Retail Archive

Wal-Mart Suppliers Grapple with 'Made in USA' Label

by Reuters 7/13/2015 11:10 am

Wal-Mart's 2015 U.S. Manufacturing Summit highlighted the challenges facing companies trying to bring manufacturing jobs back to the United States.

Lottery Officials Quiet on New Hire After Former Sales Director Scratched

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/13/2015 12:00 am

You'd never know it from reading the reports of his firing in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, but Robert Stebbins was not directly responsible for ticket sales at the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery.

Tusk Musk Sold Under UA License

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/13/2015 12:00 am

A New York entrepreneur has distilled the scent of the University of Arkansas and is offering it in men's and women's versions for $39.50 per 1.7-ounce bottle.

Shopping Center Planned in South Bentonville

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/13/2015 12:00 am

A Texas developer plans to build a 12,000-SF shopping center across from the Walmart Neighborhood Market on I Street in Bentonville.

Petit Jean Meats Ventures South, West

by Austin DuVall 7/13/2015 12:00 am

Almost 90 years and four generations after Felix Scholsser started his first meat market, the ham, bacon and other products of Morrilton Packing Co. are gradually gaining an audience in far-flung places — southeast Arkansas, Texas and, through a private-label relationship with Whole Foods, as far away as Colorado and California.

Darden Restaurants Hires CFO of Wal-Mart's US Stores

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/10/2015 10:00 am

Darden Restaurants Inc. on Friday named Jeffrey Davis as its senior vice president and chief financial officer, effective July 16.

Burlington, Planet Fitness to Open in Jonesboro

by Alexis Hosticka 7/9/2015 12:29 pm

The Jonesboro retail center formerly occupied by Kroger will be rebranded as Centre Court Plaza and is pre-leased to Burlington and Planet Fitness, which are opening their first locations in the region.

Wal-Mart Summit Brings Together Government, Business

by Marty Cook 7/8/2015 11:48 am

U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker on Wednesday praised Wal-Mart Stores Inc. for its initiative to buy more American-made goods and support the nation's manufacturing industry. Pritzker was the keynote speaker at the opening session at the U.S. Manufacturing Summit that Wal-Mart hosted at Bentonville High School.

Furniture Factory Outlet to Move Headquarters to Fort Smith

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/7/2015 02:52 pm

Furniture Factory Outlet said Tuesday that it will move its corporate headquarters and manufacturing operations from Muldrow, Oklahoma, to Fort Smith.

Wal-Mart's 'Open Call' Draws Governors, Prospective Vendors

by Marty Cook 7/7/2015 10:36 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. held its second "Open Call" with suppliers of U.S.-made products on Tuesday at the company's headquarters in Bentonville.

Moses Tucker Breaks Ground on $5M Apartment Project

by Alexis Hosticka 7/7/2015 09:22 am

Moses Tucker Real Estate of Little Rock broke ground on Monday on a 36-unit, apartment project in the city's historic MacArthur Park District.

Plans for Small Shopping Center on Fayetteville's MLK Taking Shape

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/6/2015 12:00 am

Rodney Ghan and Bob Cooper of R.H. Ghan & Cooper Commercial Properties of Fort Smith have bought a lot on West Martin Luther King Boulevard in Fayetteville with the intent of developing a two-tenant shopping center.

LPGA Tourney Showcases Northwest Arkansas

by Marty Cook 7/6/2015 12:00 am

The ninth edition — now officially the Wal-Mart NW Arkansas Championship Presented by P&G — was won by Na Yeon Choi on June 28 in front of large crowds, most of whom were rooting for former University of Arkansas star Stacy Lewis, who finished in a tie for third.

Springdale Water, Little Rock Beef Up CNG Fleets

by Sean Beherec 7/6/2015 12:00 am

While private companies have reported benefits from using or offering compressed natural gas, several cities and utilities in Arkansas have also turned to the alternative fuel source. Springdale Water Utilities added CNG trucks to its fleet last year, and the city of Little Rock has been purchasing more of the vehicles.

CNG Stations Continue Expansion in Arkansas

by Sean Beherec 7/6/2015 12:00 am

Compressed natural gas stations around the state are seeing gains in fuel sales and demand, despite lower costs this year for traditional fuels.

Millennials Rising as Biggest Share of Workforce

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/6/2015 12:00 am

The millennial generation earlier this year passed Generation X to become the largest share of the U.S. workforce, the Pew Research Center says.

Growing Participation Means Longer List of Largest Trade & Professional Unions

by Austin DuVall 7/6/2015 12:00 am

The Arkansas Business list of the state's largest trade and professional associations is back after a four-year hiatus, complete with 15 new entries because of greater participation.

Sissy's Log Cabin Heights Location to Grow

by Austin DuVall 7/6/2015 12:00 am

The Sissy's Log Cabin location at Grant and R streets in Little Rock is set to expand this summer “in an effort to continue making Sissy's Log Cabin an exciting customer experience,” a company press release said.

Woodland Heights Sells In $13.9M Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 7/6/2015 12:00 am

A 142-unit independent living center in Little Rock tipped the scales at $13.9 million. A nearly 1,150-acre farm in southeast Pulaski County weighed in at $2.25 million. And a 3,708-SF residence-turned-business in Little Rock's Hillcrest area changed hands in a $525,000 deal.

Property Turnover Shakes Up Retail Market As National Buyers Eye Space

by George Waldon 7/6/2015 12:00 am

The vacancy rate for retail space in the Pulaski County market continued to loosen slightly with a first quarter reading of 6.3 percent. A year ago, that number stood at 5.2 percent.