Category Archives: In Town

Walmart to Webcast Annual Meeting of Shareholders — Walmart.com

BENTONVILLE, Ark., May 26, 2017 — Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) will host its Annual Meeting of Shareholders on Friday, June 2, as well as its question and answer session with the investment community. A live webcast of both sessions will be available at stock.walmart.com. The shareholders meeting will begin at 8 a.m. CDT and will conclude at approximately 11 a.m. CDT. The question and answer session with the investment community, led by Walmart President and CEO Doug McMillon, will...

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Tyson Pledges to Eliminate Antibiotics — USA Today

Tyson has pledged to eliminate antibiotics from poultry sold under its brand name: “Tyson said its antibiotic-free pledge will apply to poultry it sells in supermarkets under [it’s] own Tyson label. For Tyson and the others, the move is being driven by consumer demand for food free of anything deemed unnatural, whether it’s antibiotics, preservatives or something else. Consumer Reports magazine found in a 2015 survey that one of four shoppers were buying meat and poultry without antibiotics more often than they had...

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NWA Neighborhood Market Expands Hispanic Options — NWAHomepage.com

  The Neighborhood Market store in Rogers is getting an updated assortment of Hispanic foods: “In addition to expanding the assortment in the Hispanic food aisle, the bakery also has fresh tortillas and tres leches cake.“ Supplier Takeaway The changing demographics of the U.S. demands that retailers, and suppliers, reconsider their offerings. What do you offer to the growing Hispanic market? Resources for Walmart Suppliers How to Transform Your Books Into Treasures Courses for Walmart Suppliers Podcast: Walmart Gets Fresh, Organic, Sustainable, and...

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Power of Music Festival To Raise Money For “You Can Fly” Songwriting Program

Bentonville, AR (April 17, 2017) – The Power Of Music Festival will bring over 50 performers to eight stages for more than 80 shows April 27-29 during the inaugural fundraiser in Bentonville, Arkansas for the I’ll Fly Away Foundation. The roster of talent reads like a “Who’s Who” of the songwriting world: Beth Nielsen Chapman, Thom Schuyler, Roger Cook, Richard Leigh, Tony Arata and Dennis Morgan (all Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame honorees), multiple Grammy Award-winner Carl Jackson, Fred Knobloch,...

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Walmart Announces “Open Call” for U.S. Suppliers — NWAHomepage.com

  Walmart has announced this year’s “Open Call” for suppliers who want to pitch made-in-the-USA products: “’We are excited to once again invite businesses from all 50 states to meet with Walmart buyers who have one goal in mind: to buy more American made products for our stores, clubs and Walmart.com,’” said Cindi Marsiglio, Walmart’s vice president of U.S. Manufacturing. Supplier Takeaway Are you planning to pitch at Open Call this year? What is your strategy for wooing your buyer?...

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Arkansas Lawmakers Vote Down Internet Sales Tax — NWAHomepage.com

Arkansas rejected a bill that would have imposed a sales tax on online sales: “Arkansas lawmakers did not advance a proposal to impose a statewide online sales tax. SB140 failed to pass with a vote of 43-50. The bill would have required companies without a physical presence in Arkansas, that make more than $100,000 in annual sales or at least 200 transactions in the state, to collect and remit sales tax.“ Supplier Takeaway If you have a strong customer base...

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Blink-182 and Lady Antebellum Coming to Walmart AMP — NWAHomepage.com

Walmart AMP has announced concerts by Blink-182 and Lady Antebellum for shows in April and August respectively. Tickets for both shows go on sale Friday, February 10th, 2017. Resources for Walmart Suppliers A New Year to Improve Your Fiscal Fitness Courses for Walmart Suppliers NEW PODCAST: The 8th & Walton Conference Call – Episode 2

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Online Tax Bill Introduced in Arkansas — Arkansas Online

  Arkansas has introduced an online sales tax bill aimed at Amazon and other out-of-state e-commerce retailers: “Committee Chairman Jake Files, R-Fort Smith, said his Senate Bill 140 is modeled after similar legislation enacted in South Dakota that ultimately led Amazon to voluntarily pay taxes to that state on its South Dakota sales.“ Supplier Takeaway Amazon is losing its cost-savings advantage in many states, good news for other retailers. Do you sell to Amazon? Do you anticipate any changes as...

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Steve Miller and Peter Frampton at AMP — NWAHomepage.com

Music legend Steve Miller will be at the AMP on July 18th: “The band will be joined by special guest Peter Frampton. Steve Miller Band is known for songs like ‘Fly Like an Eagle’, ‘Abracadabra’ and ‘Jet Airliner.‘” Supplier Takeaway This sounds like a fun show. If you have out-of-town visitors in July, consider taking them to the AMP and showing them all that Northwest Arkansas has to offer! Resources for Walmart Suppliers No Free Time? Employees Surf for Deals...

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Walmart’s AMP Draws Big Name Bands to Bentonville — NWAHomepage.com

Planning a business trip to Bentonville in May? Train, O.A.R., and Natasha Bedingfield will be performing at the AMP on May 22nd: “Train will headline the concert with special guests O.A.R and Natasha Bedingfield. The show is on May 22 and starts at 7 p.m.“ Resources for Walmart Suppliers Hear the One About MABD? It’s All in the Delivery! Courses for Walmart Suppliers NEW PODCAST: The 8th & Walton Conference Call – Episode 1

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