Retail Archive

Bentonville Tops ATBI Again, Only 5 Cities Show Positive Change

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/14/2016 09:32 am

Bentonville completed second quarter 2016 with an Arkansas Tech Business Index rating of 107.03, making it No. 1 among the 20 municipalities tracked by the ATBI.

US Retail Sales Rebounded 0.6 Percent in September

by Associated Press 10/14/2016 08:01 am

U.S. shoppers upped their spending in September, with sharp increases in sales at auto dealers, restaurants and gas stations.

Dallas Firm Aims to Revamp Sears Site on University Avenue

by Alexis Hosticka 10/13/2016 11:30 am

A Dallas commercial real estate firm is looking to revamp property on University Avenue formerly occupied by Sears.

Pernod Ricard to Bottle Malibu Rum in Fort Smith

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/10/2016 11:39 am

Pernod Ricard USA of New York says it will expand its Fort Smith production facility in order to bottle its Malibu Rum brand sold to Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville.

Cabot's Rockwood Shopping Center Sold in $3M Deal

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/10/2016 12:00 am

A 27,000-SF retail center in Cabot, more than 587 acres in Jefferson and Lonoke counties and a 5.5-acre commercial property in southwest Little Rock provide our trio of multimillion-dollar transactions this week.

New Bentonville Shopping Center Soon To Open

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/10/2016 12:00 am

Construction on a 12,000-SF retail center in south Bentonville should be completed by the end of the month.

Little Rock's Metrocentre Mall District Begins Dissolution Process

by George Waldon 10/10/2016 12:00 am

Property owners in downtown Little Rock's Metrocentre Improvement District No. 1 are finally getting a break from decades of shouldering $12.5 million of debt.

I Don't Want to Scare You, But… (John Hendon Commentary)

by John Hendon 10/10/2016 12:00 am

There is significant circumstantial evidence that union organizing efforts in companies of all sizes are likely to rise at an alarming rate in the next year or two.

Report: Wal-Mart Rejected Settlement with US Over Alleged Bribery

by Reuters 10/7/2016 11:33 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville rebuffed a proposal by U.S. prosecutors to pay at least $600 million to settle a corruption probe into the company's practices in markets including Mexico, India and China, Bloomberg reported.

Wal-Mart Plans to Slow New Store Openings, Invest in Online

by Anne D'Innocenzio, The Associated Press 10/6/2016 06:48 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is planning to slow new store openings as it looks to pour more money into its online efforts, technology and store remodels. The retailer also says it anticipates fiscal 2018 earnings per share being about flat versus its fiscal 2017 adjusted earnings per share.

Waltons Among Forbes' Top 20 Richest

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/5/2016 01:31 pm

The Walton family has fallen out of the top 10 of Forbes magazine's list of the country's 400 richest people.

Outdoor Giant Bass Pro to Acquire Rival Cabela's for $4.5B

by Associated Press 10/3/2016 09:16 am

Outdoor gear giants Bass Pro and Cabela's will combine in a $4.5 billion deal announced Monday.

WLR Winrock Warehouse Packaged in $2.5 Million Deal

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/3/2016 12:00 am

Commercial property in west Little Rock, a monster tear-down transaction near the Country Club of Little Rock, land for a mini-storage project and a small office building in Chenal Valley provide an all-Little Rock quartet of multimillion-dollar deals.

Plans in Place for Siloam Springs Retail Center

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/3/2016 12:00 am

Bentonville developer Jason Pullman said construction on a planned 11,300-SF retail center in Siloam Springs should begin in November after it gets approval from the city.

The Right To Petition Abridged (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 10/3/2016 12:00 am

A law which throws out a whole page of signatures if even one signer on the page is not a registered voter in the county is an example of the state Legislature interfering with the right of the people to petition the government.

Colony West Shopping Center Sells for $7.1M

by Alexis Hosticka 9/29/2016 01:20 pm

Sage Partners announces the purchase of the Colony West Shopping Center in Little Rock for $7.1 million.

Sources: Wal-Mart In Talks to Buy Stake in India's Flipkart

by Reuters 9/28/2016 09:31 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is in talks to buy a minority stake in India's largest e-commerce firm Flipkart, two sources familiar with the matter said.

Maumelle Villas Moved in $8.5 Million Deal

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/26/2016 12:00 am

Townhomes in Maumelle, a future Nissan dealership site in Benton and timberland in eastern Saline County provide our trio of multimillion-dollar real estate transactions this week.

Strong Liquor Store Takes Shot in Court Over Fire

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/26/2016 12:00 am

An insurance company says it shouldn't have to pay a more than $550,000 claim for fire-related damages to a liquor store in Union County.

Volkswagen Faces Long Road in Regaining Trust

by Marty Cook 9/26/2016 12:00 am

German automobile maker Volkswagen still smarting after an emissions scandal left 2,540 Arkansans eligible for buybacks.


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