Retail Archive

Wal-Mart to Offer Grocery Pickup in Some US Cities

by Sruthi Ramakrishnan, Reuters 9/29/2015 07:52 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said it would offer customers who buy groceries online the option to pick up their orders from the parking lots of nearby stores.

Low Gasoline Prices A Relief for Arkansas Consumers, Industry

by Alexis Hosticka 9/28/2015 12:30 pm

Analysts say gasoline prices are likely to stay at six-year lows through the end of the year, a boost for Arkansans' pocketbooks and the bottom line of the state's trucking and tourism industries.

Springdale Tops Arkansas Tech Business Index For First Time

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/24/2015 02:05 pm

Springdale took the top spot for July on the Arkansas Tech Business Index with a rating of 106.38, an increase of 1.09 points from June.

Wal-Mart Presses Suppliers to Share Benefits of Cheaper Yuan

by Nathan Layne and Nandita Bose, Reuters 9/24/2015 07:51 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is seeking price cuts from suppliers that produce goods in China, people with knowledge of the matter said.

State Report: Half of Workplace Fatalities Transportation Related

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/23/2015 08:47 am

About half the workplace fatalities that occur in Arkansas are transportation related, according to a report released this week by the Arkansas Department of Labor.

After Auction, George Dunklin Plowing New Ground

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/21/2015 12:00 am

With the proceeds from a February land auction, George Dunklin Jr. has invested in commercial real estate across Arkansas.

Arkansas Business Presents 2015's 'New Influentials: 20 In Their 20s'

by Gwen Moritz 9/21/2015 12:00 am

This is the seventh year that Arkansas Business has sought out talented young leaders in our business and nonprofit community to introduce to readers in a feature called The New Influentials: 20 in Their 20s.

Tim Whitley On Smart Digital Marketing No Longer Tethered to Smartphones

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/21/2015 12:00 am

Tim Whitley, a former operations manager and director at KNWA-TV in northwest Arkansas and KARK-TV in Little Rock, co-founded Team SI (Social Innovation) in 2010.

Arkansas Chamber of Commerce Announces New Leadership Class

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/18/2015 11:41 am

The Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce/Associated Industries of Arkansas on Friday announced the 57 new members of its Leadership Arkansas Class X.

Wal-Mart Says It Will Hire 60,000 Holiday Season Workers

by Associated Press 9/17/2015 10:28 am

Wal-Mart says it will hire 60,000 employees to meet increased shopping demand over the holiday season.

Wal-Mart Expands Online Grocery Pickup in NWA

by Alexis Hosticka 9/16/2015 11:37 am

Wal-Mart is expanding its online grocery pickup test in the northwest Arkansas area to include five Neighborhood Market stores in Fayetteville, Springdale, Rogers and Bentonville.

Arkansas Governor's Quality Award Winners Announced

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/16/2015 08:00 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson recognized winners at the Governor's Quality Award Program held at the Marriott Hotel in Little Rock. North Arkansas College of Harrison took top honors in receiving the Governor's Award for Performance Excellence.

Developer Plans 170,000-SF Shoppes at Benton for Spring 2017

by Alexis Hosticka 9/15/2015 03:45 pm

Developers are planning a new, 170,000-SF retail center with about 20 stores west of Alcoa Road on the north side of Interstate 30 in Benton.

Target Tests Grocery Delivery Service

by Associated Press 9/15/2015 12:49 pm

The Minneapolis-based discounter has teamed with Instacart, the online grocery delivery service that started in 2012, to let shoppers in the Minneapolis area order fruits and other perishables, as well as household, pet and baby products, and have them delivered to their homes in as little as an hour.

Supermarket Scouts Sniff Out Sherwood Sites

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/14/2015 12:00 am

Harps Food Stores Inc. of Springdale had the idea first, but its long delay in getting a store out of the ground on Highway 107 in north Pulaski County has encouraged competitors to start sniffing around.

Centerton Shopping Center Planned Near Future Walmart Supercenter

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/14/2015 12:00 am

The Walmart Supercenter planned for Centerton in Benton County hasn't broken ground yet, but investors are still banking on its drawing power.

Promenade at Chenal Parcel Nets $4.3 Million Purchase

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/14/2015 12:00 am

A retail project in west Little Rock, residential acreage in Maumelle and high-rise dwelling space in downtown Little Rock provide this week's trio of million-dollar transactions.

Real Estate Market Improves Across All Fronts in Little Rock

by Diana Cooke 9/14/2015 12:00 am

The residential real estate market in Little Rock strengthened in the first quarter of 2015. Year-to-date home sales increased 8.5 percent and prices increased 2.5 percent from one year ago. Realtors from the area noted that existing homes have been selling fast with multiple offers.

Specialty Stores Spice Up Bentonville Square

by Marty Cook 9/14/2015 12:00 am

Because he knew Bentonville, Bill Oakley said, he never doubted his retail success. Oakley opened a Spice & Tea Exchange franchise in 2012 just off the downtown square. So far, sales have risen steadily since the exchange opened.

Mayor Mark Stodola Looks to Keep Main Street Makeover Moving

by George Waldon 9/14/2015 12:00 am

A mix of retail and of-fice buildings that decades ago were part of the city's historic commercial core have combined with new construction to recast a string of properties. A foundation of restaurants, apartments and the performing arts will be joined by a high-rise hotel redevelopment and the Little Rock Tech Park.