07/18/2011 - 4:36pm

John Haugh announced that he plans to retire as president of Build-A-Bear Workshop Inc., effective July 22, according to a company filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

07/18/2011 - 4:34pm

Gordon Brothers Group announced that Gary M. Talarico joined the firm as president and CEO reporting to the Board of Directors. Michael Frieze will assume the role of chairman, board of directors.

07/18/2011 - 11:07am

Borders Group inched closer to liquidation after a 5 p.m. Sunday deadline passed and no bidders emerged to keep the bankrupt chain in business.

07/18/2011 - 11:00am

Walmart will break ground on a new supercenter in Denton, Maryland, the week of September 19. The 152,888-sq.-ft. store will also feature a Subway.

07/15/2011 - 2:49pm

Five Below on Friday made its Michigan debut, opening five stores in the Detroit metro area. The chain specializes in “extreme value” merchandise for teens and pre-teens, with no item priced more than $5.

07/15/2011 - 2:47pm

U.K. fashion retailer Topshop in March will open its third U.S. location, a 20,000-sq.ft. Topshop/Topman flagship in Las Vegas’ Fashion Show Mall.

07/15/2011 - 2:45pm

Francesca's Holdings Corp. will price its initial public offering of 10 million shares between $14 and $16 a share, the Houston Business Journal reported.

07/15/2011 - 2:40pm

A report released Thursday by the National Retail Federation, which expanded on earlier news by the U.S. Commerce Department, showed that warm weather, reduced gas prices and strong Father’s Day promotions helped power retail sales for the 12th consecutive month and past Wall Street expectations.

07/15/2011 - 2:21pm

Build-A-Bear Workshop Inc. president John Haugh said Thursday that he will resign as the company’s president, as reported by the St. Louis Business Journal.