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Whole Foods Anchors $112M Pinnacle Springs in Rogers

The site will include the 37,000-SF Whole Foods and an additional 43,500 SF of retail space at the northwest corner of New Hope Road and Promenade Boulevard. read more >
The former Whole Foods location at 10700 Rodney Parham Road in Little Rock
Construction / Health Care / Real Estate

McFarland Eyes Whole Foods; Apartments Make Way at GatewayLock Icon

The former 22,500-SF home of Whole Foods in The Village at Pleasant Valley at 10700 Rodney Parham Road is undergoing clinical redevelopment. read more >
A protestor holds a sign during protests outside the state Capitol on Sunday. Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott Jr. re-instituted a nightly curfew on Monday.
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Corporations Become Unlikely Financiers of Racial Equity

In the months since the police killing of George Floyd sparked a racial reckoning in the United States, American corporations have emerged as an unexpected leading source of funding for social justice. read more >
Walmart is adding to an army of 30,000 personal shoppers to power its new grocery delivery service. The workers also  select groceries for pickup customers.
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Walmart Challenges Amazon with Grocery DeliveryLock Icon

Shortly after Walmart opened its first Supercenters with food markets in 1988, top executives began to see groceries as the retail titan’s future bread and butter. Now Walmart is America’s biggest grocery seller, and food is becoming ammunition in the Bentonville company’s online duel with Amazon. read more >
Public Companies / Retail

Walmart’s Online Same-Day Grocery Ready for Prime-Time

Walmart is expanding its same-day online grocery delivery service to more than 40 percent of U.S. households, or 100 metro areas, by year-end as it tries to keep pace with online leader Amazon.com. read more >
Spa810's location within the College Marketplace Shopping Center at 3379 N. College Ave. in Fayetteville, seen here in this image taken in June 2017.
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Lawsuit Against Fayetteville’s Spa810 Picks Up SteamLock Icon

A California real estate investor has filed suit in Washington County to collect back rent and evict a tenant in the Whole Foods shopping center at 3379 N. College Ave. in north Fayetteville. read more >
Amazon said its $99-a-year Prime loyalty program helped drive growth during the quarter.
Public Companies / Retail

The Amazon Effect (Gwen Moritz Editor’s Note)

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. read more >
The new Whole Foods in Fayetteville is expected to have a positive impact on the local market. 
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With Whole Foods, Amazon on Collision Course with Wal-Mart

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. read more >
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Stocks Dip as Amazon-Whole Foods Deal Hammers Grocery Stores

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. read more >
Public Companies / Retail

Amazon is Buying Whole Foods in a $13.7B Deal

Amazon is buying Whole Foods in a deal valued at about $13.7 billion, a stunning move into brick-and-mortar retail that sets the stage for more radical store experimentation and intensified competition with grocery rivals. read more >
The new Whole Foods in Fayetteville is expected to have a positive impact on the local market. 
Investments / Real Estate

College Marketplace in Fayetteville Sells For $23M

A California real estate investor paid more than $23 million for College Marketplace in Fayetteville, the five-acre shopping center that is anchored by Whole Foods Market at 3425 N. College Ave. read more >
The new Whole Foods in Fayetteville is expected to have a positive impact on the local market. 

Rise in Retail Rents Fueling Construction, Land Sales in Northwest Arkansas

Experts say the market is so good that the problem is finding space to put people in. That demand has raised lease rates, which in turn has made it easier to convince property owners and developers to build. read more >
Fran Free is enjoying her life and family after selling Oh Baby Foods to Blackhive Corp.
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After Oh Baby Sale, It’s Back to Basics for Fran Free

Fran Free is enjoying life after selling her Oh Baby Foods brand to Blackhive Corp. of Fayetteville for an undisclosed amount this past winter. read more >
Whole Foods at 3425 N. College Avenue in Fayetteville.
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Whole Foods Market Looking To Tap Fayetteville Shoppers

The Whole Foods Market set to open in Fayetteville on March 2 will include a beer and wine bar and a 1,500-SF, 16-tap taproom offering local brews from Core Brewing, based in Springdale, and Fossil Cove Brewing, based in Fayetteville. read more >
The new Whole Foods in Fayetteville is expected to have a positive impact on the local market.
Real Estate / Restaurants & Food / Retail

Whole Foods Giving Market Heap Of Help

Whole Foods broke ground in August for its new location at the College Marketplace at 3525 N. College Ave., which is just south of the Northwest Arkansas Mall and new flyover bridge connector to the Fulbright Expressway. read more >
College Marketplace will be located on N. College Ave. in Fayetteville, just south of the Fulbright Expressway.
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Zoës Kitchen, Chipotle Step Up to Plate of College Marketplace

Two eateries are in the pipeline to set up shop at College Marketplace in Fayetteville: Zoes Kitchen Inc. of Plano, Texas, and Chipotle Mexican Grill. read more >
Alexa McGriff, marketing director at Ozark Natural Foods: “We pride ourselves on being the happiest, friendliest store in town.”
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Co-op Ozark Natural Foods Preps for Whole Foods Competition in Fayetteville

When Whole Foods announced its plans in the spring to locate a store in Fayetteville, it elicited cheers from fans of the high-end grocery store and concern from supporters of Fayetteville’s own organic Ozark Natural Foods, the state’s only grocery co-operative. read more >
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Whole Foods Making Move to Bowman, Looks for Room To Grow

Whole Foods Market Inc. is getting a new Little Rock home next year. The high-end grocery store at 10700 N. Rodney Parham Road is expected to move into the former 39,200-SF Linens N Things store at 501 S. Bowman Road. read more >