Retail Archive

The Language of Customer Service (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Craig Douglass 10/5/2015 12:00 am

How often do you hear a response from someone hired to deliver customer service that rings a bit hollow? Or that doesn't quite match the situation or your triggering expression (like “thank you”)? Seems to me, it's too often.

Report Shows Northwest Arkansas Competing Well With Bigger Cities

by Marty Cook 10/2/2015 03:04 pm

The fifth annual State of Northwest Arkansas Region Report shows the region competitive in key metrics with other areas, including Austin, Texas, and Madison, Wisconsin.

Rockline to Expand in Springdale to Fill Wal-Mart Order

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/1/2015 11:03 am

Rockline Industries says it has invested $15 million in expansion at its Springdale plant to accommodate a new facial wipes line for Wal-Mart. The production is being moved from Europe.

Wal-Mart to Cut Hundreds of Jobs at Headquarters

by Reuters 10/1/2015 07:23 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is planning to lay off hundreds of people at its headquarters in Arkansas as part of the retail giant's efforts to pare costs, people familiar with the matter said.

Forbes List of Richest People for 2015 Includes 10 with Arkansas Ties

by Mark Carter 9/30/2015 09:53 am

The list once again is led by Microsoft's Bill Gates. Wal-Mart heir Jim Walton leads a group of Arkansans and those with close ties to the state included on the list.

Governor: Arkansas Will Be in 'Top Tier' of Trading Partners with Cuba

by Lance Turner 9/29/2015 11:57 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson talked to reporters via telephone from Havana Tuesday as his economic development trip continues.

Wal-Mart to Offer Grocery Pickup in Some US Cities

by Sruthi Ramakrishnan, Reuters 9/29/2015 07:52 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said it would offer customers who buy groceries online the option to pick up their orders from the parking lots of nearby stores.

Low Gasoline Prices A Relief for Arkansas Consumers, Industry

by Alexis Hosticka 9/28/2015 12:30 pm

Analysts say gasoline prices are likely to stay at six-year lows through the end of the year, a boost for Arkansans' pocketbooks and the bottom line of the state's trucking and tourism industries.

Future Sam's Club Spot in Conway Sells for $4M

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/28/2015 12:00 am

Two commercial tracts in Conway and a residence in western Saline County provide our trio of million-dollar transactions.

Mini-Storage Project Registers $6M Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 9/28/2015 12:00 am

A 611-unit mini-storage project in west Little Rock weighed in at $6 million. Home sites in Sherwood rang up a $1.56 million deal. And a south Little Rock convenience store changed hands in a $950,000 sale.

Springdale Tops Arkansas Tech Business Index For First Time

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/24/2015 02:05 pm

Springdale took the top spot for July on the Arkansas Tech Business Index with a rating of 106.38, an increase of 1.09 points from June.

Wal-Mart Presses Suppliers to Share Benefits of Cheaper Yuan

by Nathan Layne and Nandita Bose, Reuters 9/24/2015 07:51 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is seeking price cuts from suppliers that produce goods in China, people with knowledge of the matter said.

State Report: Half of Workplace Fatalities Transportation Related

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/23/2015 08:47 am

About half the workplace fatalities that occur in Arkansas are transportation related, according to a report released this week by the Arkansas Department of Labor.

After Auction, George Dunklin Plowing New Ground

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/21/2015 12:00 am

With the proceeds from a February land auction, George Dunklin Jr. has invested in commercial real estate across Arkansas.

Arkansas Business Presents 2015's 'New Influentials: 20 In Their 20s'

by Gwen Moritz 9/21/2015 12:00 am

This is the seventh year that Arkansas Business has sought out talented young leaders in our business and nonprofit community to introduce to readers in a feature called The New Influentials: 20 in Their 20s.

Convenient Redevelopment Drives $2.9M Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 9/21/2015 12:00 am

A west Little Rock convenience store development is in motion after a $2.9 million transaction. And an undeveloped 64.5-acre apartment tract in North Little Rock tipped the scales at $2 million.

Tim Whitley On Smart Digital Marketing No Longer Tethered to Smartphones

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/21/2015 12:00 am

Tim Whitley, a former operations manager and director at KNWA-TV in northwest Arkansas and KARK-TV in Little Rock, co-founded Team SI (Social Innovation) in 2010.

Arkansas Chamber of Commerce Announces New Leadership Class

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/18/2015 11:41 am

The Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce/Associated Industries of Arkansas on Friday announced the 57 new members of its Leadership Arkansas Class X.

Wal-Mart Expands Online Grocery Pickup in NWA

by Alexis Hosticka 9/16/2015 11:37 am

Wal-Mart is expanding its online grocery pickup test in the northwest Arkansas area to include five Neighborhood Market stores in Fayetteville, Springdale, Rogers and Bentonville.

Arkansas Governor's Quality Award Winners Announced

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/16/2015 08:00 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson recognized winners at the Governor's Quality Award Program held at the Marriott Hotel in Little Rock. North Arkansas College of Harrison took top honors in receiving the Governor's Award for Performance Excellence.