Category Archives: In Town

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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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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