Retail Archive

NLR Bowling Project Rolls Out $2.3M Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 8/1/2016 12:00 am

Millennium Bowl of Little Rock LLC, led by Anil Nayar, Aziz Pabani, Akbar Pabani and Kairunnisa Khan, bought its namesake project at 7200 Counts Massie Road. The seller is Millennium Bowl Inc., led by James Moore.

Play Your Own Game (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 8/1/2016 12:00 am

You need to play your own game. Don't let the decisions others are making be more than data points in the mix when making your own decisions, because they aren't working with the exact same factors.

Sissy Jones Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from Women's Jewelry Association

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/27/2016 10:03 am

Sissy Jones, owner of Arkansas-based Sissy's Log Cabin, received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Women's Jewelry Association at the association's annual Awards for Excellence gala on July 25.

Survey: American Consumers' Confidence Remains Steady

by Associated Press 7/26/2016 11:34 am

American consumers are feeling confident about current economic conditions but are a bit warier about the future.

Parkview Medical Building Changes Hands in $5M Deal

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/25/2016 12:00 am

Medical condo space in midtown Little Rock and a 140-bed nursing home in south Pulaski County were just two recent property deals exchanged in multimillion-dollar transactions.

Chambers Bank Lands $2 Million Golden Judgment

by George Waldon 7/25/2016 12:00 am

The latest ruling is one in a string of lawsuits spawned by the bankruptcy of Acme, the parent company of Allied Bank of Mulberry. Under the Golden family's ownership and management, the bank has lost more than $14 million since 2010.

Aromatique Adds Tina Shephard to Sales Team (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/25/2016 12:00 am

Tina Shephard has more than 20 years of experience in retail and management, having worked for a variety of retailers, including Betsey Johnson, Diane von Furstenberg and Tommy Hilfiger.

‘Pokemon Go' and Social Marketing (Ross Cranford Expert Advice)

by Ross Cranford 7/25/2016 12:00 am

Social savvy restaurateurs and tourism destinations have begun to lure “Pokemon” players with special offers. The hardest part of the consumer funnel has often been that last step along the way getting customers to your door.

No Bonuses But Salaries Up for America's Car-Mart Execs

by Marty Cook 7/22/2016 02:15 pm

Executives at America's Car-Mart Inc. of Bentonville did not receive cash incentive bonuses for the third consecutive year.

Don Soderquist, Former Wal-Mart COO, Dies at 82

by Marty Cook 7/22/2016 11:30 am

Former Wal-Mart Stores Inc. executive Don Soderquist died Thursday from complications following heart surgery. He was 82. Soderquist was often credited for his strong influence on Wal-Mart's culture.

Aristotle App BeaconSage Wins International Award

by Sarah Campbell 7/18/2016 12:00 am

Little Rock web developer Aristotle announced that its new product, BeaconSage, had attracted worldwide attention by winning an Umbraco Award for Best Technical Solution at Codegarden, an international conference for developers held in June in Odense, Denmark.

Colony West Apartments Draw $6.3 Million Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 7/18/2016 12:00 am

A 126-unit apartment complex in west Little Rock weighed in at $6.3 million, and a Heights retail project tipped the scales at $1.34 million.

Beige Book: Economy Improving, Modest Job Growth Across US

by Alexis Hosticka 7/14/2016 10:19 am

The U.S. economy has continued to improve at a modest pace, according to the Federal Reserve's latest survey of business conditions, released Wednesday.

Field Agent Unveils Online Back-to-School Resource Center

by Sarah Campbell 7/11/2016 12:57 pm

Field Agent of Fayetteville unveiled its online resource center "The Back-to-School Locker" for brands and retailers this week.

Conway Horse Ranch Leads Recent Seven-Digit Deals in Central Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/11/2016 12:00 am

Equestrian acreage, an office project and a convenience store provide a Conway trio of million-dollar transactions.

New York Firm Buys Daisy Outdoor Products of Rogers

by Sarah Campbell 7/7/2016 10:16 am

Private equity firm Bruckmann, Rosser, Sherrill & Company of New York announced Wednesday that it has acquired Daisy Outdoor Products of Rogers, a leading manufacturer of youth airguns and accessories founded in 1886.

Paragould Added to ATBI, Northwest Cities Top Rankings

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/6/2016 10:08 am

The Arkansas Tech Business Index has added Paragould as its 20th municipality, and the city debuted at the No. 17 spot on the list created by Arkansas Tech University College of Business.

Feds Finger Fort Smith Family in Food Stamp Fraud

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/4/2016 12:00 am

The feds recently accused a father-and-son pair who owns several Fort Smith convenience stores of running an elaborate food stamp fraud that involved 94 beneficiaries.

Chick-fil-A Site Rings Up $1.8 Million Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 7/4/2016 12:00 am

Chick-fil-A Inc. of Atlanta purchased the 2.34-acre site at the southwest corner of Bass Pro Drive and Interstate 30 Frontage Road from Bass Pro Outdoor World LLC of Springfield, Missouri.

Gene Whisenhunt Named President, CEO of Hickingbotham Investments

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/30/2016 10:33 am

Frank D. Hickingbotham, chairman and CEO of Hickingbotham Investments Inc. of Little Rock, said Friday that Gene Whisenhunt has been promoted to president and CEO of the private holding company.