Why the retail industry is facing a bankruptcy wave

Revlon makeup products are displayed at a CVS store on August 9, 2018 in Sausalito, California. Justin Sullivan | Getty Images The retail industry is up against a potential wave of bankruptcies following a monthslong slowdown in restructuring activity. There could be an increase in distressed retailers beginning later this year, experts say, as ballooning … Read more

Franchise Group considers lowering Kohl’s bid closer to $50 a share from $60

People walk near a Kohl’s department store entranceway on June 07, 2022 in Doral, Florida. Kohl’s announced that it has entered into exclusive negotiations with Franchise Group, which is proposing to buy the retailer for $60 per share. Joe Raedle | Getty Images The retail holding company Franchise Group is weighing lowering its bid for … Read more

Walmart strategy to launch apparel, home brands is being put to the test

Scoop is one of Walmart’s exclusive fashion brands. It has also struck deals with national brands like BCBG Paris. Melissa Repko | CNBC SPRINGDALE, Arkansas — Dressed-up mannequins. Eye-catching displays of sleek furniture and colorful swimsuits. And store signs that promote exclusive brands and nationally recognized ones. Walmart’s redesigned SuperCenter, located just 16 miles from … Read more

Why Franchise Group wants to buy Kohl’s and what could happen next

Shoppers enter Kohl’s store in Peoria, Illinois. Daniel Acker | Bloomberg | Getty Images A little-known conglomerate of companies including The Vitamin Shoppe, Pet Supplies Plus and a home furnishing chain called Buddy’s is suddenly the talk of the retail industry. Franchise Group, a publicly traded business with a market capitalization of about $1.6 billion, … Read more

5 things to know before the stock market opens Tuesday, June 7

Here are the most important news, trends and analysis that investors need to start their trading day: 1. Wall Street set to open lower as bond yields remain high Traders work on the floor of the NYSE, June 6, 2022. Source: NYSE US stock futures dropped Tuesday, with elevated bond yields playing spoiler again. Sentiment … Read more

Kohl’s enters exclusive sale talks with Franchise Group

The Kohl’s logo is displayed on the exterior of a Kohl’s store on January 24, 2022 in San Rafael, California. Justin Sullivan | Getty Images Kohl’s said Monday that it has entered into exclusive negotiations with retail holding company Franchise Group, which is proposing to buy the retailer for $60 per share. Such a price … Read more

Turning Point Therapeutics, Lululemon, RH and others

Check out the companies making headlines before the bell: Turning Point Therapeutics (TPTX) – The biopharmaceutical company’s shares more than doubled in premarket trading after agreeing to be acquired by Bristol Myers Squibb (BMY) for $76 per share in cash, or $4.1 billion. Turning Point specializes in cancer treatments. Lululemon (LULU) – Lululemon shares rose … Read more

Macy’s (M) reports Q1 2022 earnings beat, raises forecast

A person walks past a Macys store in Hyattsville, Maryland, on February 22, 2022. Stefani Reynolds | AFP | Getty Images Macy’s on Thursday reported fiscal first-quarter profits and sales ahead of analysts’ expectations, as shoppers returned to malls to shop for new outfits, luggage and luxury goods in spite of decades-high inflation that has … Read more

Kohl’s stock surges on report bidders are still competing for company amid market volatility

The Kohl’s logo is displayed on the exterior of a Kohl’s store on January 24, 2022 in San Rafael, California. Justin Sullivan | Getty Images Kohl’s shares surged more than 15% Wednesday, after being briefly halted, on hopes that the retailer could still be bought following a recent volatile market and a recent disappointing earnings … Read more

Kohl’s says two top executives are leaving, as company seeks buyer

Vehicles sit parked in front of a Kohl’s department store in Ashland, Ky. Luke Sharrett | Bloomberg | Getty Images Kohl’s said Wednesday that it is losing two of its top executives, as the retailer searches for a potential buyer amid pressure from activists to sell the business. Doug Howe, Kohl’s chief merchandising officer, is … Read more