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October 6, 2014

Staples has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the 11th straight year.

September 22, 2014

Beleaguered consumer electronics chain RadioShack Corp. said is in talks with an unidentified “major vendor” about modifying a commercial agreement in a way that could benefit a financial restructuring.

September 20, 2014

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. on Friday closed its first day of trading on the New York Stock Exchange with its shares up 38% from its I.P.O., closing at $93.89.

September 16, 2014

Sears Holdings Corp. said in regulatory filing that it would borrow $400 million from the hedge fund of its CEO, Edward Lampert, who is also the company’s largest shareholder.

September 15, 2014

Office Depot Inc. will transfer the listing of its common stock from the New York Stock Exchange to the Nasdaq Global Select Market.

September 10, 2014

Dollar General Corp. is upping the ante in its $9.1 billion bid to purchase Family Dollar Inc. by making a hostile takeover offer to Family Dollar stockholders of $80 per share.

September 10, 2014

E-commerce company Elastic Path Software Inc. has secured $4.87 million in equity investments led by BDC Venture Capital IT Fund, with participation from Yaletown Venture Partners and individual investors.

September 8, 2014

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. has filed for an initial public offering (IPO) with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that media reports indicate could be worth as much as $24.3 billion, making it the biggest U.S. initial public offering ever.

September 3, 2014

Asurion Retail Solutions has rolled out Solution Hub, an online platform providing consumers transparency and control of the post-purchase service experience.

September 2, 2014

A Credit Suisse analyst is reportedly recommending that Staples and Office Depot, itself recently merged with Office Max, merge.

August 27, 2014

Another digital retailer has made the leap to the physical space. Online beauty subscription company Birchbox, famous for the pink boxes packed with sample products that it sends to subscribers each month, has opened its first brick-and-mortar store, in Manhattan’s SoHo neighborhood.

August 27, 2014

Chile is the top destination for emerging market retail expansion, followed by China, where retail sales totaled a whopping $3.7 trillion in 2013, according to the 2014 A.T. Kearney Global Retail Development Index.

With Uruguay, Brazil, Peru, Panama, Colombia, Costa Rica and Mexico also in the index of top emerging economies ready for retail expansion, Latin America continues to show strength as a regional retail growth market. Sub-Saharan Africa is also expanding into another exciting regional retail opportunity, the study found.

August 18, 2014

The battle between the extreme discounters is heating up: Dollar General Corp. said Monday it has made an all-cash bid of $9.7 billion for Family Dollar, topping a deal Dollar Tree made last month.

August 14, 2014

Almost one-in-three (31%) of U.S. consumers say wanting to see/feel items in person would make them shop at a physical store instead of online.

August 14, 2014

Following Walgreens' announcement last week about taking the next step in acquiring Alliance Boots, Alex Gourlay, executive VP Walgreens Boots Alliance and president of Walgreens, announced a proposed operational organization structure in a letter to Walgreens employees.

August 6, 2014

Walgreens said it has exercised its option to buy the remaining 55% of European pharmacy retailer and wholesaler Alliance Boots in a $15.26 billion deal that will keep the drug store chain's corporate tax headquarters in the United States.

July 30, 2014

Activist investor Carl Icahn, who had been pressuring Family Dollar to sell the company, has reduced his ownership stake in the company from 9.39% to 6.09%.

July 30, 2014

Indian e-commerce platform Flipkart has received about $1 billion in funding from investors including existing backer Tiger Global Management, as well as new stakeholders Morgan Stanley and Singapore-based sovereign wealth fund GIC.

July 29, 2014

Almost half (48%) of U.K. online shoppers have made an online purchase with a retailer based outside the U.K.

July 28, 2014

RadioShack has been notified by the New York Stock Exchange that it failed to satisfy listing standards and could be delisted after its average stock price stayed below $1 for 30 days, according to a document the company filed Friday with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Dallas Business Journal reported.

July 24, 2014

Fifty-four percent of online shoppers feel that they are more conscious of their security online compared to 12 months ago, following a string of high-profile security breaches at various international retailers and brands.

July 16, 2014

Retailers in 2014 are in a constant state of change, selling new merchandise categories to an increasingly time-pressed and ever more discerning customer. Yet many still maintain their flooring with outdated and ineffective methods that can even affect shoppers' and associates' safety.

July 3, 2014

Forty-three percent of consumers planning to purchase apparel for the July Fourth holiday will shop at online stores.

June 26, 2014

China's Alibaba Group Holdings plans to list its shares on the New York Stock Exchange, Bloomberg reported.

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