Retail Archive

Lakewood Hills Hosts $12.7M Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 1/15/2018 12:00 am

An affiliate of Spring Capital in Philadelphia bought the 260-unit Lakewood Hills Apartments at 2400 McCain Blvd in North Little Rock.

Time to Talk About Harassment (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 1/15/2018 12:00 am

The recent flood of women who have begun speaking out about behavior that ranges from inappropriate to criminal creates a lightning-rod topic for organizational leaders.

Retail Trade Group: Holiday Sales Up 5.5 Percent

by Associated Press 1/12/2018 11:41 am

The nation's largest retail trade group says holiday spending rose a better-than-expected 5.5 percent, the strongest gain since the Great Recession.

Local Retail Spending Shift Leaves Future of Malls in Question

by Graycen Colbert Bigger 1/12/2018 11:29 am

As tenants and anchor department stores disappear, shopping malls across the U.S. are being forced to close or reinvent themselves.

Holiday Gift for Retailers; Sales Up A Solid 0.4 Percent

by Associated Press 1/12/2018 10:47 am

Ebullient U.S. consumers shopped at the healthiest pace in more than a decade during the holiday season, a sign of burgeoning economic strength.

Update: Walmart Raises Wages, Closes 63 Sam's Clubs

by Associated Press 1/12/2018 07:21 am

Walmart confirmed that it is closing dozens of Sam's Club warehouse stores across the country — a move that seems sure to cost jobs — on the same day it announced that it was boosting its starting salary for U.S. workers and handing out one-time bonuses to others.

Slim Chickens Coming to Highlands Center in Jonesboro

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/9/2018 11:04 am

Haag Brown Commercial announces that Arkansas-based restaurant Slim Chickens plans to open a new location at the Highlands Shopping Center in Jonesboro.

Dave & Busters, Mangan Holcomb Team Up Again

by Kyle Massey 1/8/2018 11:49 am

The restaurant chain, known for its games, drinks and atmosphere, has named Little Rock marketing firm Mangan Holcomb Partners as its agency of record in launching its Rogers location.

Cabot Strip Center Sells for $3.2M

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/8/2018 12:00 am

Retail space in Lonoke County, commercial land in Saline County and utility land, an office-warehouse, an early learning center and a residence in Little Rock form this week's six-pack of million-dollar real estate transactions.

Chapel Ridge Purchase Tops $8.2 Million Mark (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 1/8/2018 12:00 am

An affiliate of Wilhoit Properties Inc. of Springfield, Missouri, bought the 172-unit apartment complex in North Little Rock with a deal backed with a 10-year loan of $6.6 million.

Internet Fairness Just Crashed (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Craig Douglass 1/8/2018 12:00 am

The internet, this great American invention which has changed the way the world communicates, does business and lives — this vast democratization of connectivity — is under attack

Update: Sessions Ending Federal Policy That Let Legal Pot Flourish

by Sadie Gurman, The Associated Press 1/4/2018 12:33 pm

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has rescinded an Obama-era policy that paved the way for legalized marijuana to flourish in states across the country, creating new confusion about enforcement and use just three days after a new legalization law went into effect in California.

In the Workplace 2018: Medical Marijuana: Getting Ready for Summer

by Stuart Jackson 1/4/2018 07:07 am

With the passage of Act 593 by the General Assembly, employers in Arkansas now have some clarity about what they can and can't do when it comes to medical marijuana. But that clarity only goes so far.

Arkansas Revenue Above Forecast and December 2016 Numbers

by Associated Press 1/3/2018 10:44 am

Arkansas finance officials say a rise in individual income and sales tax collections helped push the state's revenue in December above expectations and the same month in 2016.

Report: Effects of E-Commerce Late in Reaching Central Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/3/2018 09:55 am

Given national trends and local statistics, local retailing may be over-built, and a down-shift could be imminent, according to a Metroplan report released Wednesday.

In the Workplace 2018: Immigration: ICE Pledges Crackdown on Employers

by Neemah A. Esmaeilpour 1/2/2018 06:56 am

Arkansas employers should take note that the chances of a visit from ICE appear much more likely in the coming year.

The Year in Executive Q&A: 2017

by Gwen Moritz 1/1/2018 12:00 am

We asked 51 Arkansas business leaders to weigh in on challenge and success throughout 2017.

Update: E-Z Mart Sold to GPM Investments

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/28/2017 11:16 am

GPM Investments LLC of Richmond, Virginia, announced Thursday that it has signed an agreement to acquire 272 convenience stores in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas from E-Z Mart Stores Inc. of Texarkana, Texas.

In the Workplace 2018: Data Security in the Workplace

by Daveante Jones 12/28/2017 07:01 am

Some important things for employers to think about regarding secure data in the workplace

US Industries Can Start Counting Their Benefits From Tax Law

by Associated Press 12/27/2017 09:12 am

Craft breweries are raising a glass to the Republicans' new tax overhaul: It cuts the excise tax on beer. Retailers, long saddled with heavy tax bills, will get relief. So will some high-profile names in corporate finance, led by Wells Fargo.