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Wal-Mart planning share buyback

posted: 06/04/2011 5:01 a.m. Comments 3

Evidence of a two-year sales slump at Wal-Mart Stores Inc.’s U.S. stores was scarce Friday inside Bud Walton Arena, except for pledges by executives to fix the problem, as thousands of employees from around the globe gathered to celebrate the company’s culture and success.

Wal-Mart focus: Recouping sales

posted: 06/03/2011 4:49 a.m. Comment 1

When Wal-Mart Stores Inc. embarked on a major destocking effort two years ago, it created a gap in both selection and price-point of which smart competitors took advantage, the company’s head of U.S. sales said Thursday.

Spring sogginess bogs down meat business as grillers cool heels

posted: 05/15/2011 3:35 a.m. Discuss

Cool, wet weather, a later Easter and a rise in corn and beef prices have some meat retailers worried about their profits at a time when they usually are increasing revenue.

Tyson revenue up, but profit flat

posted: 05/10/2011 4:16 a.m. Comment 1

Higher meat prices played a tug-of-war with rising grain costs to keep Tyson Foods Inc.’s profits flat in a second quarter in which the Springdale meat processor’s revenue hit a new record.

Wal-Mart’s revenue again puts it at No. 1

posted: 05/06/2011 3:45 a.m. Discuss

Bentonville-based Wal-Mart Stores Inc. repeated its appearance Thursday at the top of Fortune magazine’s list of the 500 American companies that generated the most revenue in the previous year.

Fort Smith firm must pay $14.51 million in ’02 suit

posted: 05/04/2011 6:33 a.m. Comment 1

Fort Smith-based O.K. Industries Inc. must pay a $14.51 million judgment to Oklahoma poultry farmers after the U.S. Supreme Court declined Monday to hear the company’s appeal of a class-action lawsuit.

First Federal puts finishing touches on Bear State deal

posted: 05/04/2011 3:20 a.m. Discuss

First Federal Bancshares of Arkansas Inc. said the closing of the agreement between it and the Little Rockbased financial group pouring a planned $46.3 million into the savings-and-loan holding company was finalized Tuesday.

Demand for corn propels price

posted: 05/01/2011 3:14 a.m. Discuss

The United States’ corn crop — valued at $66.7 billion in 2010 — is in higher demand both in this country and around the world this year, driving up its market price and costs for companies that use it to feed poultry, cattle and hogs.

2 pursue athletic club cash in court

posted: 04/28/2011 3:57 a.m. Discuss

The founders of the Fayetteville Athletic Center filed a motion in U.S. Bankruptcy Court on Tuesday asking the judge to enforce a management agreement that was part of the Chapter 11 reorganization plan approved by the court in March.

Pay falls for Wal-Mart executives

posted: 04/19/2011 4:27 a.m. Comments 3

Executives at the world’s largest retailer were paid less in fiscal 2011 than in the previous year, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing by Wal-Mart Stores Inc. on Monday.






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