If bookstores are doomed in the Age of Amazon.com, would anyone want to buy Barnes & Noble Inc.’s brick-and-mortar business?
Costco Wholesale Corp. declined after the largest U.S. warehouse-club chain said profit margin shrank in the first quarter because of rising costs.
The Walton family now owns more than 50 percent of Wal-Mart Stores Inc.’s shares, which could give it greater control over the company’s board of directors.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world’s largest retailer, has removed greeters from the overnight shift at its U.S. supercenters, chipping away at a 30-year tradition of making sure all shoppers are welcomed to the store.
Barnes & Noble Inc., the largest U.S. bookstore chain, said holiday sales declined as revenue from its Nook division continued to shrink.
A breakup of Barnes & Noble Inc. that could boost the bookseller’s value by 44 percent may finally be in the cards.
The payroll tax increases and delayed tax returns that Wal-Mart Stores Inc. executives blamed in internal e-mails for weak February sales may be poised to hurt other retailers as well.
"There are lots of reasons a deal would not pass Federal Trade Commission muster."
- David Strasser on Dec 11, 2014
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