Retail Archive

Is the U.S. Due for a Recession? (Commentary)

by David Andolfatto and Andrew Spewak 2/19/2018 12:00 am

The U.S. economy has been expanding for the last eight and a half years, but how much longer will that expansion last?

Never Count Walmart Out (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 2/19/2018 12:00 am

Although Amazon's online sales still dwarf Walmart's — Amazon accounted for about 44 percent of all U.S. e-commerce sales last year — Walmart has made it clear that it won't go gentle into that good night.

Pam Jones Puts Ad Twist on Black History Month

by Kyle Massey 2/19/2018 12:00 am

To address a lack of advertising diversity and “stereotypical representation,” Little Rock marketing firm Culturally Connected Communications is taking a different ad every day and reimagining it with brown and black subjects.

Tyson's Goal? Offering Protein of All Kinds

by Marty Cook 2/19/2018 12:00 am

Tyson Foods of Springdale wants to be your protein source, even if that protein didn't start out as an animal.

Presenting the 30th Annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/19/2018 12:00 am

Arkansas Business honors the state's top executives, small businesses and nonprofits with the annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards.

Copper Run Acreage Assembled for $2.6M (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 2/19/2018 12:00 am

Layman Lane LLC, led by Graham Smith and Russell James, bought the more than 85 acres at 10601 Layman Road from Glenda C. Pehrson Family Ltd.

Real Estate Deals Total $1.9M

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/15/2018 12:45 pm

Office/warehouse buildings, a garage and a retail/office project were recently sold in separate transactions.

Condo Inside Residences at Building 5 Sells for $2.6 Million

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/12/2018 12:00 am

High-rise condo space in downtown Little Rock, a mixed-use commercial project in west Little Rock and an office building in North Little Rock provide a trio of recent million-dollar transactions.

Tax Changes: The Good, Bad and Quirky

by Kyle Massey 2/12/2018 12:00 am

Arkansas Business asked a panel of tax experts for insights on the new code, which was signed by President Donald J. Trump in late December. After hitting the highlights, they delved into provisions that surprised them.

Biggest Deals of 2017: Arkansas Transactions Soar 50 Percent, Reach $14.7B

by Jan Cottingham 2/12/2018 12:00 am

Tax reform expected to increase pace, size of acquisitions in 2018.

Invest in Your Culture; It's Reflected in the Bottom Line (Karen Armstrong Expert Advice)

by Karen Armstrong 2/12/2018 12:00 am

Today's workforce, especially among millennials, rates companies that are desirable to work for based on their culture. From a recruitment and retention standpoint, culture is critical, but how do the characteristics of that environment translate to profitability?

Hospitality Land Visited By $3.4M Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 2/12/2018 12:00 am

Promenade Hospitality LLC bought the 4.86-acre site in west Little Rock from Deltic Timber Corp. of El Dorado.

Super Bowl Commercials: Tide Cleans Up, Alexa Speaks

by Kyle Massey 2/12/2018 12:00 am

Tide scored nearly a clean sweep, Alexa's voice came through for Amazon and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s voice was hijacked by Dodge Ram.

New uBreakiFix Opens in Conway

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/8/2018 10:52 am

uBreakiFix opened a new store at 1040 S. Amity Road in Conway on Tuesday.

Haag Brown Buys Center for $4.4M; Tacos 4 Life Coming To NLR

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/8/2018 10:20 am

Haag Brown Commercial Real Estate & Development of Jonesboro purchases the shopping center adjoining the Kroger Marketplace at Chenal Parkway and Kirk Road in west Little Rock for $4.4 million.

FFO Home Acquires Service Furniture & Bedding Inc.

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/8/2018 09:07 am

FFO Home of Fort Smith acquires Service Furniture & Bedding Inc., an operator of home furnishings and bedding retailers in the greater Louisville, Kentucky, area.

Sales Lessons From a Girl Scout (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

by Jim Karrh 2/5/2018 12:00 am

While you ponder Thin Mints or Tagalongs, also consider the marketing and sales strategies used by the all-time record-setting Girl Scout cookie seller.

Cantrell Drug Hiring in Face of Bankruptcy

by Mark Friedman 2/5/2018 12:00 am

Cantrell Drug Co. of North Little Rock said last week that it has hired about 25 people since filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization in November.

Amazon Has Not Delivered a Sales Tax Windfall, So Far

by Marty Cook 2/5/2018 12:00 am

Amazon, the online retailing goliath based in Seattle, announced last February that it would start collecting sales tax owed on purchases made by Arkansas residents. The early, non-exact results are in: more, but not as much as predicted by many.

Machine Learning Tops List of Hot, Trendy Technologies

by Marty Cook 2/5/2018 12:00 am

High-tech doors are just a hint at what goes on inside RevUnit, which builds applications to help businesses operate efficiently in areas like productivity, worker engagement and learning.