Retail Archive

Chapel Ridge Purchase Tops $8.2 Million Mark (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 1/8/2018 12:00 am

An affiliate of Wilhoit Properties Inc. of Springfield, Missouri, bought the 172-unit apartment complex in North Little Rock with a deal backed with a 10-year loan of $6.6 million.

Internet Fairness Just Crashed (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Craig Douglass 1/8/2018 12:00 am

The internet, this great American invention which has changed the way the world communicates, does business and lives — this vast democratization of connectivity — is under attack

Update: Sessions Ending Federal Policy That Let Legal Pot Flourish

by Sadie Gurman, The Associated Press 1/4/2018 12:33 pm

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has rescinded an Obama-era policy that paved the way for legalized marijuana to flourish in states across the country, creating new confusion about enforcement and use just three days after a new legalization law went into effect in California.

In the Workplace 2018: Medical Marijuana: Getting Ready for Summer

by Stuart Jackson 1/4/2018 07:07 am

With the passage of Act 593 by the General Assembly, employers in Arkansas now have some clarity about what they can and can't do when it comes to medical marijuana. But that clarity only goes so far.

Arkansas Revenue Above Forecast and December 2016 Numbers

by Associated Press 1/3/2018 10:44 am

Arkansas finance officials say a rise in individual income and sales tax collections helped push the state's revenue in December above expectations and the same month in 2016.

Report: Effects of E-Commerce Late in Reaching Central Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/3/2018 09:55 am

Given national trends and local statistics, local retailing may be over-built, and a down-shift could be imminent, according to a Metroplan report released Wednesday.

In the Workplace 2018: Immigration: ICE Pledges Crackdown on Employers

by Neemah A. Esmaeilpour 1/2/2018 06:56 am

Arkansas employers should take note that the chances of a visit from ICE appear much more likely in the coming year.

The Year in Executive Q&A: 2017

by Gwen Moritz 1/1/2018 12:00 am

We asked 51 Arkansas business leaders to weigh in on challenge and success throughout 2017.

Update: E-Z Mart Sold to GPM Investments

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/28/2017 11:16 am

GPM Investments LLC of Richmond, Virginia, announced Thursday that it has signed an agreement to acquire 272 convenience stores in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas from E-Z Mart Stores Inc. of Texarkana, Texas.

In the Workplace 2018: Data Security in the Workplace

by Daveante Jones 12/28/2017 07:01 am

Some important things for employers to think about regarding secure data in the workplace

US Industries Can Start Counting Their Benefits From Tax Law

by Associated Press 12/27/2017 09:12 am

Craft breweries are raising a glass to the Republicans' new tax overhaul: It cuts the excise tax on beer. Retailers, long saddled with heavy tax bills, will get relief. So will some high-profile names in corporate finance, led by Wells Fargo.

In the Workplace 2018: What to Know About Expanded Concealed Carry

by Jacob Lively 12/27/2017 07:05 am

Changes to Arkansas' concealed carry laws have left many employers with questions about what rights their employees have and whether non-employees are allowed to bring a concealed weapon onto a business' premises.

In the Workplace 2018: Overtime Exemption Rules Invalidated: Now What?

by Jane A. Kim 12/26/2017 07:04 am

Although the U.S. Department of Labor's 2016 overtime exemption rules were invalidated this year, the DOL's next overtime exemption rules are in the works and could be issued sometime in 2018.

US Consumer Spending Rises 0.6 Percent in November

by Associated Press 12/22/2017 07:47 am

American consumers stepped up their spending last month, a good sign for the holiday shopping season.

NWA Mall Appeals Assessment

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/18/2017 12:00 am

The owners of the Northwest Arkansas Mall filed an appeal in Washington County Circuit Court over the 2017 assessment of the 105-acre property in Fayetteville.

Christmas by the Numbers

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/18/2017 12:00 am

Holiday figures for the shopping season show slight bumps over last year.

Arkansas Business Year in Review: Notable Deaths of 2017

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/18/2017 12:00 am

Frank Broyles, Oaklawn's Charles Cella, Arkansas journalist Roy Reed, Aromatique founder Patti Upton and Townsend Wolfe, who headed the Arkansas Arts Center from 1968-2002 were among the notable Arkansans who died this year.

Startup Solve for Food Stakes Claim On Sterilization

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 12/18/2017 12:00 am

Bentonville startup Solve For Food is planning to build what it calls a Food Innovation Center in Springdale next year and is hoping to raise $13 million in capital for the project.

A Detail-Oriented Holiday (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 12/18/2017 12:00 am

Merry Christmas to you all, with my very best wishes for a happy and prosperous 2018.

'The Owner Has a Lot of Card Games' - Best Quotes of 2017

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/18/2017 12:00 am

They said it, we only quoted them. Here are some of the best things said in 2017.