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Perfumania files for bankruptcy, plan to shut down several stores Fragrance wholesaler and retailer Perfumania has filed voluntary petitions for Chapter 11 relief in the US bankruptcy court. News

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Apparels, Accessories & Luxury Goods Retailers

Gap deploys Oracle Retail Cloud Service to improve efficiency
Global retailer Gap has deployed Oracle Retail Cloud Service to empower the Intermix brand business teams and ensure end-to-end operational efficiencies.
Specialist Retailers > Apparels, Accessories & Luxury Goods Retailers > News
Western District of Pennsylvania court confirms rue21's plan of reorganization
The US Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania (the "Court") has confirmed rue21's plan of reorganization, which clears the way for the company to emerge from the bankruptcy process after less than four months.
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Drug & Personal Care Stores

Walgreens to deploy IBM retail analytics at more than 8,100 locations in US
US drugstore chain Walgreens will deploy IBM retail analytics at more than 8,100 locations nationwide to help enhance the efficiency of field service support.
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Walgreens gets regulatory approval to buy 1,932 Rite Aid stores for $4.375bn
By RBR Staff Writer
Walgreens Boots Alliance, a drug store chain has secured regulatory clearance to buy 1,932 stores from Rite Aid for $4.375bn.
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Duty-free Retailers

Marui to open at JR Hakata Station in Fukuoka, Japan
Marui Group has announced that Hakata Marui will open on floors 1-7 at the commercial facility, KITTE Hakata operated by Japan Post, on April 21, 2016.
General Retailers > Department Stores > News
Dufry to acquire travel retailer World Duty Free for EUR3.6bn
By RBR Staff Writer
Switzerland-based Dufry is planning to acquire World Duty Free (WDF), in a deal that could value the Italian travel retailer at around €3.6bn.
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Electricals & Electronics Retailers

Otter Products to open retail store
Otter Products is all set to open a new retail store in the US.
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Dixons Carphone to end US joint venture with Sprint
By RBR Staff Writer
UK phone and electronics retailer Dixons Carphone has divested its stake in the joint venture (JV) with US company Sprint to focus on the roll out of its Honeybee digital software.
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Food, Drinks & Grocery Retailers

Food Lion completes investments in 93 stores in North Carolina
Food Lion has completed its investment across 93 stores located in the greater Greensboro area in North Carolina.
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Food Lion to remodel 71 Richmond stores in Virginia
Food Lion said it will remodel 71 stores this year in the greater Richmond area in the US state of Virginia.
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Home Furniture & Houseware Retailers

Furnishings retailer West Elm to open new store in New Jersey
Brooklyn-based home furnishings retailer West Elm has announced its Hoboken store in New Jersey will open on 19 October.
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Galeries Lafayette group to purchase majority stake in La Redoute
Galeries Lafayette Group, through its holding company Motier, is planning to purchase 51% stake in La Redoute and expresses its intention to buy 100% stake in the future.
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Tobacco Retailers


Leisure, Sports & Entertainment

DICK'S Sporting Goods opens two new stores in two states
US-based, full-line omni-channel sporting goods retailer DICK'S Sporting Goods has opened two new stores in two states.
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Live Ventures acquires entertainment retailer Vintage Stock
Live Ventures has acquired 100% of the outstanding stock of entertainment retailer, Vintage Stock in a cash and debt transaction worth around $60m.
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