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July 15, 2014

Wolverine Worldwide said it plans to close about 140 stores, primarily under the Stride Rite banner, over the next 18 months as part of a strategic realignment plan to accelerate growth and improve overall profitability.

Rockford, Mich. -- Wolverine Worldwide said it plans to close about 140 stores, primarily under the Stride Rite banner,  over the next 18 months as part of a strategic realignment plan to accelerate growth and improve overall profitability.  About 60 stores will close by the end of the current fiscal year, with the rest to be shuttered by the end of 2015.

December 13, 2013

Wal-Mart Stores has named a new president and CEO of its Indian operations.

Bentonville, Ark. – Wal-Mart Stores has named a new president and CEO of its Indian operations. According to multiple media reports, Krish Iyler, who has been a senior VP in Wal-Mart’s international unit since January 2013, will assume his new role on Jan. 20. 2014.

November 14, 2013

Disney U.K. is teaming up with Harrods to open a Cinderella-inspired "Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique" at the world famous department store, marking the first time that a Disney Parks and Resorts concept has been recreated in the United Kingdom.

London -- Disney U.K. is teaming up with Harrods to open a Cinderella-inspired "Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique" at the world famous department store, marking the first time that a Disney Parks and Resorts concept has been recreated in the United Kingdom. The boutique will be the centerpiece of partnership between Disney and Harrods that also includes a dedicated Disney Store, which opened on Nov. 1. .

June 17, 2011

Wal-Mart Stores disclosed in an email Friday that its China senior VP operations has left the company.

Bentonville, Ark. -- Wal-Mart Stores disclosed in an email Friday that its China senior VP operations has left the company.

According to a Friday report by Bloomberg, Shawn Gray has left the company, but no reason for the departure has yet been given.
 

June 10, 2011

Like many of you, I just got back from RECon, and I’m still processing what I saw and heard.

Like many of you, I just got back from RECon, and I’m still processing what I saw and heard. One thing that was interesting to me was the fact that it seemed like burger concepts were on everybody’s site plans, from In-N-Out Burger to Smashburger and Five Guys. If you like a good burger -- and, who doesn’t -- this is great news. If you are a developer or landlord though, I think you should proceed with some caution.

January 17, 2011

The shareholders of South African Massmart chain have overwhelmingly accepted Wal-Mart's offer to buy 51% of their company, the chief executive said Monday, paving the way for Wal-Mart to enter Africa.

New York City -- The shareholders of South African Massmart chain have overwhelmingly accepted Wal-Mart's offer to buy 51% of their company, the chief executive said Monday, paving the way for Wal-Mart to enter Africa.

Massmart said the proposal was approved by 97% of shareholders who voted Monday -- 75% approval had been needed. Wal-Mart offered 148 rand (about $20) per share in a 17 billion rand (about $2 billion) deal.

The deal will have to be approved by South Africa's anti-monopoly regulators.

June 5, 2008

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is "exploring opportunities in Russia," the head of its international operations said...