Retail Archive

Outlets of Little Rock to Host Job Fair

by Alexis Hosticka 8/14/2015 01:12 pm

Outlets of Little Rock will host a job fair to begin the process of filling hundreds of full- and part-time positions for many of the brand-name retail stores coming to the shopping destination.

Dillard's 2Q Net Down 13 Percent, Same-Store Sales Up 1 Percent

by Lance Turner 8/13/2015 06:47 am

Dillard's Inc. of Little Rock on Thursday reported second-quarter net income of $29.9 million, or 75 cents per share, down 13 percent from $34.5 million, or 80 cents per share, in the same quarter last year.

Lonoke County Farmland, Hurricane Lake Lots Highlight Tri-County Seven-Digit Deals

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/10/2015 12:00 am

More than 570 acres in Lonoke County, 37 residential lots in Saline County, land for a commercial redevelopment in Benton and a big home in west Little Rock provide this week's quartet of million-dollar transactions.

Watergate Apartments Draw $7.8 Million Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 8/10/2015 12:00 am

The sale of a 148-unit apartment complex in Little Rock tipped the scales at $7.8 million.

Banded Holdings of Springdale Acquires Avery Outdoors

by Mark Carter 8/5/2015 09:49 am

Banded Holdings Inc. of Springdale has acquired Avery Outdoors Inc. of Memphis, which makes waterfowl hunting gear under the Avery, Greenhead Gear and Avery Sporting Dog brands.

Hays Buys Coca-Cola Plant in Jonesboro, Eyes November Open

by Alexis Hosticka 8/5/2015 09:48 am

Empty and on the market since 2008, the Coca-Cola bottling plant at the intersection of South Caraway Road and Highland Drive in Jonesboro is getting new life as a 55,000-SF Hays Clothing store set to open in November.

Del Frisco's Grille, Heading to Promenade in Little Rock, Hiring 120

by Alexis Hosticka 8/3/2015 09:47 am

Publicly traded restaurant chain Del Frisco's Grille said Monday that it plans to hire 120 employees for its new Little Rock location scheduled to open in September.

Party City, KFC Lead Off Recent Million-Dollar Deals

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/3/2015 12:00 am

A store in west Little Rock, a fast-food eatery in downtown Little Rock and a home near the Country Club of Little Rock provide our grouping of recent seven-digit deals.

Jonesboro's Highland Center Gets New Name in Retail Buy

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/3/2015 12:00 am

A 60,000-SF shopping center in Jonesboro has a new owner and will have a new name: The Highlands.

What $100 Means in Arkansas: A State-by-State Analysis

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/3/2015 12:00 am

The Tax Foundation, a nonprofit that studies tax policy, last month published a map showing the real value of $100 in each state in the country.

Lesbian Sues Wal-Mart Over Benefits

by Mark Friedman 8/3/2015 12:00 am

A lesbian employee of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. recently filed a civil lawsuit accusing the Bentonville retailer of sex discrimination for denying her spousal health insurance benefits several years ago.

Reports: Bass Pro Shops Lays Off Employees at Stores, Headquarters

by Alexis Hosticka 7/30/2015 10:04 am

Bass Pro Shops is laying off employees at its 75 retail outlets and corporate headquarters in Springfield, Missouri.

ABTI Report: NWA Leads; Home Prices Drag Down Little Rock in May

by Alexis Hosticka 7/29/2015 10:18 am

May was a good month for the northwest Arkansas economy, according to the latest data from the Arkansas Tech Business Index.

NLR Medical Office Draws $1.1M Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 7/27/2015 12:00 am

Innovative Real Estate LLC, led by Ahmed Ghaleb, bought the former home of Stonebriar Imaging at 3320 Springhill Drive from Arvest Bank of Fayetteville.

Bentonville Developer Gets His Land at Hall Crossing (NWA Real Deals)

by Marty Cook 7/27/2015 12:00 am

Jason Pullman, through his Refined Retail LLC, paid slightly more than $1.2 million for a 1.9-acre lot in front of the Walmart Supercenter at Hall Crossing on Elm Springs Road in Springdale. Bear State Bank of Rogers assisted the purchase — and presumably the construction that will soon start — with a loan of $2.65 million.

KUAR Opens Online Store

by Sean Beherec 7/27/2015 12:00 am

Development Director Sarah Donaghy said in an email that the station launched the store in response to requests from listeners. Sales are expected to provide “an additional, though modest, revenue source,” she said.

Lessons From Amazon's Prime Day (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

by Jim Karrh 7/27/2015 12:00 am

What can the rest of us businesspeople learn from the success Amazon had selling so much stuff in one day? I believe Amazon's leadership made at least three good decisions when creating and planning its first Prime Day.

Bourbon & Boots Designs Look Familiar to Vendors

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/20/2015 12:00 am

Several Bourbon & Boots vendors have come forward in recent weeks saying that their designs have been dropped from the company's website and replaced with eerily similar ones.

Tyson Among Poultry Giants Curtailing Antibiotic Use

by Marty Cook 7/20/2015 12:00 am

Christine Daugherty is almost irrepressibly energetic. It's a trait that serves her well in her role as vice president of sustainable food production at Tyson Foods of Springdale.

Winrock Place Purchase Approaches $2.9 Million (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 7/20/2015 12:00 am

The sale of a 24,817-SF office building in Little Rock's Riverdale area tipped the scales at $2.87 million. A 7,847-SF office building in west Little Rock is under new ownership after a $1 million sale. And a 10,043-SF warehouse and land in North Little Rock changed hands in an $805,000 transaction.