M&A and Financial ARCHIVE

Nordstrom’s Ecommerce Sales Rose Faster than Amazon.com  May 17, 2014 2:35 PM By Tim Parry

Nordstrom direct net sales increased 33% in the first quarter, driven by expanded merchandise selection and ongoing technology investments to enhance the online experience.

JCPenney Online Sales are Growing Faster than Amazon  May 16, 2014 9:58 AM By Tim Parry

Is JCPenney growing faster than Amazon.com? Not really. But based on its new sales reporting methodology, JCPenneys’ first-quarter online sales grew at a faster pace than Amazon’s. Here’s why.

Macy’s Inc. Not Interested in Sears Canada  May 14, 2014 3:47 PM By Tim Parry

Sears Holdings announced Wednesday that it is exploring strategic alternatives for its 51% interest in Sears Canada, including a potential sale of Sears Holdings’ interest or Sears Canada as a whole. But don’t expect Macy’s Inc. to make an offer.

The Liquidation of Coldwater Creek Begins  May 12, 2014 11:27 AM By MCM Staff

A joint venture of Gordon Brothers Group and Hilco Merchant Resources began Coldwater Creek’s closing sales on May 8. The women’s apparel seller filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on April 11.

Why Office Depot Will Close 400+ Stores  May 07, 2014 1:06 PM By Tim Parry

Office Depot chairman and CEO Roland Smith said a staged approach to store closures allows Office Depot to minimize risk and adapt its learnings to future groups of store closings.

Vitamin Shoppe Ecommerce Revenues Up 17%  May 07, 2014 7:33 AM By Tim Parry

Vitamin Shoppe’s total net sales in the first quarter increased 10.3% to $307.8 million compared to $279.1 million in the same period of the prior year.

Sycamore Partners Establishes Stuart Weitzman As Standalone Company  Apr 19, 2014 8:56 AM By Tim Parry

Stuart Weitzman previously operated as a division of The Jones Group, which was acquired by Sycamore Partners on April 8.

DSW Inc. Acquires Interest in Town Shoes of Canada  Apr 19, 2014 8:54 AM By Tim Parry

DSW Inc. will purchase for cash approximately 44% interest in Town Shoes, the largest footwear and accessories retailer in Canada, for CAD $68 million.

Coldwater Creek Files Chapter 11, Plans to Liquidate  Apr 11, 2014 3:53 PM By Tim Parry

Women’s apparel seller Coldwater Creek filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on April 11, and plans to liquidate in May.

IBM To Acquire Silverpop  Apr 11, 2014 12:20 PM By Tim Parry

IBM has announced a definitive agreement to acquire cloud-based personalization software provider Silverpop. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.






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