Retail Archive

Alcohol Sales Amendment Falls Short of Signatures, Has 30 Days to Collect More

by Lee Hogan 7/18/2014 12:20 pm

An amendment that would legalize alcohol sales across the state has 30 days to gain the more than 17,000 signatures it needs to be put on the November ballot. Arkansas Secretary of State Mark Martin said Friday after the verification process, the Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Amendment fell short of the 78,133 required signatures.

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Falls to 6.2 Percent But Labor Force Smaller

by Lee Hogan 7/18/2014 09:42 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate fell for the ninth consecutive month in June to 6.2 percent. It marks the fourth consecutive month that the state's unemployment rate has been below 7 percent.

Arvest Consumer Survey Shows Arkansans Mixed on Economy's Health

by Lee Hogan and Lance Turner 7/17/2014 08:57 am

Arvest Bank's first consumer sentiment survey finds Arkansans have a dimmer outlook on the economy than their neighbors in Oklahoma and Missouri.

Minimum Wage Plan Meets Initial Signature Count

by Associated Press 7/16/2014 01:45 pm

A proposal to gradually raise Arkansas' minimum wage is one step closer to appearing on the November ballot after petitions for the measure passed an initial signature count.

Geovanni Leiva Brings Family Coffee from Guatemala to Leiva's Coffee in Sherwood

by Brandon Riddle 7/14/2014 12:00 am

Leiva's Coffee of Sherwood is brewing up a philosophy of generosity, combining homegrown coffee with a belief in helping the less fortunate. The way to accomplish this: offering coffee bean growers a greater percentage of profits to allow for reinvestment in underserved communities.

Chuy's Ringing Up Former Saturn Property in NLR

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/14/2014 12:00 am

Chuy's, the popular Tex-Mex chain, is on its way to North Little Rock. With 27 locations open and more on the way, it will be setting up shop at 5105 Warden Road.

Geyer Springs Shopping Center Leads Off List of Recent Million-Dollar Deals

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/14/2014 12:00 am

This week's installment of seven-digit deals is led off by neighboring retail properties in southwest Little Rock.

Wine Permit for Sassafras Springs Tops Grapevine of Beer & Wine Updates

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/14/2014 12:00 am

Sassafras Springs Vineyard in Springdale, owned by Gene Long and his wife, Cheryl, has been open since April 1, but it finally received its wine manufacturing permit from the state in May, though it isn't likely to start producing until the end of the year, Long said.

Midtown Walgreens Sells for $6.1 Million (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 7/14/2014 12:00 am

A Walgreens pharmacy in midtown Little Rock tipped the scales at $6.1 million. A 342,800-SF warehouse in south Little Rock weighed in at $2 million. And a 7,800-SF retail building in southwest Little Rock is under new ownership after a $743,000 sale.

Roberson's Fine Jewelry Brings in Shinola Line

by Brandon Riddle 7/14/2014 12:00 am

Roberson's Fine Jewelry in Little Rock recently added Shinola handcrafted watches and leather goods to its selection of jewelry and accessory products.

McCain Mall Attracts Pair of New Stores

by Brandon Riddle 7/14/2014 12:00 am

Windsor and Zumiez, retailers with a trendy vision, have opened stores at McCain Mall in North Little Rock.

Steve Landers Sr. On His Lessons Learned Before Leaving the Lot

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/14/2014 12:00 am

Steve Landers Sr. has been in the auto sales business for 43 years but has been transitioning out of the day-to-day operation of the enterprise. He will remain a consultant at the former Landers Auto Group, taking care of customers and working on putting together auto groups.

UCA Gauging Retail Interest in Mixed-Use Development

by Lee Hogan 7/10/2014 11:04 am

The University of Central Arkansas is starting to look into the interest levels businesses may have in being a part of the first phase of the university's renovation of Donaghey Avenue.

Alcohol Sales Amendment Meets Initial Signature Requirement

by Lee Hogan 7/9/2014 09:18 pm

The Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Amendment has met the initial signature requirement, and is one step closer to making its way to the November ballot.

New Shops Coming to The Promenade at Chenal in Little Rock

by Lee Hogan 7/9/2014 09:51 am

A new 8,000-SF building, set to house four new shops, is now under construction at The Promenade at Chenal in Little Rock. The multi-tenant building is set to be completed in the fall.

Wal-Mart Hears Pitches for U.S.-Made Goods

by Marty Cook 7/9/2014 08:42 am

Executives with Wal-Mart met with more than 500 suppliers of manufactured goods Tuesday in its "Made in USA Open Call," a chance for manufacturers to pitch their goods to Wal-Mart buyers.

Murphy Oil to Begin Construction on New Headquarters in El Dorado

by Associated Press 7/9/2014 08:19 am

The facility will include a two-story building with a lobby and general meeting rooms connected to a five-story structure that will hold the company's offices.

Wal-Mart Takes Top Spot in Fortune Global 500

by Lee Hogan 7/8/2014 10:59 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville returned to the top of the Fortune Global 500 rankings that were released Monday.

Our Community, Our Dollars Submits Petitions in Saline, Craighead Counties

by Lee Hogan 7/7/2014 04:41 pm

The local option ballot question committee pushing for the legalization of alcohol sales in three Arkansas counties turned in signatures to two county clerks Monday.

Arkansas Voters May Get to Decide on Minimum Wage, Alcohol Sales

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 7/7/2014 03:41 pm

Arkansas voters may have the chance this fall to decide whether to raise the state's minimum wage and expand alcohol sales, but won't get a vote on legalizing marijuana after Monday's deadline to qualify for the ballot passed.