Safeway Inc. is exiting the Philadelphia market.
Barnes & Noble said that it is beginning “strategic exploratory work” to separate the Nook division in an effort to help the emerging business grow.
Best Buy said today that it has completed the acquisition of mindShift Technologies, which provides managed IT, cloud, data center and professional services to more than 5,400 clients and 25,000 managed desktops in markets throughout the nation.
A report in the Wall Street Journal said that Barnes & Noble Inc. has put its Sterling Publishing business up for sale.
Shopko Stores Operating Co. said that Shopko and Pamida will merge to create one of the largest U.S. retailers focused on serving smaller and rural communities.
7-Eleven Mexico has selected Oracle Retail Merchandising to create a platform for improving retail operations and driving growth across its 1,400 stores throughout the country.
Liz Claiborne Inc. said that it will change its name to Fifth & Pacific Cos., effective May 15, to reflect the divestiture of its namesake brand as well as a newly honed focus on its core banners.
The TJX Cos. announced several senior management shifts, including moving current Marmaxx Group head Michael MacMillan to the company’s European division.
Express has announced changes to its board of directors.
Brookstone announced that Jackson Tai, chairman of the board, will also serve as interim president in the wake of the resignation of Ron Boire, the chain’s president and CEO.