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Rejecting Amazon, Little Rock Launches New Campaign

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 10/19/2017 11:02 am

Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola says the city will not submit a bid to be home to Amazon's second North American headquarters. Instead, it has used the occasion to launch a promotional campaign called "Love, Little Rock."

Everyone Needs a Little Nudge (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 10/16/2017 12:00 am

Richard Thaler was already a rock star among economists before he was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences last week.

Target Joins Other Retailers in Offering Voice Shopping

by Associated Press 10/12/2017 9:29 am

Target is jumping into voice-activated shopping as it deepens its relationship with Google, offering thousands of items found in the store except for perishables like fruit and milk.

Walmart Sees The Future And It Is Digital

by Associated Press 10/10/2017 9:10 am

Walmart is all about online, anticipating digital sales next year will rise about 40 percent and that it will double the number of U.S. curbside locations for online grocery shoppers at its stores.

Buyer's Remorse Be Gone, Walmart Puts Returns in Fast Lane

by Associated Press 10/9/2017 9:29 am

Online sales have divided retailers into two camps: the quick and the dead.

Wal-Mart's Jet to Launch High-End Grocery Line for Millennials

by Associated Press 9/29/2017 10:41 am

Wal-Mart's Jet.com will launch a higher-end grocery line targeting millennials, just over a year after Walmart spent more than $3 billion for the fast-growing online retailer amid more intense competition from Amazon.

Stretch, Little Rock, Stretch (Natalie Ghidotti Commentary)

by Natalie Ghidotti 9/25/2017 12:00 am

I’m not so bold as to believe that Little Rock will be a top contender for Amazon, even though we are certainly worthy of consideration. It’s only because Amazon was very specific about the needs for its next location — things we don’t have right now. But I get Mayor Mark Stodola’s reasoning. Dreaming big is important.

Not Home? Walmart Wants To Walk In And Stock Your Fridge

by Associated Press 9/22/2017 11:45 am

Walmart is testing a new service that lets a delivery person walk into your home when you're not there to drop off packages or put groceries in the fridge.

Must Be Present to Win (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 9/18/2017 12:00 am

Mayor Mark Stodola wants Little Rock to be a candidate for the location of Amazon’s second headquarters, and assuming the expense isn’t ridiculous, we can’t see the harm. And who knows? Some good might come from it.

Little Rock Mayor Says City Will Vie for Amazon HQ

by Lance Turner 9/12/2017 11:35 am

Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola said the city will submit a bid to be home to Amazon's second North American headquarters.

Instacart, Waitr Enter Arkansas Food Delivery Market

by Jan Cottingham 8/21/2017 12:00 am

Instacart, an online grocery delivery service, began delivery service in the Little Rock area last week, making deliveries from stores like Kroger, Whole Foods Market, Natural Grocers, Petco and CVS.

Municipal League Seeks Special Session to Collect Online Sales Tax

by Mark Friedman 7/17/2017 12:00 am

It may be futile, but several Arkansas cities are urging Gov. Asa Hutchinson to hold a special session to pass legislation to force out-of-state online retailers to start collecting sales taxes.

The Golden Age of TV, Again (Ross Cranford Commentary)

by Ross Cranford 7/17/2017 12:00 am

Traditional platforms for entertainment and advertising have been turned upside down by the digital revolution.

Wal-Mart Seeks New Products Amid Online Battle with Amazon

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 6/29/2017 6:57 am

The 500 businesses selected to take part in Wal-Mart's fourth annual "Open Call" Wednesday have already been offered spots on the company's online portals, as it battles Amazon for billions of dollars in revenue.

Even With Whole Foods, Amazon Would Need More Warehouses to Reshape Delivery

by Jeffrey Dastin, Reuters 6/26/2017 7:04 am

If Amazon.com Inc. hopes to revolutionize grocery delivery, then its bid to buy Whole Foods Market Inc. for $13.7 billion will be just the start of a long and costly process.

The Amazon Effect (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 6/26/2017 12:00 am

While Amazon is not a money-losing experiment, it certainly is an experiment, one that I don't think most people — even those of us who are trying — have fully grasped.

Chef Shuttle Sale Illustrates Importance of Convenience

by Jan Cottingham 6/26/2017 12:00 am

The sale of Little Rock's Chef Shuttle to Bite Squad highlights the biggest trend in the restaurant industry these days: food delivery. The Nation's Restaurant News calls delivery "one of the fastest-moving trends in industry history. If not the fastest."

With Whole Foods, Amazon on Collision Course with Wal-Mart

by Nandita Bose and Jeffrey Dastin, Reuters 6/19/2017 7:20 am

With its $14 billion purchase of grocery chain Whole Foods Market Inc., Amazon announced its intention to take on Wal-Mart in the brick-and-mortar world.

Stocks Dip as Amazon-Whole Foods Deal Hammers Grocery Stores

by Associated Press 6/16/2017 11:22 am

U.S. stocks are lower Friday as Amazon's $13.4 billion deal for Whole Foods Market is sending grocery stores, big retailers, and food makers and distributors sharply lower.

NPD: Fueled by Back-to-School Sales, Wal-Mart Might Beat Amazon in Online Growth

by Gayathree Ganesan, Reuters 6/16/2017 11:01 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s online sales is likely to grow double than Amazon.com Inc. during the back-to-school season, helped by the Jet.com acquisition and competitive price offerings, industry research body NPD said.

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