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Shoebuy Acquires Minority Stake in Boston Boot Co.

ShoeBuy January 28, 2015

Shoebuy, a Boston-based e-commerce shoe retailer owned by IAC, has acquired a minority stake in e-commerce boot maker startup Boston Boot Co., marking the company's...

Family Dollar Shareholders Approve Takeover by Dollar Tree

Family Dollar's logo January 23, 2015

The Great Recession hobbled the U.S. economy and crushed many businesses, but some companies thrived, including the so-called "dollar" stores. Shoppers flocked to them because...

Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Retailers’ Complaints About Debit Card Swipe Fees

Minimum Price Battle Hits Supreme Court January 21, 2015

More than four years after the Dodd-Frank banking reforms directed the Federal Reserve to set a standard for swipe fees — i.e., the money charged...

Wet Seal Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Wet_Seal_logo January 16, 2015

Wet Seal filed for bankruptcy protection late on Thursday, a week after the struggling apparel retailer laid off 3,700 employees and closed 338 stores. The...

Target Not Alone in Canadian Misfire

Target_logo_small January 16, 2015

Target has company when it comes to its Canadian troubles. Target's Thursday announcement of defeat in Canada may be one of the largest retreats from...

Target to Exit Canadian Market, Will Shutter Stores

Target_logo_2 January 15, 2015

Target is calling it quits in Canada. The Minneapolis-based retailer announced this morning that it will shutter its 133 stores north of the border after...

Etsy is Ready for its Public Debut to the Tune of $300 Million

Etsy logo January 14, 2015

Etsy, the online seller of handmade crafts and vintage goods, is planning to go public as soon as this quarter with plans to raise $300...

Your Uniqlo Skinny Jeans May Have a Dark Past

Uniqlo's logo January 13, 2015

Japanese fast-fashion giant Uniqlo is coming under fire for what critics say are harsh and dangerous working conditions at the Chinese factories that make its rainbow-colored...

Human Rights Campaign Takes Action Against Saks Fifth Avenue Over LGBT Policies

Saks Fifth Avenue logo January 12, 2015

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) announced Thursday it's making a public push against Saks Fifth Avenue after the retailer argued in court that transgender employees...

20 States Join U.S. Antitrust Probe of Family Dollar Merger

Family Dollar's logo January 12, 2015

Some 20 state attorneys general have joined the federal antitrust investigation of competing bids by Dollar General Corp and Dollar Tree Inc to buy Family...