Retail Archive

5 to Be Inducted Into Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/11/2015 10:42 am

Five Arkansans will be inducted into the Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame in a ceremony on March 6, the Arkansas Farm Bureau has announced.

University of Arkansas Touts $1.2B Economic Impact in 2014

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/10/2015 10:56 am

The University of Arkansas released a report Tuesday that says the university has an economic impact on "state and local economies" of $1.2 billion, up 66 percent from the previous year.

Home Depot: Hiring More Than 80,000 Workers for Spring

by Associated Press 2/10/2015 10:09 am

Home Depot Inc., the nation's largest home-improvement retailer, says it has started to hire more than 80,000 seasonal workers for the spring selling season, the company's busiest period.

Landers Dealership Properties Add Up to $17.8M (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 2/9/2015 12:00 am

The sale of auto properties in west Little Rock weighed in at a combined $17.8 million. The sale of a 44,337-SF hangar at Clinton National Airport tipped the scales at more than $8.2 million. And a former USA Drug project in west Little Rock is under new ownership after a $1.95 million sale.

Attorney Marshall Ney Switches From Mitchell Williams to Friday Eldredge & Clark

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/9/2015 12:00 am

Marshall S. Ney, who had been with the Mitchell Williams Selig Gates & Woodyard PLLC firm of Little Rock off and on for about 20 years, started working at the Roger's office of Friday Eldredge & Clark LLP in December.

Gander Mountain Sale Peaks Recent Million-Dollar Deals

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/9/2015 12:00 am

Retail, residential and multifamily all were represented in this installment of seven-digit real estate transactions in Pulaski County.

Labor Force Dropped in Central Arkansas Since 2007

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/9/2015 12:00 am

The labor force fell 1.9 percent in central Arkansas from 2007 to 2014, though the population grew 7.3 percent, according to planning agency Metroplan.

US Gains 257K Jobs, Unemployment Rate Ticks Up to 5.7 Percent

by Associated Press 2/6/2015 07:33 am

U.S. employers hired at a stellar pace last month, wages rose by the most in six years, and Americans responded by streaming into the job market to find work.

Murphy USA Earnings Jump in 4Q

by Sean Beherec 2/4/2015 05:17 pm

Murphy USA Inc. of El Dorado reported income from continuing operations of $98.3 million in 4Q on revenue of $3.61 billion.

Wal-Mart Driver Loses Bid to Delay Tracy Morgan Crash Lawsuit

by Associated Press 2/4/2015 01:27 pm

A federal judge has ruled against a Wal-Mart driver involved in a crash that killed a comic and severely injured actor-comedian Tracy Morgan and several others.

Museum Store at Crystal Bridges Wins National AIA Honor Award

by Jan Cottingham 2/2/2015 10:09 am

The retail store at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville has received a 2015 national Honor Award from the American Institute of Architects.

ARK Challenge Pivot Was Right Time for Justyn Hornor, Real Agent Guard

by Mark Carter 2/2/2015 08:41 am

Justyn Hornor chose to place Politapoll on hold while he and co-founder Tim Brasuell pivoted to Real Agent Guard, which provides security measures for real estate agents.

State Lays Foundation for Entrepreneurial Growth

by Mark Carter 2/2/2015 12:00 am

When April Seggebruch launched Innovate Arkansas client firm Movista of Bentonville with Stan Zylowski in 2010, both freshly adorned with MBAs from the Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas, the state's tech startup scene was alive but only taking baby steps.

Spending Your Gasoline Savings (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Craig Douglass 2/2/2015 12:00 am

The highest average recorded price of regular gasoline at the pump in Arkansas is $3.97. That pinnacle was reached in July 2008. More important, however, is the fact that only one year ago, the average price was $3.09. And today, the average at-the-pump price of regular is $1.90. There exists in the Arkansas economy today a gas price dividend. And that means weekly consumer savings of at least $15.25. So how are you spending the extra money? Or how should you?

Mountain Pure Liquidates In $6 Million Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 2/2/2015 12:00 am

The Arkansas assets of Mountain Pure Water changed hands in a $6 million foreclosure sale. Land for future expansion in North Little Rock weighed in at $1.22 million. And a 2,647-SF bank branch in midtown Little Rock tipped the scales at $1.18 million.

Wal-Mart Cuts About 50 Positions at Bentonville Headquarters

by Associated Press 1/29/2015 07:08 am

Wal-Mart has announced it will cut about 50 positions at its company headquarters in Bentonville. In a statement, the retailer said it's common for individual departments to make adjustments around February, the start of the company's fiscal year.

Report: State Jobless Rate Down to 5.7 Percent

by Mark Carter 1/27/2015 09:35 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate fell to 5.7 percent in December, dropping two-tenths of a percentage point from November, according to a report from the state Department of Workforce Services.

Good Luck With That (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 1/26/2015 12:00 am

The news that new vehicles, especially SUVs, are flying off the dealers' lots fills me with mixed emotions. If people were using the fuel savings to replace an older car with a more fuel-efficient model, it could make sense even when fuel prices inevitably rise again.

Harp's Sells Flagship Grocery Store in Springdale

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/26/2015 12:00 am

Harp's Food Stores Inc. of Springdale has sold its flagship store at 2894 W. Sunset Ave., which sits in front of its corporate headquarters.

Walgreens Tops List of Recent Seven-Digit Deals in Conway

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/26/2015 12:00 am

A new quartet of million-dollar deals in Faulkner County has formed. Out front is the $4 million sale of a Walgreens at 850 Oak St. in Conway.