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Couche-Tard finds its path to expansion in The Pantry

Canadian convenience store operator pays $1.7 billion in cash and stock to acquire more than 1,500 retail locations in the U.S. Continue reading

PetSmart to be acquired by BC Partners for $8.7B

Pushed by activist Jana Partners, retailer agrees to PE consortium buyout. Continue reading

Starboard eyes Staples, Office Depot combination

Regulator's sign-off on Office Depot-Office Max deal means another will likely pass muster. Continue reading

Aberzombie CEO Jeffries departs teen retailer

A shake-up at the top may clear the way for a sale of the company. Continue reading

RadioShack claims no defaults on term loan

Retailer provides a blow-by-blow account of why it says term loan lenders have no case. Continue reading

DELiA*s to file Ch. 11 and liquidate before Xmas

Unable to find a merger partner or obtain a financing proposal, the seller of apparel, accessories and footwear has already entered into an agreement with Hilco Merchant Resources and Gordon Brothers Retail Partners to start selling off its assets. Continue reading

Lender claims RadioShack breached covenants

Electronics retailer charges Salus Capital is 'manufacturing a problem.' Continue reading

DineEquity not likely to acquire where it eats

Industry observers think the owner of Applebees and International House of Pancakes should look at the fast-growing pizza space for expansion. Continue reading

Joe's Jeans looks for deal with lenders

The denim apparel maker is in default on its debt for failing to comply with the Ebitda covenant on its term loan. Continue reading

A nightmare before Christmas

Once upon a time, struggling retailers could hold out until after the holidays before deciding whether to file for bankruptcy. But for four once-hot companies struggling to stay afloat in a rapidly evolving business, Black Friday sales might not be enough this year. Continue reading

Jana unveils potential board slate for PetSmart

Activist investor Jana Partners LLC is looking to turn up the heat on pet products retailer PetSmart Inc. (PETM), as private equity firms KKR & Co. LP (KKR) and Clayton, Dubilier & Rice LLC are apparently preparing a joint offer.... Continue reading

Shaving startup Harry's scores $75M round - sources

Financing values the New York e-commerce company at roughly $350 million. Continue reading

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