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The New Space Race (Lance Turner Editor’s Note)

In the last two years alone, eight major distribution and logistics projects have been announced in Central Arkansas. read more >
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Walmart Deal With Paramount Gives Members Streaming Perks

The move is part of efforts by the nation's largest retailer to better compete with Amazon's Prime membership program, which offers an array of perks. read more >

SupplyPike Raises Money To Hire 60, Expand Work

The Fayetteville-based company helps major retail brands automate identifying the source of fines the companies impose on suppliers. read more >
Amazon’s massive distribution center at the Port of Little Rock loomed in the background last month as Bluestem broke ground on its speculative warehouse project, nearly a million SF of space.
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Little Rock’s Emerging Identity as Logistics HubLock Icon

In the last two years, eight major distribution and logistics projects have been announced in the greater Little Rock area. read more >
Kristin Turnbow at Walmart Store 144 in Fayetteville is one of thousands of Walmart managers and just about all other employees benefiting from better pay these days.
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Everyday Low Prices, And Now Higher PayLock Icon

Over the past two years, Walmart Inc. has been rebuilding their reputation by implementing better pay, benefits and career-building opportunities. read more >
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Dire US Labor Shortage Provides Opportunity for Ex-Prisoners

In a 2021 survey, 53% of human resource professionals said they would be willing to hire people with criminal records — up from just 37% in 2018. read more >
Pro-choice protesters outside the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C., in October
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Companies Could Face Hurdles Covering Abortion Travel Costs

Some are creating supplementary policies that employees can buy to cover abortion travel, while others are contacting insurers to see if travel can be added to their current plans. read more >
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Lowe’s Linked to 1.2 Million-SF Facility in North Little Rock

Real estate firm CRG of Clayton, Missouri, has released new details on the project. read more >
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The Cubes Takes Shape in North Little RockLock Icon

There's a big distribution project in the works near Amazon's fulfillment center, and it's not the one Dollar General is developing. read more >
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Walmart Adding 4 Fulfillment Centers, More Than 4,000 Jobs

The centers, which feature robotics and machine learning, double the capacity and number of orders allowed to be fulfilled in a day. read more >
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Rogers Firm OmniiX, Which Helps Online Sellers, Acquired by E-Commerce Aggregator Society Brands

Society Brands, which focuses primarily on Amazon sellers, has raised $205 million in capital since it was founded in October 2020. read more >
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Amazon Offers Workers Free Classes at UA Little Rock and Pulaski Tech

The company's Career Choice program will cover full tuition for 180 accredited degree programs. read more >
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Walmart Plans to Hire 50,000, Add Tech Hubs in Atlanta, Toronto

The company's fast-growing tech organization is looking to fill roles in cybersecurity, software engineering and more. read more >
The Amazon fulfillment center at 13001 U.S. 70 in North Little Rock.
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Preylock Bags Amazon Distribution Center for $169M (Real Deals)Lock Icon

An affiliate of Preylock Holdings of Los Angeles acquired the Amazon fulfillment center at 13001 U.S. 70. read more >
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Supreme Court Wrestles With EPA Power to Curb Carbon Emissions

The case that could limit the Biden administration's plans to combat climate change. read more >
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End of Sales Tax Slows Little Rock Port ExpansionLock Icon

For the moment, the industrial park’s prime source of cash to buy land has gone dry. read more >
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Grading the Super Bowl Ads, With Local Help

Marketing pros say two opposing themes drove the most engagement: newness and nostalgia. read more >
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Amazon Opens ‘Last Mile’ Facility in Northwest Arkansas

The online retail giant is leasing a 60,000-SF warehouse not far from rival Walmart's headquarters. read more >
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Dollar General Plans $140M Distribution Center in North Little Rock

The project could create as many as 600 jobs. read more >
A Google Street View image of a Dillard's property at Cortana Mall in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Dillard's has accused the Louisiana Department of Economic Development of failing to pay $3.5 million in an arrangement for Amazon to acquire the property. 
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Dillard’s Accuses Louisiana Economic Department of Breaking Promise to Pay $3.5M

The money was supposed to supplement Amazon’s offer for Dillard’s property at a mall in Baton Rouge. read more >