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Northwest Arkansas Food Bank Has a Passion for Hunger

If you’re reading this article in the middle of the day, your mind will be tempted to wander: “Where should I go for lunch today? I need to stop for groceries on the way home. Maybe I’ll pick up some take-out after work.” With so many food options in our area, it’s surprising to learn how many of our neighbors are…

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Find Inspiration at Enactus World Cup 2016

Social entrepreneurship is drastically changing the corporate landscape. Is your organization ready? On September 28-30th, 2016 a select group of 3,500 student, business, academic and government leaders from around the globe will unite in Toronto, Canada for Enactus World Cup, three unforgettable days of collaboration, competition and celebration. Enactus, an international nonprofit organization with 70,500+ student members from 1,700+ universities in…

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Small Business Help for College Entrepreneurs

Did you know that Harvard used to prevent student entrepreneurs from operating businesses from their dorm rooms? It wasn’t until the year 2000 that the college Dean, Harry R. Lewis, proposed a change to school rules that would allow students to start businesses while living on campus. The change came about because of the emerging e-commerce revolution that allowed young people…

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How Baby Category Is Impacted by these 3 Mega Trends

Walmart has made great strides in recent months to elevate the Baby category. We’ve seen changes such as increased signage, wooden floors, and special displays. On this special episode of Focus on Suppliers, we have invited several suppliers in the Baby category to share their experience and advice regarding these changes. Guest experts include: Kimberly-Clark – Drew Phillips “One of the…

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CaseStack’s Growth Solidifies Their Experience and Knowledge of Supply Chain Distribution

As suppliers grow their businesses, logistics becomes a major concern. As Walmart tightens the reins on suppliers, it becomes even more important to control costs and keep products on the shelves. Having products already in place around the country helps suppliers maintain a good relationship with Walmart and other retailers. It also makes it easier for suppliers to work together in…

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How to Sell American-Made Goods to Millennials

Millennials Value American Made Many people think of Millennials as being a global generation. These young adults grew up on the Internet and watching cable TV. They are curious about other countries and cultures. For that reason, it’s perhaps surprising to find out that American Millennials actually have a high regard for American-made goods. Their regard is so high that suppliers…

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How to Connect Your Brand with Walmart’s FRESH Initiative

This week, listen to Shawn Baldwin — Walmart’s SVP of Produce and Global Food Sourcing — as he talks to Focus on Suppliers about Walmart’s “Win in Fresh” initiative and the importance of the customer shopping experience. Katie Holley of Conagra gives suppliers insights on how to make the connection with fresh regardless of your product. Plus, great tips if you…

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Reach a New Demographic through Customization

You have a stellar product or service. Every time you pull that sales report, it’s exciting to be knocking it out of the park in key demographics. But what about the areas where sales struggle? Growing your brand means growing sales across multiple demographics. The first step in taking your business to the next level is customization. For suppliers struggling to…

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A Special Day for Young Professionals in NW Arkansas

Northwest Arkansas Emerging Leaders and Rotary International have partnered to present Ignite Your Passion — a special day geared to provide young professionals in Northwest Arkansas with tools to make positive changes in their lives, their companies, and their communities. It will be held Friday, August 12th, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the John Q. Hammons Center in Rogers.…

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Beau Terre Office Park Brings an Added Benefit: Convenience

Beau Terre, the largest office park in Northwest Arkansas, is perfectly suited for the growing supplier community. Located right off Interstate 49 at the Highway 88 exit in Bentonville, its proximity to the interstate is only one of the many amenities suppliers find when setting up shop in Beau Terre Office Park. Not Far Now! Saving time means saving money, and…