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July 3, 2014

Safeway Inc. is reportedly seeking bids for purchase of its shopping center development business.

Pleasanton, Calif. – Safeway Inc. is reportedly seeking bids for purchase of its shopping center development business. According to the Financial Times, the business is expected to be worth around $1 billion.

The business centers on the purchase and development of sites for shopping centers in which Safeway servers as the anchor tenant. Safeway has been disposing of multiple assets in the wake of its merger agreement with Albertson’s, which is expected to close later in 2014. Safeway has previously said it wants to sell its Mexican operation.

July 3, 2014

Safeway Inc. is reportedly seeking bids for purchase of its shopping center development business.

Pleasanton, Calif. – Safeway Inc. is reportedly seeking bids for purchase of its shopping center development business. According to the Financial Times, the business is expected to be worth around $1 billion.

The business centers on the purchase and development of sites for shopping centers in which Safeway servers as the anchor tenant. Safeway has been disposing of multiple assets in the wake of its merger agreement with Albertson’s, which is expected to close later in 2014. Safeway has previously said it wants to sell its Mexican operation.

February 13, 2014

Wal-Mart is reportedly halting its Indian expansion plans, at least for now. According to the Financial Times, Wal-Mart has not opened any new cash-and-carry stores in India since October 2013 or any new convenience stores there since November 2013.

Bentonville, Ark. — Wal-Mart is reportedly halting its Indian expansion plans, at least for now. According to the Financial Times, Wal-Mart has not opened any new cash-and-carry stores in India since October 2013 or any new convenience stores there since November 2013.

February 13, 2014

Wal-Mart is reportedly halting its Indian expansion plans, at least for now. According to the Financial Times, Wal-Mart has not opened any new cash-and-carry stores in India since October 2013 or any new convenience stores there since November 2013.

Bentonville, Ark. — Wal-Mart is reportedly halting its Indian expansion plans, at least for now. According to the Financial Times, Wal-Mart has not opened any new cash-and-carry stores in India since October 2013 or any new convenience stores there since November 2013.

December 13, 2012

A report by the Financial Times said that Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is in discussions with Turkish retailer Migros Ticaret AS to acquire an 80% stake in the company from London-based private equity group BC Partners.

New York -- A Thursday report by the Financial Times said that Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is in discussions with Turkish retailer Migros Ticaret AS to acquire an 80% stake in the company from London-based private equity group BC Partners.

The Times said that Walmart held meetings with Migros managers in recent days in Turkey but it had not placed a bid for the Turkish retailer. Sources have not been identified and Wal-Mart so far has not commented.

December 13, 2012

A report by the Financial Times said that Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is in discussions with Turkish retailer Migros Ticaret AS to acquire an 80% stake in the company from London-based private equity group BC Partners.

New York -- A Thursday report by the Financial Times said that Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is in discussions with Turkish retailer Migros Ticaret AS to acquire an 80% stake in the company from London-based private equity group BC Partners.

The Times said that Walmart held meetings with Migros managers in recent days in Turkey but it had not placed a bid for the Turkish retailer. Sources have not been identified and Wal-Mart so far has not commented.

October 19, 2011

A Tuesday report by the Financial Times said that c-store operator 7-Eleven will open as many as 200 new corporate stores in Ontario, between 2012 and 2016, with a major focus on the Greater Toronto area.

Toronto -- A Tuesday report by the Financial Times said that c-store operator 7-Eleven will open as many as 200 new corporate stores in Ontario, between 2012 and 2016, with a major focus on the Greater Toronto area.

The announcement is slated to take place at this week’s International Council of Shopper Centers’ conference in Toronto.

The planned expansion is worth hundreds of millions of dollars, and would boost the operator’s Canadian store count by nearly 50%. 7-Eleven currently operates 467 locations in Canada.

October 19, 2011

A Tuesday report by the Financial Times said that c-store operator 7-Eleven will open as many as 200 new corporate stores in Ontario, between 2012 and 2016, with a major focus on the Greater Toronto area.

Toronto -- A Tuesday report by the Financial Times said that c-store operator 7-Eleven will open as many as 200 new corporate stores in Ontario, between 2012 and 2016, with a major focus on the Greater Toronto area.

The announcement is slated to take place at this week’s International Council of Shopper Centers’ conference in Toronto.

The planned expansion is worth hundreds of millions of dollars, and would boost the operator’s Canadian store count by nearly 50%. 7-Eleven currently operates 467 locations in Canada.

July 14, 2011

A Wednesday report by the Financial Times said that Citigroup Inc. may retain its store credit card unit, after trying to divest it earlier.

London — A Wednesday report by the Financial Times said that Citigroup Inc. may retain its store credit card unit, after trying to divest it earlier.

The $41 billion unit could be moved out of Citi Holdings, according to the report, over to its core credit card operations.

Citi, whose store credit card unit has such clients as Zale, Home Depot, Macy’s and Sears, has not commented on the reports.

July 14, 2011

A Wednesday report by the Financial Times said that Citigroup Inc. may retain its store credit card unit, after trying to divest it earlier.

London — A Wednesday report by the Financial Times said that Citigroup Inc. may retain its store credit card unit, after trying to divest it earlier.

The $41 billion unit could be moved out of Citi Holdings, according to the report, over to its core credit card operations.

Citi, whose store credit card unit has such clients as Zale, Home Depot, Macy’s and Sears, has not commented on the reports.

June 21, 2011

A Monday report by the Financial Times said that Walmart’s chief executive in Japan has resigned suddenly, just over a year after he assumed the position.

Tokyo -- A Monday report by the Financial Times said that Walmart’s chief executive in Japan has resigned suddenly, just over a year after he assumed the position.

Toru Noda became CEO of Walmart Japan and Seiyu, its Japanese supermarket chain, in February 2010. He has cited personal reasons for the unexpected departure.

Noda will be replaced by Steve Dacus, former COO of both Walmart Japan and Seiyu.

June 21, 2011

A Monday report by the Financial Times said that Walmart’s chief executive in Japan has resigned suddenly, just over a year after he assumed the position.

Tokyo -- A Monday report by the Financial Times said that Walmart’s chief executive in Japan has resigned suddenly, just over a year after he assumed the position.

Toru Noda became CEO of Walmart Japan and Seiyu, its Japanese supermarket chain, in February 2010. He has cited personal reasons for the unexpected departure.

Noda will be replaced by Steve Dacus, former COO of both Walmart Japan and Seiyu.

January 4, 2011

A Tuesday report by the Financial Times said that Andy Bond, former CEO of Asda, has left his post of part-time chairman of the United Kingdom’s second biggest supermarket by market share, a position that he has held for less than a year.

London -- A Tuesday report by the Financial Times said that Andy Bond, former CEO of Asda, has left his post of part-time chairman of the United Kingdom’s second biggest supermarket by market share, a position that he has held for less than a year.

The report also said that Bond will leave Walmart as well, which owns Asda, once its $2.4 billion deal to acquire a majority stake in South Africa’s Massmart is complete around the end of March.

January 4, 2011

A Tuesday report by the Financial Times said that Andy Bond, former CEO of Asda, has left his post of part-time chairman of the United Kingdom’s second biggest supermarket by market share, a position that he has held for less than a year.

London -- A Tuesday report by the Financial Times said that Andy Bond, former CEO of Asda, has left his post of part-time chairman of the United Kingdom’s second biggest supermarket by market share, a position that he has held for less than a year.

The report also said that Bond will leave Walmart as well, which owns Asda, once its $2.4 billion deal to acquire a majority stake in South Africa’s Massmart is complete around the end of March.

December 9, 2010

Neiman Marcus plans to increase spending on technology to align its in-store and e-commerce businesses, the Financial Times reported.

New York City -- Neiman Marcus plans to increase spending on technology to align its in-store and e-commerce businesses, the Financial Times reported.

Sales at Neiman’s e-commerce businesses increased 16.9% during the quarter ending Oct. 31, compared with a year ago.

Karen Katz, who took over the reins as chief executive from Burt Tansky in October, said Neiman planned to “ramp up how we connect” with customers who are increasingly equipped with smartphones and tablets, the report said.
 

December 9, 2010

Neiman Marcus plans to increase spending on technology to align its in-store and e-commerce businesses, the Financial Times reported.

New York City -- Neiman Marcus plans to increase spending on technology to align its in-store and e-commerce businesses, the Financial Times reported.

Sales at Neiman’s e-commerce businesses increased 16.9% during the quarter ending Oct. 31, compared with a year ago.

Karen Katz, who took over the reins as chief executive from Burt Tansky in October, said Neiman planned to “ramp up how we connect” with customers who are increasingly equipped with smartphones and tablets, the report said.
 

November 8, 2010

A report Tuesday by the Financial Times said that Amazon has acquired the largest U.S....

November 8, 2010

A report Tuesday by the Financial Times said that Amazon has acquired the largest U.S....

October 20, 2010

A report released Thursday by the Financial Times said that Diego Della Valle, the Italian...

October 20, 2010

A report released Thursday by the Financial Times said that Diego Della Valle, the Italian...

October 12, 2010

Gap said late Tuesday it will abandon the redesign of its logo, after receiving hefty...

October 12, 2010

Gap said late Tuesday it will abandon the redesign of its logo, after receiving hefty...

August 31, 2010

The world’s third-largest grocer was one of more than 10 bidders to try to acquire...

August 31, 2010

The world’s third-largest grocer was one of more than 10 bidders to try to acquire...

September 7, 2008

London Germany's Media Markt, Europe's biggest electrical-goods retailer, has rejected a request from DSG International...