November 17, 2014

During the 2014 holiday season, marketers will run more campaigns on Facebook than any other social network.

November 13, 2014

This year, a Halloween that fell on Friday helped boost spending growth in October, according to the monthly SpendTrend report from First Data Corp. 

November 6, 2014
New York –- Walgreens has reportedly filed for an eight-part benchmark bond offering to help finance its planned $5.3 billion purchase of U.K. drugstore retailer Alliance Boots GmBH. According to Bloomberg, Walgreens has filed with the SEC for three-, five-, seven-, 10-, 20- and 30-year fixed-rate bonds, as well as 18-month and three-year floating-rate notes.  
October 22, 2014

Retail Properties of America, Inc. announced that it was assigned a BBB-corporate credit rating from Standard and Poor’s Ratings Services with a stable outlook. 

October 14, 2014

Ann Inc., parent of Ann Taylor and Loft, said Tuesday it has entered into a non-disclosure agreement with Golden Gate Capital to provide certain non-public information with the private equity firm.

October 9, 2014

Toys “R” Us has appointed Michael Melzer as managing director, Central Europe, responsible for the company’s operations throughout Germany, Austria and Switzerland, including 91 stores and four e-commerce sites.

October 7, 2014

Affiliates of Bain Capital Partners LLC and certain other stockholders of Burlington Stores Inc. intend to offer eight million shares of the company’s common stock in an underwritten public offering.

October 6, 2014

Staples has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the 11th straight year.

October 3, 2014

RadioShack Corp. has agreed to a financing packaging arranged by its biggest investor, hedge fund Standard General, that would help ease the retailer’s cash crunch as it heads into the holiday selling season, The Wall Street Journal reported.

September 29, 2014

A group of U.K. retailers led by W.M. Morrison Supermarkets plc is reportedly seeking to extend the time period for which it can claim antitrust damages against MasterCard from 2006 to 1992.

September 22, 2014

Beleaguered consumer electronics chain RadioShack Corp. said is in talks with an unidentified “major vendor” about modifying a commercial agreement in a way that could benefit a financial restructuring.

September 20, 2014

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. on Friday closed its first day of trading on the New York Stock Exchange with its shares up 38% from its I.P.O., closing at $93.89.

September 16, 2014

Sears Holdings Corp. said in regulatory filing that it would borrow $400 million from the hedge fund of its CEO, Edward Lampert, who is also the company’s largest shareholder.

September 15, 2014

Ann Inc. is publicly responding to an investor presentation held by activist investors Engine Capital and Red Alder on Sept. 15, which urged the company to sell at a substantial premium above current stock price.

September 15, 2014

Office Depot Inc. will transfer the listing of its common stock from the New York Stock Exchange to the Nasdaq Global Select Market.

September 10, 2014

Dollar General Corp. is upping the ante in its $9.1 billion bid to purchase Family Dollar Inc. by making a hostile takeover offer to Family Dollar stockholders of $80 per share.

September 10, 2014

E-commerce company Elastic Path Software Inc. has secured $4.87 million in equity investments led by BDC Venture Capital IT Fund, with participation from Yaletown Venture Partners and individual investors.

September 8, 2014

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. has filed for an initial public offering (IPO) with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that media reports indicate could be worth as much as $24.3 billion, making it the biggest U.S. initial public offering ever.

September 8, 2014

Walgreens has named Barry Rosenstein, founder and managing partner of New York City-based hedge fund Jana Partners LLC, to its board of directors.

September 3, 2014

Asurion Retail Solutions has rolled out Solution Hub, an online platform providing consumers transparency and control of the post-purchase service experience.

September 2, 2014

A Credit Suisse analyst is reportedly recommending that Staples and Office Depot, itself recently merged with Office Max, merge.

August 26, 2014

Hedge fund Standard General LP, RadioShack’s second-largest shareholder, is reportedly trying to negotiate a “rescue package” by obtaining debt and equity financing from outside investors.

August 26, 2014

Poor data collection and linkage practices are leaving organizations unable to move forward with key business goals, according to a new study by Experian Data Quality, a part of Experian Marketing Services.