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Men’s Wearhouse To Acquire Jos. A. Bank for $1.8 Billion  Mar 11, 2014 12:28 PM By MCM Staff

Men’s Wearhouse and Jos. A. Bank announced that the merchants have entered into a definitive agreement in which Men’s Wearhouse will acquire all of the outstanding shares of common stock of Jos. A. Bank for $1.8 billion. Together, Men’s Wearhouse and Jos. A. Bank will have more than 1,700 stores in the U.S., with approximately 23,000 employees and sales of $3.5 billion on a pro forma basis.

ChannelAdvisor Partners with Alibaba Group’s Tmall.com  Mar 11, 2014 10:24 AM By Erin Lynch

ChannelAdvisor announced that it has partnered with Alibaba Group’s Tmall.com to help retailers bring their business across global borders.

Overstock.com Surpasses $1 Million in Bitcoin Transactions  Mar 05, 2014 3:16 PM By MCM Staff

Overstock.com announced that it has sold over $1 million in product to Bitcoin users since the online shopping site started accepting the cryptocurrency on Jan 9. According to Overstock.com, of the over 4,300 Bitcoin customers that made purchases with the site since January, almost 60% are new customers.

Target CIO Resigns after Holiday Security Breach  Mar 05, 2014 1:21 PM By Erin Lynch

Target has announced that Beth Jacob, chief information officer, is resigning from her position as part of an “overhaul” of the retailer’s information security and compliance structure. Jacob’s resignation is effective March 5.

RadioShack Announces 1,100 Store Closings and Q4 Sales Decline  Mar 04, 2014 3:31 PM By Erin Lynch

RadioShack announced this week that it plans to close 1,100 under performing stores as well as huge losses in its fourth quarter earnings. According to its Q4 financials, the electronics retailer reported that net sales and operating revenues for the quarter decreased to $935.4 million from $1.17 billion in the same quarter last year

Men’s Wearhouse Announces Non-disclosure Agreement with Jos. A. Bank  Mar 03, 2014 1:45 PM By Erin Lynch

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.

The Home Depot Names Craig Menear U.S. Retail President  Feb 28, 2014 11:23 AM By MCM Staff

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.

Best Buy’s 4Q Ecommerce Sales Increase 25.8%  Feb 27, 2014 10:44 AM By Daniela Forte

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 4Q Net Sales Down 6.4%, FY Sales Flat  Feb 27, 2014 9:21 AM By MCM Staff

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’ FY Revenues Down $1.7 Billion  Feb 27, 2014 6:49 AM By Tim Parry

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.






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