The clock is ticking for Wal-Mart suppliers from soap manufacturers to lipstick and consumers packaged goods (CPG) companies to ensure the goods they sell to the retail giant contain certified sustainable palm oil (CSPO) by 2015.
The Compass Report for the fourth quarter of 2013 shows that small but broad based gains in key metrics has resulted in the Fort Smith regional economy finishing out 2013 with two consecutive positive quarters.
Home Bancshares, parent company of Centennial Bank, reported a record first quarter profit on Thursday (April 17), and Simmons First National Corp. had an up-and-down quarter depending on how you view their latest financial results.
Facing tough sales comparisons and other operating headwinds, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is once again expanding its fee-based services with a new money transfer option expected to rival Money Gram for U.S. money transfers up to $900.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world’s largest retailer, says it has 1,000 stores ready for a transformative change in credit card technology and plans to have the rest of their U.S. stores ready by the end of 2014.
Fundraising reports for March show former U.S. Rep. Mike Ross out-raised his Republican challengers running for the governor's mansion. In a report filed with the Arkansas Secretary of State's office, Ross reported more than $222,000 raised during March.
Campaigns in Arkansas are well underway. Proof that they are more in campaign mode than fundraising mode is the lack of candidates announcing fundraising numbers following the end of the first quarter on March 31.
AccuWeather.com reports Moore, Okla., is in the heart of an area known as Tornado Alley. The people who call Moore home are still rebuilding from last year's devastating tornado that struck the area on May 20, 2013.
Fort Smith area native Craig Rivaldo is set to take over leadership for Arvest Benton County on May 1 and the banker will carry his “playbook” and more than 20 years of leadership experience when he settles into his new bank office full-time.
More details were released Tuesday (April 15) on a planned mixed use development to be built at 822 Garrison Ave. The information was presented at Tuesday's Central Business Improvement District meeting. Developer Rodney Ghan of R.H.
Tonnage shipped along the Arkansas River is down for the first three months of 2014 compared to the same period in 2013 and at least one operator along the river said it may still take a while before tonnage rates return to pre-recession levels.
A moist towelette first created for Kentucky Fried Chicken in 1957 and produced in Arkansas has found its way to Walmart shelves in more than 3,400 stores, according to Lindsey Drain, marketing manager for Nice-Pak Products in Bentonville.