Retail Archive

In Rogers, Bernie Sanders Slams Walmart's 'Starvation Wages'

by Marty Cook 6/5/2019 11:50 am

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders criticizes Walmart for paying its employees "starvation wages" during his presentation at the retailers' shareholders' meeting in Rogers.

John Allison, Marcy Doderer Headline Arkansas Business Executive Leadership Academy

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/5/2019 10:26 am

Emerging leaders from business, nonprofit and policy sectors can again learn from some of the most successful and recognizable names in Arkansas as part of the Arkansas Business Executive Leadership Academy.

Walmart Extends Debt-Free College Benefits to High Schoolers

by Anne D'Innocenzio, The Associated Press 6/4/2019 06:49 am

Walmart is extending its debt-free college benefits to high schoolers as a way to attract and retain workers in a tight labor market.

Power Bar Investment Leads to Lawsuit

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/3/2019 12:00 am

An investment group tied to George's Inc. of Springdale has accused a California nutrition company of misrepresenting its financial status in order to entice the group to make a $3 million investment.

Pair of SWLR Apartment Properties Sell for $11.5M

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/3/2019 12:00 am

Apartments in southwest Little Rock lead off this week's installment of million-dollar real estate transactions.

Millennial Incomes: Median Hits $69,000 in 2017

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/3/2019 12:00 am

Median incomes of U.S. households are rising again, and “those headed by a Millennial (someone age 22 to 37) now earn more than young adult households did at nearly any time in the past 50 years,” according to the Pew Research Center.

Have Tools, Will Travel: Arkansan Featured in Ad

by Kyle Massey 6/3/2019 12:00 am

Rocky Hyatt can easily tell you why he talks up Channellock pliers; he's not as sure why the Pennsylvania toolmaker chose him for an ad campaign.

Fake It Till You Break It (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 6/3/2019 12:00 am

Overestimating one's own competence is not really the news here. What's new is the consistency with which other people — complete strangers, even — interpret confidence as competence.

And Now: Good News (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 6/3/2019 12:00 am

We have suggested to Michael Pakko, the state economic forecaster, that the volume of Movers & Shakers landing in our queue be considered an economic indicator. By that indication, Arkansas' economy is humming.

Transaction of $10.7M Flows to Chenal Creek (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 6/3/2019 12:00 am

An affiliate of Crow Holdings of Dallas bought the 27,718-SF retail center in west Little Rock.

Walmart Shift on Greeters Leads to Lawsuit

by Mark Friedman 6/3/2019 12:00 am

Walmart's initiative to change its “people greeter” jobs to ones that require more physical labor brought complaints and a lawsuit against the Bentonville retailer over allegations that it violated the Americans With Disabilities Act.

A Tan and a Job (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Craig Douglass 6/3/2019 12:00 am

With unemployment continuing to be at undeniably low rates, the labor market is tight. Usually tight labor markets — more jobs than available or desirous workers — result in increased wage pressure as businesses increase salaries to attract the workers they want. And that contributes to inflation. But there is no wage pressure.

Dave Wilgus Takes Over as HFA CEO (NWA Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/3/2019 12:00 am

Dave Wilgus became CEO of HFA of Bentonville last month, succeeding Harrison French.

Presenting the 40 Under 40 Class of 2019: An Annual List of Rising Stars

by Gwen Moritz 6/3/2019 12:00 am

Meet 40 impressive young business and community leaders of Arkansas who will give you confidence that our state will be in good hands for decades to some.

Update: State Cannabis Sales Hit 107 Pounds ($700K); New Grow Site, Dispensaries in Play

by Kyle Massey 5/31/2019 10:25 am

The state's new medical marijuana industry is rolling ahead with a second grow center and a third dispensary — the first outside Hot Springs — poised to join the lineup.

Threat of Mexican Tariffs, US Companies in the Crossfire

by Michelle Chapman and Anne D'Innocenzio, The Associated Press 5/31/2019 09:49 am

The surprise announcement by President Donald Trump of an escalating tariff regime against Mexico sent ripples through almost every economic sector in the U.S.

Westrock Coffee to Expand North Little Rock Plant

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 5/29/2019 10:48 am

Coffee supplier and service provider Westrock Coffee Co. announced Wednesday the expansion of its North Little Rock roasting and packaging plant.

Walmart Hires Former Google, Amazon Exec for New Tech Role

by Associated Press 5/28/2019 02:04 pm

Walmart has hired a tech veteran whose resume includes stints at Amazon, Microsoft and Google for a newly elevated position of chief technology officer and chief development officer.

US Consumer Confidence Hits Highest Level Since November

by Associated Press 5/28/2019 10:56 am

American consumers felt more confident this month, shrugging off a rocky stock market and heightened trade tensions between the United States and China.

Acquisitions Alter List of 75 Largest Private Companies in Arkansas

by Gwen Moritz 5/27/2019 12:00 am

The departures of five companies that were acquired in the past year made room at the bottom of the list for companies that had not made the cutoff last year — or ever. The price of entry to the list? $100 million