Retail Archive

WLR Courtyard by Marriott Visited By $7.3M Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 1/22/2018 12:00 am

An affiliate of Toronto's Skyline Investments bought the 149-room Courtyard by Marriott at 10900 Financial Centre Parkway in west Little Rock.

Wal-Mart Names Judith McKenna CEO of International

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/17/2018 09:46 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville promotes Judith McKenna to president and CEO of Walmart International, the company's second-largest operating segment.

Bad News for Acumen Brands

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/15/2018 12:00 am

Stockholders in Acumen Brands Inc., the one-time Fayetteville startup phenomenon, received bad, but probably not unexpected, news in the mail.

Promenade Properties Swap Hands in $3.4M Deal

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/15/2018 12:00 am

Hospitable land in west Little Rock, retail space in Jacksonville, a future tire center site in North Little Rock, furniture room in Conway and residential property in Bryant form this week's quintet of million-dollar transactions.

Lakewood Hills Hosts $12.7M Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 1/15/2018 12:00 am

An affiliate of Spring Capital in Philadelphia bought the 260-unit Lakewood Hills Apartments at 2400 McCain Blvd in North Little Rock.

Time to Talk About Harassment (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 1/15/2018 12:00 am

The recent flood of women who have begun speaking out about behavior that ranges from inappropriate to criminal creates a lightning-rod topic for organizational leaders.

Local Retail Spending Shift Leaves Future of Malls in Question

by Graycen Colbert Bigger 1/12/2018 11:29 am

As tenants and anchor department stores disappear, shopping malls across the U.S. are being forced to close or reinvent themselves.

Slim Chickens Coming to Highlands Center in Jonesboro

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/9/2018 11:04 am

Haag Brown Commercial announces that Arkansas-based restaurant Slim Chickens plans to open a new location at the Highlands Shopping Center in Jonesboro.

Dave & Busters, Mangan Holcomb Team Up Again

by Kyle Massey 1/8/2018 11:49 am

The restaurant chain, known for its games, drinks and atmosphere, has named Little Rock marketing firm Mangan Holcomb Partners as its agency of record in launching its Rogers location.

Cabot Strip Center Sells for $3.2M

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/8/2018 12:00 am

Retail space in Lonoke County, commercial land in Saline County and utility land, an office-warehouse, an early learning center and a residence in Little Rock form this week's six-pack of million-dollar real estate transactions.

Chapel Ridge Purchase Tops $8.2 Million Mark (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 1/8/2018 12:00 am

An affiliate of Wilhoit Properties Inc. of Springfield, Missouri, bought the 172-unit apartment complex in North Little Rock with a deal backed with a 10-year loan of $6.6 million.

Internet Fairness Just Crashed (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Craig Douglass 1/8/2018 12:00 am

The internet, this great American invention which has changed the way the world communicates, does business and lives — this vast democratization of connectivity — is under attack

In the Workplace 2018: Medical Marijuana: Getting Ready for Summer

by Stuart Jackson 1/4/2018 07:07 am

With the passage of Act 593 by the General Assembly, employers in Arkansas now have some clarity about what they can and can't do when it comes to medical marijuana. But that clarity only goes so far.

Report: Effects of E-Commerce Late in Reaching Central Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/3/2018 09:55 am

Given national trends and local statistics, local retailing may be over-built, and a down-shift could be imminent, according to a Metroplan report released Wednesday.

In the Workplace 2018: Immigration: ICE Pledges Crackdown on Employers

by Neemah A. Esmaeilpour 1/2/2018 06:56 am

Arkansas employers should take note that the chances of a visit from ICE appear much more likely in the coming year.

The Year in Executive Q&A: 2017

by Gwen Moritz 1/1/2018 12:00 am

We asked 51 Arkansas business leaders to weigh in on challenge and success throughout 2017.

Update: E-Z Mart Sold to GPM Investments

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/28/2017 11:16 am

GPM Investments LLC of Richmond, Virginia, announced Thursday that it has signed an agreement to acquire 272 convenience stores in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas from E-Z Mart Stores Inc. of Texarkana, Texas.

In the Workplace 2018: Data Security in the Workplace

by Daveante Jones 12/28/2017 07:01 am

Some important things for employers to think about regarding secure data in the workplace

In the Workplace 2018: What to Know About Expanded Concealed Carry

by Jacob Lively 12/27/2017 07:05 am

Changes to Arkansas' concealed carry laws have left many employers with questions about what rights their employees have and whether non-employees are allowed to bring a concealed weapon onto a business' premises.

In the Workplace 2018: Overtime Exemption Rules Invalidated: Now What?

by Jane A. Kim 12/26/2017 07:04 am

Although the U.S. Department of Labor's 2016 overtime exemption rules were invalidated this year, the DOL's next overtime exemption rules are in the works and could be issued sometime in 2018.