Restaurants & Food Archive

New Public Company Debuts in State: Ecoark

by Sarah Campbell 8/15/2016 12:00 am

The merger in March of Ecoark Inc. of Rogers with Magnolia Solar Corp. of Woburn, Massachusetts, resulted in a new name on the roster of publicly traded companies in Arkansas: Ecoark Holdings Inc. of Rogers.

Power and Pain of Consensus (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 8/15/2016 12:00 am

Mainstream, action-oriented leadership thinkers tend to hate the idea of consensus, opting instead for rapid-fire, quick-decision meetings. The efficiency of pushing quickly for a clear path forward is hard to resist; however, it often steps over or forces underground the kind of resistance that will kill a new idea or initiative — but usually not until most of the time and money are spent.

Unemployment Rates in Arkansas Cities Vary Widely

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/15/2016 12:00 am

Unemployment rates rose slightly in Arkansas metro areas in June, but rates are still lower than a year ago, notes Michael Pakko, chief economist at the Institute for Economic Advancement at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Sale of Former Remington College Exceeds $4.3 Million (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 8/15/2016 12:00 am

EAI Realty Inc., an affiliate of Education America Inc. of Heathrow, Florida, sold the 35,000-SF building in west Little Rock.

Wal-Mart, Hostess Collaboration Delivers 'Deep Fried Twinkies'

by Anne D'Innocenzio, The Associated Press 8/12/2016 07:35 am

The deep-fried Twinkie is jumping from the state fair to the home freezer thanks to a yearlong collaboration between Hostess and Wal-Mart, as both companies look to spark food sales with innovative products.

Bruno's Deli Set to Open Today

by Jan Cottingham 8/8/2016 12:00 am

Gio Bruno called last week to let us know that Bruno's Deli at 308 Main St., next door to Bruno's Little Italy in downtown Little Rock, should be open for business Monday, Aug. 8.

Ten Arkansas Business Icons Have Stories to Tell

by Gwen Moritz 8/8/2016 12:00 am

Arkansas Business presents these ten Arkansas business icons as a way to acquaint readers with the personalities behind some of the most familiar names in our state's business community.

FedEx Development Delivers $31.7M Deal (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 8/8/2016 12:00 am

Wilark LLC, an affiliate of Realtech Construction Co. of Los Angeles, bought the 311,684-SF FedEx Ground facility in southwest Little Rock.

US Adds A Robust 255K Jobs; Unemployment Stays 4.9 Percent

by Associated Press 8/5/2016 08:02 am

Employers added a healthy 255,000 jobs last month, a sign of confidence amid sluggish growth that points to a resilient U.S. economy.

Arkansas Revenue Above Last Year, Below Forecast in July

by Associated Press 8/2/2016 11:57 am

Arkansas finance officials say the state's net available revenue for July fell 1.7 percent below expectations, but was 0.4 percent more than the same month a year ago.

James at the Mill Partners With Chef Shuttle

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/1/2016 02:46 pm

James at the Mill's Ozark Plateau Cuisine is now available for delivery from 4:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday through Chef Shuttle, the restaurant announced Monday.

Tyson Foods Names Tim Madigan VP of E-Commerce

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/1/2016 11:07 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale fills the newly-created role of vice president of e-commerce with Tim Madigan, the former global e-commerce director of SC Johnson & Son of Racine, Wisconsin.

Play Your Own Game (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 8/1/2016 12:00 am

You need to play your own game. Don't let the decisions others are making be more than data points in the mix when making your own decisions, because they aren't working with the exact same factors.

Soul Fish Café On the Line for August Opening

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/25/2016 12:00 am

It looks like Aug. 3 or thereabouts is the opening day for Soul Fish Café, which features fried catfish and other Southern favorites, at 306 Main St. in downtown Little Rock next door to the also eagerly awaited Bruno's Deli.

Buffalo Brewing Ready To Take Wing in Little Rock

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/25/2016 12:00 am

Buffalo Brewing is an outgrowth of the Water Buffalo, a retailer of supplies for hobby beer and winemakers, cheese makers and specialty gardeners (think hydroponic) at 106 S. Rodney Parham Road.

Rockline Industries Expands in Springdale (NWA Real Deals)

by Marty Cook 7/25/2016 12:00 am

Rockline Industries of Sheboygan, Wisconsin, a wet-wipe manufacturer, paid $2.25 million for a 50,000-SF warehouse close to its manufacturing facilities in Springdale.

‘Pokemon Go' and Social Marketing (Ross Cranford Expert Advice)

by Ross Cranford 7/25/2016 12:00 am

Social savvy restaurateurs and tourism destinations have begun to lure “Pokemon” players with special offers. The hardest part of the consumer funnel has often been that last step along the way getting customers to your door.

USA Rice Elects Brian King Board Chairman

by Sarah Campbell 7/21/2016 11:05 am

The USA Rice board of directors elects Brian King of Erwin Keith Inc. as its new chairman.

Westrock Coffee Partners With P. Allen Smith, Razorbacks

by Alexis Hosticka 7/19/2016 03:05 pm

Westrock Coffee Co. of North Little Rock and the P. Allen Smith Cos. of Little Rock announced Monday a partnership to promote their farm-focused brands.

Chip's Barbeque Falls Off Grill with Bankruptcy

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/18/2016 12:00 am

Chip's Barbeque of Little Rock recently closed and filed for bankruptcy protection, listing $400,000 in debts.