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After a five year drought, fans of Yarnell's Woo Pig Chewy flavor ice cream can finally get their hands on the brownie flavored ice cream with chunks of chewy brownies and swirls of brownie batter.

Thu, 10/08/2015 - 7:18pm

Federal prisoners won’t be eating bacon for breakfast or pulled pork sandwiches or any other pork-related food as the Federal Bureau of Prisons has cut pork from its food service menu effective in fiscal 2016, which began Oct. 1.

Thu, 10/08/2015 - 5:03pm

In less than a week Bentonville-based America’s Car-Mart has opened two more dealerships, expanding its reach across Georgia with this latest 145th car lot located in Macon. This is the buy here, pay here dealer’s ninth car lot in Georgia. The company opened its 144th dealership on Oct.

Thu, 10/08/2015 - 4:16pm

Arvest Bank announced Thursday (Oct. 8) that Amber Partee has joined the bank’s Springdale market as a consumer lender at the Emma Avenue branch. In addition, Greg Stanfill was promoted to community bank director for Arvest Benton County.

Thu, 10/08/2015 - 4:00pm

Walmart Canada and 7-Eleven Canada are joining forces to do an e-commerce pilot delivery project in the Toronto area, according to Canadian media.

Wed, 10/07/2015 - 10:04pm

Great Value Colleges recently named the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith the third-best affordable school for the RN to BSN (nursing) online degree program in the United States.

Wed, 10/07/2015 - 6:22pm

The University of Arkansas School of Law was recently recognized a “best value” by the National Jurist and preLaw magazines. The law school ranked No. 7, marking the third consecutive year the school placed in the top 10.

Wed, 10/07/2015 - 12:03pm

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said it is expanding the selection of protein bars like Clif, Kind, and Special K, and moving these fitness foods out of the pharmacy area into the main grocery aisles beginning in January.

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 3:06pm

Heather Manchester, an advanced practice nurse, has joined the Cardiology Center at Sparks.

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 12:18pm

Billy Cartright has been named vice president of safety and recruiting effective Monday (Oct. 5) at Van Buren-based USA Truck Inc.

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 11:46am

Wal-Mart names Dan Bryant as its new senior vice president of global public policy and government affairs, according to an internal memo written by Dan Barlett, executive vice president of corporate affairs for the retail giant.

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 10:26am

Springdale announced the opening of its new lighted trailhead that links the city’s mountain bike trail with the Razorback Greenway at Lake Springdale.

Mon, 10/05/2015 - 5:40pm

America's Car-Mart Inc. announced the opening of its 144th dealership. The dealership is located in Brunswick, Ga.

This marks the company’s eighth dealership in Georgia and the third new dealership opening for fiscal 2016. The Brunswick dealership will be managed by Sabrina Kirkland.

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 2:58pm

One of Wal-Mart Stores’s largest suppliers ConAgra Foods announced a major restructuring underway at this time. CEO Sean Connolly said Friday that the company will lay-off 1,500 office-based employees around the globe and it will also move its corporate headquarters from Omaha to Chicago.

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 1:02pm

Springdale-based NanoMech has recently launched its own transport division to address the trucking and railroad industry requirements for increased sustainability, performance, reliability and efficiency.

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 12:35pm

United Technologies, doing business as Pratt & Whitney, was on Wednesday (Sept. 30) awarded an $11.347 million contract to remanufacture a rear engine turbine case. Such cases are part of engines used on the F-15 and F-16 fighter jets and certain unmanned air combat vehicles.

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 5:57pm

The U.S. Marshals Museum on Tuesday (Sept. 29) announced receipt of a $100,000 pledge from the Hille Foundation of Tulsa in honor of David Bradley, a retired Deputy U.S. Marshal from Ketchum, Okla. The grant will go toward construction of the future U.S. Marshals Museum.

Tue, 09/29/2015 - 7:22pm

Van Buren-based USA Truck announced Tuesday (Sept. 29) that Martin Tewari will be president of trucking effective Sept. 30. The position is new to the trucking and logistics company.

Tue, 09/29/2015 - 4:47pm

The Walmart Museum is sponsoring the Community Art Project 2015, where residents can leave their mark on the Bentonville Square. 

Mon, 09/28/2015 - 11:35pm

Whole Foods Market will eliminate approximately 1,500 jobs, or 1.6% of its workforce, over the next eight weeks, the company said in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Sept. 28.

Mon, 09/28/2015 - 1:49pm


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