Retail Archive

Consider Middle Managers in Growth Plans (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

by Jim Karrh 12/18/2017 12:00 am

Is middle management dead? As industry after industry has felt the effects of consolidation and disintermediation, the ranks of middle managers have, in many cases, dwindled.

Top Online Stories of 2017: Fake Will Story Commanded the Clicks

by Lance Turner 12/18/2017 12:00 am

Top web pieces at ArkansasBusiness.com ran the gamut from corruption to Tyson, property deals to zombies.

Lakewood Hills, WLR Courtyard by Marriott Lead Off Big Property Buys

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/11/2017 12:00 am

A hotel, breastaurant, apartments and two homes in Little Rock plus apartments and retail space in North Little Rock combined with a carwash and retail property in Bryant with residential lots in Benton equal this week's group of big real estate transactions.

Making NLR's Argenta a 24/7 Business Beacon

by Kyle Massey 12/11/2017 12:00 am

Architect Bill Gray hopes to transform downtown North Little Rock into a business and residential beacon centered on the $4.4 million Argenta Plaza project and the mixed-use buildings set to rise around it.

Education Construction Dots the State, Dominating Commercial Projects List

by George Waldon 12/11/2017 12:00 am

The tally of largest commercial projects in Arkansas reached $2 billion for the fourth consecutive year, powered in large part by education.

Game Plan Unaltered in Conway's Shoppes at Central Landing Project

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 12/11/2017 12:00 am

Conway Development Corp. is in talks with a new developer for the Shoppes at Central Landing in Conway and expects to close within weeks on its purchase of the site of the project from the city.

Canopy Apartments Sale Tops $9.4 Million Mark (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 12/11/2017 12:00 am

An affiliate of DavisRE of Dallas bought the 240-unit apartment project in west Little Rock. The seller is Out In The Woods LLLP, led by James Jackson and Haskell Dickinson II.

Presqu'ile Winery a Nod to Way of Life for Murphys

by Jan Cottingham 12/11/2017 12:00 am

Madison Murphy, chairman of Murphy USA Inc. of El Dorado, and his family named their 200-acre California winery Presqu'ile as a “tip of the hat” to a family compound destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.

WLR Acreage Sells for $651K, Other Deals Total $2.6M

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 12/6/2017 03:10 pm

Two new Popeyeys fast food restaurants are planned and a Big Red convenience store is coming to North Little Rock.

New Development Set for Jonesboro's Caraway-Highland Intersection

by Graycen Colbert Bigger 12/6/2017 02:43 pm

Discount retailer Bargain Hunt will occupy 27,490 SF at the Highland Square Shopping Center in Jonesboro beginning in the spring. The space formerly housed Kmart, which closed at the end of last year.

Walmart to Award $1.12M in Grants Wednesday

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/5/2017 10:04 am

Walmart will host a “Day of Giving” in Little Rock at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday to award Walmart Foundation Arkansas State Giving grants totaling $1.12 million to 11 nonprofits.

Fluoride, the Fifties and Facebook (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Craig Douglass 12/4/2017 12:00 am

The way Facebook is set up as a social network can influence opinions and behavior through social proofing, endorsements, critiques and reviews. And it is done somewhat passively through conversational and casual messaging.

NLR's Chapel Ridge Apartments Sold in $8.3M Transaction

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/4/2017 12:00 am

Apartments in North Little Rock, an office building in Alexander, residential property in Little Rock and a commercial site in Benton provide this week's quartet of multimillion-dollar real estate transactions in central Arkansas.

Coca-Cola Plant Transaction Approaches $11 Million (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 12/4/2017 12:00 am

The largest independent Coca-Cola bottler in the nation bought the 22.2-acre complex from Atlanta's Coca-Cola Refreshments USA Inc., a subsidiary of the Coca-Cola Co.

Alice Walton Sells Her 1,400-Acre Texas Ranch

by Lance Turner 11/30/2017 11:19 am

Alice Walton has sold her 1,400-acre Texas ranch two year after first listing it.

Fed Report: Employers Raising Wages in Tight Labor Market

by Lance Turner 11/29/2017 03:22 pm

Employers in the Federal Reserve's Eighth District, which includes all of Arkansas and parts of six nearby states, say they are raising starting wages and salaries to attract new workers amid a tight labor market.

Lumber One to Open in iHeart Media Metroplex, Other Real Estate Deals Total $1.4M

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 11/29/2017 02:37 pm

A new Lumber One Home Center retail store is planned for the recently sold iHeart Media Metroplex at 10800 Col. Glenn Road in Little Rock.

Bayou Meto Land, Slim Chickens Sold in Recent Seven-Digit Deals

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/27/2017 12:00 am

Agri land in Lonoke County, day care centers and a restaurant in Conway along with a car wash and undeveloped property in Saline County provide a six-pack of big-bucks transactions this week.

How Chinese Textiles Filled Sanyo's Old Role as Forrest City Hero

by Kyle Massey 11/27/2017 12:00 am

Forrest City was seeking a suitor for a massive shuttered factory. Shandong Ruyi Technology Group of China was looking for the right spot for its first U.S. facility, a vast yarn factory capable of consuming Arkansas' entire annual cotton crop.

Bass Pro, Hooters Site Yields $23M Tandem Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 11/27/2017 12:00 am

The sale-leaseback of Little Rock's 104,359-SF Bass Pro Shops spawned a $21.89 million transaction.