Retail Archive

Has Time Run Out for Sears? (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Craig Douglass 6/5/2017 12:00 am

Why didn't Sears become the first, or more successful, Amazon? The power of the Sears brand very well could have adopted and commanded the online sales model, returning to its roots and offering the broadest inventory of every product under the sun — online, and delivered directly to you. Just like it was done in 1888 with the first Sears catalog.

Maumelle Townhomes Ring Up $4.4M Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 6/5/2017 12:00 am

AHBI Windsor Park LLC, led by James Kincannon, purchased its namesake property at 2 Windsor Drive. The seller is Windsor Park Maumelle LLC, led by Hal Crafton.

Arkansas Business Presents the 40 Under 40 Class of 2017

by Gwen Moritz 6/5/2017 12:00 am

This week's Arkansas Business is dedicated to our 24th class of 40 Under 40 honorees, young leaders of business, government and nonprofits selected by an internal committee from a field of about 400 nominations submitted by readers.

Doug McMillon at Annual Meeting: 'We're Building A New Wal-Mart'

by Marty Cook 6/2/2017 04:01 pm

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville is recreating itself to better serve customers in today's changing world of retail. "We will compete with technology, but we will win with people," CEO Doug McMillon said.

Wal-Mart: Traditional Retailing Roots a Competitive Advantage

by Associated Press 6/2/2017 01:15 pm

Wal-Mart CEO Doug McMillon is touting the company's traditional retailing roots as a competitive advantage as it seeks to take sales away from online giant Amazon at a time of industry upheaval.

Wal-Mart's Massive Delivery Hub Rises from Alabama Farmland

by Associated Press 6/2/2017 09:04 am

The humble beginnings of what will blossom into a mega-distribution center are beginning to take shape on west Mobile County farmland.

Watch the Wal-Mart Shareholders' Meeting Here

by Lance Turner 6/2/2017 07:29 am

Watch the Wal-Mart annual shareholders' meeting live beginning at 8 a.m.

Wal-Mart Tests Store Employee Delivery of Online Orders

by Associated Press 6/1/2017 12:58 pm

In its latest effort to compete with online giant Amazon, Walmart is testing a delivery service using its own store employees, who will deliver packages ordered online while driving home from their regular work shifts.

Wal-Mart Works to Close Gap Between Itself and Amazon

by Anne D'Innocenzio, The Associated Press 5/30/2017 11:21 am

Even after an online spending spree, it may be hard for Wal-Mart to escape the Amazon in the room. Amazon keeps innovating too, implementing new technology and trying to make shopping more convenient.

Cuker Attorneys Seek $4.1M in Fees for Wal-Mart Case

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/29/2017 12:00 am

The lawyers who successfully represented a Southern California digital design firm in a lawsuit that resulted in a $12.4 million jury verdict last month against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. have asked the U.S. District Court judge to award them court costs and attorneys' fees.

Cabot's Steeplechase Apartments Sold for $6.1M

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/29/2017 12:00 am

Apartments in Cabot, retail space in west Little Rock, farmland near Carlisle, residential lots near Conway, a residential swap in Pulaski County and undeveloped acreage in Saline County provide a six-pack of multimillion-dollar transactions.

Tuesday Farmers Market Event Discontinued in River Market

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/29/2017 12:00 am

The farmers market on Tuesday at the River Market pavilions in downtown Little Rock is no longer.

House of Cards: How John Rogers Bilked Banks, Conned Collectors

by George Waldon 5/29/2017 12:00 am

Not many people know that John Rogers was a millionaire real estate investor before he began serious work building his sports memorabilia and photo empire in North Little Rock. That's because he wasn't. It's a big, fat lie.

Different Drug War Rages Over Savings, Prescription Costs

by Mark Friedman 5/29/2017 12:00 am

Pharmacy benefit managers, the entities that process payments between drugstores and health benefit plans, are continuing their fight against an Arkansas law that they say will raise the cost of prescription medicine.

Big Box Stores Pushing Hard on Alcohol Sales Nationwide

by Jan Cottingham 5/29/2017 12:00 am

The successful push by big grocers like Wal-Mart and Kroger to expand the selection of wine they sell in Arkansas wasn't the first such effort and it won't be the last.

David v. Goliath (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 5/29/2017 12:00 am

A recent story on the lawsuit between Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Cuker Interactive was just chock full of life lessons — clichés, really — whether you see yourself as David or Goliath.

Remembering Patti Upton (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 5/29/2017 12:00 am

Patti Upton was already in her 40s when she went founded Aromatique, making the lines of potpourri and candles and other decorative items that have become ubiquitous. She became a sensation, collecting more accolades than you could shake a holly branch at.

Startup Stays Up: Lauren James Looks to Last

by Marty Cook 5/29/2017 12:00 am

Apparel company The Lauren James Co., based in Fayetteville, is expanding rapidly. Lance Stokes said the company generated more than $10 million in 2016, with one-third of that coming from its e-commerce business.

Plans to Open The Barn Mercantile in River Market Announced

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/25/2017 03:34 pm

Moses Tucker Real Estate Inc. and Michelle and Leroy DuBre of Kilwins on Thursday announced that the DuBres have signed a lease for 301A President Clinton Ave. in the historic Melton Building in downtown Little Rock and plan to open The Barn Mercantile there.

Aromatique Founder Patti Upton Dies At 79

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 5/25/2017 09:57 am

Patti Upton, founder of multimillion dollar company Aromatique, died Tuesday at her home on Eden Isle in Heber Springs following a brief illness. She was 79.

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