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  • Tesco names John Allan as new chairman Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | 12:31 PM ET

    LONDON, Feb 12- Tesco, Britain's biggest retailer, has named John Allan as its new chairman, succeeding Richard Broadbent who said in October he would step down in the wake of the supermarket's 263 million pounds profit overstatement. Allan is the current chairman of housebuilder Barratt Developments and co-deputy chairman of electricals retailer Dixons...

  • RadioShack starts process to auction 1,700 store leases Thursday, 12 Feb 2015 | 11:00 AM ET

    Feb 12- Bankrupt electronics retailer RadioShack Corp kicked off a process to auction leases of about 1,700 stores to avoid paying an estimated $7 million in rent next month. RadioShack had a tentative deal to sell as many as 2,400 of its 4,100 stores to an affiliate of hedge fund Standard General, one of its lenders and largest shareholders.

  • WILMINGTON, Delaware, Feb 9- Bankrupt electronics retailer RadioShack Corp got court approval on Monday to borrow $10 million to support its operations until it opens the bidding this month for its best-performing stores. RadioShack, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy last week, has an initial deal to sell as many as 2,400 of its 4,100 stores to an affiliate...

  • Feb 5- Electronics retailer RadioShack Corp filed for U.S. bankruptcy protection on Thursday and said it had a deal in place to sell as many as 2,400 stores to an affiliate of hedge fund Standard General, its lender and largest shareholder. Wireless company Sprint Corp would operate as many as 1,750 of those stores under an agreement with Standard General, Sprint...

  • Feb 5- Electronics retailer RadioShack Corp filed for U.S. bankruptcy protection on Thursday and said it had a deal in place to sell as many as 2,400 stores to Sprint and an affiliate of hedge fund Standard General, its lender and largest shareholder. RadioShack listed $1.2 billion of assets and $1.39 billion of debts in its Chapter 11 filing in U.S. Bankruptcy...

  • RadioShack files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 5:32 PM ET

    Sept 11- Electronics retailer RadioShack Corp filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and said shareholder Standard General LP would buy 1,500 to 2,400 of its stores. RadioShack listed assets of $1.2 billion and liabilities of $1.39 billion in its bankruptcy petition in a Delaware court. The case is In Re: RadioShack Corp, Delaware Court, District of...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 5- Sprint Corp aims to expand its retail footprint with 500 stores this year and is considering troubled electronics retail chain Radioshack's prime real estate, Chief Executive Marcelo Claure told Reuters on Friday. "We're looking at RadioShack very closely, in terms of what's going to happen. Radioshack is preparing to shut down and sell...

  • Feb 2- Amazon.com Inc and Sprint Corp are considering acquiring some RadioShack stores after the troubled electronics retailer files for bankruptcy, Bloomberg reported, citing people with knowledge of the discussions. Amazon has considered using the RadioShack stores as showcases for the Seattle- based company's hardware as well as potential pickup and...

  • Feb 2- Troubled electronics retailer RadioShack Corp is preparing to shut down the chain in a bankruptcy deal that would see half the stores taken over by Sprint Corp, Bloomberg News reported, citing people with knowledge of the discussions. Sprint and RadioShack have also had talks about co-branding the stores, Bloomberg reported, citing two anonymous...

  • Feb 2- Troubled electronics retailer RadioShack Corp is preparing to shut down the chain in a deal that would see half the stores taken over by Sprint Corp, Bloomberg News reported, citing people with knowledge of the discussions. Sprint and RadioShack have also had talks about co-branding the stores, Bloomberg reported, citing two anonymous sources.

  • RadioShack gets another delisting warning from the NYSE Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 6:39 PM ET

    Jan 22- RadioShack Corp said the New York Stock Exchange had issued a fresh warning that it could delist the struggling electronics retailer as its average market capitalization had stayed below $50 million for more than 30 consecutive days. RadioShack, which is expected to file for bankruptcy by next month, received the notice on Jan. 15 and has 45 days from then...

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ BEIJING/ SHANGHAI, Jan 16- China's Alibaba Group Holding Ltd plans a major move to win U.S. business this year, by offering American retailers new ways to sell to China's vast and growing middle class. Anchored by Alipay, the dominant Chinese electronic payments system that works closely with Alibaba and is controlled by its executives, the world's...

  • Best Buy expects no same-store sales growth in Q1, Q2 Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 7:22 AM ET

    Jan 15- Electronics retailer Best Buy Co Inc said it expects same-store sales growth to be flat to negative in the first two quarters of its fiscal year starting February. Best Buy's shares fell 7 percent in premarket trading on Thursday. The company said revenue rose 2 percent to $11.36 billion in the nine weeks ended Jan. 3, while same-store sales increased 2.5...

  • Jan 13- GameStop Corp, the world's largest retailer of video game products, said December same-store store sales rose 4.4 percent, driven by higher demand for games such as Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Grand Theft Auto V and Far Cry 4.. GameStop said it now estimated same-store sales to fall 1-2.5 percent in the fourth quarter ending January.

  • GameStop's December same-store sales up 4.4 pct Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 4:44 PM ET

    Jan 13- Video game retailer GameStop Corp said December comparable store sales rose 4.4 percent, driven by higher demand for games such as Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Grand Theft Auto V and Far Cry 4.. Shares of the world's largest retailer of video game products rose about 10 percent to $36 in extended trading. New software sales grew 5.8 percent during the...

  • *Q1 sales 18.3 billion euros vs forecast 18.2 billion. BERLIN, Jan 13- Metro AG, Europe's fourth-biggest retailer, saw a recovery gain pace at three of its four businesses in the important Christmas quarter, with growth in consumer electronics the strongest since 2006, boosting its shares. Stripping out the impact of the disposal of hypermarkets in eastern...

  • RadioShack shares jump on financing rumors Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 6:01 PM ET

    Salus Capital offered Radioshack $500 million in turnaround financing, Dow Jones reported Monday, citing sources close to the matter.

  • Prosecutors raid LG headquarters over washer row Saturday, 27 Dec 2014 | 1:51 AM ET

    Prosecutors raided LG Electronics' headquarters amid a probe of whether LG damaged rival Samsung Electronics' washing machines at German retail stores, LG said.

  • Dec 26- U.S. retail sales rose 5.5 percent from the day after Thanksgiving through Christmas Eve as solid demand for women's apparel, jewelry and casual dining offset surprisingly sluggish sales of electronics, MasterCard said in its holiday spending report. The report, which tracks spending by combining sales activity in MasterCard's payments network with...

  • Dec 26- Consumers spent actively on lodging and restaurants during the holiday season, while sales of electronics were flat, reflecting an ongoing shift toward spending on "experiences" rather than goods, MasterCard said in a holiday spending report. MasterCard said the growth was in line with its forecast for the holiday season and underscored the impact of an...