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  • Canadian Tire to buy 12 Target property leases in Canada Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 10:18 AM ET

    May 6- Retailer Canadian Tire Corp said it would buy real estate leases for 12 properties previously held by the Canadian unit of Target Corp for $17.7 million. The 12 new locations will add about 400,000 square feet of retail space to Canadian Tire Retail's store network, the company said on Wednesday. Target, the No. 2 U.S. discount chain, exited Canada last month...

  • Property writedown drags Tesco to worst ever loss Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 2:12 AM ET

    LONDON, April 22- Britain's biggest retailer Tesco posted the worst annual loss in its 96- year history on Wednesday after writing down the value of its stores by 4.7 billion pounds. Also hurt by an accounting scandal and sliding sales due to pressure from discounters and a brutal price war the supermarket made a statutory pretax loss of 6.38 billion pounds in...

  • Target to close Canadian stores by April 12 Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 5:55 PM ET

    April 1- Target Corp's Canadian unit said it would close the last of its 133 retail stores on April 12. The No. 2 U.S. discount chain said in January that it would exit Canada after struggling since its March 2013 launch, resulting in 17,000 employees losing their jobs and triggering a $5.1 billion quarterly charge. Minneapolis- based Target faced huge supply chain...

  • Tech turns tasty with printed pancakes Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 10:20 AM ET

    Meet the PancakeBot: the world’s first pancake printer that allows you to design your own pancakes, print them in different colors and then eat them.

  • Sears posts 11th straight quarterly loss Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 6:13 AM ET

    Feb 26- Sears Holdings Corp, owner of Sears department stores and the Kmart discount chain, reported its 11th straight quarterly loss as sales continued to tumble. The net loss attributable to Sears narrowed to $159 million, or $1.50 per share, in the quarter ended Jan. 31, from $358 million, or $3.37 per share, a year earlier. Sears, controlled by hedge fund manager...

  • Wal-Mart CEO: Pay hike will boost morale Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 2:40 PM ET
    An employee rings up sales at a cash register of a Walmart store in Los Angeles.

    Wal-Mart is raising wages because worker pride is vital to running a good retail business, CEO Doug McMillion tells CNBC.

  • Feb 10- Deep-discount retailer Ollie's Bargain Outlet, known for the signature catch phrase "good stuff cheap," is preparing for an initial public offering, according to people familiar with the matter. The Harrisburg, Pennsylvania- based company, which is owned by Chief Executive Officer Mark Butler and private equity firm CCMP Capital Advisors LLC, is working...

  • British tastebuds caught in crossfire of chocolate war Saturday, 7 Feb 2015 | 1:55 AM ET

    Brits living in the U.S. now have to settle for American versions of chocolate after the confectionery giant Hershey forced two companies to stop importing UK-made versions. The FT reports.

  • Nelson Peltz cuts stake in Family Dollar Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 6:25 AM ET

    Jan 27- Activist investor Nelson Peltz's Trian Fund Management LP cut its stake in Family Dollar Stores Inc to 2.07 percent from 7.3 percent. Trian Management sold about 6 million shares of the discount retailer, the hedge fund said in a regulatory filing on Tuesday. Family Dollar's shareholders approved an $8.5 billion deal last week to be bought by Dollar Tree...

  • Jan 22- Dollar General Corp could make smaller acquisitions and build its store footprint to better compete with Dollar Tree Inc, which is poised to become the largest discount retailer after its acquisition of Family Dollar Stores Inc.. On Thursday, Family Dollar shareholders approved a cash-and-stock deal to be bought by Dollar Tree for $8.5 billion,...

  • Russian retailer O'Key hit hard by downturn, food ban Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 9:21 AM ET

    MOSCOW, Jan 22- Russian food retailer O'Key said on Thursday its fourth quarter like-for-like sales fell 5 percent because of a sharp drop in customer traffic. Russia banned some food imports from the West in August for one year in retaliation to Western sanctions over Moscow's role in the Ukraine crisis. Unlike Magnit and X5, which operate large discount chains,...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 21- Family Dollar Stores Inc shareholders will vote on Thursday on an agreement to be bought by fellow discount retailer Dollar Tree Inc, possibly putting an end to a months-long tussle with Dollar General Corp.. Traders in the options market appear to be betting on a Dollar Tree win and have been positioning for Dollar General shares to come under...

  • TORONTO, Jan 15- Target Corp will exit the Canadian market after less than two years in a surprise retreat that will throw more than 17,000 employees out of work and trigger a $5.4 billion quarterly loss. Minneapolis- based Target, the No. 2 discount chain in the United States, has struggled in Canada since its March 2013 launch. Stores checked by Reuters in Vancouver,...

  • UPDATE 3-In surprise move, Target to pull out of Canada Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 12:18 PM ET

    TORONTO, Jan 15- Target Corp will abandon its ill-fated expansion into Canada less than two years after launch, the U.S. discount retailer said on Thursday, in a surprise retreat that will put more than 17,000 employees out of work and cost it billions. Minneapolis- based Target, the No. 2 discount chain in the United States, has struggled in Canada since its 2013...

  • UPDATE 2-In surprise move, Target to pull out of Canada Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 10:23 AM ET

    TORONTO, Jan 15- Target Corp will abandon its ill-fated expansion into Canada less than two years after its launch, the U.S. discount retailer said on Thursday in a surprise full retreat that will put more than 17,000 employees out of work and cost the company billions in writedowns. Target's shares rose 3 percent in midmorning trading after the company said it...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 9- 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 Dollar Stores Inc, a development that potentially complicates the companies' efforts to win U.S. approval for a deal. Family Dollar, the No. 2 U.S. discount retailer, had previously disclosed...

  • LONDON, Jan 8- Marks& Spencer missed Christmas sales forecasts, hit by delivery problems at its online business and raising fresh questions about chief executive Marc Bolland's turnaround strategy for Britain's biggest clothing retailer. The 131- year-old mainstay of Britain's shopping streets said on Wednesday same-store sales of general merchandise,...

  • LONDON, Jan 8- Marks& Spencer posted a worse than expected 5.8 percent drop in underlying sales of clothing, gifts and homeware in its Christmas quarter, exacerbated by online delivery problems. The performance was a fourteenth consecutive quarterly decline in general merchandise sales for the British retailer, far underperforming analyst expectations for...

  • Family Dollar, the second largest U.S. discount retailer, said it adjourned the meeting as there were not enough votes to adopt the Dollar Tree agreement. Family Dollar agreed to be acquired by Dollar Tree for $8.5 billion in cash and stock after twice rejecting higher all-cash bids from bigger rival Dollar General Corp, citing antitrust concerns.

  • Dollar General trims sales guidance Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 12:43 PM ET
    A customer walks into a Dollar General store near Montpelier, Vermont.

    Dollar General reined in its full-year sales forecast and said it remained committed to buying Family Dollar Stores.