Category Archives: In Town

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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Walmart Helps Launch “Arkansas Grown” Program — THV11.com

Walmart is showing its support for Arkansas-grown produce: “The Arkansas Grown program, which is an effort to increase local sales of produce as well as support local farmers and businesses. Arkansas is generally one of the top 25 states in the county which helps to produce 21 agricultural commodities such as tomatoes and sweet potatoes.“ Supplier Takeaway Are you a supplier of Arkansas-grown produce? What do you think of this program? Resources for Walmart Suppliers Are You an On Time...

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Associates Tour Bentonville During Shareholders Week — NWAHomepage.com

Walmart associates from around the world are in for Shareholders Week: “Throughout the week associates get the chance to tour the Five-and-Dime Museum in Downtown Bentonville, learning about the history of the company and its founder Sam Walton. Director of the Walmart Heritage Center Alan Dranow says they had as many as six buses of people every hour coming to the museum. It may be a lot of work, but sharing the experience is worth it.“ Supplier Takeaway Have you...

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Northwest Arkansas is a Hotbed of Innovation — NWAHomepage.com

Perhaps not surprisingly, Northwest Arkansas is turning into a hotbed of product innovation: “Whether it’s finding new ways to lose weight or restoring shrunken clothing, the neighborhoods of Northwest Arkansas are brimming with entrepreneurs. ‘This area, NWA, is amazing in the networking field.’ ‘If you want something done, this is the place to do it and there are tons of people that are willing to help, all you got to do is ask,’ Brown said.“ Supplier Takeaway Are there inventors...

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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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