April 6, 2015

The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) is reportedly asking major credit card companies to delay the October 2015 mandate for U.S. retailers to comply with the Europay, Mastercard Visa (EMV) chip-based payment card standard.

April 2, 2015

Los Angeles-based private equity group Leonard Green & Partners is reportedly in talks to acquire a stake in specialty outdoor retailer Bass Pro Shops.

March 24, 2015

The Ross Stores Inc. board of directors has approved a two-for-one stock split on June 11, 2015.

February 27, 2015

Blue Nile, Inc. has added Robert van Schoonenberg to its board of directors, effective Feb. 23.

February 26, 2015

Dollar Tree reported that its net income dropped 3% to $206.6 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014, down from $213 million in the year ago period.

February 20, 2015

Ann Inc., parent of Ann Taylor and Loft. is reportedly working with financial firm JPMorgan Chase & Co. on a potential sale.

February 12, 2015

The $8.7 billion private equity acquisition of PetSmart Inc. that was announced in December 2014 is one step closer to fruition. Argos Merger is providing a $1.9 billion senior note unsecured offering to finance the purchase.

February 2, 2015

Leading Indian e-commerce platform Flipkart is reportedly considering launching a $5 billion U.S. IPO.

January 29, 2015

Sabrina Simmons has been elected to the board of directors of Williams-Sonoma Inc.

January 28, 2015

HSN Inc. (HSNi) has entered into a new $1.25 billion five-year credit facility, replacing its existing $600 million credit facility.

January 27, 2015

Investment fund Trian Fund Management LP has reportedly reduced its stake in Family Dollar Stores Inc. from 7% to a little more than 2%.

January 15, 2015

Online specialty apparel retailer Bare Necessities is using the Experian Marketing Suite to plan, manage, execute and optimize all of its customer interactions in real time across any channel, all from within a single system.

January 13, 2015

The fast-growing online grocery delivery startup Instacart confirmed it has raised $220 million in a funding round led by the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.

January 13, 2015

RadioShack could receive another dose of life support. According to a report by the Wall Street Journal, Salus Capital Partners has offered to provide $500 million to RadioShack Corp. in a kind of debtor-in-possession loan used by companies to fund operations in bankruptcy.

January 7, 2015

Consumers who may need some time to decide if they want to keep a purchase should consider applying for a Discover card.

December 30, 2014

 

One of the more innovative real estate tech products to emerge in recent years is Property Payments, a collaboration between MasterCard and International Bancard. CSA talked with David Iafrate, CEO, International Bancard, about the new product and what it will deliver to the industry.

December 29, 2014

At a special meeting of shareholders held Monday, Walgreens shareholders voted to approve all proposals related to the company’s acquisition of the remaining 55% of Alliance Boots GmbH that it does not currently own and the reorganization of the company into a holding company structure.

December 22, 2014

Walgreen Co. intends to apply to list the shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. common stock on The Nasdaq Stock Market under the ticker symbol “WBA” following the closing of its merger with UK-based pharmacy retailer Alliance Boots. 

December 18, 2014

No big surprise that Americans are more connected than ever before, but the newest trend is toward “smart homes” as well. 

December 15, 2014

PetSmart Inc. has agreed to be purchased for about $8.7 billion by a consortium of buyers led by private equity firm B.C. Partners and also including pension fund manager La Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and private equity firm StepStone.

December 12, 2014

The massive cost cutting plan outlined on Thursday, Dec.11, by RadioShack is likely not sufficient to forestall a restructuring of the company's debt in the near term, according to Fitch Ratings.

November 17, 2014

J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. will reportedly end its agreement to issue credit cards for Sears Canada when the term expires Nov. 15, 2015.

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.