Retail Archive

Diamond Bear Brewing to Open Restaurant

by Jan Cottingham 6/4/2014 10:00 am

Diamond Bear Brewing Co. is working to open a new restaurant, Arkansas Alehouse, this month at its new headquarters in North Little Rock. Includes video.

Barbara Graves Intimate Fashions Is Closing

by Lance Turner 6/3/2014 11:50 am

Our sister publication, Little Rock Soirée, is passing along word that Barbara Graves Intimate Fashions in Breckenridge Village is closing after more than 40 years in business.

Arkansas Scholarship Lottery Fights Falling Sales

by Luke Jones 6/2/2014 12:00 am

While the state's two gambling venues are predicting green pastures and growth, the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery is resigned to a second consecutive decline in annual revenue.

Got Cash? (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Craig Douglass 6/2/2014 12:00 am

Are some entities suffering by not adding to their payment options? The answer, of course, is yes.

Whole Foods Making Move to Bowman, Looks for Room To Grow

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/2/2014 12:00 am

Whole Foods Market Inc. is getting a new Little Rock home next year. The high-end grocery store at 10700 N. Rodney Parham Road is expected to move into the former 39,200-SF Linens N Things store at 501 S. Bowman Road.

Village Green, Citgo Part of Recent Million-Dollar Deals

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/2/2014 12:00 am

A 172-unit apartment project in southwest Little Rock leads the way in this installment of seven-digit deals.

Bentonville Remains Atop Arkansas Tech Business Index

by Lee Hogan 5/30/2014 04:55 pm

Bentonville remained atop the Arkansas Tech Business Index's ranking of 16 municipalities across the state, accrording to data compiled for February. In all, 10 cities were above the state average since 2009.

4 Wheel Parts to Open Sherwood Store This Summer

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/29/2014 02:20 pm

4 Wheel Parts, the nation's largest distributor of off-road parts and accessories, has signed a seven-year lease for property at 5620 Warden Road in Sherwood, which will become its first Arkansas location.

HomeGoods Coming to The Promenade at Chenal in Little Rock

by Lee Hogan 5/29/2014 09:26 am

Construction has started on a HomeGoods store at The Promenade at Chenal. The home furnishing store is set to open this fall.

Video: Highlights From Wal-Mart CEO Doug McMillon's Appearance at Code Conference

by Lance Turner 5/28/2014 04:26 pm

Highlights from Wal-Mart Stores Inc. CEO Doug McMillon's appearance today at the Code Conference, put on by Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg's tech news site Re/Code.

Update: America's Car-Mart 4Q Profit Drops 28 Percent

by Marty Cook 5/28/2014 01:04 pm

America's Car-Mart Inc. of Bentonville reports fourth-quarter net income of $6.8 million, down 28 percent from the same quarter last year as "too many" of its customers didn't "successfully fulfill the requirements of their contracts."

Market Street Cinema Moving to Riverdale 10, Will Seek Alcohol License

by Lee Hogan 5/27/2014 05:30 pm

According to Market Street Cinema owner Matt Smith, the cinema's operations will soon be moving to Riverdale 10 on Cantrell Road. The move is planned to occur in June.

Four Join List of 75 Largest Private Companies in Arkansas

by Gwen Moritz 5/26/2014 12:00 am

The 75 largest private companies in Arkansas generated total revenue — self-reported and estimated — of $31.15 billion in their most recent fiscal years, and the price of entry to the list was $88.8 million.

Little Rock's Replacement Parts Inc. Bumping Century Mark

by George Waldon 5/26/2014 12:00 am

Replacement Parts Inc. of Little Rock has gone about its business quietly growing into a regional concern. The venture's wholesale and retail subsidiaries generated combined revenue of $215 million in 2013, its 94th year of operations.

E-Z Mart Pursuing Upgrades to Stores, Products

by Jan Cottingham 5/26/2014 12:00 am

Sonja Hubbard describes herself as a “fixer.” And as a fixer, the CEO of E-Z Mart Inc. is searching for just the right mix of products and services for the company's 302 convenience stores.

Convenience Stores Head Up Energy List

by Luke Jones 5/26/2014 12:00 am

Convenience stores still top the list of the state's largest private companies in the energy sector, with one more added this year. This year, Flash Market Inc. of West Memphis, a convenience store chain and fuel retailer, remained at the top of the list.

Some Retailers See Surge in Revenue in 2013

by Mark Friedman 5/26/2014 12:00 am

About half of the retailers on this year's list of Arkansas' largest private companies enjoyed increased revenue in 2013. Of the 17 retailers among the 75 largest private companies, eight reported increases over 2012 figures, four remained flat and five reported lower revenue.

Big Slice of Park Avenue Draws $23.4M Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 5/26/2014 12:00 am

About 70,200 SF of retail space and a two-story parking deck in midtown Little Rock weighed in at $23.36 million. Six pieces of the Park Avenue project on University Avenue were sold to Illinois trust group.

LiveRamp: Acxiom's $310M Silver Bullet

by Luke Jones 5/26/2014 12:00 am

Acxiom Corp. announced earlier this month that it had purchased LiveRamp, a tech company that started in 2011 in San Francisco. At $310 million, it's a huge purchase for the Little Rock data miner, which had revenue just shy of $1.1 billion in the fiscal year that ended March 31.

Who Owns The Rights To Wal-Mart's Photographs?

by Mark Friedman 5/26/2014 12:00 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has sued a Fayetteville photography studio, claiming it owns the rights to photos taken of Sam Walton and his family. Both Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville and Helen Huff of Fayetteville can agree that her husband, David Huff, and his father, Robert Huff, both now deceased, took dozens of photos of the retailer's founder, Sam Walton, and his family.