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Best Buy to Shutter Canadian Future Shop, Invest $160M Into Great White North

Best Buy March 30, 2015

Best Buy announced Saturday that it's consolidating its Canadian division. Its namesake brand and the Future Shop locations it acquired in 2001 will now all function under...

Billabong Hit With Class-Action Lawsuit

billabong_logo2 March 27, 2015

Australian class action law firm Slater & Gordon Ltd filed a suit against surf-wear retailer Billabong International Ltd, accusing it of "conduct that was...

RadioShack Rescue Deal Attacked by Top Creditor

Radio_Shack_logo March 27, 2015

RadioShack's rescue deal to keep 1,740 stores open was attacked on Thursday by the bankrupt retailer's top creditor, a failed bidder who called the...

What Online Retailers Must Know Before Entering New International Markets

Eric Christensen, Digital River March 26, 2015

Merchants have an increasing appetite for international expansion through their e-commerce channels. Late last year, Digital River commissioned Forrester Consulting to survey 130 executives...

SEC Probes American Apparel on Matter Related to Ex-CEO

American Apparel's logo March 26, 2015

American Apparel said in a filing on Wednesday that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has ordered an investigation into a potential legal violation...

Amazon Reportedly in Talks to Buy Net-a-Porter

Amazon logo March 26, 2015

There was a time when it looked like wanted to become a destination for high-end fashion, but now that that goal is looking...

Applause for Starbucks' #RaceTogether From Retail Insiders

starbucksnewlogo March 20, 2015

If Howard Schultz and Starbucks' management team didn't already know, they certainly do now: no good deed, or attempt at one, goes unpunished. The company has...

Target Agrees to Pay $10M to Settle Lawsuit From Data Breach

Target_logo_small March 19, 2015

Target has agreed to pay $10 million in a proposed settlement of a class-action lawsuit related to its 2013 data breach that consumers say...

J.C. Penney's Chief Marketing Officer Debra Berman Leaves

Debra Berman March 18, 2015

J.C. Penney's chief marketing officer Deb Berman has resigned. She joined Plano, Texas-based Penney in August 2013 from Kraft Foods Group where she was...

Mary Kay Files Suit Against RetailMeNot

Mary Kay logo March 17, 2015

Cosmetics retailer Mary Kay has filed a lawsuit in federal court against digital coupon giant RetailMeNot, claiming the company is soliciting coupons for the cosmetic...