Retail Archive

Bourbon & Boots Acquires Tales from the South

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/3/2016 01:48 pm

Bourbon & Boots, the "Southern-inspired lifestyle brand" based in North Little Rock, has acquired the public radio show Tales from the South, the company officially announced.

As Expected, Most Hog Football Tickets Going Up

by Mark Carter 2/3/2016 09:59 am

As expected, most Fayetteville tickets to Arkansas Razorback football games are going up in price, but ticket prices for the Hogs' one Little Rock game per year are going down, the University of Arkansas announced Tuesday.

Murphy USA Plans for Growth Without Wal-Mart

by Joan Hershberger, El Dorado News-Times 2/1/2016 07:52 am

Murphy USA's newest direction came as the result of Wal-Mart's decision to develop its own gasoline program. But the abrupt change in the business relationship did not catch Murphy USA CEO Andrew Clyde unprepared.

Investor Group Paid $12.4M for Gateway Property

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/1/2016 12:00 am

The total purchase price for the approximately 54 acres around the Outlets of Little Rock and Bass Pro Shops in southwest Little Rock was about $12.4 million

Crain Automotive Expands to Fort Smith

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/1/2016 12:00 am

The Crain Automotive Group is adding two more dealerships to its portfolio. Crain bought the Kia dealership and will rename it Crain Kia of Fort Smith, and it also bought the Hyundai dealership and will rename it Crain Hyundai of Fort Smith.

Latest Million-Dollar Deals Include Dollar General Store

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/1/2016 12:00 am

A quartet of million-dollar real estate transactions is composed of two farms, residential lots and a Dollar General store.

East Little Rock's 'Innovation Alley' Drawing Grit, Funk Lovers

by George Waldon 2/1/2016 12:00 am

Margaret McEntire has found herself in the midst of a second redevelopment wave in downtown Little Rock. A player on the River Market scene since 1999, McEntire is now hosting change instead of making it happen.

StudioMAIN Developing LR Financial Quarter

by Mark Carter 2/1/2016 12:00 am

Aiming to help downtown revitalization reach its true potential, a nonprofit group called StudioMAIN has unveiled plans to market an area of downtown it's calling the Financial Quarter.

Quartet of Apartments Produces $49.6M Buy (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 2/1/2016 12:00 am

Fairfield Apartments, Berkley Apartments, Pleasant Pointe Apartments and Valley Crossing Apartments, all in west Little Rock, were sold to affiliates of Monarch Investments of Colorado.

Facebook Posts Raise Questions For Employers

by Mark Friedman 2/1/2016 12:00 am

The Arkansas Court of Appeals ruled in December that a woman who was fired for posting “arguably” critical comments about her employer on Facebook could receive unemployment benefits. It's the latest decision in an escalating legal war between employment and social media.

Architect Kyle Cook Says Jonesboro Region's Growth Keeps Him Close to Home

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/1/2016 12:00 am

Kyle Cook, president of Brackett Krennerich & Associates, says broad experience is the ticket to working in northeast Arkansas.

Turtle Creek Crossing in Jonesboro For Sale For $10M

by Lance Turner 1/29/2016 03:10 pm

Turtle Creek Crossing, a 36,000-SF shopping center on Highland Drive in Jonesboro, is for sale for $10 million.

Fired Wal-Mart Worker Who Claimed Discrimination Wins $31M

by Associated Press 1/29/2016 11:55 am

A jury has awarded more than $31 million in damages to a former Wal-Mart pharmacist in New Hampshire who claimed she was wrongly fired after reporting safety concerns about co-workers dispensing prescriptions.

Developers Say Movie Tavern Is Coming to Gateway Town Center

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/27/2016 02:01 pm

Developers of the Gateway Town Center in Little Rock said Wednesday that Movie Tavern, a dine-in movie theater chain, is planning a new theater at the shopping center.

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Drops to 4.8 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/26/2016 10:26 am

Arkansas' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped two-tenths of a percentage point, from 5 percent in November to 4.8 percent in December.

Business Economists Expect Slower Sales, Economic Growth

by Associated Press 1/25/2016 10:51 am

Business economists are more pessimistic about their firms' future sales and profits than they were last fall, and more predict slower economic growth, a survey found.

Holiday Retail Sales Grow 3 Percent in 2015

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/25/2016 12:00 am

Holiday sales in the United States increased 3 percent to $626.1 billion in 2015, less than the predicted growth of 3.7 percent, the National Retail Federation reported earlier this month.

Automobile Dealers Expand Their Holdings

by Marty Cook 1/25/2016 12:00 am

Mark McLarty, whose McLarty Automotive Group has purchased a handful of dealerships in Arkansas and Missouri in the past 18 months, isn't alone in building a dealership portfolio.

Artisan Food Sees Growth In Arkansas

by Jan Cottingham 1/25/2016 12:00 am

These retailers — who sometimes are also wholesalers — make food in part to make connections and to preserve local culture and traditional methods. In the process, they've turned into employers and a source of jobs. They're business people; they're entrepreneurs.

Ridgecrest Emerges From $3.6 Million Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 1/25/2016 12:00 am

Tri-5 LLC, an affiliate of Trinity Multifamily in Fort Smith, bought the 110-unit Warren House Apartments at 2000 Reservoir Road and the 112-unit Warren Terrace Apartments at 1900 Reservoir Road.