June 19, 2015

Office Depot shareholders approved of the company’s acquisition by Staples in a vote that will prove to be largely symbolic if federal regulators determine a deal involving two direct competitors is not in the best interest of consumers. 

June 19, 2015

Office Depot shareholders approved of the company’s acquisition by Staples in a vote that will prove to be largely symbolic if federal regulators determine a deal involving two direct competitors is not in the best interest of consumers. 

May 21, 2015

Dollars Tree’s first quarter sales were less than expected, it is divesting more of the acquired Family Dollar stores than expected and closing the merger is taking longer than expected. 

March 30, 2015

Retailers have long known the value of collecting and using customer information for internal analytics and marketing. With advancements in technology, retailers now have access to more information than ever about their customer. But with the exciting potential for the use of this data, retailers need to be aware of the legal and reputational pitfalls that come with maintaining and using these treasure troves of data. 

March 30, 2015

Retailers have long known the value of collecting and using customer information for internal analytics and marketing. With advancements in technology, retailers now have access to more information than ever about their customer. But with the exciting potential for the use of this data, retailers need to be aware of the legal and reputational pitfalls that come with maintaining and using these treasure troves of data. 

January 29, 2015

With the Internet of Things (IoT) comes yet another technology-driven advancement that challenges businesses with promising opportunities and potentially vexing responsibilities. Thus, a solid understanding of best practices for customer data privacy and security will help those who collect, store and use the data to manage the IoT’s potential risks and rewards.

January 29, 2015

With the Internet of Things (IoT) comes yet another technology-driven advancement that challenges businesses with promising opportunities and potentially vexing responsibilities. Thus, a solid understanding of best practices for customer data privacy and security will help those who collect, store and use the data to manage the IoT’s potential risks and rewards.

January 15, 2015

Dollar General issued a statement Thursday indicating the company is having trouble winning support from the Federal Trade Commission on a $9.1 billion bid for Family Dollar Stores. 

January 12, 2015

Family Dollar is urging its shareholders to support a buyout offer from rival discounter Dollar Tree with less than two weeks remaining before a vote on the pending deal. 

December 22, 2014

Little known food retailer Haggen Northwest Fresh will grow its store base more than 800% following a Federal Trade Commission mandate that Albertson’s and Safeway divest 168 stores. 

December 5, 2014

As the acquisition of Family Dollar moves closer to resolution, would be acquirers Dollar Tree and Dollar General maintain widely differing views on the superiority of their respective offers and the opinion of federal regulators.

October 22, 2014

Family Dollar Stores on Tuesday announced that it has certified substantial compliance with both the Federal Trade Commission’s second request regarding the acquisition by Dollar Tree, as well as the second request regarding Dollar General's bid for the company.

October 22, 2014

Family Dollar Stores on Tuesday announced that it has certified substantial compliance with both the Federal Trade Commission’s second request regarding the acquisition by Dollar Tree, as well as the second request regarding Dollar General's bid for the company.

October 8, 2014

Retailers have had a tough year when it comes to advertising prices. In January, a California court issued a multimillion dollar penalty against Overstock.com, after determining that the company advertised discounts in a misleading manner.

September 5, 2014

Family Dollar has rejected the revised proposal made by Dollar General on Sept. 2 on the basis of antitrust regulatory considerations. The Dollar General offer may be financially superior, the dollar store operator noted, but it's not likely to pass muster with the Federal Trade Commission.

June 4, 2014

As if having to deal with the rising threat of data breaches weren’t already enough for retailers, many continue to struggle to make sense of today’s rough patchwork of federal and state data breach laws.

May 30, 2014

The Men’s Wearhouse expects to close on its acquisition for Jos. A. Bank in the next 30 days after the Federal Trade Commission determined the deal doesn’t violate antitrust laws.

May 30, 2014

The Men’s Wearhouse expects to close on its acquisition for Jos. A. Bank in the next 30 days after the Federal Trade Commission determined the deal doesn’t violate antitrust laws.

April 4, 2014

There were a lot of developments in the world of data security last week with a judge agreeing to consolidate lawsuits related to the Target data breach in a Minnesota court, more hearings in Washington, D.C. and troubling research about consumers sharing personal data on public Wi-Fi.

April 4, 2014

There were a lot of developments in the world of data security last week with a judge agreeing to consolidate lawsuits related to the Target data breach in a Minnesota court, more hearings in Washington, D.C. and troubling research about consumers sharing personal data on public Wi-Fi.

February 25, 2014

Bi-Lo Holdings and Delhaize Group have received approval from the Federal Trade Commission to proceed with the transaction in which Bi-Lo Holdings will acquire substantially all of the stores in the Sweetbay, Harveys and Reid’s supermarket chains from Delhaize.

February 21, 2014

“Ongoing investigation.” “Forensics and law enforcement continue to investigate.” For now, it is a bit too early to write the “Lessons Learned” piece about the Target/Neiman Marcus/Michaels data breach incident. But there are a few things that were known before these latest payment card/database breaches occurred and should be put into context in light of what we are currently investigating.

January 20, 2014

The Federal Trade Commission has granted Kroger and Harris Teeter Supermarkets early termination of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 with respect to the pending merger transaction between the two companies.

January 20, 2014

The Federal Trade Commission has granted Kroger and Harris Teeter Supermarkets early termination of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 with respect to the pending merger transaction between the two companies.