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BUSINESS MATTERS: UA-born solar-panel startup makes bright move in Fayetteville

posted: 05/24/2015 2:02 a.m. Discuss

Moving into a new office at the Arkansas Research and Technology Park creates a number of benefits for Fayetteville startup Picasolar.

Incentives draw whites back to Motor City

posted: 05/24/2015 2:02 a.m. Discuss

Whites are moving back to the American city that came to epitomize white flight, even as blacks continue to leave for the suburbs and the city's overall population shrinks.

Fresh foods get top billing, Target tells suppliers

posted: 05/24/2015 2:01 a.m. Discuss

It's only becoming more difficult to be a packaged food manufacturer in America.

Home-infusion care's growth draws interest

posted: 05/24/2015 1:59 a.m. Discuss

Walgreens Boots Alliance's home-infusion division has been relaunched as an independent company called Option Care, after the drugstore chain sold a majority stake in the business to a Chicago private-equity firm.

Price low, bacon hogging food spotlight

posted: 05/24/2015 1:58 a.m. Discuss

Andy Wiederhorn wants to sell bacon to vegetarians.

Vintners in Spain tap U.S. wineries for ideas

posted: 05/24/2015 1:58 a.m. Discuss

Winemakers from Priorat in the hills south of Barcelona have drawn inspiration from Oregon and other New World regions to create some of Spain's most expensive wines, fetching about $100 per bottle and finding a market in the U.S.

BUSINESS PEOPLE

posted: 05/24/2015 1:57 a.m. Discuss

BANKING Dave Dickson has been announced as the 2015-2016 vice chairman of the Arkansas Bankers Association.

BUSINESS AWARDS

posted: 05/24/2015 1:57 a.m. Discuss

EDUCATION The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Associate Provost and College of Pharmacy Dean Stephanie Gardner has been honored with the national Outstanding Dean Award by the American Pharmacists Association — Academy of Student Pharmacists.

WHERE TO SEND NOTICES

posted: 05/24/2015 1:57 a.m. Discuss

Notices of executive promotions, new hires or job changes should be sent to: People Editor; Business News Department; Arkansas Democrat-Gazette; P.O. Box 2221; Little Rock, Ark. 72203, or by e-mail to sszafranski@arkansasonline.com.

OIL AND GAS REPORT

posted: 05/24/2015 1:56 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission last week issued 13 drilling permits, 16 well completions and 8 well recompletions.

REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS

posted: 05/24/2015 1:56 a.m. Discuss

Pulaski County real estate transactions of $150,000 or more, deeds recorded 04/20/2015 through 04/24/2015:

PATENTS AWARDED

posted: 05/24/2015 1:56 a.m. Discuss

U.S. Patents Issued to Arkansans May 19

BUILDING PERMITS

posted: 05/24/2015 1:56 a.m. Discuss

Building permits for the Little Rock metro area, projects valued at $75,000 or more:

Business news in brief

posted: 05/24/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

Fort Smith bank changes owners All Benefit Bank locations in Fort Smith will officially become Armstrong Bank on Tuesday. There will be a sign unveiling and a check presentation at 10 a.m. at the 8300 Phoenix Ave. branch.

Retailer: Reduce antibiotic farm uses

updated: 05/23/2015 3:51 a.m. Discuss

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is asking grocery suppliers to improve animal-welfare practices and reduce the use of antibiotics in livestock that find their way as products onto the retailer's shelves.

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