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Big Lots to Close 126 Stores

BY CSA STAFF

Columbus, Ohio, Retailer Big Lots announced late yesterday that it will close 85 close-out merchandise stores and 41 furniture stores; this latest announcement comes after Big Lots had already made public plans to close 40 stores this year.

The company will spend up to $28 million to mark down merchandise in an attempt to reduce inventory.

Big Lots has also announced plans to open fewer stores than originally slated for the rest of 2005 and said net new store growth in 2006 should be minimal.

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ECOMMERCE

TJX Gets Out of the Web Business

BY CSA STAFF

Framingham, Mass., The Internet may be the retail channel of the future for some companies, but not TJX Cos. Framingham, Mass.-based TJX announced yesterday that it intends to exit its e-commerce business, which “has not delivered the sales we had planned,” said chairman Bernard Cammarata. The company’s TJMaxx.com and homegoods.com sites will cease business this month, under the plan. “Exiting this business will eliminate these losses going forward and allow us to better focus our energies into other areas,” he added. Its on-line business is expected to result in operating losses of $15 million for the current fiscal year. The chain also said it would slow its real estate expansion at A.J. Wright and HomeGoods.

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Apr-19-2013 01:22 pm

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Mar-24-2013 07:34 am

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Mar-24-2013 07:34 am

Web business makes a work more effective and efficient between suppliers and the company. They can serve the customers better to their needs and wants. - Rich Von Alvensleben

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Goody’s Agrees to Acquisition

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Knoxville, Tenn., Boca Raton, Fla.-based Sun Capital Partners will acquire the Knoxville, Tenn.-based apparel chain in a deal valued at $272.8 million. A Goody’s spokeswoman said it was clear that CEO and chairman Robert Goodfriend will leave the company, but unclear whether the remaining executive team would continue. The chain originated in Athens, Tenn., as the Athens Outlet Center. Also on Thursday, the company said it expected a third-quarter loss “significantly greater” than the 2? per share loss reported in the third quarter of 2004.

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