July 17, 2015

Macy's Inc. should split off its real estate holdings into a separate company to maximize shareholder value, Starboard Value hedge fund manager Jeffrey Smith said during an investor presentation, according to several news reports.

July 10, 2015

The private equity firms that paid a premium to take Michaels private nearly a decade ago continue to gradually unwind their majority position in the nation’s largest arts and crafts retailer.

July 6, 2015

Lowe's says it is making an investment in its long-term financial strategy with its latest move on its finance team.

June 25, 2015

The largest supermarket operator in the United States is on fire, so it makes sense that the Kroger Co. approved its first stock split in 16 years and a 13.5% dividend increase.

June 1, 2015

Dollar Tree has agreed to sell 330 of its stores to the private-equity firm Sycamore Partners in order to get regulatory approval for its $8.5 billion purchase of Family Dollar.

May 19, 2015

Sports Authority wants to make purchase protection "SIMPLR" for its customers with a new partnership with Asurion.

May 11, 2015

Alibaba Holding Group Ltd. went on a buying spree at Zulily this month, but the Chinese Internet retailer wasn't buying baby shoes.

May 5, 2015

Store closures led Office Depot sales to decline in the first quarter, but the retailer still reported a sizable bump in profit.

May 4, 2015

Only 53% of executives believe the EMV chip and pin will protect against a data breach, despite claims that it is more secure, according to a new study.

April 27, 2015

Office Depot will urge its stockholders to support a merger with Staples by asking them to vote in favor of the $6.3 billion acquisition by Staples at an annual meeting, according to a regulatory filing. 

April 22, 2015

Costco shareholders are a happy lot these days between the company’s surging share price, huge special dividends and now another substantial increase in the company’s regular quarterly payout.

April 16, 2015

Shares of Party City enjoyed a nice first-day pop on April 16 after the company completed its initial public stock offering.

April 6, 2015

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

April 2, 2015

Belk Inc. has hired Goldman Sachs to explore its strategic options, including the possibility of a sale that could value the family owned department store chain at as much as $4 billion, Reuters reports.

March 24, 2015

Off-price retailer Ross Stores feels so good about its sales performance and outlook that it has approved a 2-for-1 stock split scheduled for June.

March 19, 2015

Michaels is looking to further bolster its omnichannel strategy in 2015 after reporting an 18% profit jump in the fourth quarter.

March 13, 2015

David Tehle, executive vice president and CFO at Dollar General, will retire from the company effective July 1. The retailer has started a search for a successor and will consider both internal and external candidates for the job.

March 9, 2015

PetSmart’s investors have officially approved a buyout of the company by a private equity firm, setting up a payout to stockholders of $83 per share.

February 20, 2015

Ann Inc. may be in talks with at least two potential buyers, according to a report this month from Bloomberg.

January 27, 2015

Less than a week after getting shareholder approval to sell itself to Dollar Tree Inc., Family Dollar said fewer discounts led to increased December sales. 

January 20, 2015

Michaels Companies Inc. had plenty to smile about during the 2014 holiday season -- its first holiday season since going public in June. 

January 14, 2015

Etsy, an e-marketplace that specializes in crafts and other artsy items, plans to hold an initial public offering as soon as this quarter, according to Bloomberg.

January 6, 2015

Department stores could be in for a fresh approach from Coach, following its announcement that it will acquire upscale footwear brand Stuart Weitzman.

December 12, 2014

A $43.5 million fine has been levied against 10 Wall Street firms for doing what they were asked by Toys “R” Us as the retailer prepared an ill-fated public stock offering in 2010.