Retail Archive

Comparing Metro Area Living Standards (James Bullard Commentary)

by James Bullard 4/16/2018 12:00 am

The results of this analysis show the importance of adjusting for price differences across regions when comparing living standards.

Ownership Change Launches Midtown Commercial Projects

by George Waldon 4/16/2018 12:00 am

Dallas developers have provided a peek at their redevelopment plans for one of Little Rock's most prominent commercial corners.

Beacon Hill Complex Draws $9.2M Purchase (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 4/16/2018 12:00 am

An affiliate of RREAF Holdings of Dallas acquired the 168-unit complex in west Little Rock. The seller is Beacon Hill Inc., led by James Barre Jr.

Arkansas Pauses Marijuana Dispensary Review

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/11/2018 10:25 am

Arkansas officials have halted their evaluation of applications to sell medical marijuana after a judge struck down the state's licensing process for businesses that want to grow the drug.

Walmart Partners With Postmates to Delivery Groceries in North Carolina

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/10/2018 10:55 am

Walmart Inc. of Bentonville has reached a deal with local delivery company Postmates of San Francisco that will help Walmart expand its online grocery delivery service over the coming months.

Dick's Sporting Goods Hiring For NLR Store

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/9/2018 02:52 pm

Dick's Sporting Goods is hiring for a new store in North Little Rock it expects to open at the end of this month.

Total Compensation Increases for Dillard Family Members

by Mark Friedman 4/9/2018 10:32 am

In 2017, Dillard family members who work at Dillard's Inc. of Little Rock saw their total compensation packages rise.

Judge Slashes $12.4M Award Against Walmart

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/9/2018 12:00 am

U.S. District Court Judge Timothy L. Brooks last month reduced the amount a jury awarded last year to a Southern California digital design firm against Walmart Inc. to just $745,000.

Advantage Solutions Says Former Rogers Employees Broke Confidentiality Agreement

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/9/2018 12:00 am

Advantage Solutions of Irvine, California, which has an office in Rogers, obtained a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction against two former executives it claimed violated confidentiality and non-solicitation agreements by trying to woo clients to their companies after leaving Advantage.

Hank Kelley Expands Ownership of Village at Pleasant Valley

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/9/2018 12:00 am

A west Little Rock shopping center is this week's multimillion-dollar real estate transaction.

Walmart Delivery Policy Presses Its Suppliers

by Marty Cook 4/9/2018 12:00 am

Walmart Inc.'s delivery requirements for its suppliers got even stricter April 1 when new metrics took effect.

Arkansas Sees Increase in Personal Income

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/9/2018 12:00 am

Personal income in Arkansas rose 3.2 percent in 2017, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis reported late last month. That increase beat the average for all the states of 3.1 percent.

Employers, Employees Turning to Gig Work

by Marty Cook 4/9/2018 12:00 am

Shawn Camp is a happy participant in the gig economy, so named for the members of the workforce who take contract jobs — gigs — rather than long-term permanent employment with a single employer.

Pediatrics Plus Attracts $9.5 Million Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 4/9/2018 12:00 am

EMR Land Co. LLC of Reno, Nevada, and the JWDM Trust of Los Angeles bought the 32,788-SF developmental preschool at 1540 Country Club Road in Sherwood from Pediatrics Plus Real Estate Sherwood LLC, led by Todd Denton.

US Added Modest 103K Jobs in March; Rate Stays 4.1 Percent

by Associated Press 4/6/2018 08:16 am

U.S. employers added a modest 103,000 jobs in March after several months of bigger gains, though the government's overall jobs report suggests that the labor market remains healthy.

Bankruptcy Judge Rules Against Cantrell Drug

by Mark Friedman 4/5/2018 10:59 am

A U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge rules against Cantrell Drug Co.'s request to stay a federal regulators' civil lawsuit, which now threatens to put the Little Rock compounding pharmacy out of business.

Gearhead Chief Puts Money Where Youth Is, in Downtown Jonesboro

by Todd Traub 4/4/2018 10:38 am

These days, Gearhead founder Ted Herget can be seen driving, biking — or sometimes riding a motorized longboard — around Jonesboro, keeping tabs on the residential complexes he has built or is developing.

Southwest Auto Collection Buys 3-Dealership Complex in Arkadelphia

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/4/2018 09:44 am

Southwest Auto Collection, led by President Chris Byrd and Owner James Morgan, has purchased Gildner Automotive Group at 1501 N. 10th Street.

March Revenue in Arkansas 3 Percent Below Forecast

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/3/2018 11:24 am

Arkansas' net available general revenue in March was $342.1 million, slightly below the same month last year and nearly 3 percent below forecast.

How the Goldens Ruled: Fed Report on Allied Notes Self-Dealing, Insider Abuse

by George Waldon 4/2/2018 12:00 am

The narrative of the report is dominated by criticism of the Goldens, by title rather than name, and the bank board they held sway over.