Retail Archive

Wal-Mart Kicks Off Cyber Monday on Friday

by Anne D'Innocenzio, The Associated Press 11/21/2016 06:59 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says it's kicking off its so-called "Cyber Monday" deals at 12:01 a.m. EST Friday for the first time ever as it aims to grab customers ahead of its competitors.

Arkansas Gas Prices Fall as Thanksgiving Weekend Approaches

by Associated Press 11/21/2016 06:56 am

Arkansas motorists will be paying less to travel during the long Thanksgiving weekend as gasoline prices continue to fall.

Heathcott Hopes CJRW Selected as Lottery's First Pick

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/21/2016 12:00 am

The battle for an Arkansas Scholarship Lottery marketing contract worth more than $5 million a year is down to three Little Rock advertising finalists.

McLarty Bid for Penske Dealerships Scrapped

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/21/2016 12:00 am

The would-be deal for the Landers Chevrolet and Landers Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Fiat & Alfa Romeo has fallen through.

Industrial Space Attracts $5.6 Million Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 11/21/2016 12:00 am

A company led by Rick Ferguson sells a 223,880-SF industrial project adjacent to the Goodwill facility on Scott Hamilton Drive in Little Rock to a group of four investment companies.

BET Founder Robert Johnson Aims to Help Others With Good Ideas

by Kyle Massey 11/18/2016 04:19 pm

Robert L. Johnson, founder of Black Entertainment Television and America's first African-American billionaire, tells tales from a charmed business career during a humor-filled talk at the annual meeting of the Little Rock Regional Chamber.

America's Car-Mart Reports 2Q Income of $5M

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/18/2016 11:35 am

America's Car-Mart Inc. of Bentonville on Thursday reported fiscal second-quarter income of $5 million, up from a loss of $495,000 it reported in the same quarter a year ago.

Arkansas Unemployment Unchanged at 4 Percent in October

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/18/2016 09:08 am

Arkansas' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remains unchanged at 4 percent, according to the state Department of Workforce Services.

3 Businesses Set for Renovated Space on Main Street North Little Rock

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/18/2016 08:57 am

Renovations to four buildings on the 700 block of Main Street in downtown North Little Rock are nearing completion with three businesses set to move in.

Harps Names Kim Eskew as New CEO

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/17/2016 03:29 pm

Harps Food Stores Inc. of Springdale says Kim Eskew, president and chief operating officer, has been elected as the grocery store chain's new CEO.

Arkansas High Court Bars Union From Protesting at Wal-Mart

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/17/2016 09:50 am

Arkansas' highest court has banned a labor union from protesting or demonstrating at Wal-Mart's stores and offices in the state, scaling back a judge's order prohibiting the group from entering the retail giant's property for anything other than shopping.

Wal-Mart's Profit Falls But Beats Estimates; Revenue Misses

by Anne D'Innocenzio, The Associated Press 11/17/2016 07:24 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. reports third-quarter profit fell 8.2 percent, dragged down by investments in e-commerce and its stores. Earnings beat Wall Street estimates but revenue fell short of expectations. E-commerce sales accelerated to 20.6 percent, from 11.8 percent in the prior quarter.

Half of Cities Up on Latest Arkansas Tech Business Index

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/15/2016 03:27 pm

The July 2016 results of the Arkansas Tech Business Index show the same number of cities increased and decreased their rating during the month.

US Retail Sales Jump 0.8 Percent in Sign of Consumer Health

by Associated Press 11/15/2016 09:25 am

American consumers ramped up their spending last month in a sign of robust health heading into the crucial holiday shopping season.

Colony West Center Sells for $7.1 Million (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 11/14/2016 12:00 am

Colony West Group LLC, led by T.J. Leflar, Marshall Saviers and Brian Shaw, and C-Lef Partners LLC, led by Leflar, bought the Colony West Shopping Center at 10300 N. Rodney Parham Road.

The Everyday Proof of Social Proof (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

by Jim Karrh 11/14/2016 12:00 am

One of the most powerful forces of persuasion is “social proof,” the tendency of people to look to the behavior of similar others when they aren't sure what is correct in a given situation. You can find evidence of social proof nearly everywhere.

Penney's Reports 3Q Sales Shortfall, Cuts Outlook

by Associated Press 11/11/2016 10:45 am

J.C. Penney cut its sales outlook for the year after reporting a surprise decline for a key sales figure during the third quarter as it wrestled with sluggish clothing sales.

Dillard's Sees 3Q Profit Down 50 Percent Amid More Sales Declines

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/10/2016 04:06 pm

Dillard's Inc. of Little Rock reports third-quarter net income of $22.8 million, down 50 percent from the same quarter last year, and same-store sales continued a streak of declines. CEO William Dillard II said the retailer is working through a "tough time."

Medical Marijuana: A Fact of Life for Arkansas Employers (Stuart Jackson Commentary)

by Stuart Jackson 11/10/2016 09:57 am

Arkansas is the latest of many states to allow medical marijuana. What does the new law do, and how will it play out in the Arkansas workplace?

Wal-Mart Boosts Online Holiday Inventory for Black Friday

by Nandita Bose, Reuters 11/10/2016 07:32 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville will boost its online inventory for Black Friday by more than half this year and make deals available on its website early Thanksgiving morning.