Richard Collings

Richard Collings is the senior writer for consumer products and retail, focusing mostly on M&A. Prior to joining The Deal, Richard was a reporter for Mergermarket, where he covered apparel, footwear, retail and personal care, as well as mergers and private equity. Richard was also an associate editor for Investment Management Weekly, a publication of then Thomson Media, where he wrote about money management, following public retirement funds and their money managers.

Recent Articles By The Author

Why You Might Be Eating Insects, Algae and Fungus Soon Instead of Meat

Why You Might Be Eating Insects, Algae and Fungus Soon Instead of Meat

Food companies are trying to meet the demand for sustainable sources of protein from a host of places, some of which might seem less than appetizing.

General Mills' Price Is Right, but Kraft May Have Too Much Debt to Buy It

General Mills' Price Is Right, but Kraft May Have Too Much Debt to Buy It

The packaged food giant has been cited as a takeover target for Kraft-Heinz, which is consolidating the food sector.

Here's Why WhiteWave's Stock Is Rocketing Higher on Tuesday

Here's Why WhiteWave's Stock Is Rocketing Higher on Tuesday

Consumers are increasingly opting for plant-based food, and WhiteWave is "the company that has it all," says Jim Cramer.

Gap's Stock Tumbles in After-hours Trading

Gap's Stock Tumbles in After-hours Trading

The parent of Banana Republic and Old Navy says same-store sales fell a worse-than-expected 7% in April, as it weighs what to do with its Banana Republic chain.

Build-A-Bear Announces a Strategic Review

Build-A-Bear Announces a Strategic Review

The toy retailer has retained investment bank Guggenheim to assist with the review.