Retail Archive

Wine Choices in Arkansas Set to Soar

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/30/2017 12:00 am

What once was a stream is now a flood as applications for grocery store wine permits pour into the Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Control Division.

Wal-Mart's Marc Lore Blows Top Off Exec Compensation List

by Gwen Moritz 10/30/2017 12:00 am

The word “outlier” was invented to describe things like the top entry on this week's list of the highest-paid executives employed by public companies in Arkansas.

Holiday Island Holdings Inc. Continues Quest for Assets

by George Waldon 10/30/2017 12:00 am

Holiday Island Holdings Inc., the state's least-known public company, is on the hunt for assets. Revenue would be nice too.

Wal-Mart's New Headquarters: Tradition, Not Frills

by Marty Cook 10/30/2017 12:00 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says its new headquarters campus on 350 acres in Bentonville will be all about efficiency and not ego.

Tontitown Warehouse Sells for $2.7 Million (NWA Real Deals)

by Marty Cook 10/30/2017 12:00 am

Elder Conway LLC, led by Chris Elder, bought the warehouse, which sits on 6.44 acres at 609 Laura Lane. The seller was Al G. Romine of Celebration, Florida.

When Little Rock Jilted Amazon: Tale of a Breakup Letter

by Kyle Massey 10/30/2017 12:00 am

The whirlwind week of #lovelittlerock started when Millie Ward got a call from Little Rock Regional Chamber's Jay Chesshir, who thought that while 238 cities were pitching to land Amazon, Little Rock could make some noise by saying no.

Contractor Gets $110M For Wal-Mart Work

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/27/2017 02:09 pm

The city of Bentonville awarded more than $110 million in building permits to the Whiting-Turner Construction Co. of Baltimore.

NRF to Give Doug McMillon 'Visionary' Award

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/26/2017 01:00 pm

The National Retail Federation on Thursday named Wal-Mart Stores Inc. President and CEO Doug McMillon as the 2018 recipient of its "Visionary" award.

Bass Pro Shops Nets $21.8 Million in Sale

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/23/2017 12:00 am

A big retail destination, an industrial project and auto land in west Little Rock provide this week's trio of big real estate transactions.

Hooters Expansion Within Reach After Land Deal

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/23/2017 12:00 am

Hooters recently closed a land purchase behind Bass Pro Shops in west Little Rock.

We Look Like Turkeys (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 10/23/2017 12:00 am

We have to rebrand Arkansas, and we have to back it up with reality.

NLR Motel 6 Visited by $3.4 Million Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 10/23/2017 12:00 am

Om Purshantam LLC, led by Tanvi Desai, bought the 121-room hotel at 4100 E. McCain Blvd. from Little Rock Hotel Group LLC of Denton, Texas.

In Helena-West Helena, Thrive Redesigns Its Strategy for the Future

by Graycen Colbert Bigger 10/18/2017 11:39 am

After receiving a National Endowment for the Arts Our Town grant in 2015, Thrive is ready to start a new chapter in its story of redesigning the Delta.

Bayou Meto Farmland Sold; LM Glasfiber Spends $8.3M on Construction

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/16/2017 12:00 am

Farmland in Lonoke County and apartments, a coffeehouse and home in Little Rock fill this week's roster of big real estate transactions. LM Glasfiber and a west Little Rock child development center lead in construction figures.

Everyone Needs a Little Nudge (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 10/16/2017 12:00 am

Richard Thaler was already a rock star among economists before he was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences last week.

Infiniti Dealership Sells for $4.4 Million (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 10/16/2017 12:00 am

Glenn Ridge Crossings II LLC, led by Steve Landers Sr., acquired the 15,721-SF Infiniti facility at 15 Col. Glenn Plaza Drive. The seller is Everett Infiniti Land Co. LLC, led by Chad Hendrix.

JC Penney to Hire 450 Seasonal Workers in Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/13/2017 08:55 am

JC Penney announced Friday that it plans to hire 450 seasonal associates throughout Arkansas for a variety of store positions.

Update: Parkway Plaza To Be Built On 27 Acres in Springdale

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/12/2017 09:50 am

Sage Partners and Griffin Co. Realtors on Thursday announced the development of a 27-acre office and mixed-use development called Parkway Plaza, expected to begin construction in early 2018 near the intersection of Interstate 49 and Don Tyson Parkway in Springdale.

Grocery Store Applications for Wine Permits Pour Into ABC

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/9/2017 12:00 am

The Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Control Division began accepting applications for grocery store wine permits one week ago, a development permitted by the Legislature's passage this year of Act 508, which allows grocery stores in “wet” counties to sell an expanded selection of wine.

Brett Overman Has Big Plans for Pineapple Whip

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/9/2017 12:00 am

Jonesboro entrepreneur Brett Overman has a nationally renowned disaster renovation company and one of the nation's largest tunnel car wash companies. His next vision is the expansion of a beloved fruit treat he discovered by accident.