Executive ARCHIVE

Kate Spade Shutting Down Kate Spade Saturday Business  Feb 10, 2015 4:49 PM By Tim Parry

Two years after Kate Spade & Company’s launched its Kate Spade Saturday brand, ecommerce site and stores, the company announced the Kate Spade Saturday stores and and ecommerce site will close, and that the brand will be rolled into its kate spade new york brand.

Why the Marketplace Fairness Act Beats the Alternatives  Feb 10, 2015 7:18 AM By Jonathan Barsade

Rather than debate any flimsy arguments, I suggest we ask a better question: What’s the alternative? Do opponents of the Marketplace Fairness Act have another solution, or is “no” the extent of their vision?

Will 2015 Be the Year of Retail Chapter 11s?  Feb 08, 2015 6:23 PM By Tim Parry

It was as inevitable as the sun rising, but RadioShack finally filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on February 5. It’s the fifth retailer to file for Chapter 11 since the traditional kickoff of the 2014 holiday season. Here’s a look at which retailers are restructuring, and which one is riding off into the sunset.

RadioShack’s Chapter 11 Filing Includes Restructuring Plan  Feb 05, 2015 6:48 PM By Tim Parry

It appears that the RadioShack brand will live on despite today’s Chapter 11 filing in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. But the iconic electronics retailer will have a much-smaller footprint.

Macy’s, Inc. Agrees to Acquire Bluemercury  Feb 04, 2015 3:01 PM By MCM Staff

Macy’s, Inc. to grow its beauty business and enhance customer offerings in standalone Bluemercury specialty locations, in digital channels and in Macy’s stores.

Lands’ End Gets a New Leader  Feb 02, 2015 1:39 PM By Tim Parry

Lands’ End, Inc. has named Federica Marchionni as its Chief Executive Officer, effective Feb. 17. See what this means for the retailer.

ShoeBuy Acquires Minority Stake in Boston Boot Company  Jan 27, 2015 4:35 PM By MCM Staff

The acquisition ob Boston Boot marks ShoeBuy’s expansion into the footwear manufacturing business, and provides an opportunity for the company to directly deliver superior products to its customers.

SkyMall Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection  Jan 23, 2015 4:02 PM By Tim Parry

The days of buying garden gnomes, orthopedic pet beds and assorted tchachkies from SkyMall, the iconic catalog found in airline seat-back pocket. SkyMall and its parent company, Xhibit Corp., filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Arizona.

Paula Schneider In, Dov Charney Out, at American Apparel  Dec 23, 2014 8:22 AM By Tim Parry

Dov Charney has been terminated as President and Chief Executive Officer of American Apparel, the company he founded in 1989. Paula Schneider will become Chief Executive Officer, effective Jan. 5.

Private Equity Firm Acquires PetSmart  Dec 16, 2014 9:49 AM By Tim Parry

PetSmart has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by a consortium led by private equity firm BC Partners, Inc. at a price of $83 per share in cash, representing a premium of approximately 39% over PetSmart’s unaffected closing share price on July 2. The transaction would be valued at approximately $8.7 billion

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