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Coverage and analysis on finance news, including quarterly results, general retail sales and bankruptcy filings, for the retail channel brought to you by Chain Store Age.

sears

Report: Lampert among post-bankruptcy Sears lenders

Sears has reportedly received $150 million in financing since emerging from bankruptcy in February 2019.

Cyber Monday

RetailMeNot: Short season may impact Black Friday/Cyber Monday

This year’s shortened holiday shopping season is causing shifts in spending behavior.

Brentwood Associates has sold another of its retail businesses.

Barneys New York is closer to a deal to keep its brand alive.

The ongoing U.S.-China trade war may have mildly impacted retail sales in September.

Kitchen Collection

Hamilton Beach Brands Holding Co. is winding down the retail operations of its specialty kitchenware subsidiary.

FreshDirect

Amazon and Walmart are both reportedly considering a purchase of on-demand grocery delivery platform FreshDirect.

Hemster

Several specialty apparel brands are offering on-demand tailor services via the Hemster platform.

esports

Five Below is getting on board the fast-growing esports craze.

Cornershop website

Uber continues to expand beyond its core ride-hailing business.  

Christmas shoppers

Physical stores will be a crucial part of a strong holiday spending season.

Allsup’s Convenience Store

Convenience store retailer Yesway is gaining more than 300 new stores in a single transaction.

The parent company of Ann Taylor and other apparel banners posted a loss in its fourth quarter as it completed the divestiture of one of its brands and made progress on the shuttering of another.

One of Walmart’s digitally native brands is getting a new owner. 

rue21

Fast-fashion retailer Rue21 is taking an intelligent approach to managing its leasing obligations.

Bed Bath & Beyond

Bed Bath & Beyond reported mixed results for its second quarter and gave an update on its store closings and CEO search.

More states are subjecting online sales to taxation.

Visionworks Storefront

The nation’s sixth-largest optical retailer has a new owner.

Field & Stream store

Dick’s Sporting Goods continues to pull back from the hunting category.

Forever 21 clearance sale

Forever 21, the retailer that popularized fast-fashion in the U.S., filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection with a plan to close most of its global locations. 

At least five companies are reportedly trying to purchase bankrupt luxury retailer Barneys New York. According to Footwear News, New York City-based brand management company Authentic Brands Group (ABG) may be among the five unconfirmed suitors attempting to purchase Barneys before it goes into

Barneys New York may have found someone to keep it in business. 

Costco Wholesale Corp. reported sales that missed the Street amid fierce competition to attract shoppers in the grocery space, but its earnings topped expectations. 

Tariff stamp

The ongoing trade war with China may dampen retailers’ holiday spirits.

Ten peak traffic days are set to bring in nearly half of this holiday season’s U.S. shoppers.

Uncertainty around trade, interest rates, and political rhetoric could crimp holiday spending. 

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