30 totaled $223.4 million, up 30.5% year-over-year. read more >
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Westrock Reports Q1 Results Ahead of Public Listing

The Little Rock-based coffee and tea company said it narrowed its losses and upsized its new credit facility. read more >
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Westrock Coffee Going Public Through SPAC Deal

The deal places the Little Rock-based coffee, tea and extract company's value at $1.086 billion. read more >
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Westrock Coffee, S&D Coffee & Tea Announce Rebranding

The rebranding comes on the heels of Westrock's $100 million expansion in Conway. read more >
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Westrock Pledges to Responsibly Source All Coffee, Tea by 2025

Right now, 61% of Westrock's coffee and tea is responsibly sourced from 35 locations worldwide. read more >
Walmart U.S. CEO John Furner was among the keynote speakers who interacted with members of the fall 2020 Arkansas Business Executive Leadership Academy.
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Ford, Williams Among Speakers at Next Arkansas Business Executive Leadership Academy

Westrock Group CEO and co-founder Scott Ford and Southern Bancorp CEO Darrin Williams are among the featured executives scheduled to speak during the spring 2021 Arkansas Business Executive Leadership Academy. read more >