Retail Archive

Sweet Love's Kelli Marks Joins Treatsie (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/8/2016 12:00 am

Kelli Marks, founder of Sweet Love Bakes in Little Rock, has been hired as the head of digital content by Treatsie, an online artisan sweets business also based in Little Rock.

US Adds Just 151K Jobs in January; 4.9 Percent Jobless Rate

by Associated Press 2/5/2016 07:41 am

U.S. employers added 151,000 jobs in January, a sharp deceleration from recent months as companies shed education, transportation and temporary workers.

Murphy USA to Sell CAM Pipeline for $85M; 4Q Income Down 32 Percent

by Alexis Hosticka 2/4/2016 09:24 am

Murphy USA Inc. of El Dorado on Wednesday announced fourth-quarter net income of $66.7 million, down 32 percent from $98.3 million in the same quarter in 2014.

Bourbon & Boots Acquires Tales from the South

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/3/2016 01:48 pm

Bourbon & Boots, the "Southern-inspired lifestyle brand" based in North Little Rock, has acquired the public radio show Tales from the South, the company officially announced.

As Expected, Most Hog Football Tickets Going Up

by Mark Carter 2/3/2016 09:59 am

As expected, most Fayetteville tickets to Arkansas Razorback football games are going up in price, but ticket prices for the Hogs' one Little Rock game per year are going down, the University of Arkansas announced Tuesday.

Murphy USA Plans for Growth Without Wal-Mart

by Joan Hershberger, El Dorado News-Times 2/1/2016 07:52 am

Murphy USA's newest direction came as the result of Wal-Mart's decision to develop its own gasoline program. But the abrupt change in the business relationship did not catch Murphy USA CEO Andrew Clyde unprepared.

Investor Group Paid $12.4M for Gateway Property

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/1/2016 12:00 am

The total purchase price for the approximately 54 acres around the Outlets of Little Rock and Bass Pro Shops in southwest Little Rock was about $12.4 million

Crain Automotive Expands to Fort Smith

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/1/2016 12:00 am

The Crain Automotive Group is adding two more dealerships to its portfolio. Crain bought the Kia dealership and will rename it Crain Kia of Fort Smith, and it also bought the Hyundai dealership and will rename it Crain Hyundai of Fort Smith.

Latest Million-Dollar Deals Include Dollar General Store

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/1/2016 12:00 am

A quartet of million-dollar real estate transactions is composed of two farms, residential lots and a Dollar General store.

East Little Rock's 'Innovation Alley' Drawing Grit, Funk Lovers

by George Waldon 2/1/2016 12:00 am

Margaret McEntire has found herself in the midst of a second redevelopment wave in downtown Little Rock. A player on the River Market scene since 1999, McEntire is now hosting change instead of making it happen.

StudioMAIN Developing LR Financial Quarter

by Mark Carter 2/1/2016 12:00 am

Aiming to help downtown revitalization reach its true potential, a nonprofit group called StudioMAIN has unveiled plans to market an area of downtown it's calling the Financial Quarter.

Quartet of Apartments Produces $49.6M Buy (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 2/1/2016 12:00 am

Fairfield Apartments, Berkley Apartments, Pleasant Pointe Apartments and Valley Crossing Apartments, all in west Little Rock, were sold to affiliates of Monarch Investments of Colorado.

Facebook Posts Raise Questions For Employers

by Mark Friedman 2/1/2016 12:00 am

The Arkansas Court of Appeals ruled in December that a woman who was fired for posting “arguably” critical comments about her employer on Facebook could receive unemployment benefits. It's the latest decision in an escalating legal war between employment and social media.

Architect Kyle Cook Says Jonesboro Region's Growth Keeps Him Close to Home

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/1/2016 12:00 am

Kyle Cook, president of Brackett Krennerich & Associates, says broad experience is the ticket to working in northeast Arkansas.

Turtle Creek Crossing in Jonesboro For Sale For $10M

by Lance Turner 1/29/2016 03:10 pm

Turtle Creek Crossing, a 36,000-SF shopping center on Highland Drive in Jonesboro, is for sale for $10 million.

Fired Wal-Mart Worker Who Claimed Discrimination Wins $31M

by Associated Press 1/29/2016 11:55 am

A jury has awarded more than $31 million in damages to a former Wal-Mart pharmacist in New Hampshire who claimed she was wrongly fired after reporting safety concerns about co-workers dispensing prescriptions.

Developers Say Movie Tavern Is Coming to Gateway Town Center

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/27/2016 02:01 pm

Developers of the Gateway Town Center in Little Rock said Wednesday that Movie Tavern, a dine-in movie theater chain, is planning a new theater at the shopping center.

Wal-Mart's Shutdown Creates New Food Deserts

by Associated Press 1/27/2016 01:15 pm

An Associated Press analysis shows that the closing of more than 150 Wal-Mart stores nationwide will create three food deserts in Alabama, Kansas and Arkansas.

New Owners to Develop The Grove Near Outlets of Little Rock

by Alexis Hosticka 1/26/2016 03:34 pm

A private investor group has purchased about 54 acres surrounding the Outlets of Little Rock and Bass Pro Shops in southwest Little Rock, aiming to continue its development as a key entertainment district.

Murphy USA Plans for Growth Independent of Wal-Mart

by Gwen Moritz 1/26/2016 11:28 am

Murphy USA Inc. of El Dorado, the publicly traded spinoff of Murphy Oil Corp., announced Monday a "shift" in its future relationship with Wal-Mart Stores Inc. that will result in more independent gasoline retail locations.