Retail Archive

St. Louis District Economy Growing Modestly

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/30/2016 03:51 pm

Contacts in the Fed's St. Louis District, which includes all of Arkansas and parts of six other states, said economic conditions have modestly improved.

Spartan Battles Bad Boy Mowers on Shared Turf in Batesville

by Jan Cottingham 11/28/2016 12:00 am

Maybe a thousand feet as the crow flies separates the Intimidator plant from the Bad Boy facility in the Independence County Industrial Park. And though Intimidator is the startup, it lays claim to the 1 Bad Boy Blvd. address; Bad Boy is at 102 Industrial Drive.

Jacksonville Mobile Home Park Draws $2.6M Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 11/28/2016 12:00 am

A group of out-of-state investors acquired Pine Meadow Mobile Home Park at 3000 John Harden Drive from Mas Verde Mobile Home Estates Inc., led by Bryan Keathley.

Detroit Investor Nabs CVS in Springdale (NWA Real Deals)

by Marty Cook 11/28/2016 12:00 am

A Detroit investor paid $4.56 million for the CVS Pharmacy at 2001 S. Thompson St. in Springdale.

Harding Professor Phil Brown's 4 Ways Arkansas Companies Can Keep Accounting Recruits

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/28/2016 12:00 am

Phil Brown is a professor and co-chair of the Harding University Accounting & Finance Department at Searcy.

Business Equipment: Leases vs. Loans (Marcus Guinn Expert Advice)

by Marcus Guinn 11/28/2016 12:00 am

Small-business owners often bring their consumer mindset to running their businesses, particularly in the early years of owning. In many regards this mindset is helpful, but it can also hinder progress when it comes to the idea of leasing.

Survey: Arkansas Consumers Planning Large Purchases

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/22/2016 09:00 am

Arkansas consumers made large household purchases in the past six months and expect to make more, according to the third installment of the fall 2016 Arvest Consumer Sentiment Survey.

Jason Rapert Named CEO of ULockIt Security Devices

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/21/2016 05:00 pm

ULockIt Security Devices of Conway announced Monday the appointment of Jason Rapert as its CEO. The company said it's also looking at expanding sales nationwide.

Heathcott Hopes CJRW Selected as Lottery's First Pick

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/21/2016 12:00 am

The battle for an Arkansas Scholarship Lottery marketing contract worth more than $5 million a year is down to three Little Rock advertising finalists.

McLarty Bid for Penske Dealerships Scrapped

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/21/2016 12:00 am

The would-be deal for the Landers Chevrolet and Landers Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Fiat & Alfa Romeo has fallen through.

Industrial Space Attracts $5.6 Million Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 11/21/2016 12:00 am

A company led by Rick Ferguson sells a 223,880-SF industrial project adjacent to the Goodwill facility on Scott Hamilton Drive in Little Rock to a group of four investment companies.

BET Founder Robert Johnson Aims to Help Others With Good Ideas

by Kyle Massey 11/18/2016 04:19 pm

Robert L. Johnson, founder of Black Entertainment Television and America's first African-American billionaire, tells tales from a charmed business career during a humor-filled talk at the annual meeting of the Little Rock Regional Chamber.

America's Car-Mart Reports 2Q Income of $5M

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/18/2016 11:35 am

America's Car-Mart Inc. of Bentonville on Thursday reported fiscal second-quarter income of $5 million, up from a loss of $495,000 it reported in the same quarter a year ago.

Arkansas Unemployment Unchanged at 4 Percent in October

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/18/2016 09:08 am

Arkansas' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remains unchanged at 4 percent, according to the state Department of Workforce Services.

3 Businesses Set for Renovated Space on Main Street North Little Rock

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/18/2016 08:57 am

Renovations to four buildings on the 700 block of Main Street in downtown North Little Rock are nearing completion with three businesses set to move in.

Harps Names Kim Eskew as New CEO

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/17/2016 03:29 pm

Harps Food Stores Inc. of Springdale says Kim Eskew, president and chief operating officer, has been elected as the grocery store chain's new CEO.

Half of Cities Up on Latest Arkansas Tech Business Index

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/15/2016 03:27 pm

The July 2016 results of the Arkansas Tech Business Index show the same number of cities increased and decreased their rating during the month.

Colony West Center Sells for $7.1 Million (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 11/14/2016 12:00 am

Colony West Group LLC, led by T.J. Leflar, Marshall Saviers and Brian Shaw, and C-Lef Partners LLC, led by Leflar, bought the Colony West Shopping Center at 10300 N. Rodney Parham Road.

The Everyday Proof of Social Proof (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

by Jim Karrh 11/14/2016 12:00 am

One of the most powerful forces of persuasion is “social proof,” the tendency of people to look to the behavior of similar others when they aren't sure what is correct in a given situation. You can find evidence of social proof nearly everywhere.

Dillard's Sees 3Q Profit Down 50 Percent Amid More Sales Declines

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/10/2016 04:06 pm

Dillard's Inc. of Little Rock reports third-quarter net income of $22.8 million, down 50 percent from the same quarter last year, and same-store sales continued a streak of declines. CEO William Dillard II said the retailer is working through a "tough time."