August 11, 2014

Darden Restaurants, Inc., which operates the Olive Garden and LongHorn Steakhouse banners among others, has completed the repurchase of approximately $900 million of the previously announced $1 billion debt retirement, leaving approximately $1.6 billion of debt on its balance sheet.

August 7, 2014

Zales has the highest annual percentage rate (APR) on its private label card out of 61 U.S. retailers surveyed by CreditCards.com.

July 30, 2014

CBRE Group, Inc. announced that Geoffrey Harris has joined the firm’s Capital Markets’ Debt and Structured Finance team as senior VP.

July 14, 2014

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. intends to offer, subject to market and other conditions, senior unsecured notes due 2024, senior unsecured notes due 2034 and senior unsecured notes due 2044 under a shelf registration on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

July 8, 2014

The American Apparel saga continues, with the beleaguered chain receiving a notice of default from its longtime lender, Lion Capital.

April 11, 2014

Coldwater Creek Inc. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, with plans to close its stores and wind down operations by early summer.

April 3, 2014

Guitar Center's total debt has been reduced by approximately $500 million and annual cash interest expense has been reduced by more than $70 million.

November 4, 2013

Edwin Watts Golf Shops filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in Delaware, with the intention of selling the operating assets of the business.

October 7, 2013

GE Capital, Corporate Retail Finance announced it is administrative agent and sole lender on a $100 million senior secured credit facility for Samuels Jewelers.

October 1, 2013

The U.S. economic recovery is firmly underway and the growth prospects for many mid-size companies are better today than they’ve been for more than five years.

September 16, 2013

Sears Holdings Corp. on Monday said it plans to obtain a senior secured term loan facility of up to $1 billion to help lower borrowings under its revolving credit facility.

June 19, 2013

Rite Aid is offering to buy back $810 million worth of debt while increasing the amount of a new bond sale announced Tuesday, the retail pharmacy chain said.

June 10, 2013

Rite Aid projected that it would turn a profit in the first quarter of fiscal year 2014, results of which it will announce next week.

May 30, 2013

Survey results released Thursday by CouponCabin.com found that more than one-in-10 Americans say their shopping habits have put them in debt, with 20% saying the most amount of shopping debt they've been in exceeds $5,000.

February 6, 2013

By Gary Glick, Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP

September 12, 2012

Cafeteria-style restaurant chain Piccadilly Restaurants filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Friday, citing a breakdown in talks with its lender Atalaya Capital Management.

August 27, 2012

By Jim Hogan, GE Capital

August 9, 2012

GE Capital Retail Bank, a consumer lending unit of General Electric Co., and Sam’s Club announced their multi-year agreement to continue providing the Sam’s Club credit card program to their Advantage and Business members.

July 12, 2012

The Pantry said that it is pursuing debt refinancing consisting of up to $480 million of senior secured credit facilities and $250 million aggregate principal amount of senior notes.

June 27, 2012

Dollar General Corp. said Wednesday it is offering $450 million in senior notes due in 2017.

May 7, 2012

Barneys New York said that it has reached an agreement with its largest lender, Perry Capital, and other lenders to significantly reduce the retailer’s debt and improve its capital structure.

March 20, 2012

Importers who sell to America’s major retailers are preparing for a significant uptick in consumer spending this spring and summer according to a recent survey conducted by Capital Business Credit, (CBC), a non-bank lender that services the retail sector.

January 3, 2012

January post-holiday sales will plunge to some of the lowest levels in years thanks to a surge in credit card spending over the Christmas season, according to consumer research firm America’s Research Group (ARG).

November 1, 2011

Stein Mart said it has completed a new $100 million senior secured revolving credit facility with Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. to replace an existing $150 million revolving credit facility, which was maturing in early 2012.