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Lululemon is the Fashion Industry’s Biggest Patent Troll

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Lululemon is aggressively protecting its $48 sports bras and $64 tank tops by way of design patents — an unusual move that the rest of...

Call for SEC Probe Into Walgreen’s Meetings on Moving Offshore

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A pension adviser has asked the Securities and Exchange Commission to investigate private meetings that top Walgreens execs held with investors who prodded the drugstore...

LVMH, eBay Settle Legal Battle Over Fake Goods

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LVMH and eBay have settled a six-year legal battle in which the online auction site was accused of allowing users to sell knock-off luxury goods....

Herman Miller Agrees to Acquire Design Within Reach

Design Within Reach Flagship Store July 18, 2014

Herman Miller has agreed to acquire Design Within Reach (DWR), a retailer of authored modern design that had revenues of approximately $218 million in 2013....

CVS to Buy Navarro Discount Pharmacy

CVS logo July 15, 2014

Navarro Discount Pharmacy, the drugstore chain that's operated in Miami-Dade for more than 50 years, will be acquired by retail giant CVS Caremark. CVS, based...

Nordstrom in Talks to Buy Men’s Personal Shopper Service Trunk Club

Nordstrom logo July 15, 2014

Nordstrom has invested in several digital-based startups, but it hasn't acquired many to date. That could change soon. The retailer has recently held acquisition talks...

Retailer Love Culture Said to Prepare Bankruptcy Filing

Love Culture July 15, 2014

Love Culture, a women's-wear retailer with more than 80 stores, is preparing to file for bankruptcy, according to three people with knowledge of the matter....

Tracy Morgan is Suing Wal-Mart Over Deadly Limo Crash

Walmart Logo July 14, 2014

Comedian Tracy Morgan is suing Wal-Mart over the deadly limo crash that left him critically injured and killed his close friend. The 45-year-old Morgan was...

Target Turns to Cause Marketing for Back-to-School Season

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Target is looking to a cause-related campaign to kick off the back-to-school season and boost awareness of its Up & Up brand. The retailer will...

Kroger Buys Vitacost to Expand Into Online Grocery Shopping

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Kroger said Wednesday that it's buying, an online seller of vitamins and other health-oriented products, for $280 million. Kroger said the acquisition would open...