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

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

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

Lululemon (LULU) Q1 2022 earnings beat estimates

Pedestrians seen walking past Canadian athletic apparel retailer Lululemon in Shanghai. Alex Tai | SOUP Images | LightRocket | Getty Images Lululemon customers so far aren’t balking at higher prices on the retailer’s leggings and sports bras, Chief Executive Officer Calvin McDonald said Thursday. The athletic apparel maker reported fiscal-first quarter profit and revenue that … Read more

Levi Strauss & Co. (LEVI) reaffirms 2022 outlook, boosts guidance

The sign is posted in front of the Levi Strauss & Co. headquarters on April 09, 2021 in San Francisco, California. Justin Sullivan | Getty Images News | Getty Images Levi Strauss & Co. on Wednesday maintained its outlook for the full year and boosted its financial targets over the next five years as the … Read more

Luxury stores still limiting crowds post-COVID — and won’t admit why

COVID-19 is waning, but shopping for a Louis Vuitton bag, a Chanel suit or a pair of Gucci loafers increasingly means standing in line outside a boutique — and luxury brands have been conspicuously tight-lipped on why. Most elite labels leaned into “appointment shopping” during the height of the pandemic, citing the need for social … 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

What Walmart, Target, Home Depot and Lowe’s tell us about the economy

How well is the American consumer holding up against sky-high inflation? It depends on whom you ask. Four major retailers — Walmart, Target, Home Depot and Lowe’s — reported quarterly financial results this week, and they each offered a different perspective on where and how people are spending their money. Walmart said some of its … Read more