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Richard Collings

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Family Dollar's Snow Job Melts Under Scrutiny

By Richard Collings

The retailer blames poor results on bad weather and a short quarter, but experts see deeper problems.

09:26AM 04/11/14

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Mars Buy of P&G's Pet Care Biz May Not Be the Only Deal in 2014

By Richard Collings

Mars, one of the world's largest private companies, will shell out $2.9 billion in cash for a large chunk of Procter & Gamble's pet care business, which includes Iams, Eukanuba and Natura.

12:43PM 04/10/14

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Procter & Gamble Sheds Pet Food Business

By Richard Collings

Mars, the purveyor of Snickers and M&M's, expanded its pet food business on Wednesday with a deal to acquire Procter & Gamble's pet food brands Iams, Eukanuba and Natura for $2.9 billion in cash.

11:10AM 04/09/14

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Lands' End is No Bargain in Trading Debut

By Richard Collings

Yet the value of Sears' remaining assets that could be monetized roughly balance out liabilities.

10:02AM 04/09/14

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FiveT Capital Scoops Up Stake in American Apparel

By Richard Collings

FiveT Capital AG, a Switzerland-based asset management firm, has built up a 12.69% stake in American Apparel, according to a regulatory filing Monday after the troubled apparel retailer succeeded in its latest fund raising attempt.

12:25PM 04/08/14

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Lampert's Sears Still Has Turnaround Options

By Richard Collings

Though the CEO's hedge fund isn't offering the retailer commercial paper, he wants it to succeed.

10:03AM 04/04/14

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Krave Jerky Whets Strategics' Appetites for Acquisitions

By Richard Collings

Krave Jerky, the maker of all-natural meat snacks, is generating acquisition interest from strategics, and could see its private equity backer Alliance Consumer Growth exit its stake or see a sale of the whole company.

11:42AM 04/03/14

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Toys 'R' Us Has Time To Craft Turnaround, Despite Troubles

By Richard Collings

Toys 'R' Us just may have gotten the liquidity it needs to make next Christmas, and a few ones after that, a happy one for tots -- as it reduces debt and revamps its operating procedures.

11:38AM 04/01/14

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IPO of King Digital, Maker of Candy Crush, Sours on First Day

By Richard Collings

The IPO of King Digital, maker of the popular video game Candy Crush Saga, soured on its first day of trading as its stock dropped $3.50 or over 15%, to close at $19 per share.

11:08AM 03/27/14

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Jakks Pacific Has Toy Acquisitions on its Wish List

By Richard Collings

Jakks Pacific, the Malibu, Calif.-based toymaker, is seeking to acquire other toy companies with up to $100 million in sales, says its CFO Joel Bennett.

12:13PM 03/20/14

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