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November 17, 2022

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Razorback Athletics Reports Record Revenue

NWA Daily

For the first time ever, the University of Arkansas athletics department has topped $150m in annual revenue. 

  • The big two: Nearly 70% of the department’s revenue came from football and men’s basketball, the only two sports to turn a profit. 
  • Bouncing back: Ticket sales were a huge driver in the revenue increase, making a huge recovery after ticket sales dropped 121% during the pandemic. 

Read more on the story HERE

Small Business

MIXD Gallery Curates Art From The Ozarks

MIXD Gallery

MIXD Gallery will host its grand-opening, including a curator-led tour and a first look at their inaugural exhibition, Merging Spaces, this Saturday, Nov 19 from 12-4p. 

  • Locally curated: Located in the heart of Northwest Arkansas at 5100 West Park Avenue #126 in Rogers, MIXD aims to be an accessible art space that promotes regional artists through curated exhibitions and events. 
  • Drop it like it’s art: MIXD Gallery produces quarterly curated “drops” of original, regionally crafted art surrounding a particular theme across a variety of mediums: paintings, photography, sculptures, etc. 

Visit MIXD online for more information HERE

Restaurant News

Slim Chickens’ Makes Franchise Times Top 500 List

Slim Chickens'

Fayetteville-based Slim Chickens’ was recognized on the Franchise Times Top 500 list for the second year in a row, jumping more than 20 spots since last year’s ranking. 

  • Chicken trenders: In the last three years, Slim Chickens’ sales grew by 59.8%, reaching $265.05m in revenue. 
  • Not so slim: There are currently more than 190 Slim Chickens' locations around the world, and 1,100 more in the development stage.

Read more about Slim Chickens’ amazing growth HERE


Walmart’s Latest Quarter Saw Growth Across Multiple Areas

NWA Daily

Walmart’s third-quarter earnings report revealed total revenue growth was 8.7%, totaling $152.8 billion. 

  • Up and up: Walmart eCommerce sales grew 16% from last year, and Walmart International reported net sales of $25.3b, up 7.1%. 
  • Bulk buys: Income earned from Sam’s Club memberships was up 8% this quarter, and membership numbers are at an all time high for the company. 

Find Walmart’s latest earnings report HERE.

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