Retail Archive

Survey: Arkansas Consumers Planning for Bigger Purchases, Saving More

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/29/2016 09:36 am

Arkansas consumers expect to make large purchases now because they're seeing low unemployment rates, lower interest rates and the possibility of inflation, according to a new survey.

At Latest Summit, Wal-Mart Seeks More American-Made Goods

by Marty Cook 6/28/2016 10:50 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. promised "everything is a yes" at the opening session of the company's "Open Call" with suppliers of U.S.-made products Tuesday. The U.S. Manufacturing Summit, held at the company's home office in Bentonville, is part of the retailer's 2013 initiative to spend $250 billion on American-produced goods for its stores, Sam's Clubs and Walmart.com.

Nominate Now for Arkansas Business '20 in Their 20s'

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/28/2016 09:41 am

Arkansas Business is once again taking nominations for its annual "20 in Their 20s" list, which honors young professionals in their 20s.

Site of Oops In Farmington Brings $1.12M (NWA Real Deals)

by Marty Cook 6/27/2016 12:00 am

A 32,000-SF building that used to be the home of a Marvin's IGA in Farmington has been sold for the second time in 18 months.

Stephen Curry and Nike's PowerPoint Blunder (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

by Jim Karrh 6/27/2016 12:00 am

A recent report from ESPN uncovered a real doozy. It is the amazing story of how the most powerful sports apparel company in the world, Nike, let the most electric player in the NBA, Stephen Curry, out of its grasp — and allowed Under Armour to pull off one of the most valuable marketing switcheroos in history.

Economic Challenges Vary by Income

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/27/2016 12:00 am

Economic challenges faced by Americans vary greatly by income, according to a Federal Reserve report released last month.

With Unemployment Low, Arkansas Economists Weigh Effects

by Alexis Hosticka 6/24/2016 11:02 am

While two Arkansas economists don't expect state unemployment to fall much further, the effect of historically low jobless levels could put workers at an advantage when seeking a new job or higher wages.

Two Former Walmart Express Stores to Reopen As Harps

by Alexis Hosticka 6/23/2016 01:44 pm

Harps Food Stores Inc. of Springdale announced Thursday that two of the Arkansas Walmart Express locations it acquired earlier this month will reopen as Harps stores over the next 11 weeks.

Burgundy Book: Most Arkansans Expect Economic Conditions To Stay the Same

by Sarah Campbell 6/22/2016 11:14 am

According to a May survey of business contacts, 69 percent expect economic conditions in 2016 will be about the same as last year, an improvement from three months earlier, when a little less than half expected conditions to worsen.

Arkansas Business Presents the 40 Under 40 Class of 2016

by Gwen Moritz 6/20/2016 12:00 am

This week's Arkansas Business is dedicated to our 23rd class of 40 Under 40 honorees, those young leaders of business, government and nonprofits that our internal selection team believes readers need to know.

U.S. Households Report Improvement in Economic Well-Being

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/20/2016 12:00 am

Americans reported improvement in their well-being last year compared with 2014 and 2013, according to a Federal Reserve Board report released last month.

Former Clinton Museum Store Draws $2.3M Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 6/20/2016 12:00 am

610 President Clinton Avenue LLC, led by Mark Dake, bought its namesake property and former home of the Clinton Museum Store from the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation.

Class Action, Or Lone Case Of Paid Debt?

by Mark Friedman 6/20/2016 12:00 am

When William Echols of Amity made a nearly $1,400 credit card payment in 2012, he thought he was done with the bill. But it was only the beginning.

Acosta's Carlen Hooker Honored by Progressive Grocer (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/20/2016 12:00 am

Carlen Hooker, senior vice president of business solutions at Acosta of Bentonville, was one of four Acosta executives recognized as Progressive Grocer's 2016 Top Women in Grocery.

TriGate Capital Purchases McCain Plaza for $23M, Plans Renovations

by Alexis Hosticka 6/17/2016 10:18 am

TriGate Capital LLC of Dallas has acquired McCain Plaza in North Little Rock for $23.15 million. TriGate's plans include renovating the facades, resurfacing the parking lot, upgrading signage and landscaping, refurbishing existing vacant tenant suites, and demolishing the vacant movie theater.

Bike-Maker Orbea Marks HQ Move North of the River

by Sarah Campbell 6/16/2016 02:52 pm

Orbea of Mallabia, Spain, on Thursday celebrated its new North American headquarters at The Works at Rockwater at 700 W. Broadway St. in North Little Rock.

Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame Announces Second Class

by Alexis Hosticka 6/16/2016 09:45 am

The Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame on Thursday announced nine inductees to its second class, which includes two posthumous honorees and one organization.

Wal-Mart Puts China Boss Sean Clarke in Charge of Asda in UK

by Parikshit Mishra and Paul Sandle, Reuters 6/13/2016 07:39 am

Wal-Mart has turned to the chief of its Chinese business Sean Clarke to revive Asda, its British supermarket group.

Federal Hearing Set for Dillard's in EEOC Case

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/13/2016 12:00 am

A U.S. District Court judge recently ordered Dillard's Inc. to explain why it won't comply with a subpoena from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Cantrell Office Building Sale Exceeds $2.6 Million (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 6/13/2016 12:00 am

8114 Cantrell LLC, led by Billy Roehrenbeck, purchased its namesake project.