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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...

Made in U.S. theme of Wal-Mart's event

Subscriber onlyWal-Mart conducted its first-ever "open call" event for suppliers Tuesday, giving about 500 product-makers and inventors a chance to get their American-made products on the retailer's shelves and online. Continue reading...

Lavish floral displays, dance highlight Fayetteville nuptials

FAYETTEVILLE -- With the bride's father as vice president of Tipton & Hurst florists, the June 28 nuptials of Sydney Norwood and Lance Tucker lacked nothing in color, variety, size and arrangement of flowers. For the couple's reception, 30 to 40 professionals spent four full days transforming the Fayetteville Town Center into a Garden of Eden. Continue reading...

Students craft pavilion for museum

UA ‘FabLab’ making Crystal Bridges feature that will overlook Wright house

Subscriber onlyUniversity of Arkansas architecture students have designed and fabricated pieces for a viewing pavilion that will enable visitors to observe the reconstruction of a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Continue reading...

Wal-Mart testing staff hiring, training hub

Subscriber onlyWal-Mart's largest U.S. market, Dallas-Fort Worth, is burgeoning, and to help keep stores adequately staffed, the retailer is testing a new concept -- a centralized hiring and training center. Continue reading...

Redman gears up its U.S.-made toys

Subscriber onlyRogers toy-maker Redman & Associates is weeks away from production of a new Rubik's Cube-type gizmo and two of its signature ride-on toys, just in time for Christmas holiday shipping and stocking. These will be the first American-made products for the company that once imported solely from China. Continue reading...

His works on display, Crystal Bridges architect pays a visit

Subscriber onlyArchitect and urban planner Moshe Safdie is accustomed to competing for business. For more than four decades, Safdie has competed for projects including cultural and civic institutions, mixed-use urban centers and airports all around the world. Continue reading...

Sam's Club gives travel booking a 2nd go

Subscriber onlyWarehouse retailer Sam's Club is giving online travel services a second try with Tuesday's nationwide launch of Sam's Club Travel, an online booking service with more selection and customer support than its previous offering. Continue reading...

'Blade maker' settles down in Fort Smith

Prosthetist known for Olympian’s fast ‘legs’

Subscriber onlyFORT SMITH -- Francois Van Der Watt, the world-renowned prosthetist who designed the "blades" that enabled Oscar Pistorius to become the first double-leg amputee to compete as a sprinter in the Olympics in 2012, has only fond memories and well-wishes for the athlete, who's on trial in a murder case. Continue reading...

Retailer adds own care sites

Wal-Mart opens 3 in-store clinics

Subscriber onlyWal-Mart has leased space for medical clinics in its stores for nearly a decade, but the retailer is now dipping its big toe into the health care industry by opening its own primary care clinics in a test market of three Texas cities. Continue reading...

Sam's to debut microchip credit cards

Subscriber onlyThis month, Sam's Club will be the first mass retailer in the country to introduce a credit card with an embedded microchip intended to prevent fraud. Continue reading...

Up with shopper, retailer's chief says

Wal-Mart also on e-commerce push

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- Executives with Wal-Mart Stores Inc. told shareholders at their annual meeting Friday that there's a companywide push to become more customer-centric and that the retailer's efforts to connect its physical stores with its fast-growing e-commerce business are paying off. Continue reading...

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