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Chris Bahn

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Recent Stories by Chris Bahn

Retailers heed Wal-Mart's wage boost

posted: 03/03/2015 2:15 a.m. Discuss

Working at Wal-Mart is not the only way for low-income earners to benefit from the retailer's announced wage increase.

Wal-Mart tests skills initiative

posted: 03/02/2015 2:03 a.m. Discuss

Employees at Wal-Mart Stores Inc. have seen what the best-case scenario looks like.

Business Matters: Fort Smith planning panel reviewing tight rein city has on food trucks

posted: 03/01/2015 2:13 a.m. Discuss

Every June, Hari Paizis packs his gyro trailer in Fort Smith and heads out to hit the festival circuit.

Hotel complex in works at ASU

posted: 02/28/2015 1:53 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas State University is working to finalize a lease agreement that would allow for the development of a $35 million to $45 million on-campus hotel and convention center.

Wal-Mart tests new scheduling program

posted: 02/28/2015 1:52 a.m. Discuss

Software that tracks customer patterns has made cost-effective scheduling of employees easier for retailers. It has taken much of the guesswork out of when workers are needed and helps stores to cut costs as a result.

Retailer spotlight on firms that save

posted: 02/25/2015 2:07 a.m. Discuss

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is devoting a portion of its website to products from suppliers that meet certain sustainability milestones.

Wal-Mart's online sales grow 22%

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

Spending on e-commerce initiatives exceeded what Wal-Mart Stores Inc. planned last year, but the company was pleased with the results.

BUSINESS MATTERS: Fayetteville entrepreneur tells how adapting to customers led to success

posted: 02/22/2015 1:59 a.m. Discuss

With $100 worth of used, re-purposed furniture, Kirsten Blowers Stuckey opened Fayetteville-based boutique Riffraff in February 2009. These days the business and its affiliated brands generate more than $7 million in annual revenue, and Stuckey was recently recognized by the National Retail Federation as one of 25 people "shaping retail's future."

Artistic practices converge in exhibit

posted: 02/20/2015 4:07 a.m. Discuss

Among the first pieces guests will notice in Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art's newest temporary exhibition is a giant oil painting from Jackson Pollock.

Wal-Mart sales, profit climb

posted: 02/20/2015 2:13 a.m. Discuss

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. reported increased profit in the fourth quarter and stores in the United States saw a bump in foot traffic for the first time in more than two years as the retailer showed signs of improvement to close out Doug McMillon's first year as chief executive officer.

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