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Men’s Wearhouse has confirmed that it entered into a non-disclosure agreement with Jos. A. Bank and agreed to exchange certain confidential information and to work in good faith to evaluate a potential combination. It was also announced that Men’s Wearhouse has received a draft merger agreement from Jos. A. Bank.
Home Depot has announced that Craig Menear has been named the U.S. Retail President. In his new role, Menear will add responsibility for all of Home Depot’s U.S. store operations, with Marvin Ellison, executive vice president, U.S. stores, reporting to him.
It was a good quarter for online sales at Best Buy. The company reported that comparable online sales of $1.57 billion saw an increase of 25.8% over 2012, according to its earnings release.
Chico’s FAS ended its fiscal year with flat net sales, and was hurt by a 6.4% decrease in fourth-quarter sales, the retailer said in its earnings release.
Sears Holdings’ domestic comparable store sales declined 3.8%, comprised of decreases of 3.6% at Kmart and 4.1% at Sears Domestic in fiscal year 2013. Here’s a full look at Sears Holdings’ full-year financial results.
This partnership advances the Obama Administration’s National Export Initiative, an ambitious plan to sell more American goods and services into foreign markets.
What did the major data breach at Target mean for the merchant’s bottom line? It meant fewer consumers shopping at the mass merchant, as well as a $17 million net expense related to the data breach investigation. Target announced Wednesday that sales for its U.S. segment in the fourth-quarter decreased 6.6%.
Lowe’s sales for the fourth quarter increased 5.6% to $11.7 billion from $11.0 billion in the fourth quarter of 2012, and for the fiscal year, sales were $53.4 billion, a 5.7% increase over fiscal year 2012.
Nordstrom saw a 30% increase in its direct-to-customer sales, which built upon last year’s 31% increase. The direct-to-customer increase was driven by expanded merchandise selection and ongoing technology investments to enhance the customer experience.
The Home Depot’s sales for fiscal year 2013 were $78.8 billion, an increase of 5.4% from fiscal year 2012. Excluding the 53rd week in the prior fiscal year, sales for fiscal year 2013 increased 7.2% from fiscal 2012.