September 18, 2015

The two biggest specialty pet retailers in the U.S. may merge. According to Reuters, Petco Holdings Inc. is considering a possible acquisition from chief rival PetSmart Inc.

September 18, 2015

Smart & Final Stores Inc. is shuffling the membership of its board of directors.

September 1, 2015

The acquisition of Family Dollar in the second quarter led Dollar Tree Inc. to report quarterly sales that were up more than 48% from a year ago.

August 13, 2015

Kroger is partnering with Liberty Mutual on a new loyalty card program for shoppers, Loyalty360 reported Thursday. 

August 4, 2015

Petco is preparing for a potential initial public offering or sale that could value the pet supplies retailer at between $4 billion and $5 billion.

July 20, 2015

Francesca's is adding a retail industry veteran to its board. 

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 17, 2015

Target has been doing an impressive job in-store and online with marketing its Star Wars merchandise tied to the upcoming film. This ad posted on its website and distributed through all social media channels went viral in 24 hours.

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 9, 2015

Toys“R”Us Inc. plans to bring its U.S. e-commerce operations in-house, including building and managing a new platform for, and, by the end of summer 2016.

July 9, 2015

Walgreens Boots Alliance appears to be just getting started.

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.

July 2, 2015

Staples is coming to the rescue of consumers with long school supply lists by creating an inventive new way to attract these shoppers.

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 29, 2015

Walgreens Boots Alliance has appointed a PepsiCo and UPS veteran as its new CIO.

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.

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 13, 2015

CNBC host and investment advisor Jim Cramer breaks down the impact of cheap oil and the labor outlook with a view toward which retailers are best positioned to win. 

April 9, 2015

Walgreens Boots Alliance reported quarterly earnings for the first time since the December merger of Walgreen Co. and Alliance Boots and said it plans to close about 200 stores in the United States.

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.