Category Archives: In Town

21C Museum Hotel Supports Walmart Suppliers for Business and Fun!

Whether you work in Northwest Arkansas or travel here for business, 21C Museum Hotel can support your business needs in many ways. To get a better idea of the services 21C offers to suppliers for business (and fun!), we recorded this week’s podcast in their guest lobby. Joining us on the show is Claire Thompson, Director of Sales and Marketing for 21C Museum Hotel. In our conversation with Claire, we found out how 21C works to make your next meeting...

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Tyson Invests in Animal-Free “Meat” — Bloomberg Businessweek

Tyson is moving forward with plans to develop new animal-free “meat” alternatives: “Tyson isn’t the only player in the conventional meat industry making unconventional investments. Cargill Inc. bought into Memphis Meats, too. Perdue Farms Inc. is investing in humane processing equipment, slow-growth chicken breeds, and niche organic brands. Even Hormel Foods Corp., maker of Spam, is developing animal-free products. If Tyson doesn’t stay ahead of the game, it runs the very real risk of falling behind. ‘We want to actively...

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Walmart Announces More Than $17 Million in Quality of Life Commitments in Northwest Arkansas — Walmart.com

The Walmart Foundation also announces commitments of more than $5 million which includes expanded support to Mercy Health Foundation and Northwest Arkansas Community College BENTONVILLE, ARK., June 19, 2018 – Today, Walmart Inc. announces more than $17 million of commitments to enhance the quality of life in Northwest Arkansas. These grants support increasing access to high-quality, accessible and relevant arts and recreational amenities. Entities receiving grants include Walton Arts Center (WAC), Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA), Crystal Bridges Museum of American...

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Planning a Meeting or Event in Northwest Arkansas? Time to Visit Bentonville!

Do you work in Northwest Arkansas, or do you travel here for business? Are you planning a meeting or hosting an event around Walmart’s Made in the USA Open Call or the up-coming Walmart Shareholders’ Meeting? We’ve got great news this week from our friends at Visit Bentonville about making your get-together come together! We’re podcasting to you this week from the newly renovated Meteor Guitar Gallery on the Bentonville Square. Our special guest is Amanda Khanga, Meeting Sales Manager...

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Walmart Museum Celebrates Sam Walton’s Birthday — Arkansas Online

The Walmart Museum recently hosted a panel in honor of Sam Walton on what would have been his 100th birthday: “Frank Robson, Walton’s brother-in-law; Ed Clifford, CEO of the Jones Center and 17-year Walmart employee; Dick Trammel, executive vice president of Arvest Bank, Rogers; and Burt Stacy, former Bentonville Bank president talked about Walton, his character, his work, his legacy and how it lives on today. Alan Dranow, senior director of the Walmart Heritage Group, moderated the event.“ P.S. If...

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Bentonville’s Booming Luxury Real Estate Market — Wall Street Journal

Bentonville is not only a place to visit for doing business with Walmart, it is also a mecca for art lovers and, increasingly, a place to call home for many executives and business owners: “Investments in Bentonville’s downtown by Mr. Walton’s heirs have given the city a cosmopolitan presence. In 2011 Alice Walton, Mr. Walton’s daughter, spearheaded the opening of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in a modern building designed by architect Moshe Safdie. The Walton family helped fund...

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Honor for Tom Hayes, CEO of Tyson Foods — FoodDive.com

New Tyson CEO Tom Hayes is already earning industry kudos: “But just weeks after Tom Hayes took the helm of the company on New Year’s Eve of 2016, he went about implementing the first in a series of changes to ensure Tyson Foods can better respond to a shopper who is snacking more, consuming greater levels of protein, and is interested in where their food comes from and how it’s produced.” Resources for Walmart Suppliers Courses for Walmart Suppliers 8th...

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Domestic Violence in the Workplace Panel in Northwest Arkansas

The Northwest Arkansas Women’s Shelter and Northwest Arkansas Community College invite local business leaders, managers, and HR professionals to a Domestic Violence in the Workplace Panel on Thursday October 24 at 11:30pm. This free event will feature a discussion on best practices to create a safe space at work for all employees and special considerations for those experiencing domestic violence. A Q&A session will follow. Panelists include Larisa Ivy, Sr. Director of Security & Risk with Walmart; Wendi Cadle, HR Director...

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Doug McMillon on New Walmart HQ — Walmart.com

  A statement from Walmart CEO Doug McMillon on the company’s decision to build new headquarters in Bentonville: “For some time now, we’ve been concerned that this ad hoc office network actually inhibits our ability to compete in the rapidly changing retail landscape. We need to be curious, collaborative, agile and accountable if we are to win in the future. We need a workplace that fosters those skills and traits.”   Supplier Takeaway: Is it Time for a Move? How...

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More on Open Call — Associated Press

Reports from Walmart’s recent “Open Call” event in Northwest Arkansas: “McMillon’s audience Wednesday included all sorts of businesses. Former NFL football player Jarvis Green wants to sell restaurant-quality shrimp and seafood. Micah Specialty Foods, of Cleveland, features a kitchen marinade that originated in the West African nation of Ghana. Jessica Gore, of Dallas, brought a cleaning spray for little kids’ fingers.” Supplier Takeaway Were you at Open Call? Would you consider going in the future? Resources for Walmart Suppliers How...

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