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Bentonville gets first Rally's restaurant

Fast-food restaurant goes in at Wal-Mart Superstore, near retailer’s HQ

Subscriber onlyThe Bentonville Wal-Mart Supercenter, a stone's throw from the mega-retailer's home office, is now the home of the area's first Rally's restaurant. Continue reading...

At what cost glory? Work performance, UA-tied study hints

Subscriber onlyAwards like “Employee of the Month” likely won’t motivate workers as much as employers would want and in some cases do the opposite, according to a recent study. Continue reading...

Timber firm to acquire Arkansas-based Deltic; merged company will use El Dorado site as Southern hub

Subscriber onlyEl Dorado-based Deltic Timber Corp. is being purchased by Potlatch Corp. in an all-stock deal that will establish a combined company controlling about 2 million acres of timber in the southern U.S., Idaho and Minnesota, the companies announced Monday. Continue reading...

NW Arkansas apartments going up; vacancies to rise

Subscriber onlySome cities in Northwest Arkansas are steadily seeing apartment complexes spring up across the landscape, and the growth doesn't show signs of letting up. Continue reading...

In Arkansas, gun-sale splurge not seen

2 weapon dealers not expecting run

Subscriber onlyWhile mass shootings like the one in Las Vegas have typically resulted in increased gun sales nationally, some Arkansas firearms dealers say they don't anticipate a run on rifles or pistols until there's serious talk of legislation to restrict ownership of certain firearms or accessories. Continue reading...

Parties in Sager Creek's sale sued

Pay up, grower tells seller, buyer

Subscriber onlyDel Monte Foods Inc., the seller of Sager Creek Vegetable Co., and McCall Farms Inc., the buyer, are both being sued by a Mississippi vegetable grower that said it's owed nearly $1.2 million for its produce and neither party is paying up. Continue reading...

Siloam Springs plant to close, 238 jobs end

Subscriber onlyAn Arkansas vegetable production plant employing more than 230 workers is closing after owner Del Monte Foods said it's selling its subsidiary Sager Creek Vegetable to McCall Farms Inc. Continue reading...

Pump untethers lab animals

$1.4M grant helping firm develop tiny drug-delivery device

Subscriber onlyFayetteville-based SFC Fluidics Inc. received $1.4 million in research funding to develop a tiny, implantable, wireless pump to deliver drugs to small lab animals for use in medical testing. Continue reading...

Gunsmith to customize Glocks

Can rig out popular but plain handgun, Wilson Combat says

Subscriber onlyBERRYVILLE -- Wilson Combat -- known for its custom 1911 pistols made with metal frames, grips fashioned from exotic materials and hefty price tags -- is now offering custom gunsmithing work on Glock handguns. Continue reading...

Slim Chickens open till 1 a.m. at 8 drive-thrus

Subscriber only While drive-thrus aren't typically part of a fast-casual restaurant's bag of tricks, from its inception, Slim Chickens has banked on serving drive-up customers. Continue reading...

Car-Mart CEO will exit post, enter adviser role

To Henderson role Will shift to adviser Henderson to get Car-Mart vet role

Subscriber onlyHank Henderson, CEO of America's Car-Mart, said he will step down as the company's top officer at the end of the year -- and the company reported first-quarter results that barely missed analysts' estimates for profit and revenue. Continue reading...

Arkansans contrive faster ammo-maker

Subscriber only Avid sportsman and gun dealer Jason Pruett of Blytheville started a small ammunition-making business a few years ago, producing complete cartridges with a single pull on the arm of his Dillon press. Then his arm got tired -- really tired. Continue reading...

Dogs at offices in Arkansas? It's heads or tails

Some people love them, some hate them, some just sneeze

Subscriber onlyMr. Frunkles, a young Welsh corgi, waits by the front door to greet all visitors, regardless of species. Maddie Cate, a shy schnauzer, sits in a sheltered spot, keeping a close eye on her human who works at the reception desk. Alli, a black Labrador retriever, barges through a door left slightly ajar, making sure a meeting in progress doesn't need her input. Continue reading...

Rogers family's business brewing

Expansion a goal at 7 Brew Coffee

Subscriber onlyROGERS -- When customers roll up to 7 Brew Coffee they're to be greeted with a smile, polite banter and quick, courteous service. Continue reading...

City in Arkansas building 'instant downtown'

80-acre tract in Johnson is mixed-use development

Subscriber onlyJOHNSON -- Many of the larger cities along Interstate 49 in Northwest Arkansas are seeing renewed interest in development, both residential and commercial, centered on their growing and evolving downtown districts. Continue reading...

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