12/17/2012 - 5:24pm

Investment firm Joh. A. Benckiser Group agreed to acquire Caribou Coffee Co. for approximately $340 million.

12/17/2012 - 5:18pm

The Vitamin Shoppe announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase the assets of Super Supplements, a specialty retailer of vitamin, mineral and supplements for approximately $50 million.

12/17/2012 - 5:17pm

Nordstrom announced that it plans to open a Nordstrom Rack in downtown Washington, D.C., at the 1800 L Street, NW building. The approximately 35,000-sq.-ft. store is scheduled to open in spring 2013.

12/17/2012 - 5:15pm

Office Depot has added PayPal to its selection of online payment options, giving customers a secure way to pay for purchases.

12/17/2012 - 5:09pm

Target announced plans to open a 140,000-sq.-ft. store in Pomona, Calif., in October 2013.

12/17/2012 - 10:54am

A SpendingPulse report released Monday by MasterCard Advisors found that after a three-week recovery of retail spending growth that started two weeks after Superstorm Sandy and lasted through the week ending Dec. 1, a slowdown occurred in the week ending Dec. 8.

12/17/2012 - 10:50am

A report issued by CEB TowerGroup found that sales of gift cards will surpass $110 billion and spillage will drop 20% to $1.7 billion.

12/17/2012 - 10:48am

Survey results released by comScore revealed that the most recent work-week saw four individual days eclipse $1 billion in spending, led by Green Monday with $1.275 billion.

12/17/2012 - 10:46am

Staples Inc. announced Monday that its president and COO Michael Miles has left the company, effective Feb. 2.