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With Whole Foods, Amazon on Collision Course with Wal-Mart

With Whole Foods, Amazon on Collision Course with Wal-Mart
The Whole Foods Market in Fayetteville.

With its $14 billion purchase of grocery chain Whole Foods Market Inc., Amazon announced its intention to take on Wal-Mart in the brick-and-mortar world.
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Lawsuit Against Stone Bank Changes Venue

If at first you don't succeed in federal court, take your case to state court. That's what the former chairman and one-time largest shareholder of Mountain View's Stone Bank has done in Pulaski County Circuit Court.
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Pat Harris on The Rise of Real Estate in Northwest Arkansas

Raised in Rogers, Pat Harris is the co-CEO of Coldwell Banker Harris McHaney & Faucette Real Estate of Fayetteville.
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Keller Williams Market Pro Climbs to No. 2 on List of Top Residential Real Estate Agencies

The top 10 residential real estate agencies in Arkansas didn't change in 2016, but there was some shuffling of position as eight of the 10 reported higher sales volume than in 2015. read more >

Northwest Arkansas' Most Expensive Home Sales of 2016 This article is available only in print.

The number of seven-figure homes sold in Washington and Benton counties almost tripled in 2016 compared with the previous year. read more >

Pulaski County's Most Expensive Home Sales of 2016 This article is available only in print.

Sales of luxury homes in Pulaski County jumped in 2016 to a number not seen since Arkansas Business began tracking them in 2004 – 29 homes sold for $1 million or more, up from 20 in 2015. read more >

Stocks Dip as Amazon-Whole Foods Deal Hammers Grocery Stores

U.S. stocks are lower Friday as Amazon's $13.4 billion deal for Whole Foods Market is sending grocery stores, big retailers, and food makers and distributors sharply lower. read more >

NPD: Fueled by Back-to-School Sales, Wal-Mart Might Beat Amazon in Online Growth

Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s online sales is likely to grow double than Amazon.com Inc. during the back-to-school season, helped by the Jet.com acquisition and competitive price offerings, industry research body NPD said. read more >

Wal-Mart Adds to Portfolio, Buys Bonobos for $310M

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville announces that it will buy online apparel retailer Bonobos Inc. for $310 million in cash. read more >

No Bonuses, No Options for Car-Mart Executives in 2017

Executives at America's Car-Mart Inc. of Bentonville did not receive cash incentive bonuses or option awards in fiscal 2017, according to a proxy statement filed with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission. read more >

How Fed Hike Will Affect US Consumers and Overseas Economies

The cumulative impact of another Federal Reserve interest rate hike — its fourth in 18 months — will range widely for individuals and businesses with loans or income-producing accounts. read more >

Boot Barn Buys Country Outfitter For $1.8 Million

A subsidiary of western wear company Boot Barn Holdings Inc. of Irvine, California, bought Country Outfitter, the one-time online sensation from Fayetteville's Acumen Brands. read more >

Aldi Fires $3.4B Shot in US Supermarket Wars

German grocery chain Aldi Inc. said on Sunday it would invest $3.4 billion to expand its U.S. store base to 2,500 by 2022, raising the stakes for rivals caught in a price war. read more >

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