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Goodlettsville, Tenn. – Family Dollar is preparing to hold a shareholder vote on Dollar Tree’s offer to acquire the company, but Dollar General today said it is launching a proxy fight and urging Family Dollar shareholders to vote against the deal. More
No tricks, all treats. Which chain restaurant salads clock in at over 1,000 calories? Are you flying one of the most hated airlines in the world? Speaking of which, how do you feel about the new ‘window-less’ plane? Plus: Key points in Kohl’s new three-year plan and MSLO updates its relationship status with Macy’s. More
Torrance, Calif. – Japan Tiger Corporation of U.S.A., a division of Tiger Corporation, has added a new ultra-light stainless steel thermal bottle to its stable of products. More
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October 20, 2014While traditional retailers of home furnishings are still trying to figure out how to woo the Millennial shopper without alienating her mother, Anthropologie is preparing to make a major run at the business. Think of it as Pottery Barn for Millennials – plus clothing. How serious is this effort? Very. Executives from parent company Urban Outfitters Inc. last month said the nameplate will cut apparel from 71% of the assortment to 53% to blow out its home assortment, which now accounts for just 17% of sales. The company is also preparing to roll out new larger format stores, which at 30 ...
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October 20, 2014With all due respect to Benjamin Braddock in “The Graduate,” I have just one word for you…at least when it comes to retail ceos these days: operations. If you’re looking for the common denominator in the latest round of big-time retail executive appointments, it’s that virtually every one of these guys – and they are all guys – comes from the operations side of the business. Not one is really a merchant. The de-merchandising of the corner office at American retailing is nothing new. We’ve seen this gain traction for years, but up until very recently it was ...
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October 20, 2014OK, I’m confused…Have all of the holidays in the fourth quarter become one single event? Almost everywhere I go I see black Styrofoam tombstones merchandised alongside pumpkin-scented candles one aisle down from candy-striped tablecloths. Store soundtracks are equally confusing – Monster Mash followed by Vince Guaraldi’s jazz rendition of “Greensleeves” with the Peanuts gang. And then last week, Macy’s announced its plans to open its doors earlier than ever on Thanksgiving Day – 6 p.m. compared to last year’s 8 p.m. No wonder so many people plan to shop online. Don’t take it from ...
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