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Sears to close 2 stores in Arkansas; 2 full-line locations remain in state

Sears stores in Fayetteville and Fort Smith are being shuttered as part of another round of store closures. Continue reading...

Crystal Bridges' latest exhibit focuses on how art-making often begins

Subscriber onlyCrystal Bridges Museum of American Art will focus on how art-making often begins -- with a black mark on a white canvas or sheet of paper -- during a new exhibition opening next week. Continue reading...

Wal-Mart rolls out plans for holidays, will add in-store helpers

Subscriber onlyWal-Mart Stores Inc. continues to invest heavily in its online business to keep pace with customer preferences and e-commerce competitors like Amazon.com. But the Bentonville retailer isn't forgetting about the importance of its 4,700 stores as the Christmas shopping season begins. Continue reading...

Big Orange coming to Rogers

Restaurateur ‘returning’ to NW with proven concept

Subscriber onlyScott McGehee has spent most of his life in Little Rock but one of the driving forces behind the Yellow Rocket Concepts restaurant team describes himself as a "native son" to Northwest Arkansas. Continue reading...

Wal-Mart starts new food line

Subscriber onlyWal-Mart Stores Inc. has unveiled a new line of authentic Italian food products as part of the retailer's continued efforts to improve the assortment and quality of its private label products. Continue reading...

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Robots to work in 50 Wal-Marts, including several in Arkansas

Subscriber onlyWal-Mart Stores Inc. customers in a few Arkansas stores will soon cross paths with robots roaming the aisles. Continue reading...

More Wal-Mart 'fixing' promised

CEO says store overhauls, online bolstering continues

Subscriber onlyWal-Mart Stores Inc.'s management team has been busy "fixing" the company's domestic stores the past two years, according to U.S. chief executive officer Greg Foran. Continue reading...

Chihuly art extended two weeks at Arkansas museum

Subscriber onlyCrystal Bridges Museum of American Art will keep its outdoor exhibition of glass sculptor Dale Chihuly's work on view to the public a little longer this fall. Continue reading...

Retailer aims to upscale e-shelves

Wal-Mart talking with Lord & Taylor

Subscriber onlyWal-Mart Stores Inc. wants to "elevate" the brands on Walmart.com to compete with Amazon.com and is working on a solution through a partnership with a New York-based department store chain. Continue reading...

Wal-Mart's Store No. 8 aims to see around corner

Subscriber onlyMyron Burke, principal of Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s Store No. 8, pointed to the invention of the iPhone when he considered the mission of the Bentonville company's retail technology investment arm. Continue reading...

Growth declared urgent at Sam's

Wholesaler shifts focus to families

Subscriber onlyJohn Furner didn't wait for analysts and investors gathered at Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s home office in Bentonville last Tuesday to ask the Sam's Club question. Continue reading...

Wal-Mart boosts digital basket

Subscriber onlyOne of the reasons behind Wal-Mart's $3.3 billion acquisition of Jet.com last year was the e-commerce website's "smart cart" technology, which is designed to give online shoppers more control over the price they pay for a basket of goods. Continue reading...

Wal-Mart slows store growth, puts more into e-commerce

Subscriber onlyWal-Mart Stores Inc. expects U.S. e-commerce sales growth of 40 percent in the next fiscal year and plans to open another 1,000 grocery pickup locations, continuing its push to challenge Amazon.com for retail sales by emphasizing the integration of its online and in-store businesses. Continue reading...

New Wal-Mart service to speed up returns

Subscriber onlyWal-Mart Stores Inc. wants to make returns easier for customers and will roll out a new service across its 4,700 U.S. stores next month. Continue reading...

Plans for 1880s house turn to dust; Arkansas home at hub of project collapses during move

Subscriber onlyA Victorian-style house in downtown Bentonville that was being preserved and incorporated into a social and wellness club collapsed last weekend and will have to be razed. Continue reading...