Retail Archive

Cocoa Belle Opens Store In Bryant

by Jan Cottingham 2/6/2017 12:00 am

Carmen Portillo, Cocoa Belle's owner, operator and chief chocolatier, joins chocolate-makers Ashton Woodward (Cocoa Rouge) and Nathaniel Izard (Izard Chocolate) in offering premium chocolate in central Arkansas.

Lottery Ad Contract Process Reveals Fissures

by Kyle Massey 2/6/2017 12:00 am

It wasn't smooth, but the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery has a new advertising agency, CJRW of Little Rock.

Brain Training (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 2/6/2017 12:00 am

I have had a rich opportunity to observe several logical fallacies used by seemingly rational adults.

Stonehaven Purchase Surpasses $7.1 Million (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 2/6/2017 12:00 am

The 60-unit assisted living project in Maumelle was sold by Stonehaven Assisted Living LLC, led by James Thomas. The deal is financed with a $5.2 million loan from First Security Bank of Searcy.

Terraforma Buys NLR Riverfront Land for Entertainment District

by Sarah Campbell 2/3/2017 11:10 am

Terraforma LLC of Maumelle says it has purchased 5.6 acres along the Arkansas River near Broadway Bridge from the city of North Little Rock for $2.6 million.

Arkansas Revenue Falls $57M Below Forecast for Year

by Associated Press 2/2/2017 10:09 am

Arkansas finance officials say the state's revenue has fallen $57 million below forecast this year, with word coming the day after the state's Republican governor signed into law an income tax cut that'll take effect in two years.

Arkansas Senate OKs Bill Aimed at Forcing Amazon to Collect Sales Taxes

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/1/2017 12:53 pm

An Arkansas Senate panel has advanced a proposal aimed at forcing Amazon to begin collecting state sales taxes, as lawmakers eye potential revenue from the e-commerce giant to pay for more tax cuts in two years.

Acumen Brands For Sale, and John James is Negotiating

by Marty Cook 2/1/2017 11:15 am

Fayetteville online retail sensation One Country, formerly known as Acumen Brands, is up for sale, and co-founder John James says he's negotiating with the firm's owner.

Unemployment in Arkansas MSAs Down From 2015

by Todd Traub 2/1/2017 09:58 am

December unemployment was down in Arkansas from a year ago, according to Bureau of Labor Department figures released Wednesday.

Arkansas Lawmakers OK Income Tax Break on Veterans' Benefits

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/31/2017 07:25 am

The Arkansas House on Monday approved a tax break for retired military veterans, but the proposal is drawing objections from conservatives over a plan to raise taxes on soda, candy and digital downloads to help pay for it.

Taking on Amazon Prime, Wal-Mart Opts for Free, Faster Shipping

by Anne D'Innocenzio, The Associated Press 1/31/2017 06:58 am

Wal-Mart is replacing a program that offered free shipping but had an annual fee with one that has a lower free shipping threshold and faster delivery as it hopes to answer Amazon's powerful Prime membership success.

Sissy Jones Inducted Into Retailer Hall of Fame

by Jan Cottingham 1/30/2017 01:51 pm

Sissy Jones, founder of jewelry store Sissy's Log Cabin and a legendary presence in Arkansas' retail world, has been inducted into National Jeweler magazine's Retailer Hall of Fame.

US Consumer Spending Up 0.5 Percent in December

by Associated Press 1/30/2017 11:10 am

Consumers boosted spending in December at the fastest pace in three months, giving the economy some momentum going into 2017.

Col. Glenn Collison Center Registers $2.5M Sale

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/30/2017 12:00 am

Time to crack open a six-pack of multimillion-dollar transactions courtesy of Pulaski County.

Furniture Retailer Sets Sights on Farmington

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/30/2017 12:00 am

Jordan Jeter led an investment group that paid $1.1 million for a 32,000-SF building at 271 W. Main St. in Farmington in June and hopes to announce a tenant in the next six weeks.

No Splitting Hairs Over Philip Taldo's Choice of Venue for Highway Oath

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/30/2017 12:00 am

Philip Taldo is a Springdale man through and through so it shouldn't have surprised anyone he took the Arkansas Highway Commission oath of office in a downtown barbershop.

$4.8M Sale Visits Rogers Warehouse (NWA Real Deals)

by Marty Cook 1/30/2017 12:00 am

Breeden Robinson LLC, led by Larry Breeden, bought the facility from Superior Industries International Arkansas LLC, a subsidiary of Superior Industries of Van Nuys, California.

I Need A Drink (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 1/30/2017 12:00 am

Taxpayers should not be paying for sodas in a country overwhelmed with obesity and diabetes.

Director Susan Altrui Says Zoo Exhibits a Habitat for Inspiration

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/30/2017 12:00 am

Susan Altrui was named director of the Little Rock Zoo in December.

Lowe's Land Draws Deals Totaling $6.1M (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 1/30/2017 12:00 am

Lowe's Home Centers LLC of Mooresville, North Carolina, acquired about 17.2 acres at the northwest corner of Kanis and Bowman roads to make room for a new 113,941-SF Lowe's store in west Little Rock.