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Bookshops' varying lures speak volumes

posted: 08/31/2014 2:49 a.m. Discuss

Though only 220 steps separate Dickson Street Bookshop from Nightbird Books in downtown Fayetteville, the bookstores' strategies for succeeding in a tricky market could not be further apart.

Tyson now 1st in meat brands

posted: 08/29/2014 1:58 a.m. Discuss

Tyson Foods completed its acquisition of Hillshire Brands on Thursday, transforming Tyson into the world's largest seller of prepared meats and affirming its commitment to growth via branded, value-added foods.

Tyson to break off hog division

posted: 08/28/2014 2:37 a.m. Discuss

Tyson Foods and Hillshire Brands have reached an agreement with the Antitrust Division of the Justice Department that requires Tyson to operate its Heinold Hog Markets division as an independent business in order to acquire Hillshire.

Hillshire deal sees religious activism

posted: 08/24/2014 2:19 a.m. Discuss

Some faith-based groups are finding themselves in the middle of a food fight.

Poultry processors earn safety kudos

posted: 08/23/2014 1:52 a.m. Discuss

Nearly 100 chicken and turkey facilities were recognized during the National Safety Conference for the Poultry Industry -- including 14 Arkansas facilities.

LR firm offers farmers a way to conserve water

posted: 08/15/2014 2:12 a.m. Discuss

In order to conserve a declining amount of groundwater in the Delta, farmers are turning to technology to use the resource more efficiently.

U.S. request delays sale of Hillshire

posted: 08/14/2014 2:38 a.m. Discuss

Prompted by a request from the U.S. Department of Justice, Tyson Foods has pushed back its deadline to acquire Hillshire Brands.

Retailer says data a natural resource

posted: 08/12/2014 1:59 a.m. Discuss

To innovate at Wal-Mart, employees "go fast and break things." It's the only way to keep up when competition attacks both the physical and digital sides of the business, a company executive said Monday.

State’s poultry banned by Putin

posted: 08/07/2014 2:54 a.m. Comment 1

Russian President Vladimir Putin's order Wednesday banning agricultural imports for one year from any country that has sanctioned Russia for its actions in Ukraine will affect some Arkansas companies.

Farmers markets in state grow to 97, USDA says

posted: 08/05/2014 2:55 a.m. Discuss

An increasing number of farmers markets has decreased the distance between farm and fork in Arkansas.

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