Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Keep a Watchful Eye on JCPenney

President Michael Francis, formerly of Target, left after only eight months in the wake of the failed effort to update pricing,  product offerings, and store formats.

Reuters Article

Monday, June 18, 2012

Wal-Mart Express Stores - So Far So Good

The first Wal-Mart Express stores are profitable within first year of operation.  The 12,000-15,000 square foot stores carry everything a shopper might need at the spur of the moment.  More stores to come...

Business Week Article
Reuters Article

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Thomas H. Lee Buys Into Party City

Thomas H. Lee Partners, LP bought a majority stake in Party City.  One week earlier, they also bought Fogo de Chao Churrascaria LLC, a steakhouse operator.   

Business Week Article

Monday, June 4, 2012

Are the Boxes Dying?

This article from Time provides a good overview of what has happened to the boxes, especially Best Buy, in recent past.  It provides some insight into the direction of store sizes and what the landscape could look like in the future.  It's worth reading.

Time Business Article