Sharper Image Officially For Sale  Apr 24, 2008 6:40 PM By MCM staff

Sharper Image Corp. announced today it will pursue a sale of its business and assets pursuant to the provisions of the bankruptcy code. The San Francisco-based gifts and gadgets merchant, which had filed for Chapter 11 in February, will solicit indications of interest from potential acquirers.

Tough Times for Talbots  Apr 23, 2008 9:37 PM By Jim Tierney

The credit crunch is hitting The Talbots hard.

American Eagle Outfitters on Cutting Labor Expenses  Apr 02, 2008 6:55 PM By Jeff Morris

American Eagle Outfitters operates several distribution centers in North America, including a facility in Warrendale, PA, and a DC in Mississauga, Ontario, to service its Canadian stores. But the multichannel apparel merchant is most excited about its newest DC in Ottawa, KS, which is helping it reduce labor costs.

Sears Eyes Teen Girls with Prom Site  Apr 02, 2008 1:40 AM By Tim Parry

Ask a high school-aged girl where she wants to buy her prom gown, and in all probability she’s not going to answer “Sears.”

The Dirty Little Secret of Point-of-Sale Data  Mar 31, 2008 11:50 PM By Tracy Blake


Borders Mulls a Sale  Mar 27, 2008 4:25 AM By MCM staff

Books and music merchant Borders Group may be next on the selling block.

Disney Looking to Buy Back Stores  Mar 25, 2008 1:54 AM By Tim Parry

Maybe running its own retail stores isn’t such a Mickey Mouse idea for the Walt Disney Co. after all.

Talbots to Shutter 20 Stores  Mar 17, 2008 8:03 AM By Jim Tierney

Two months after announcing it would drop its Kids and Mens lines, Hingham, MA-based merchant The Talbots said March 12 it plans to close 20 under-performing stores

Sharper Image Seeking Store Liquidators  Mar 08, 2008 6:43 AM By MCM staff

High-tech gadgets and gifts merchant Sharper Image, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Feb. 19, is seeking court approval to hire a liquidator to conduct store-closing sales at more than half of its retail locations.

Restoration/Catterton Deal Advances  Mar 06, 2008 7:50 AM By Jim Tierney

One day after the expiration of a

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