| Nov 20, 2014
| 6:59 AM
Chesapeake-based Dollar Tree Inc. raised its sales outlook for the year after recording its strongest growth in quarterly same-store sales since 2011.
Shares of the company, which has agreed to buy Family Dollar Stores Inc. for $8.5 billion, rose 3...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 12:13 PM
Think major industries have been disrupted a lot already? Just wait.
A new report makes the case that 2015 promises to be the year that long-developing trends and already existing technologies finally upend conventional ways of doing business, posing...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 11:13 AM
Activist investor Starboard Value wants to merge office-supply chains Staples Inc and Office Depot Inc, CNBC reported, citing people familiar with the matter.
Starboard, known for its aggressive shareholder activism, disclosed a 5.1 percent stake in...
| Dec 14, 2014
| 2:39 PM
Pet supply retailer PetSmart Inc succumbed to calls from some shareholders for a sale on Sunday with an agreement to be bought by a private equity consortium led by BC Partners Ltd for $8.7 billion, in the largest leveraged buyout of the year.
At a time...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 2:49 PM
Office Depot's stock has leapt since activist shareholder Starboard Value LP made moves last week aimed at merging the Boca Raton-based retailer and rival Staples.
Starboard disclosed Thursday that it had increased its stake in Office Depot to 10...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 6:20 AM
(Reuters) - The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ordered Wal-Mart Stores Inc to pay $188 million to employees who had sued the retailer for failing to compensate them for rest breaks and all hours worked.
Wal-Mart said on Tuesday that it might appeal the...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 7:46 AM
Dollar Tree and Dollar General on Friday criticized each others' plans to take over Family Dollar Stores Inc. while saying that their own bids are making progress toward winning regulatory approval.
Dollar Tree said in a statement that the U.S....
| Dec 9, 2014
| 7:57 PM
Hudson Pacific Properties Inc. has agreed to purchase 26 Bay Area office properties for $3.5 billion in cash and stock, underscoring the hot Silicon Valley real estate market and greatly expanding the Los Angeles firm's portfolio.
The real estate...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 6:54 AM
(Reuters) - If you still have Disney's Frozen Castle and Ice Palace Playset on your holiday gift list this year, you may already be out of luck.
With Christmas approaching, the $119 toy - made by Mattel Inc - is sold out. Of course, you can find it at...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 5:04 PM
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is launching expanded healthcare sign-ups at many of its stores, including hundreds of locations in California.
The retail giant said Monday that it has partnered with DirectHealth.com, an insurance agency and online comparison...
| Nov 28, 2014
| 8:24 PM
Protesters angered by a grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer for killing an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, entered a pair of shopping malls in downtown Seattle on Friday and disrupted a tree-lighting ceremony.