Restaurants & Food Archive

Millennials Constitute 35 Percent of U.S. Labor Force

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/4/2018 12:00 am

Millennials are the largest generation in the U.S. labor force, comprising 35 percent of the workforce, according to the Pew Research Center.

Arkansas Business Presents the 40 Under 40 Class of 2018

by Gwen Moritz 6/4/2018 12:00 am

Arkansas Business presents the 25th class of 40 Under 40 honorees, young professionals from throughout the state in a variety of industries who bear watching.

Governor Honors Trade Excellence Among Arkansas Firms

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/30/2018 11:10 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson hosts the ninth annual Governor's Awards for Excellence in Global Trade.

Former Rocktown Space to House $3.5M Rock Dental HQ

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 5/29/2018 02:04 pm

The former Rocktown Distillery building at Sixth Street and Shall Avenue in Little Rock's emerging East Village development will be renovated for an estimated $3.5 million into Rock Dental Brands' new headquarters, which will be called The Distillery.

Dozens of Arkansas Companies Rank on List of Largest ESOPs

by Gwen Moritz 5/28/2018 12:00 am

This week Arkansas Business debuts a new list of ESOPs — employee stock ownership plans — ranked by net assets at the end of the most recent fiscal year for which data is publicly available.

Sherwood Retail Center Attracts $4.1M Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 5/28/2018 12:00 am

Liquid Texas LLC purchased the 123,873-SF retail project in Sherwood from BRE DDR Br Sherwood AR LLC of New York.

Truck Centers of Arkansas Sold, Rebranded (NWA Real Deals)

by Marty Cook 5/28/2018 12:00 am

Leslie Doggett Industries of Houston bought Truck Centers of Arkansas this month, paying $103 million for the three-dealership franchise.

Census Says Older Population Surpassing Younger

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/28/2018 12:00 am

By 2030, all baby boomers — those born in 1946-64 — will be older than 65, and 1 in every 5 U.S. residents will be retirement age, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Walmart Atop Fortune 500 List for 6th Straight Year

by Lance Turner 5/21/2018 11:36 am

Fortune magazine has published its 64th annual Fortune 500 list of the country's biggest companies, and Walmart Inc. of Bentonville ranks No. 1 for the sixth consecutive year.

P. Allen Smith Partners With Ralston Family Farms to Promote Their Rice Products

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/21/2018 10:51 am

Author and television host P. Allen Smith announced last week a partnership with Ralston Family Farms in the marketing and distribution of rice blends grown in Arkansas.

Rock Dental to Fill Gap at East Village

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/21/2018 12:00 am

Rock Dental Brands will occupy part of the space being vacated by Rock Town Distillery at 1216 E. Sixth St. in Little Rock.

Arthur's, Oceans Restaurants Find Prime Spot to Set New Stakes

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/21/2018 12:00 am

Jerry Barakat, the Little Rock restaurateur behind Arthur's Prime Steakhouse and Oceans at Arthur's, plans to move the two restaurants from their location at the Village at Rahling Road to the former Riverside Acura and Subaru dealership at 16100 Chenal Parkway.

75 Largest Private Companies in Arkansas Combine for $38.9B

by Gwen Moritz 5/21/2018 12:00 am

Revenue at Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield topped $2.5 billion last year, a milestone achieved by only one other company in the 30 years that Arkansas Business has been ranking private companies by revenue.

Arkansas Sees 1.1 Percent Increase in GDP

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/21/2018 12:00 am

Real gross domestic product grew in 47 states and the District of Columbia in 2017, averaging 2.1 percent nationally, according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.

Harps Food Stores Contemplates Online Expansion

by Marty Cook 5/21/2018 12:00 am

Kim Eskew knows that Harps will eventually have to dip its toe into the e-commerce waters, but he isn't necessarily excited about it.

Frank Fletcher's Way: Adapt and Serve Customers

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 5/21/2018 12:00 am

Frank Fletcher, the CEO of a diverse empire, says his hotel, restaurants, car lots and fur store all must evolve. His company, which reported $750 million in revenue in 2017, employs about 1,000 people, a number that has steadily grown over the past 20 years.

Rescue The Rep (Rett Tucker Commentary)

by Rett Tucker 5/21/2018 12:00 am

The bottom line is that The Rep is critical to our city's cultural and arts development, but it is also vital to our economic development.

A-State Marks Construction Start for Red Wolf Convention Center

by Todd Traub 5/18/2018 10:30 am

After close to three years of financial and political challenges — and grappling with the presence of a competing project — the city welcomed the ceremonial start of construction on the Red Wolf Convention Center and Embassy Suites Hotel at Arkansas State University.

As Stodola Steps Aside, It's Time to Rethink Schools, Governance (Blake Rutherford Commentary)

by Blake Rutherford 5/17/2018 11:06 am

The possibility to become a bourgeoning city of the new and progressive American South rests at Little Rock's feet. It is time for our city to reach beyond its farthest branch.

Tyson Foods Buys American Proteins, AMPRO Assets for $850M

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/15/2018 08:33 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale said Tuesday that it will pay about $850 million for the poultry rendering and blending assets of American Proteins Inc. and AMPRO Products Inc.