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Startup is off to good start at Wal-Mart

Retailer’s 2014 acquisition has checkouts going mobile

Subscriber onlyBerk Atikoglu admits he didn't think of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. as a technology company when the world's largest retailer came calling nearly three years ago. Continue reading...

Filing puts Sears' future in doubt; store in Little Rock closed last year

Stock falls after report; shoppers say stores would be missed

Subscriber onlySherry McGuire doesn't shop at Sears as much as she used to, but the Siloam Springs resident said she still couldn't imagine a day the department store chain would close its doors. Continue reading...

Wal-Mart starts retail-tech incubator

Subscriber onlyWal-Mart Stores Inc. has opened a Silicon Valley-based innovation hub designed to identify, invent and invest in ideas that will "transform the future of commerce." Continue reading...

Wal-Mart CEO: Evolve, but perform, too

Subscriber onlyDoug McMillon hasn't been shy about his willingness to make changes in his time as chief executive officer at Wal-Mart Stores Inc., leading the retailer through a transformation as it tries to keep pace with the evolving preferences of consumers and online competitors like Amazon.com. Continue reading...

Curator to leave Crystal Bridges

Alligood takes position at The Huntington in California

Subscriber onlyCurator Chad Alligood is leaving Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art next month after accepting a position as chief curator of American art at The Huntington in San Marino, Calif. Continue reading...

Phat Tire becoming cycling hub in region

Subscriber onlyTim Robinson and Chris Brosh were in their early 20s when they recognized a glaring omission in Bentonville's blossoming mountain biking scene. Continue reading...

Little Rock mall readies policy that would require adult supervision of minors on some nights

Subscriber onlyPark Plaza in Little Rock is preparing to introduce a policy that will require adult supervision of minors visiting the mall after 5 p.m on Fridays and Saturdays beginning April 7. Continue reading...

TSA alters airports' pat-down procedure

Method called more time-consuming

Subscriber onlyThe U.S. Transportation Security Administration is introducing a standard pat-down procedure at airport security checkpoints across the country. Continue reading...

Harps unit bets on savings seekers

Cost-plus concept offers low prices, then 10% is tacked on

Subscriber onlyA yellow and black sign hanging from the ceiling of Springdale's newest grocery store explains one of its cost-saving tactics: "We have the smartest sackers -- you." Continue reading...

Wal-Mart 'looking' for online retailers

Subscriber onlyWal-Mart Stores Inc. has been active on the acquisition front the past several months, using its capital to snap up online retailers to boost its e-commerce business. Continue reading...

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