March 6, 2015

Despite the large splash caused by the September 2014 launch of Apple Pay, the general consensus is that mobile payment is still in the infancy stage. But while mobile payment is growing at a tempo that is best described as “slow and low,” the overall market is getting increasingly competitive

February 26, 2015

RadioShack Corp. will reportedly auction the leases of 2,000 stores in March, while GameStop has entered the picture as a bidder.

February 5, 2015

In an expected move, longtime-struggling RadioShack has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, listing assets of $1.2 billion and total debt of nearly $1.4 billion.

November 25, 2014

By Lee Peterson


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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.

July 17, 2014

American Apparel shareholders Bigger Capital Fund, Bachelier LLC and the Bigger Family, have sent a letter to the company's board seeking the resignation of co-chairmen David Danziger and Allan Mayer as board members.

July 10, 2014

American Apparel Inc. has reached an agreement with its largest shareholders that will bolster its financial situation, remake its board, and keep the retailer’s manufacturing in the United States.

June 9, 2014

Ankeny, Iowa — Casey’s General Stores reported that the board of directors elected Terry W. Handley to serve as president of the Company, effective immediately. He will continue to serve in his present role of COO.

May 14, 2014

General economic conditions, federal, state and/or local regulations, and retail competition/consolidation ranked as the top three risk factors cited by retailers, according to a survey by BDO USA.

April 7, 2014

Casey’s General Stores has selected Softeon’s warehouse managements ystem (WMS), as well as its load planning, yard management, and labor management applications, to improve efficiency and accuracy of its DC operations and drive additional throughput from existing DCs to enable them to support addition of new retail stores in the same physical footprint.

April 1, 2014

Casey’s General Stores plans to break ground on the company’s second distribution center in November 2014.

February 12, 2014

Casey’s General Stores announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire 24 Stop-n-Go locations. Twenty of the stores are located in North Dakota and four are located in Minnesota.

January 13, 2014

RadioShack is enlisting specialty retail industry veteran John W. Feray to help the company execute its turnaround strategy and has appointed him executive VP and CFO, effective Feb. 6.

December 12, 2013

Australian apparel retailer General Pants is rolling out interactive kiosks fusing music, fashion and social media to create a shopping experience to guide, inform and entertain consumers via Apple iPad device displays.

December 10, 2013

Casey’s General Stores’ net income rose more than 24% during the second quarter of fiscal 2014, to $41.3 million from $32.8 million.

October 16, 2013

Advance Auto Parts will acquire General Parts International, a privately held parts maker.

October 1, 2013

SMS Assist announced it has appointed Geoffrey Wigner as executive VP of facilities for the Chicago-based technology-driven facilities maintenance and management company.

July 18, 2013

General contractor Ferrandino & Son has hired Ryan Sklar as VP sales and marketing, effective immediately.

May 22, 2013

General economic conditions and federal, state and/or local regulations rank as the top two risks facing the retail industry, according to a new report by BDO USA.

May 2, 2013

By Douglas H. Meal, David T. Cohen, and Lisa L. Rachlin, Ropes & Gray LLP

October 1, 2012

Data released Monday by the Associated General Contractors of America revealed that construction spending declined between July and August to an annualized rate of $837 billion, but increased compared with August 2011 driven largely by growing demand for residential, lodging and education construction.

September 11, 2012

Kum & Go and Casey’s General Stores announced that they have signed an agreement for Casey’s to acquire 22 convenience stores from Kum & Go.

August 24, 2012

The store opening plans of retailers hit a four-year high in July, according to the August edition of the National Retailer Demand Monthly report from RBC Capital Markets and Retail Lease Trac.