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Chris Bahn

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Business Writer/ Columnist

Recent Stories by Chris Bahn

Business Matters: At Fayetteville Whataburger, it's as if they were giving them away

posted: 07/26/2015 2:51 a.m. Discuss

Fayetteville figured to be a prime spot for Texas-based Whataburger to expand its operations in Arkansas.

Retailers trim expectations for '15

posted: 07/25/2015 1:59 a.m. Discuss

Sluggish retail sales over the first half of 2015 led the National Retail Federation to lower its sales forecast for the year.

Wal-Mart buys out China's Yihaodian

posted: 07/24/2015 2:41 a.m. Discuss

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has taken full ownership of Yihaodian, its Chinese e-commerce business.

24-hour stores to shave 6 in tests

posted: 07/23/2015 2:16 a.m. Discuss

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is cutting back hours of operations at about 40 of its supercenters as part of a pilot program designed to evaluate customer shopping habits.

Arkansas business news in brief: Feed mill marks 35-year safety record

posted: 07/21/2015 2:13 a.m. Discuss

Cargill's pork feed mill in London, near Russellville, has gone 35 years without a lost-time accident, the first facility of any kind to reach the milestone since the Arkansas Department of Labor began keeping records in 1976.

Wal-Mart taps into real-time customer data

posted: 07/20/2015 2:29 a.m. Discuss

Social media mentions and other measures of Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s online reach flash in real time on a dashboard inside the office of Matt Kistler, senior vice president for the retailer's Global Customer Insights team.

Business Matters: Goals set when NW council first met in 1990 have come to fruition

posted: 07/19/2015 2:44 a.m. Discuss

There is some debate surrounding which 30 or so local business leaders gathered at a site off the Fayetteville Square in 1990 for what is regarded as the first meeting of the Northwest Arkansas Council.

Spouse denied benefits, suit says

posted: 07/15/2015 2:10 a.m. Discuss

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is facing a federal class-action lawsuit stemming from an allegation that it discriminated against an employee by not providing insurance to her same-sex partner.

Retailers fire off pre-sale potshots

posted: 07/14/2015 2:41 a.m. Discuss

Retail heavyweights Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Amazon.com publicly traded jabs Monday in an attempt to generate interest in planned midweek sales events.

Made-here pitches pique retailer

updated: 07/08/2015 2:07 a.m. Discuss

With time to kill Tuesday morning before a crucial pitch meeting, Monster Moto CEO Alex Keechle rode one of his company's mini motorcycles down a hallway of the Wal-Mart Stores Inc. home office.

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