Retail Archive

Hannah Butcher Joins iProv (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/9/2018 12:00 am

Hannah Butcher has been hired as a junior account manager at iProv LLC in Little Rock, and Avery Bingham has been hired as a marketing strategist.

Recent Real Estate Deals Total $2.4M

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/5/2018 02:48 pm

Convenience store, land and warehouse sold.

New Rank Makes Case for Independence: AEDC Moves County to Top Tier

by Todd Traub 7/5/2018 07:00 am

With a boost from business and business friendly policies, Independence County has vaulted to the top of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission's incentive tier rankings.

Arkansas Initiative Campaigns Near Deadline for Petitions

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 7/2/2018 07:18 am

Hundreds of paid workers have been gathering signatures around Arkansas and the state's airwaves have been flooded with TV ads as initiative campaigns for casino legalization, raising the minimum wage and stricter term limits approach the deadline to submit petitions and quality for the November ballot.

Highway Widening Continues in Jacksonville

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 7/2/2018 12:00 am

The Arkansas Department of Transportation expects to complete the $79.3 million widening of U.S. Highway 67/167 from Vandenberg Boulevard in Jacksonville to state Highway 5 near Cabot in the first quarter of next year.

WLR Hampton Inn Sold for $11.9 M; Warren Stephens Buys Longfellow Property

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/2/2018 12:00 am

A 126-room hotel in west Little Rock, an 11,948-SF medical office building in midtown Little Rock and a 17 percent stake in a west Little Rock apartment project form a few of this week's million-dollar-plus real estate transactions.

Driver Dearth Means Higher Freight Prices

by Marty Cook 7/2/2018 12:00 am

Things are getting really tight for American trucking companies. That means things are going to get more expensive for everyone else, too.

US Consumer Spending Weak in May, While Inflation Speeds Up

by Associated Press 6/29/2018 12:04 pm

U.S consumers increased their spending just 0.2 percent in May, a disappointing result after two months of much stronger gains. Meanwhile, inflation — as measured by a gauge monitored by the Federal Reserve — rose at the fastest pace in six years.

John Burkhalter Announces $70M Conway Apartment Complex

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/29/2018 10:49 am

Burkhalter's Fountaine Bleau Properties, which has apartment complexes in Little Rock and North Little Rock, is the first to buy property for redevelopment at the former airport site called Central Landing.

US GDP Revised Down to Lackluster 2 Percent Rate in 1Q

by Associated Press 6/28/2018 09:50 am

U.S. economic growth in the first quarter was revised down to a lackluster 2 percent — a sharp deceleration and the poorest showing in a year.

Bad Boy, Spartan Turn Batesville into Mow Town

by Kyle Massey 6/25/2018 12:00 am

Intimidator Inc.'s up-by-the-bootstraps saga helped turn the Independence County Industrial Park into a commercial mower hotbed, but it's also a tale of rivalry, strife and acceptance with rival Bad Boy Inc.

Bentonville Hotel Sells for $11 Million (NWA Real Deals)

by Marty Cook 6/25/2018 12:00 am

A Shreveport hotel group bought the 90-room Courtyard by Marriott hotel at 1001 McClain Road, just east of Interstate 49.

West Little Rock E-Z Mart Rings Up $1.4 Million Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 6/25/2018 12:00 am

An affiliate of New York's Getty Realty Corp. bought the 11911 Mara Lynn Drive project from E-Z Mart Stores Inc., led by Sonja Hubbard.

Nazaru's Toyin Umesiri: Foreign Trade More Helpful than Foreign Aid

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/25/2018 12:00 am

The former Walmart exec and founder of Nazaru LLC hopes to increase trade with Africa, a continent she knows well.

Canada, Mexico Top Markets for Arkansas Exports

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/25/2018 12:00 am

The value of the state's total exports was $6.3 billion in 2017, ranking it 38th in the United States in terms of value, according to the Arkansas Economic Development Commission.

High Court Ruling Lets States Tax Online Retailers From Afar (Matthew Boch Commentary)

by Matthew Boch, Dover Dixon Horne PLLC 6/21/2018 11:13 am

States that follow South Dakota's framework of (1) reasonable virtual nexus thresholds, (2) overall simplification as part of SSUTA or otherwise, and (3) no retroactivity should be on solid ground.

First Security Fights 'Warehouse Sale' of Lauren James

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/18/2018 12:00 am

The Searcy bank, which has sued Lauren James Enterprises Inc. of Fayetteville over a defaulted $338,720 loan, has asked a Washington County Circuit judge to prevent Lauren James from holding its warehouse sale scheduled for Saturday and Sunday.

Attention Arkansas Startups, 10X Cyber Is Only for You

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 6/18/2018 12:00 am

There's a new kind of accelerator now, 10X Cyber Accelerator, that accepts only Arkansas companies with annual revenue of between $100,000 and $10 million.

Springdale Hopes to Maintain New Momentum Downtown

by Marty Cook 6/18/2018 12:00 am

Springdale hopes to build on recent efforts to reinvigorate its downtown.

Raising Arkansas Money For Arkansas Companies

by Mark Friedman 6/18/2018 12:00 am

A new venture capital firm in Conway seeks to raise $20 million to focus on startups in Arkansas.