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From Potables to Pot, ABC Chief Doralee Chandler Stays Focused

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/11/2019 12:00 am

Doralee Chandler, the director of the Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Control Division, says the “unknowns” in the state's new medical marijuana industry are challenging.

Tommy May Gets 1st 'Legacy of Leadership' Honor; Garver, Blankenship Win Executive of the Year Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/7/2019 08:02 am

Dan Williams of Garver and Lynn Blankenship of Cooperative Christian Ministries and Clinic won executive of the year awards, and former Simmons First National Corp. CEO J. Thomas "Tommy" May was honored for his lifetime of leadership at the 31st annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards.

Companies Break Ground on $10M Argenta Office Building

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 3/6/2019 10:05 am

Taggart Architects of North Little Rock, the Arkansas Automobile Dealers Association and the North Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau break ground on their $10 million, 25,000-SF office building at 600 Main St. in North Little Rock.

Jury Awards Nearly $17M to Woman Injured at Walmart

by Associated Press 3/5/2019 01:43 pm

A jury in West Virginia has returned a nearly $17 million verdict after a woman was injured when staffers tried to detain a shoplifter in Walmart.

Pot Edibles Seen Claiming Market Share

by Jan Cottingham 3/4/2019 12:00 am

Medical marijuana isn't even for sale yet in Arkansas, but some people in the industry are already considering the potential market for medical cannabis edibles.

Telling a Good Story Well (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Craig Douglass 3/4/2019 12:00 am

In consumer marketing, if you can unite a wide audience around your product or service through storytelling, you have a diverse market, a market that may protect the company from inevitable economic swings.

Marlon Blackwell Raises Bar on Framework of Arkansas Architecture

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/4/2019 12:00 am

Marlon Blackwell , the Fayetteville architect, admits he sees little downside in being famous, as long as he remembers where he came from.

After 'Botch,' Walmart Moves to Keep Disabled Greeters

by Associated Press 3/1/2019 02:51 pm

Walmart endured more than a week's worth of bad publicity before announcing it would make "every effort" to find a role for disabled workers who had been threatened with job loss as the retailer gets rid of greeters at 1,000 stores.

Everett Auto Group Acquires Landers Ford Dealership in Benton

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/1/2019 10:17 am

Everett Automotive Group has acquired Landers Ford at 19501 Interstate 30 in Benton in a deal that closed Thursday. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.

Walmart Is Getting Rid of Greeters, Worrying the Disabled

by Associated Press 2/27/2019 02:27 pm

As Walmart moves to phase out its familiar blue-vested "greeters" at some 1,000 stores nationwide, disabled workers who fill many of those jobs say they're being ill-treated by a chain that styles itself as community-minded and inclusive.

Dillard's Sales Improve, Income Falls 23 Percent in 2018

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/25/2019 04:55 pm

Net sales for the year that ended Feb. 2 were $6.356 billion, an improvement of about 1.5 percent over the previous fiscal year, which included an additional week.

Walmart's Snapbox Buys in Little Rock Total $5.3M

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/25/2019 12:00 am

This week's quartet of big real estate transactions is composed of mini-storage properties in Little Rock and medical buildings in North Little Rock and west Little Rock.

Presenting the 31st Annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/25/2019 12:00 am

Arkansas Business honors the state's top executives, small businesses and nonprofits with the annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards.

Could You Just Not Do That? (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 2/25/2019 12:00 am

What Jeff Bezos called “the personal cost and embarrassment” might have been avoided had he simply not engaged in such risky online behavior.

Listen to The People (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 2/25/2019 12:00 am

The people of Pope County have been clear: They don't want a casino.

Chenal Rehabilitation Sells For $5.9M (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 2/25/2019 12:00 am

An affiliate of Stein & Associates of Fort Smith bought the Chenal Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center at 3115 S. Bowman Road.

Highway Work Ahead, And It's About Time

by Marty Cook 2/25/2019 12:00 am

The long-delayed Arkansas highway funding initiative moved along this week, passing a Senate committee with one official no vote.

Stephanie Shine Sheds Light on Employment Retention Strategies

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/25/2019 12:00 am

Stephanie Shine, the vice president for Robert Half Finance & Accounting, says soft skills are increasingly important for accounting professionals.

Randolph County Sells Alcohol After 70-Year Ban

by Associated Press 2/22/2019 09:40 am

Alcohol sales are now legal in a northeastern Arkansas county after residents approved a measure to lift a 70-year-old ban on sales.

UK Regulator Casts Doubt on Walmart's Sainsbury's-Asda Merger

by Associated Press 2/20/2019 09:47 am

British regulators say the proposed supermarkets merger between Sainsbury's and Walmart's Asda unit would push up prices and reduce quality for shoppers, casting doubt on a deal that would create the country's biggest grocery chain.