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Robert N. Wildrick, Chairman of Jos. A. Bank, said, “Our Board of Directors firmly believes that the Men’s Wearhouse offer is inadequate and significantly undervalues Jos. A. Bank and its near- and long-term potential.”
The Men’s Wearhouse today issued the following statement in response to the announcement by Jos. A. Bank Clothiers, Inc. that its Board of Directors has rejected Men’s Wearhouse’s all-cash $57.50 per share offer.
The competition in price played a major role in the declining 2013 holiday sales results at Best Buy, according to a statement released by the electronics retailer. In the nine week holiday period that ended on Jan. 4, Best Buy reported $11.45 million in revenue, down slightly from the 2012 holiday season of $11.75 million.
J.C. Penney has announced that it will close 33 under performing stores across the country and laying off 2,000 employees in an effort to save $65 million.
Overstock.com CEO Patrick M. Byrne took to Twitter to announce that within 24-hours of implementing Bitcoin as a possible payment option, his company received $130,000 in orders paid in the crypto-currency.
PM Digital has announced the addition of Valeria Maltoni as Vice President, Digital Strategy.
ForeSee announced that its president and CEO, Larry Freed has decided to step down from his position, according to a ForeSee blog post.
While Overstock.com announced last week that it has begun accepting Bitcoins as an online payment option, not all merchants are embracing the crypto-currency. The Chinese ecommerce platform Alibaba Group said in a statement that it has banned the controversial payment option from all its Taobao marketplaces.
The Barnes & Noble retail segment, which includes traditional brick-and-mortar stores and BN.com, released its 2013 holiday sales results which show a 6.6% decline compared to last year.
In an effort to save nearly $100 million annually, Macy’s has laid out a cost reduction plan which includes laying off 2,500 workers and the closing of a handful of its brick-and-mortar stores.