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Pier 1 to End Operations After 58 Years

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After declaring bankruptcy in February, home decor retailer Pier 1 Imports is set to begin “an orderly wind-down” of operations. “This decision follows months of working to identify a buyer who would continue to operate our business going forward,” says …

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J.C. Penney Files for Bankruptcy, Will Close 242 Stores

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After filing for bankruptcy, J.C. Penney has announced plans to close more than 240 stores within the next two years, reducing its brick-and-mortar presence by nearly 30 percent, reports CBS News. The retailer currently operates 846 stores but plans to …

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Sears Settles Lawsuit With Former CEO

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Sears Holdings Corp., the estate of the former retail titan Sears, has agreed to settle a lawsuit over the $5.2 billion sale of its Sears and Kmart chains to former chairman and CEO Edward Lampert for more than $18 million, …

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Sears Plans to Close 96 Stores

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Transform Holdco, the owner of Sears and Kmart locations, has announced plans to shutter nearly one-third of its remaining locations, according to a report from The Washington Post. In all, 96 locations will close, leaving the once-venerable retail chain with …

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Pay Attention to These Financial Warning Signs

Many small business owners struggle to identify financial pitfalls or get help before problems become disastrous for their retail operations. Attorney R. Scott Williams from Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell took questions on issues that signal danger and what to do …

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Sears Launches New Marketing, Small-Format Stores

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As Sears emerges from bankruptcy, the company is launching a new advertising campaign and investing in small-format stores to win back customers, according to the Chicago Tribune. In February, Sears emerged from bankruptcy after a judge approved the sale of …

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Stanley Black & Decker Questions ‘Real Home’ of Craftsman

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Stanley Black & Decker has filed a lawsuit to prevent Sears from calling itself the “real home” of the Craftsman brand, according to the Chicago Tribune. Stanley Black & Decker purchased the brand from Sears in 2017 in a deal …

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Sears Emerges From Bankruptcy Proceedings

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Sears will live to sell another day, CNN reports. After reviewing a $5.2B bid to save the company, bankruptcy court judge Robert Drain approved the sale of most of Sears’ assets to ESL Investments, the hedge fund managed by Edward …

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