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Walmart gives out millions in grants to assist art, care groups

Subscriber onlyWalmart Inc. announced plans Tuesday morning to donate more than $22 million to improve Northwest Arkansas organizations that advocate for and promote the arts, recreation and health. Continue reading...

Walmart donates $22M toward NWA groups supporting arts, recreation, health

Subscriber onlyWalmart Inc. announced a plan Tuesday morning to give more than $22 million in grants to improve Northwest Arkansas organizations that advocate and promote the arts, recreation and health. Continue reading...

Suppliers pitch wares to Walmart; open-call event part of plan to invest in American goods

Subscriber onlyHundreds of U.S. suppliers on Wednesday gathered in Northwest Arkansas to pitch their products to Walmart buyers, hoping to snag a deal with the retail giant. Continue reading...

Inventors set sights on Walmart slots

Subscriber onlyBrad Hill of Bentonville said it came to him in a dream. Continue reading...

Food-delivery services making big gains, including in Arkansas

Subscriber onlyFood-delivery companies such as BiteSquad, UberEats and Waitr are changing the way people eat restaurant meals nationwide, including in Arkansas. Continue reading...

Expert: Tyson’s deals a good fit

Acquisition, sale align with goals

Subscriber onlyKeeping with Tyson Foods Inc.’s goal to become a protein powerhouse, the company recently snapped up an organic chicken company and found a buyer for its frozen foods brands. Continue reading...

Hologram, pop stars cap Walmart revelry

Subscriber only Walmart made clear this week that it is staying true to its roots and the vision of founder Sam Walton, despite a growing emphasis on e-commerce and retail technology. Continue reading...

Walmart all business at Northwest Arkansas event

Subscriber onlyWalmart Inc. has separated the business from the party during its 2018 shareholders week. Continue reading...

Tyson permanently closes chicken plant in Georgia

After catching fire last month, a Tyson Foods chicken plant will permanently shutter in Dawson, Ga., affecting more than 300 workers and the local economy. Continue reading...

Tyson's $850M will buy renderer

It adds capacity for animal feed

Subscriber onlyIn a move to match its sustainability goals, Tyson Foods said Tuesday that it will spend $850 million to acquire poultry rendering and blending facilities that will expand the meatpacker's pet-food and animal-feed capacity. Continue reading...

Farm bill addresses lab-meat oversight

Subscriber onlyThe proposed federal farm bill now before the House Appropriations Committee directs the U.S. Department of Agriculture to ride herd over food products created from animal cells. Continue reading...

Tyson Foods takes issue with Perdue's organic-chicken ads

Subscriber onlyTyson Foods has challenged a series of video advertisements released last year by rival Perdue Foods in a tiff that threatens to drag on into the fall. Continue reading...

Arkansas executives talk about Rwanda efforts

Subscriber only Arkansas executives with ties to Rwanda's agriculture sectors said they established coffee and chicken businesses there years ago for religious reasons. Some acted out of love. Scott Ford, co-founder and chief executive officer of Little Rock-based Westrock Coffee, acted out of enmity. Continue reading...

Tyson's 2Q profit shrinks 7%

Rising transport tab, pork glut, bad weather cited by execs

Subscriber onlyTyson Foods on Monday reported a 7 percent drop in its second quarter profit compared with 2017 because of "choppy" headwinds such as increased freight, labor and weather-related costs. Continue reading...

Council is a part of Tyson outreach

Aim is better ties with its growers

Subscriber onlyTyson Foods Inc. announced new ways the company will bridge the gap between itself and the thousands of contract farmers who raise its chickens. Continue reading...