Home sales in Arkansas’ four largest markets were up 5.78% in February after falling 2.5% in January, and the number of homes sold during the first two months of 2015 in the four markets totaled 2,691, up 2.44% compared to the same period in 2014.
Maslow’s Hierarchy of Human Needs has found a home in a business application for a company called Holistic Product Group, which prides itself in nurturing a concept or idea through the stages of development to land on a shelf in Wal-Mart, Sam’s Club or other major retailer.
Whether online or in-store, 82% of U.S. consumers say they expect a retailer’s prices to be the same when they are shopping, according to a survey of shoppers and 32 top retailers by marketing group Accenture.
The bankruptcy trustee of Quantum Foods, a former Tyson Foods customer, is suing the Springdale-based meat company to recover $25.7 million. The trustee claims the money was a preferential debt repayment made to certain creditors within 90 days before filing for bankruptcy.
Tyson Foods announced the closure of a poultry processing facility in Buena Vista, Ga., and discontinuation of the third shift at its Dawson, Ga., plant as it works to streamline efficiencies and retool itself to changing consumer demands.
Walmart will hire up to 95 associates to work at the new Walmart Neighborhood Market slated to open this summer in Bentonville located along N. Walton Boulevard. A temporary hiring center has opened at Walmart’s Corporate Office at 203 SE Martin Luther King Jr. Pkwy., in Bentonville.
Despite bird flu implications in Tyson Foods’ home state of Arkansas, Wall Street analysts with Stephens Inc. have raised their fiscal second-quarter earnings forecast for the Springdale-based meat giant.
An estimated year-over-year gain of 8,700 jobs in Arkansas’ tourism sector and 7,200 jobs gained in the trade, transportation and utilities sector pushed the state’s February jobless rate down to 5.5% – a rate not seen since August 2008.
The business of exports is not without its challenges given regulatory hurdles, rising value of the U.S. dollar and Congressional inaction with respect to Free Trade Agreements proposed with the European Union and Asia Pacific.
Fort Smith tax collections have struggled in recent years to post strong gains and two years of gains. But the first two reporting months of 2015 indicate that city revenue could in 2015 build off the 3.24% gain posted in 2014.
P.A.M Transportation Services Inc. doled out hefty discretionary bonuses and a 3% annual pay boost to the salaries of CEO Daniel Cushman and Chief Financial Officer Allen West in 2014, according to the carrier’s annual Proxy filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Whether consumers plan to don their Sunday best or play Easter Bunny for the kids, some 80% of Americans said they plan to celebrate the Easter holiday this year by doling out an average $140.62 per person, up 2.3% from a year ago.