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.
The beverage giant failed to snag the yogurt maker Chobani in its continuing quest for healthy protein snacks, but there are other options for the foods conglomerate.
Struggling mall-based retailer Aéropostale Inc. ARO has brought in advisers to help it explore a sale or restructuring, reports The Deal's Jamie Mason.
London-based luxury clothier Burberry Group once again found itself the subject of takeover rumors early in the week which caused shares to spike.
Under pressure to adapt to consumer shopping habits, the companies face a tough task ahead, divesting underperforming labels while demand for apparel deals is on the wane.
The once-hot specialty apparel retailer is under new management and is now going after a more sophisticated audience.
AMC Entertainment on Thursday announced it had reached a $1.1 billion cash-and-debt deal to buy Carmike Cinemas, the country's biggest movie theater operator.
It won't be just competing sporting good retailers showing interest in picking up the bankrupt company's pieces.
The marriage of the leading department store operator to a leading discounter would give the combined company synergies and more leverage over wholesale brands. And the time is ripe.
Private equity firm Berkshire Partners has gained two board seats at the retailer, but with a valuation considered pricey by private equity a buyout is unlikely. So what's going on?
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