Retail Archive

Is 'Cauliflower Rice' Going Mainstream? Green Giant Hopes So

by Associated Press 9/9/2016 12:57 pm

Swapping out the rice and potatoes in dishes with chopped-up cauliflower has gained traction with low-carb dieters.

Kroger Cuts Sales Forecast on Falling Prices

by Associated Press 9/9/2016 11:34 am

Kroger reported weaker-than-expected revenue Friday and said it was hurt by falling prices for eggs, meats and other products, forcing it to lower its sales forecast for the year.

SPONSORED: Small Business Loans: What Do Banks Want To See?

by 9/8/2016 12:00 am

Basic steps can help entrepreneurs win over lenders.

Slideshow: 9 Inductees Honored at Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame

by Gwen Moritz 9/5/2016 12:00 am

Eight women and a congregation of Catholic nuns were the second class of inductees honored by the Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame at a banquet in Little Rock on Aug. 25.

New Options for Watermill Express

by Jan Cottingham 9/5/2016 12:00 am

Watermill Express is seeking franchisees in the Little Rock area to open its water-selling kiosks.

Electric Puzzlement (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Craig Douglass 9/5/2016 12:00 am

The rapid development and marketing of all-electric cars, accelerating in the wake of a plethora of plug-in hybrids, is changing consumer acceptance of the future-is-now concept. It is reality.

Midtown Center in Little Rock Attracts $6.2M Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 9/5/2016 12:00 am

Leek Farms LLC, led by Lynn Leek, bought the 105 N. Rodney Parham Road project, home to Mid-Towne Antique Mall, Light Innovations and The Tile Shop.

Wal-Mart Cutting About 7,000 Back-Office Store Jobs

by Associated Press 9/1/2016 11:48 am

Wal-Mart is cutting 7,000 back-office store jobs over the next few months as it centralizes its invoice and accounting departments, expanding a test it announced in June.

How Arkansas' 2 Medical Marijuana Proposals Differ (Erika Gee Commentary)

by Erika Gee 8/31/2016 02:19 pm

Examining the similarities — and differences — of the two medical marijuana initiatives voters will face in November.

US Consumer Spending Posts Slower Growth in July

by Associated Press 8/29/2016 11:41 am

American consumers boosted spending at a slower pace in July, while their incomes accelerated slightly.

St. Vincent West Property Sold for $14.1 Million

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/29/2016 12:00 am

A medical office building in west Little Rock, a store in Maumelle and a west Little Rock manor provide our trio of million-dollar transactions this week.

Charles Morgan Sues Partner in Lotus Auto Deal

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/29/2016 12:00 am

The wheels came off a deal to start an exotic car dealership in California that had the backing of Charles Morgan, the former chairman and CEO of Acxiom Corp.

Wal-Mart's McMillon Tops Compensation List of 100 Arkansas Public Company Execs

by Gwen Moritz 8/29/2016 12:00 am

C. Douglas McMillon, CEO of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., has returned to the No. 1 spot on the annual list of executive compensation at publicly traded companies headquartered in the state.

Wal-Mart Takes Texas to Court to Crack Liquor-Sales Market

by Associated Press 8/28/2016 10:20 am

Wal-Mart's court fight to sell liquor at its stores in Texas looks to be back on track, but the courtroom is getting crowded. A federal appeals court is allowing a trade group representing liquor store operators to join a stalled federal lawsuit Wal-Mart filed against the Texas agency that hands out permits to sell booze by the bottle.

Kroger Hopes New Shopping Service Clicks With Customers

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/22/2016 12:00 am

The Heights Kroger is undergoing a $4 million remodel, including polished floors, upgraded décor, new check stands, a new customer service/guest care area, relocation of the produce area, relocation of the deli/bakery and all new refrigerated cases throughout the store.

Wal-Mart To Make Case in Court Over Trademark

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/22/2016 12:00 am

Wal-Mart Stores' feud with a smartphone case and accessory company has now spilled over into U.S. District Court.

Holiday Inn Express Sale Checks In at $5.1 Million (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 8/22/2016 12:00 am

A limited liability company led by Ishverbhai Govind purchased the 1.5-acre, 69-room hotel on East McCain Boulevard in North Little Rock.

Traveling the Globe in Search of Jobs (Mike Preston Commentary)

by Mike Preston 8/22/2016 12:00 am

Over the last year, your Arkansas Economic Development Commission has traveled almost 20,000 miles around the world searching for good-paying jobs for the people of Arkansas. It's a reflection of the times in which we live. Ours is a global economy, and the competition for new jobs is no longer with surrounding states only, but with every country around the globe.

America's Car-Mart 1Q Income Up 54 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/18/2016 04:12 pm

America's Car-Mart Inc. of Bentonville reports income of $7.1 million, up from $4.6 million in the same quarter a year ago.

Construction Starts on Hyatt Place, Convention Center in Jonesboro

by Graycen Colbert Bigger 8/17/2016 11:51 am

Dodging rainy weather, local officials and members of the Keller Family Hyatt Group marked the start of construction on a $30 million Hyatt Place Hotel & Convention Center in Jonesboro.