Retail Archive

Dillard's Investor Advises Company to Pursue REIT Spinoff

by Lee Hogan 11/20/2014 11:58 am

One of the Little Rock-based Dillard's Inc. investors is advising the company to split into a real-estate investment trust and an operating company.

America's Car-Mart 2Q Earnings Rise Amid Higher Sales

by Marty Cook 11/20/2014 09:20 am

America's Car-Mart Inc. of Bentonville reports second-quarter earnings of $7.5 million, a 29.5 percent increase from the same quarter a year ago.

BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse Coming to McCain Mall

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/19/2014 07:21 am

BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse is on its way to McCain Mall in North Little Rock. It's expected to open summer 2015.

Lawyer: Tracy Morgan Still Recovering from Brain Injury

by David Porter, The Associated Press 11/18/2014 01:06 pm

Tracy Morgan is fighting to recover from a severe brain injury suffered in a highway crash more than five months ago, and it's unknown if the actor-comedian will be "the Tracy Morgan he once was," his lawyer said Tuesday.

Arvest Consumer Survey: Arkansans' Opinion of Economy Improving

by Lee Hogan 11/18/2014 09:31 am

Arkansas consumer sentiment is up slightly in Arvest Bank's most recent survey, but it's still lower than surrounding states and considerably lower than the national outlook on the economy.

Harps Planning Grocery Store in Sherwood

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/17/2014 12:00 am

Harps Food Stores Inc. of Springdale will be setting up shop in Sherwood, near the northwest corner of Highway 107 and Oakdale Road.

Tyson Family Stock Nears $3 Billion; Waltons No. 1 On Top Stockholders List

by Gwen Moritz 11/17/2014 12:00 am

The second-wealthiest family in northwest Arkansas, the Tysons, saw their stock holdings increase by nearly $1 billion over the past year — an increase of more than 40 percent.

Cameron Smith & Associates' Mission To Put More Women in Public Company Boardrooms

by Jan Cottingham 11/17/2014 12:00 am

Diversity on corporate boards has been an issue for years. Most companies recognize that having directors from varied backgrounds isn't simply a theoretical matter of equity; it's a matter of performance. Cameron Smith wants to use the contacts built up over 20 years of helping to put women on corporate boards. And women — particularly in Arkansas — could use his help.

Tire Center Transaction Tops $1.5M in NLR (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 11/17/2014 12:00 am

A 43,444-SF tire center in North Little Rock tipped the scales at $1.52 million.

US Retail Sales Rise Ahead of Holiday Shopping

by Associated Press 11/14/2014 11:43 am

U.S. retail sales rose modestly in October, evidence that recent job gains and lower gas prices are lifting consumer spending as the holiday shopping season begins.

Dillard's 3Q Net Income Up 8 Percent

by Lance Turner 11/13/2014 07:19 am

Dillard's Inc. of Little Rock on Thursday reported third-quarter net income of $55.2 million, up 8.4 percent from the $50.9 million it reported in the same quarter last year.

Wal-Mart Breaks Same-Store Sales Losing Streak, Posts 0.5 Percent Gain

by Associated Press 11/13/2014 07:14 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. reported its fiscal third-quarter earnings slipped 1.5 percent but it eked out its first gain in nearly two years in a key revenue measure for its U.S. business. Still, the quarter also marked two full years of traffic declines at U.S. Wal-Mart stores.

Small Businesses Step Up Holiday Social Media Game

by Associated Press 11/12/2014 10:53 am

There's more to a retailer's holiday social media strategy than posting photos and advertising discounts. Small and independent retailers are getting more aggressive in using Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram in preparation for the important holiday sales season and beyond.

A Look at Two Sides of the 'Net Neutrality' Debate

by Associated Press 11/11/2014 11:36 am

Let's say President Barack Obama gets his way and high-speed Internet service providers are governed by the same U.S. regulations imposed on telephone companies 80 years ago.

The People Have Spoken, So Let Them Speak (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 11/10/2014 12:00 am

Last Tuesday, Saline County became the seventh county in Arkansas to switch from “dry” to “wet” under the onerous law that requires proponents to collect signatures from 38 percent of registered voters just to get the referendum on the ballot.

Josh Bishop Estate Sues Chubby Cheeks Over Beating Death

by Mark Friedman 11/10/2014 12:00 am

The death earlier this year of a 28-year-old who allegedly stole a bottle of wine from a Texarkana liquor store could serve as a cautionary tale for business owners and employees.

Two Pulaski County Apartment Projects Total Nearly $8.5M (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 11/10/2014 12:00 am

Two Pulaski County apartment projects were purchased by an investment group from Brooklyn, New York, in deals that added up to nearly $8.5 million.

Barbara Goswick, Don Smith Top List of CFO of the Year Honorees

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/10/2014 12:00 am

Arkansas accounting professionals took an unaccustomed turn at center stage last Wednesday at the Arkansas Business CFO of the Year Awards luncheon at the Embassy Suites in west Little Rock.

Arkansas Had Soda Tax Long Before Berkeley Caught the Wave

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/10/2014 12:00 am

Berkeley, California, the birthplace of liberal nanny-state policies like smoke-free restaurants and curb cuts for wheelchair access, got a lot of ink last week for passing the nation's first “soda tax.”

Fayetteville Ranked No. 1 in Arkansas Tech Business Index

by Lee Hogan 11/6/2014 02:23 pm

Fayetteville saw a 2-point surge in its rating in August to overtake Fort Smith for the top spot of Arkansas Tech University's business index, which rates economic activity in the state.