Retail Archive

Burgundy Book: Slight Economic Improvement in Arkansas

by Mark Carter 6/24/2014 09:07 am

According to a May survey of business leaders in the state, the near-term outlook for the Little Rock zone improved slightly.

Fort Smith Overtakes Bentonville in Arkansas Tech Business Index

by Lee Hogan 6/23/2014 10:17 am

A strong retail rating and the permit of two large projects helped push Fort Smith ahead of Bentonville in the Arkansas Tech Business Index. It's the first time since the index's introduction that Bentonville has not been the top-rated city.

Kevin Huchingson of Colliers on What Makes Commercial Real Estate in Arkansas Attractive

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/23/2014 12:00 am

Kevin Huchingson is president and CEO of Colliers International Arkansas, a commercial and residential real estate services firm. He's been a principal there since 1997 and has led Arkansas' Colliers offices since 2002.

Details Unearthed on Benton's Hurricane Creek Village Project

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/23/2014 12:00 am

The Retail Connection of Dallas invested about $7.3 million to assemble land for the project, which you may have heard will be anchored by a 123,000-SF Kroger Marketplace and a 62,182-SF Academy Sports.

Recent Million-Dollar Deals Include Apartments, Walgreens

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/23/2014 12:00 am

Two apartment complexes and a Walgreens project generated a series of recent seven-digit deals.

Arkansas Business Presents the 40 Under Forty Class of 2014

by Gwen Moritz 6/23/2014 12:00 am

This week, Arkansas Business presents its 21st class of 40 Under 40 honorees. This year's honorees represent our state's geography — Pine Bluff, England, Jonesboro, Conway, Fort Smith, Rogers — and the diversity of our business community — farming, finance, medicine, academia, nonprofits.

Video: Both Sides Claim Harassment in Wet-Dry Signature Drive

by Lance Turner 6/20/2014 08:31 am

Feelings are running high over the wet-dry question, particularly Faulkner County. Meanwhile, the groups that want to put it for a vote have until July 7 to collect the signatures they need.

David Couch Files Complaint Against Wet-Dry Opposition Group in Faulkner County

by Lee Hogan 6/19/2014 04:42 pm

Little Rock attorney David Couch, who is leading an effort to put a proposed constitutional amendment on the November ballot that would legalize sales in all Arkansas counties, has filed an ethics complaint against an opposition group in Faulkner County.

Reports Shed Light on Backers of Wet, Dry Groups in Arkansas

by Lee Hogan 6/19/2014 04:12 pm

Ballot question committees have spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on wet-dry county battles across the state as the deadline for signatures and the all-important November election loom.

Pay Tops $1 Million For Seven on Highest-paid Nonprofit Employees List

by Gwen Moritz 6/16/2014 12:00 am

Seven nonprofit employees in Arkansas who earned more than $1 million in the 2012 tax year are either medical doctors or hospital administrators, as are the vast majority of the 262 nonprofit employees whose compensation exceeding $215,000 is reported in this issue.

Diamond Bear's Arkansas Alehouse One Step on the Growth Path

by Jan Cottingham 6/16/2014 12:00 am

Last Thursday, Diamond Bear Brewing Co. opened its Arkansas Alehouse restaurant, allowing owner and President Russ Melton to prove his theory: retail complements production, alehouse complements brewhouse.

Barbara Graves Ready To Give Retail The Slip

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/16/2014 12:00 am

Barbara Graves, who for many years has reigned as queen of the high-end lingerie scene, says the last day for her eponymous store, Barbara Graves Intimate Fashions, likely will be June 28.

America's Car-Mart Execs Do Without Bonuses

by Gwen Moritz 6/13/2014 03:45 pm

America's Car-Mart's disappointing bottom line in its most recent fiscal year was reflected in the compensation its top executives received, the proxy statement filed this week shows.

Conway Voters to Consider Bonds for Central Landing Street Improvements

by Lee Hogan 6/13/2014 03:33 pm

Conway voters will decide in a special election Sept. 9 whether a 1/8 cent sales tax will be rededicated to be used for special bonds to finish road work tied to the proposed Central Landing, a mixed-use redevelopment of the 151-acre municipal airport.

Report: Fernando Madeira Named Walmart.com CEO

by Lee Hogan 6/10/2014 10:22 am

Fernando Madeira, president and CEO of Latin America at Wal-Mart e-commerce, has been named chief executive officer of Walmart.com., according to a report from Bloomberg.

8 Wal-Mart Directors Elected With Fewer Votes Than in 2013

by Lee Hogan 6/9/2014 12:33 pm

All 14 nominees for Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s Board of Directors were approved by voters at Friday's annual shareholders meeting in Fayetteville, but eight of the nominees received a smaller percentage of votes than the previous year.

Moses & Tucker Lead Refinancing of River Market Tower

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/9/2014 12:00 am

Did you know the River Market Tower in downtown Little Rock is built on a new financial foundation? The ownership group, led by developers Jimmy Moses and Rett Tucker, bought the project's debt from an affiliate of the The Broe Group of Denver for an undisclosed sum.

June Groundbreaking Planned for Creekside Retail in Rogers

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/9/2014 12:00 am

Developer Jason Pullman of Bentonville said the project at 2012 S. Promenade Blvd. received clearance in early May from city officials after engineering work was done by Tom Oppenheim of CEI Engineering Inc.

Update: Wal-Mart Executives Focus On Small Stores, Online

by Marty Cook 6/6/2014 01:30 pm

Same-store sales continue to drop for Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville, but U.S. stores division CEO Bill Simon seemed to shrug off concerns Thursday during question-and-answer session with reporters.

Greg Penner Named Wal-Mart Board Vice Chairman

by Lance Turner 6/6/2014 08:52 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s board of directors announces the appointment of Greg Penner to the new position of vice chairman of the board.