Retail Archive

Arkansas Employers Help With Retirement Advice, Tools

by Marty Cook 8/15/2016 12:00 am

David George doesn't apologize for using scare tactics when he gives seminars at part of the Investor Education Program for the Arkansas Securities Department.

Power and Pain of Consensus (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 8/15/2016 12:00 am

Mainstream, action-oriented leadership thinkers tend to hate the idea of consensus, opting instead for rapid-fire, quick-decision meetings. The efficiency of pushing quickly for a clear path forward is hard to resist; however, it often steps over or forces underground the kind of resistance that will kill a new idea or initiative — but usually not until most of the time and money are spent.

Unemployment Rates in Arkansas Cities Vary Widely

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/15/2016 12:00 am

Unemployment rates rose slightly in Arkansas metro areas in June, but rates are still lower than a year ago, notes Michael Pakko, chief economist at the Institute for Economic Advancement at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Dillard's Same-Store Sales Down 5 Percent, Net Income Down 59 Percent

by Lance Turner 8/11/2016 03:31 pm

Dillard's Inc. of Little Rock reports another tough quarter marked by declining sale-store sales and net income. "The challenges facing apparel retailers continued through the second quarter, and our poor results reflect this," CEO William Dillard says.

18 Cities See Increased ATBI Ratings in Latest Report

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/9/2016 11:20 am

Eighteen of the 20 cities on the Arkansas Tech Business Index saw their rating increase following the compilation of data for May 2016. Just one month earlier, 15 of the 20 cities on the index experienced a rating decrease.

Aetna Cuts Hot Springs Village Pharmacy from Medicare Network

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

A pharmacy in Hot Springs Village has hauled an insurance company to court for attempting to kick it out of its network.

Ten Arkansas Business Icons Have Stories to Tell

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

Arkansas Business presents these ten Arkansas business icons as a way to acquaint readers with the personalities behind some of the most familiar names in our state's business community.

FedEx Development Delivers $31.7M Deal (Real Deals)

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

Wilark LLC, an affiliate of Realtech Construction Co. of Los Angeles, bought the 311,684-SF FedEx Ground facility in southwest Little Rock.

Michelle Gloeckler Leaves Wal-Mart to Join to Academy Sports

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/4/2016 12:13 pm

Michelle Gloeckler is leaving Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville at the end of August to become chief merchandising officer of Academy Sports + Outdoors of Katy, Texas.

Murphy USA Reports $46M Profit in Strong 2Q

by Kyle Massey 8/3/2016 04:13 pm

The El Dorado-based company more than doubles its half-year profits from 2015, citing strong retail fuel results. CEO Andrew Clyde also cited "record merchandise margins" as the company continues to add stores.

Historic Melba Theater in Batesville Reopens Aug. 12

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/3/2016 12:07 pm

One of the state's oldest theaters, the Melba Theater in Batesville, will reopen Aug. 12 with a grand opening, red carpet gala thanks to the restoration efforts of owners Janelle and Joe Shell and Mandi and Adam Curtwright.

James at the Mill Partners With Chef Shuttle

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/1/2016 02:46 pm

James at the Mill's Ozark Plateau Cuisine is now available for delivery from 4:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday through Chef Shuttle, the restaurant announced Monday.

Tyson Foods Names Tim Madigan VP of E-Commerce

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/1/2016 11:07 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale fills the newly-created role of vice president of e-commerce with Tim Madigan, the former global e-commerce director of SC Johnson & Son of Racine, Wisconsin.

Maumelle T-Shirt Maker Featured in Google Report

by Sarah Campbell 8/1/2016 10:35 am

Maumelle T-shirt maker Rock City Outfitters was recently featured in Google's 2015 Economic Impact Report after its use of the internet giant's analytics tool helped Rock City learn more about its customer base.

Tri-State Truck Center Building $13M Dealership in NLR

by Sarah Campbell 8/1/2016 09:53 am

Construction of a new Tri-State Truck Center dealership at 8901 Diamond Drive in North Little Rock is expected to begin this week and wrap up in about a year, according to co-owner Jim Maddox.

Sissy Jones Fights the Good Fight Against Cancer

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/1/2016 12:00 am

Sissy Jones, founder of Sissy's Log Cabin, missed being honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Women's Jewelry Association last month. What they may not know is that Jones is fighting cancer, a battle that meant she couldn't attend the July 25 Awards for Excellence gala in New York.

Fort Smith Family Accused of Food Stamp Fraud Focus of Additional Investigations

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/1/2016 12:00 am

The U.S. government recently filed a civil lawsuit in U.S. District Court in the Western District to keep the money it took from Raja Zaman and his son, Haroon “Harry” Zaman, who owns several Fort Smith convenience stores.

NLR Bowling Project Rolls Out $2.3M Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 8/1/2016 12:00 am

Millennium Bowl of Little Rock LLC, led by Anil Nayar, Aziz Pabani, Akbar Pabani and Kairunnisa Khan, bought its namesake project at 7200 Counts Massie Road. The seller is Millennium Bowl Inc., led by James Moore.

Play Your Own Game (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 8/1/2016 12:00 am

You need to play your own game. Don't let the decisions others are making be more than data points in the mix when making your own decisions, because they aren't working with the exact same factors.

Dollar General Buys Former Walmart Express Stores in Coal Hill, Mulberry

by Sarah Campbell 7/28/2016 12:28 pm

Dollar General of Goodlettsville, Tennessee, announced this week its acquisition of 41 former Walmart Express stores in 11 states, including one in Coal Hill and one in Mulberry.