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'Dollar' stores merge to fend off retailer

Subscriber onlyA deal announced Monday for Dollar Tree Inc. to acquire rival Family Dollar Stores Inc. gives the combined retailer many more stores in the small-store arena than Wal-Mart, even with Wal-Mart's ongoing small-store building spree. Continue reading...

Back-to-school shopping bill to rise 5% to $670 per family

Subscriber onlyRetail experts expect 2014 back-to-school shopping receipts to jump 5 percent to $670 per household over last year's spending. Continue reading...

Exhibit shows works as realized, rejected

Museum presents architect’s designs

Subscriber onlyMoshe Safdie, an international architect, has learned as much from his works that never made it past the design phase as he has from the finished projects spanning his nearly 50-year career in architecture. Continue reading...

Pack Rat owner off to capital

Congress to hear tax-fairness push

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- Pack Rat Outdoor Center owner Carolyn Crook of is packing for an overnight trip to Washington next week to speak to members of Congress on behalf of small-business owners about, among other things, sales tax fairness. Continue reading...

Wal-Mart U.S. chief Simon to leave

Subscriber onlyBill Simon, the face behind Wal-Mart's Made in America initiative, is leaving after eight years with the company and four years as head of the retailer's largest operating segment, Wal-Mart U.S. Continue reading...

U.S. retail forecast for year falls

Trade group sees sales growth of 3.6%, down from 4.1%

Subscriber onlyA sluggish start in U.S. retail sales in the first half of the year has caused the National Retail Federation to turn back its year-over-year growth forecast to 3.6 percent from 4.1 percent for 2014 even though sales are expected to grow significantly faster over the next five months. Continue reading...

Sculptor Koons lectures at museum

Hanging Heart artist credits father for starting him on path

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- Internationally recognized pop artist Jeff Koons' star is on the rise. With a retrospective of his work on display at the Whitney Museum of Art in New York, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art patrons seemed to appreciate he took the time to fly to Bentonville for a day and deliver a lecture at the museum. Continue reading...

Report: Kroger checks Wal-Mart

Analysts raise smaller grocer’s rating, target stock price

Subscriber onlyA grocery market analyst said in a report this week that Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is posing less of a competitive threat to Kroger Co., and, as a result, raised Kroger’s rating and target stock price. Continue reading...

Crystal Bridges exhibit taps 4 in state

Subscriber onlyAfter nearly 1,000 studio visits across the country and hundreds of hours of interviews with largely undiscovered artists, officials at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art have chosen 102 artists for a first-of-its-kind exhibition -- "State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now." Continue reading...

Tyson art collection expands under son

Collection now includes 760 pieces from likes of Warhol

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- It's no secret that Tyson Foods Inc. has an intriguing and diverse art collection that stretches the winding halls of its corporate headquarters, though more outsiders have seen it since Crystal Bridges Museum of Art came on the scene nearly three years ago. Continue reading...

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 Bob Thonton, Tim Graham, Bill Schwyhart and J.B. Hunt.

Bob Thonton, Tim Graham, Bill Schwyhart and J.B. Hunt.

Published: September 12, 2010

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