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Harps to Open Grocery Store on Arkansas Colleges of Health Education Campus

The store will focus on promoting wellness and healthy living, offering an extensive selection of fresh produce and organic products.

Walmart & Zest Labs Trial Set for January 2025Lock Icon

U.S. District Judge James M. Moody Jr. of Little Rock in December ordered a new trial in the case that yielded a $115 million verdict against the Bentonville retailer.

T.J. Lefler on Commercial Real Estate Investments

Lefler formed the Lefler Capital commercial real estate investment firm in September 2021.

Metro Little Rock Commercial Real Estate Ends 2023 on Mostly Positive Notes 

The metro Little Rock office market continues to buck the dour national office trend of high vacancies, but still remains a market concern.

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Park Plaza Through the YearsLock Icon

A look back at over 60 years of one of Little Rock's main retail hub read more >
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Reviving Retail: Inside Park Plaza Mall’s TransformationLock Icon

Second Horizon Capital of Boca Raton bought the distressed mall for $25.2 million last year and engaged Jones Lang Lasalle of Chicago to manage the mall and handle leasing. read more >
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New Edwards Food Giant Location Expected to Draw Traffic to Lakewood Village

Edwards is expected to open April 3 and fill the 34,400-SF space vacated by Stein Mart in October 2020. read more >
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Judge Awards $5M to Crain’s Ex-COO

A U.S. District Court judge recently awarded $5 million to the former chief operating officer of Crain Automotive Holdings LLC of Sherwood for money owed under a deferred compensation plan. read more >
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Walmart Continues to Evolve (Editorial)

The Bentonville retailing giant bets on advertising to beef up revenue. read more >
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Hayley Taylor Appointed Principal Broker at McKimmey Associates Realtors (Movers & Shakers)

She has been with the agency since 2010. read more >
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UL Solutions Opens 100,000-SF Retail Product Lab in Lowell

The new lab aims to provide retailers with more dynamic and data-driven approaches to enhance product quality, performance and safety. read more >
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Joe Ford, Conway Regional Honored at Arkansas Business of the Year Awards

Ford received the Legacy of Leadership award in honor of a career spanning business and the highest levels of government. read more >
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Family Dollar Plea Deal Includes $41.7M Fine for Rodent-Infested Warehouse in West Memphis

The fine is the largest-ever monetary criminal penalty in a food safety case, according to a press release from the Department of Justice. read more >
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Consumers Are Increasingly Pushing Back Against Price Increases — And Winning

Inflation has changed the way many Americans shop. Now, those changes in consumer habits are helping bring down inflation. read more >
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UA Supply Chain Management Program Boosted by PandemicLock Icon

The COVID-19 pandemic brought unprecedented attention to the importance of supply chains in business, and in life, and that in turn brought increased attention to the Walton College of Business. read more >
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Walmart Purchases Lot for $3.1 Million (NWA Real Deals)Lock Icon

Walmart Inc. of Bentonville paid $3.1 million for 4.66 acres on SE Walton Boulevard. read more >
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Brent Williams on What Sets Walton College Apart

Brent D. Williams became dean of the Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville on Feb. 1. read more >
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Murphy USA Creates COO Role, Names New CFO

In the new role, Mindy West will have responsibility for both the Murphy USA and QuickChek brands, including store operations, merchandise, marketing, and fuels. read more >
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Walmart Rips Again in Q4 as Inflation Retreats

But with inflation falling, Walmart customers are spending less per trip, leading the company to release a modest earnings forecast read more >
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Consumer Sentiment Edges Higher as Economic Growth Accelerates and Inflation Fades

Still, consumer sentiment remains 6% below its long-run average after the worst spike in inflation in four decades pushed up the cost of groceries, rent, gas, and other necessities, frustrating many consumers. read more >
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Courageous Authenticity (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

Organizations led with courageous authenticity and integrity outperform their competitors. read more >
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Colony West Shopping Center Rebuild Tops $3.25MLock Icon

This week’s million-dollar deals and construction kicks off with a tornado-damaged shopping center and a recycling facility. read more >
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Piece of Promenade Exceeds $3.9M (Real Deals)

A portion of west Little Rock’s Promenade at Chenal tipped the scales at $3.92 million. read more >
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‘Where the Money Is’ (Editorial)

Need capital for a new enterprise? Turn your attention to northwest Arkansas. read more >