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M&A and Financial ARCHIVE

Solid Fourth-quarter Sales Spark Office Depot Inc.  Feb 25, 2014 8:04 AM By Tim Parry

All three business units of Office Depot Inc. saw double-digit sales in the fourth-quarter of 2013. And that surge helped Office Depot’s total sales for 2013 increase 5.1% for the year.

Vitamin Shoppe Ecommerce Revenues Rise  Feb 25, 2014 7:06 AM By MCM Staff

Ecommerce revenues at Vitamin Shoppe grew 25.5% for the fourth quarter and 19.4% for fiscal 2013, the health and wellness merchant said today. Here’s what CEO Tony Truesdale had to say about Vitamin Shoppe’s online growth.

Walmart’s Fiscal 2014 Global Ecommerce Sales Top $10 Billion  Feb 22, 2014 4:25 PM By Tim Parry

Wall Street wasn’t wowed when Walmart announced its consolidated net sales for fiscal year 2014. But the retailer was able to hang its hat on its global ecommerce sales, which grew 30% and surpassed $10 billion.

Oriental Trading Company Acquires SmileMakers  Feb 21, 2014 1:53 PM By Tim Parry

Oriental Trading Company has agreed to acquire SmileMakers, a direct retailer of patient giveaways and practice promotions for the dental and healthcare markets, as well as classroom incentives and aids to the education market, from Staples.

USPS Ends Q1 with $354 Million Loss, Shipping Revenue Up 14%  Feb 10, 2014 1:41 PM By Erin Lynch

While the U.S. Postal Service ended the first quarter of 2014 with a net loss of $354 million, its shipping business increased by 14%. This growth, UPS said, was fueled by an increase in online shopping and Sunday deliveries in limited U.S. markets.

Walmart Canada Expanding Reach with $500 Million Investment  Feb 05, 2014 8:48 AM By Erin Lynch

Walmart Canada announced that it will invest close to $500 million over the next 12 months in an effort to expand its network and its distribution and ecommerce operations.

Amazon Price Hike to Have Limited Effect on Subscribers  Feb 03, 2014 12:16 PM By Erin Lynch

Amazon announced late last week during its fourth quarter conference call to investors that it was planning on raising its Amazon Prime annual subscription of $79 to potentially $99 or even $119. Even though the increase may seem steep, many experts are saying the move will not hurt business.

Amazon Q4 Sales up 20%, Falls Short of Expectations  Jan 30, 2014 4:43 PM By Erin Lynch

Amazon’s fourth quarter financials have been released which show net sales have hit $25.59 billion and an increase of 20% compared to Q4 2012.

Destination Maternity Reports Q1 Sales Decrease of 0.3%  Jan 30, 2014 2:04 PM By MCM Staff

Net sales for the first quarter of fiscal 2014 decreased 0.3% to $134.8 million from $135.3 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2013.

Men’s Wearhouse Still Wants Jos. A Bank  Jan 30, 2014 11:55 AM By Tim Parry

Wash. Rinse. Repeat. We’re not talking about shampoo, we’re talking about the never-ending will-they or won’t-they saga of Men’s Wearhouse and Jos. A. Bank. In the latest saga of the long-lasting battle between Men’s Wearhouse and Jos. A. Bank, Men’s Wearhouse is urgings Jos. A. Bank independent directors to form a special committee to reconsider […]






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