Retail Archive

Jones Center Gets $290K Walmart Foundation Grant

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/14/2016 10:05 am

The Jones Center in Springdale gets a $290,000 Walmart Foundation grant to continue its programs and services.

McLarty Automotive Buys 5 Arkansas Asbury Dealerships

by Lance Turner 12/13/2016 11:44 am

McLarty Automotive Group acquires five dealerships and two collision centers from publicly traded Asbury Automotive of Atlanta.

Cave City Votes to Become a Dry Township

by Joseph Price, The Batesville Guard Online 12/12/2016 07:04 am

The decision by Cave City voters to become a dry township in wet Sharp County will definitely have an impact on the town's budget, but the city plans to still have 24-hour police coverage.

Strong Stocks Lift Fortunes on Arkansas Wealthiest Stockholders List

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

The top stockholders, as always, are the heirs of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. founder Sam Walton. Their disclosed stock in the Bentonville retailer was valued at $112.7 billion as of Dec. 2.

Holidays Should Buoy Dillard's Slow Sales

by Mark Friedman 12/12/2016 12:00 am

Holiday spending is expected to increase this year, which should be welcome news for Dillard's Inc. The Little Rock retail chain has seen five straight quarters of same-store sales decreases.

EEOC Investigating Dillard's Promotions

by Mark Friedman 12/12/2016 12:00 am

Dillard's Inc.'s resistance to a long-running race discrimination investigation by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has proved futile: A federal judge has ordered the Little Rock retailer to turn over contact information so that hundreds of past and current employees can be surveyed.

'Artisan On Collins' Mixed-Use Project Proposed on East Side of I-30

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

A new mixed-use development is in the works for downtown Little Rock.

Ad Agencies Ponder Lottery Numbers

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

Scoring tabulations have left some puzzled Little Rock advertising professionals trying to get the Office of State Procurement's math to add up.

Arkansas Innovators Promote Tech's Everyday Problem-Solving

by Marty Cook 12/12/2016 12:00 am

As technology became accessible, people with a multitude of different agendas have embraced it. Some use it to design incredibly complex logistical plans for transportation; some use it to analyze big data for financial institutions; some use it to figure out a way to connect hungry people to food.

What's Your Galaxy? (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 12/12/2016 12:00 am

While few business leaders will face the kind of disaster that Samsung has had to navigate, as leaders approach the new year and lay out plans for a new product launch or geographic expansion, it may not be a bad idea to ask, “What's MY Galaxy?”

Clearbrook Project Draws $1.4 Million Transaction (Real Deals)

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

The 52-unit apartment complex in Little Rock was sold to an affiliate of Trinity Multifamily of Fort Smith.

The Overtime Exemption Rules Are On Hold — What Do You Do Now? (Stuart Jackson Commentary)

by Stuart Jackson 12/8/2016 08:23 am

Attorney Stuart Jackson assesses the recent court injunction of the new federal overtime rule and says companies should consider continuing their plans to comply with it.

Wal-Mart de Mexico to Invest $1.3B in Mexico

by Joanna Zuckerman Bernstein and Nandita Bose, Reuters 12/8/2016 07:55 am

Retailer Wal-Mart de Mexico says it will invest $1.3 billion in logistics in Latin America's No. 2 economy, creating some 10,000 permanent new jobs. A large part of Wal-Mart's investment will be over the next three years, including in back-end infrastructure.

SPONSORED: Protect Your Business From Identity Theft And Fraud

by 12/7/2016 09:02 am

Simple measures provide security during the holiday season and beyond.

$1M Land Deal Launches Trampoline Park in Fayetteville

by Marty Cook 12/6/2016 03:59 pm

Six-plus acres of land in uptown Fayetteville traded hands for a little more than $1 million and will be the site of a 28,000-SF trampoline park.

Chamber of Commerce Foundation Recognizes Wal-Mart

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/5/2016 12:00 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville was recognized for having the “Best Economic Empowerment Program.”

Wal-Mart Faces More Damages In Wage Case

by Mark Friedman 12/5/2016 12:00 am

A California jury has ruled against Wal-Mart in a class-action case challenging truck driver pay policies.

Incoming Tyson CEO Tom Hayes Not Starting From Scratch

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/5/2016 12:00 am

Tom Hayes, who becomes CEO of Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale on Dec. 31, talks about the transition in this expanded version of Executive Q&A.

Chapel Ridge Complex Houses $8M Transaction (Real Deals)

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

Little Rock Housing Associates Ltd. of Denver sold the Chapel Ridge Apartments project at 24800 Chenal Parkway to Chapel Ridge Stanev AR LLC of Brooklyn, New York.

Dear Consumer: Breathe! (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

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

The election is over. Exhale. The holidays are here and retail doors are ready to be busted in search of discounts and deals designed to spur consumer spending. And overall spending should see an upturn.