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A Fort Smith automobile dealership is getting national attention for its efforts in the world of social media.

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 7:47pm

So far no Northwest Arkansas companies have become subzones of Foreign Trade Zone 14 in Little Rock. Rumors that a new foreign trade zone was coming to the area do not appear to be accurate given the issue was researched and discarded a year ago.

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 7:38pm

Year-to-date home sales and sales volume in Arkansas through August remains positive, but August home sales were down more than 5% and sales were down more than 8%.

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 4:03pm

The kidnapping and murder of Little Rock area real estate broker Beverly Carter has caused the real estate industry to re-examine policies and procedures in light of her death.

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 2:35pm

Retail giant Wal-Mart claims actor and comedian Tracy Morgan and the other passengers involved in the Limo accident with one of its semi trucks were partially to blame because they were not wearing seatbelts.

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 1:01pm

Deposits were up 3.32% and 1.45%, respectively, among banks in Northwest Arkansas and the Fort Smith metro area, according to a report issued Monday (Sept. 29) by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 6:29am

Ability to quickly assess customer demand, redefine the shopping process and give consumers time savings on top of low prices are just a few reasons Wal-Mart Stores – the nation’s largest grocer – is testing its unique “Pickup Grocery” format in Bentonville.

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 7:14pm

The deal by Spartan Logistics to acquire the large warehouse and distribution center and a little more than 50 acres from Whirlpool has closed, with Fort Smith Regional Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Tim Allen saying the ownership change should streamline economic development efforts relat

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 5:48pm

A new sign may be going up, but the dining experience that has been a staple of Movie Lounge since opening nearly two years ago will go on, just under new branding.

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 3:34pm

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. announced Kevin Systrom, an entrepreneur, software engineer and co-founder of photo-sharing service Instagram, as a new member to the retailer’s board of directors.

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 8:56am

Grocery drive-up convenience with low price guarantees are the latest ploy by Wal-Mart Stores Inc. to bridge the digital and physical retail worlds. And on Monday (Sept. 29) the retail giant is unveiled its Walmart Pickup Grocery service to registered customers in Northwest Arkansas.

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 6:34am

Grant Tennille, director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, says it’s time for Arkansas to refocus economic relations with Taiwan, the democratic island nation whose connection and relationship with China has improved.

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 5:15pm

• Mars announces leadership changes
Mars Food has promoted Fiona Dawson its next president. She has the responsibility for Mars drinks and European multisales. She succeeds Poul Weihrauch, who has been named president of Mars global petcare, effective Jan. 1.

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 3:26pm

After visiting 30 cities and traveling roughly 13,682 miles, the Sam’s Club National BBQ Tour is quickly approaching its final destination – Bentonville.

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 3:10pm

The committee tasked with exploring a three-year trial sanctioned sports program at NorthWest Arkansas Community College met Thursday (Sept. 25) at the community college, but deferred setting a budget until next month.

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 9:54pm

The retail landscape has never been more competitive even for the almost half-trillion dollars in sales Wal-Mart Stores will report this year.

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 5:25pm

How does a retailer or product supplier find the proverbial “Bubba” to review a deer hunting product? Or how would a property manager based in Fayetteville or Fort Smith quickly verify that a lawn service recently mowed the yard at rental property in Boca Raton, Fla.?

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 5:05pm

Wal-Mart continues its move toward big box banking by unveiling a new checking account partnership with Green Dot Corp. aimed at lower costs for its core customers.

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 7:04pm

Springdale was dubbed one of the fastest growing cities in the country between 2008 and 2013, according to a study by WalletHub.

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 6:49pm

As pump prices across Arkansas retail locations move below the psychological $3 a gallon level, local price wars are igniting at strategic and high-traffic transportation hubs as consumers employ smartphone apps and other digital tools to find the cheapest gas.

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 2:42pm


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