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  • Until this year, most bankrupt retailers, including American Apparel, Sports Authority and The Limited, were dismantled during their bankruptcy process. "We're seeing a set of situations come together in which the constituencies have more interest in the retailer surviving than not," said Holly Etlin, a managing director at AlixPartners LLP, a consulting firm...

  • Until this year, most bankrupt retailers, including American Apparel, Sports Authority and The Limited, were dismantled during their bankruptcy process. "We're seeing a set of situations come together in which the constituencies have more interest in the retailer surviving than not," said Holly Etlin, a managing director at AlixPartners LLP, a consulting firm...

  • Now Product Launchers, which supplies other novelty items like squishies from five toymakers to Toy' R' Us, expects it will not be paid for the $500,000 fidget spinner order and other items following the chain's Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing on Sept. 19, Product Launchers Chief Executive Linda Parry Murphy told Reuters. Meanwhile Barbie maker Mattel Inc, toy and...

  • Sept 18- Shares of Mattel Inc and Hasbro Inc, the two largest U.S. toy makers, fell on Monday on concerns that retailer Toys "R" Us, a major customer, could be filing for bankruptcy protection before the holiday sales season. Reorg Research, which provides news and analysis on the distressed debt market, said on its website that a bankruptcy filing could be made in...

  • Sept 18- Shares of U.S. toy companies Mattel Inc and Hasbro Inc fell on Monday on concerns that retailer Toys "R" Us, a major customer, could be filing for bankruptcy protection before the holiday sales season. Reorg Research said a bankruptcy filing could be made in Virginia as soon as Monday. "If there is any kind of bankruptcy filing, it will have a major disruption for...

  • Sept 18- Shares of U.S. toy companies Mattel Inc and Hasbro Inc fell on Monday on concerns that retailer Toys "R" Us, a major customer, could be filing for bankruptcy before the holiday sales season. "If there is any kind of bankruptcy filing, it will have a major disruption for all of the toy suppliers," said Lutz Muller, chief executive officer of toy retail consultancy...

  • CHICAGO, Sept 6- Wal-Mart Stores Inc has begun its holiday layaway program as it hopes to cash-in early on demand for gifts like toys, which saw slower sales growth industry-wide last December and has struggled to pick up so far this year. The world's largest retailer started the layaway program on Sept. 1, a day before it did last year where customers can pay as...

  • Product Review: Turn up the volume on your Amazon Echo Dot and take it anywhere with Vaux

    The Vaux Cordless Speaker amplifies the audio for the Amazon Echo Dot and allows owners to travel with it for $50.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, July 6- Fender Musical Instruments Corp, whose electric guitars have powered music from Jimi Hendrix to Nirvana, is getting into the software business with an app for guitar lessons. The Scottsdale, Arizona company is launching "Fender Play," an online system for learning guitar that Chief Executive Officer Andy Mooney, a veteran of Nike and Disney,...

  • June 14- Mattel Inc expects to grow three to four times in the more than $31 billion toys and games market in China by 2020 through digitally connected toys, as it intensifies its efforts to take on LEGO Group and Hasbro Inc in the country. The toymaker has about 2 percent market share in China, lagging behind construction toy maker LEGO which has 2.8 percent control...

  • Brunswick CEO: We feel good about activity-based and experiencial business

    Mark Schawbero, Brunswick CEO, discusses his outlook for the consumer through the lens of his businesses for boats, leisure and fitness equipment.

  • Shoppers look at 'lucky bags' containing luxury watches displayed outside a store on January 1, 2016 in Tokyo, Japan.

    There’s no cheap date in Zurich and running costs an arm and a leg in Copenhagen. If that gets you down, move to Wellington.

  • Brexit one of the sadding things happened to UK and Europe

    Richard Branson discusses his perspective on Brexit and his company's global expansion plans.

  • University students line up as they attend Rikunabi Live, a job fair in Chiba, Japan, on Wednesday, March 1, 2017.

    The Japanese may finally get to spend less time at work, but that doesn't mean they'll use it for shopping.

  • Nike to stop selling golf equipment

    The world's largest sporting goods maker will transition out of golf clubs, balls and bags to focus on expanding its footwear and apparel business.

  • Fairmont Hotel San Francisco

    Accor, Europe's largest hotel group, has bought the owner of the Fairmont, Raffles and Swissotel hotel chains for $2.9B, the Financial Times reports.

  • Wilson String Room US Open

    Sixteen strangers from around the globe are stringing tennis rackets in a crowded room at the Billie Jean King Tennis Center in Flushing, New York.

  • Andy Murray of Britain hits the ball to Nick Kyrgios of Australia during their first round match at the U.S. Open Championships tennis tournament in New York, September 1, 2015.

    Nike has long dominated the tennis wars with many of the biggest stars in the game, but Under Armour is betting big on its newest star.

  • An octocopter photographic drone, equipped with a video camera, hovers over a beach.

    He spent a night in jail for damaging a drone he felt was "violating" beach goers.

  • Swimming pool

    Swimming pools have been part of California's lifestyle for decades. But things are getting tougher.