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.
There is hope for the toy maker as the rest of its kingdom largely remains in tact, even as its rivals Hasbro and Lego lay siege.
The footwear retailer, which has tapped celebrities such as Meghan Trainor to hock its products, is sseeing its stock spike more than 4% in mid-morning trading.
Bank of America downgrades the chocolate company's stock to underperform because of a lack of catalysts that can drive long-term growth.
The retail conglomerate's store brands are having a difficult time finding their stride at the same time.
Morgan Stanley analyst Jay Sole says the fast-growing company's wholesale clothing business is slowing in the U.S., but the concerns may be overstated.
Pacific Sunwear has opted to file for bankruptcy to implement a reorganization plan backed by San Francisco's Golden Gate Capitals.
Few retailers were hot this winter season but winners include J.C. Penney and Toys 'R' Us.
U.K. food retailer J Sainsbury on Friday secured Home Retail Group plc's backing for a £1.16 billion ($1.66 billion) takeover.
Meat bars were in bloom at the Natural Products Expo West, where the hottest food trends are now driven by acquisitions.
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