Retail Archive

KUAR Opens Online Store

by Sean Beherec 7/27/2015 12:00 am

Development Director Sarah Donaghy said in an email that the station launched the store in response to requests from listeners. Sales are expected to provide “an additional, though modest, revenue source,” she said.

Lessons From Amazon's Prime Day (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

by Jim Karrh 7/27/2015 12:00 am

What can the rest of us businesspeople learn from the success Amazon had selling so much stuff in one day? I believe Amazon's leadership made at least three good decisions when creating and planning its first Prime Day.

Amazon's Surprise 2Q Profit Pushes Market Cap Past Wal-Mart

by Associated Press 7/24/2015 11:13 am

It's official: Amazon is bigger than Wal-Mart. Amazon shares surged 15 percent on Friday after the e-commerce powerhouse reported a surprise second-quarter profit and a better-than-expected 20 percent jump in revenue. The sharp increase in shares brought Amazon's market value to $259.1 billion, more than its biggest rival, Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

Wal-Mart Buying Remaining Stake in China's Yihaodian

by Associated Press 7/23/2015 06:51 am

Wal-Mart has purchased the remaining stake in Chinese online retailer Yihaodian as it looks to expand its presence in the country and take advantage of the shift to online shopping.

Permit Approved for Alcohol Sales at Arkansas State

by Associated Press 7/21/2015 07:38 am

A permit has been approved allowing alcohol to be served at some events on the Arkansas State University campus.

Bourbon & Boots Designs Look Familiar to Vendors

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/20/2015 12:00 am

Several Bourbon & Boots vendors have come forward in recent weeks saying that their designs have been dropped from the company's website and replaced with eerily similar ones.

Tyson Among Poultry Giants Curtailing Antibiotic Use

by Marty Cook 7/20/2015 12:00 am

Christine Daugherty is almost irrepressibly energetic. It's a trait that serves her well in her role as vice president of sustainable food production at Tyson Foods of Springdale.

Winrock Place Purchase Approaches $2.9 Million (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 7/20/2015 12:00 am

The sale of a 24,817-SF office building in Little Rock's Riverdale area tipped the scales at $2.87 million. A 7,847-SF office building in west Little Rock is under new ownership after a $1 million sale. And a 10,043-SF warehouse and land in North Little Rock changed hands in an $805,000 transaction.

Wal-Mart Sees Shopping Surge for Rival Sale to Amazon

by Anne D'Innocenzio, The Associated Press 7/16/2015 02:39 pm

Wal-Mart says its counter-offensive against Amazon's big sale called Prime Day seemed to pay off.

Arkansas Business to Honor 2015 Best Places to Work at Sept. 16 Luncheon

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/16/2015 11:33 am

Arkansas Business will honor its 2015 Best Places to Work in Arkansas at an awards luncheon Wednesday, Sept. 16.

Answering Amazon, Wal-Mart Plans Online Sales Day This Week

by Anne D'Innocenzio, The Associated Press 7/14/2015 06:57 am

The online price fight as well as the bickering is heating up between Wal-Mart and Amazon.com, and it's not even the holiday shopping season.

Wal-Mart Suppliers Grapple with 'Made in USA' Label

by Reuters 7/13/2015 11:10 am

Wal-Mart's 2015 U.S. Manufacturing Summit highlighted the challenges facing companies trying to bring manufacturing jobs back to the United States.

Lottery Officials Quiet on New Hire After Former Sales Director Scratched

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/13/2015 12:00 am

You'd never know it from reading the reports of his firing in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, but Robert Stebbins was not directly responsible for ticket sales at the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery.

Tusk Musk Sold Under UA License

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/13/2015 12:00 am

A New York entrepreneur has distilled the scent of the University of Arkansas and is offering it in men's and women's versions for $39.50 per 1.7-ounce bottle.

Shopping Center Planned in South Bentonville

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/13/2015 12:00 am

A Texas developer plans to build a 12,000-SF shopping center across from the Walmart Neighborhood Market on I Street in Bentonville.

Petit Jean Meats Ventures South, West

by Austin DuVall 7/13/2015 12:00 am

Almost 90 years and four generations after Felix Scholsser started his first meat market, the ham, bacon and other products of Morrilton Packing Co. are gradually gaining an audience in far-flung places — southeast Arkansas, Texas and, through a private-label relationship with Whole Foods, as far away as Colorado and California.

Darden Restaurants Hires CFO of Wal-Mart's US Stores

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/10/2015 10:00 am

Darden Restaurants Inc. on Friday named Jeffrey Davis as its senior vice president and chief financial officer, effective July 16.

Investigator: Oklahoma Wal-Mart Manager Helped Steal $75K

by Associated Press 7/10/2015 07:31 am

An Oklahoma Wal-Mart store manager and his stepdaughter played key roles in allowing a man disguised as an armored truck driver to walk into the store and stroll out with about $78,000, police said Thursday.

Burlington, Planet Fitness to Open in Jonesboro

by Alexis Hosticka 7/9/2015 12:29 pm

The Jonesboro retail center formerly occupied by Kroger will be rebranded as Centre Court Plaza and is pre-leased to Burlington and Planet Fitness, which are opening their first locations in the region.

Wal-Mart Summit Brings Together Government, Business

by Marty Cook 7/8/2015 11:48 am

U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker on Wednesday praised Wal-Mart Stores Inc. for its initiative to buy more American-made goods and support the nation's manufacturing industry. Pritzker was the keynote speaker at the opening session at the U.S. Manufacturing Summit that Wal-Mart hosted at Bentonville High School.