Retail Archive

Walmart Unveils New Tools to Help Shoppers Save Time

by Associated Press 7/13/2017 10:43 am

Walmart is pushing convenience for the back-to-school shopping season as it tries to compete better with Amazon.

Metroplan Report Finds People Live Where They Work

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/13/2017 09:39 am

Metroplan on Thursday released its 2017 Demographic Review and Outlook, noting demographic trends for the Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Is LR at Tipping Point After Shooting? PR Voices Weigh In

by Kyle Massey 7/12/2017 03:08 pm

Arkansas media and public relations professionals fear that negative perceptions of the capital city are reaching a critical mass after the mass shooting at the Power Ultra Lounge downtown.

Dick's Sporting Goods Coming Soon to McCain Plaza

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 7/12/2017 11:54 am

Dick's Sporting Goods is set to open in Spring 2018 at the McCain Plaza Shopping Center at McCain Boulevard and U.S. Highway 67 in North Little Rock.

Arkansas Side of Texarkana Struggling with Dropping Alcohol Sales

by Karl Richter, Texarkana Gazette 7/11/2017 12:46 pm

Its beer and wine monopoly broken and grip on hard liquor sales slipping, Texarkana, Ark., faces a new economic reality that threatens both business and government.

Pioneer Products Names Weston Geigle CEO

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/11/2017 08:53 am

Pioneer Products, a subsidiary of Ecoark Holdings of Rogers, on Tuesday named Weston Geigle CEO.

Creating Insurance 'Captives' Helps Companies Save Cash

by Mark Friedman 7/10/2017 12:00 am

Arkansas Insurance Commissioner Allen Kerr is pushing for more companies to start captive insurance subsidiaries, which can write insurance only for its parent or related companies, and locate them in Arkansas.

Financial Priorities (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 7/10/2017 12:00 am

Poor allocation of available resources is epidemic among American households, which is not surprising since perpetuating the monthly payment mentality is a cornerstone of the American economy.

Westchase Plaza Visited By $4.8M Purchase (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 7/10/2017 12:00 am

Markham & Shackleford LLC, led by Leonard Hasson and Hank Kelley, purchased the 55,766-SF Westchase Plaza and Slim Chickens restaurant at 301 N. Shackleford Road.

Fuqua's Jewelry Makes Move from Star City to Little Rock

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/3/2017 12:00 am

The former Allied Bank location at 1022 W. Capitol Ave. will house Fuqua's Jewelry.

NLR's West Scenic Apartments Sold in $4 Million Deal

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/3/2017 12:00 am

A 140-unit apartment complex in North Little Rock, an automotive development in west Little Rock and undeveloped land in Little Rock's Riverdale area provide a trio of multimillion-dollar transactions.

Medical Marijuana Rollout Sparks Interest Among Arkansas Entrepreneurs

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 7/3/2017 12:00 am

The state began accepting applications Friday from those wishing to grow and sell marijuana for medical use, but when the drug might make into the hands of patients is still anyone's guess.

WestLake Corporate Park Draws $45.8M Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 7/3/2017 12:00 am

STP Westlake Ltd. of Dallas purchased the six-building WestLake Corporate Park and 16.3 acres of undeveloped land.

In Graphene, Alliance Rubber Meets Possibilities

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 7/3/2017 12:00 am

Alliance Rubber of Hot Springs recently signed an agreement with University of Sussex professor Alan Dalton to study how the compound graphene could be used in rubber products.

Stephens Inc. Capitalism Series Features a Familiar Face, Jack Stephens

by Kyle Massey 6/30/2017 11:56 am

Stephens Inc., which launched a multimedia series in May dedicated to bolstering the image of capitalism, is focusing on one of its own — Jack Stephens — in its latest short film in the series.

US Consumer Spending Up Just 0.1 Percent Despite Income Gain

by Associated Press 6/30/2017 10:03 am

Americans enjoyed a healthy increase in income last month but didn't spend much of the gain.

Wal-Mart Seeks New Products Amid Online Battle with Amazon

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 6/29/2017 06:57 am

The 500 businesses selected to take part in Wal-Mart's fourth annual "Open Call" Wednesday have already been offered spots on the company's online portals, as it battles Amazon for billions of dollars in revenue.

Wal-Mart Holds Fourth Supplier Open Call

by Marty Cook 6/28/2017 01:29 pm

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville invited more than 500 suppliers of U.S.-made products to pitch products at the company's fourth "Open Call" on Wednesday.

Even With Whole Foods, Amazon Would Need More Warehouses to Reshape Delivery

by Jeffrey Dastin, Reuters 6/26/2017 07:04 am

If Amazon.com Inc. hopes to revolutionize grocery delivery, then its bid to buy Whole Foods Market Inc. for $13.7 billion will be just the start of a long and costly process.

The Amazon Effect (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 6/26/2017 12:00 am

While Amazon is not a money-losing experiment, it certainly is an experiment, one that I don't think most people — even those of us who are trying — have fully grasped.

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