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Jobs Mix Keeps Unemployment Low in Faulkner County

by Lance Turner 5/16/2017 01:43 pm

The decline of the Fayetteville Shale cost jobs in Faulkner County, but a diverse economy led by sales, office and administrative professions continued to keep the unemployment rate near historic lows.

Lawsuit: Wal-Mart Discriminated Against Pregnant Women

by Daniel Wiessner, Reuters 5/15/2017 03:18 pm

Two former Wal-Mart employees have filed a lawsuit accusing the retailer of treating thousands of pregnant workers as "second-class citizens" by rejecting their requests to limit heavy lifting, climbing on ladders and other potentially dangerous tasks.

Harps Registers Nearly $5M Sale of Vilonia Store

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/15/2017 12:00 am

A grocery store in Vilonia, a church in Benton, Burger Kings in Cabot and Conway, a west Little Rock manor and an auto project in Sherwood have assembled for a six-pack of multimillion-dollar transactions.

A Look Inside a $12.4 Million Slap at Wal-Mart

by Mark Friedman 5/15/2017 12:00 am

Last month a federal jury in Fayetteville ordered Wal-Mart to pay $12.4 million for damages that included willful and malicious misappropriation of Cuker's confidential information and trade secrets.

Fayetteville Attorney Seeks Sanctions Against Wal-Mart, Saying It Abused Process

by Mark Friedman 5/15/2017 12:00 am

Fayetteville attorney Mark Henry last week asked a federal judge to sanction Wal-Mart Stores Inc. for alleged discovery abuses throughout the case involving Cuker Interactive LLC of San Diego.

Customer Demand Drives Final Mile Industry

by Marty Cook 5/15/2017 12:00 am

The “final mile” of shipping items purchased online — experts call it a $13 billion market — is tantalizing for shippers even as it is putting pressure on retailers' margins.

WLR Office Building Attracts $3.2M Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 5/15/2017 12:00 am

Normandy Place LLC, led by Max Mehlburger, purchased the Markham Executive Center at 10201 W. Markham St. The seller is Security Plan Life Insurance Co. of Donaldsonville, Louisiana.

Wal-Mart CEO to Face Questions in Lawsuit Over Bribery

by Jonathan Stempel, Reuters 5/12/2017 08:20 am

A federal judge orders Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Chief Executive Douglas McMillon to submit to questioning in a lawsuit by shareholders hoping to learn what he knows about suspected bribery by the world's largest retailer in Mexico.

Aldi Raises Stakes in US Price War with Wal-Mart

by Nandita Bose, Reuters 5/11/2017 08:15 am

German grocery chain Aldi Inc is trying to beat Wal-Mart, the world's biggest retailer, at its own game: low prices.

Dillard's 1Q Profit Down 14 Percent, Same-Store Sales Down 4 Percent

by Lance Turner 5/11/2017 06:43 am

Dillard's Inc. of Little Rock on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $66.3 million, down 14 percent from the same quarter last year, as total sales declined

How Amazon Trounces Rivals in Battle of Shopping 'Bots'

by Jeffrey Dastin, Reuters 5/10/2017 09:31 am

How Amazon's technological prowess is helping it dominate the retail competition.

El Dorado Building Its Hopes On Arts

by Kyle Massey 5/8/2017 12:00 am

In a town where an oil gusher a century ago set off one of the wildest booms in American history, transforming El Dorado into south Arkansas' richest town, Austin Barrow presides over a boom in downtown construction.

Little Rock Looks Up: 7 Downtown Projects Set to Open by Year's End

by George Waldon 5/8/2017 12:00 am

A flurry of behind-the-scenes activity indicates a restart is in the works for a key part of the Creative Corridor in downtown Little Rock.

Benton County Projects Costly, Unique

by Marty Cook 5/8/2017 12:00 am

The 8W Center was just one of seven multimillion-dollar commercial construction projects in Bentonville in 2016. It ranked as the 17th largest in the state and was fourth among the 30 projects in Washington and Benton counties.

St. Bernards Medical Center Tops Jonesboro's Construction Projects List

by Mark Friedman 5/8/2017 12:00 am

Construction projects are flourishing in Jonesboro, despite the financial woes plaguing one of its largest commercial ventures.

Gateway Retail Sale Tops $3.5 Million (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 5/8/2017 12:00 am

Gateway Village I LLC, led by Tommy Hodges, sold the 6 Bass Pro Drive project, home of David's Burgers, Hogman's Gameday Superstore and more.

Wal-Mart Files Patent for Amazon Dash Rival

by Nandita Bose and Gayathree Ganesan, Reuters 5/5/2017 10:04 am

"Wal-Mart aims to integrate [Internet of Things] into the products themselves for automatic re-ordering with no user input at all."

Wal-Mart Seeks Anti-Corruption Certification

by Kevin Krolicki and Nandita Bose, Reuters 5/4/2017 11:45 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville considers getting certified under a new international program that could help companies defend themselves against isolated cases of corruption or poor business practices.

Ryan Watley Named CEO of Go Forward Pine Bluff

by Lance Turner 5/1/2017 11:05 am

Ryan Watley is named CEO-elect of Go Forward Pine Bluff, a volunteer group backed by Simmons First National Corp. that aims to stop the city's population decline and bolster its tax base.

Chenal Commercial Attracts $4M Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 5/1/2017 12:00 am

Beefam LLC and Bonerts MV LLC of Santa Ana, California, acquired the 7,457-SF project at 17701 Chenal Parkway, home to Pei Wei and Mattress Firm.

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