Retail Archive

Dillard's Same-Store Sales Rise; Retailer Gets Tax Boost

by Lance Turner 2/27/2018 10:59 am

Dillard's Inc. of Little Rock broke a streak of quarterly same-store declines, reporting fourth-quarter sales up 3 percent and profit up 177 percent from the same quarter last year.

Walmart Launching New Clothes Brands, as Target, Amazon Have

by Associated Press 2/27/2018 09:43 am

Walmart is launching new private-label clothing brands, a move its rivals Target and Amazon have made as well.

Sam's Club Teams Up with Instacart for Same-Day Delivery

by Associated Press 2/27/2018 07:32 am

Walmart's Sam's Club is teaming up with delivery startup Instacart to offer same-day service in three U.S. markets.

Cameron Smith Launches International Division

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/26/2018 03:13 pm

Cameron Smith & Associates of Rogers announced Monday that it has hired two former Walmart Inc. executives and will launch an international division of its corporate recruiting operation.

RML Automotive NWA Buys 3 Everett Dealerships

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/26/2018 11:30 am

RML Automotive NWA acquires three Everett dealerships in northwest Arkansas.

Fayetteville Building Sells for $1.7 Million (NWA Real Deals)

by Marty Cook 2/26/2018 12:00 am

Westwood Holdings LLC of Rogers, led by Dusty Graham, bought the Kelly Eason Building at 100 W. Center St.

When the Going Gets Tough (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 2/26/2018 12:00 am

Smart leaders understand that to deal with difficult times, the culture and attitude of their workforce must be critical to survival.

Cities in Arkansas See Victory in Online Travel Tax Case

by Mark Friedman 2/26/2018 12:00 am

Arkansas municipalities recently won a rare legal victory against online travel companies over the taxes paid on the price of a hotel room.

Shoppes at Chenal Starts with $2.5M Buy (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 2/26/2018 12:00 am

A 34,734-SF retail project is in motion for the 5.04-acre site at the southeast corner of Chenal Parkway and Arkansas Systems Drive.

Walmart to Launch New Online Home Shopping Experience

by Associated Press 2/22/2018 07:05 am

Walmart is launching a new online home shopping experience in the coming weeks that will let shoppers discover items based on their style.

Car-Mart 3Q Revenue, Profit Up

by Marty Cook 2/20/2018 10:37 am

America's Car-Mart reported jumps in third-quarter revenue and income.

Arkansas Metros Show Wide Gap in Post-Recession Employment Rates

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/19/2018 12:00 am

Although the unemployment rate gets the most attention, Arkansas economist Michael Pakko recently also looked at the employment rate in the state over the last year and since the Great Recession.

Lawsuit Against Fayetteville's Spa810 Picks Up Steam

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/19/2018 12:00 am

A California real estate investor has filed suit in Washington County to collect back rent and evict a tenant in the Whole Foods shopping center at 3379 N. College Ave. in north Fayetteville.

Is the U.S. Due for a Recession? (Commentary)

by David Andolfatto and Andrew Spewak 2/19/2018 12:00 am

The U.S. economy has been expanding for the last eight and a half years, but how much longer will that expansion last?

Never Count Walmart Out (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 2/19/2018 12:00 am

Although Amazon's online sales still dwarf Walmart's — Amazon accounted for about 44 percent of all U.S. e-commerce sales last year — Walmart has made it clear that it won't go gentle into that good night.

Pam Jones Puts Ad Twist on Black History Month

by Kyle Massey 2/19/2018 12:00 am

To address a lack of advertising diversity and “stereotypical representation,” Little Rock marketing firm Culturally Connected Communications is taking a different ad every day and reimagining it with brown and black subjects.

Tyson's Goal? Offering Protein of All Kinds

by Marty Cook 2/19/2018 12:00 am

Tyson Foods of Springdale wants to be your protein source, even if that protein didn't start out as an animal.

Presenting the 30th Annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/19/2018 12:00 am

Arkansas Business honors the state's top executives, small businesses and nonprofits with the annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards.

Copper Run Acreage Assembled for $2.6M (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 2/19/2018 12:00 am

Layman Lane LLC, led by Graham Smith and Russell James, bought the more than 85 acres at 10601 Layman Road from Glenda C. Pehrson Family Ltd.

Real Estate Deals Total $1.9M

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/15/2018 12:45 pm

Office/warehouse buildings, a garage and a retail/office project were recently sold in separate transactions.