Faris Lee, MTN Retail Advisors Enter into Partnership

Irvine, Calif. and Salt Lake City — Faris Lee Investments and MTN Retail Advisors, a grocer-specialized data collection and analytics provider, have entered into a partnership to combine Faris Lee’s retail, real estate, finance and investment advisory services with MTN’s

LVMH Agrees to Acquire Tiffany & Co. for $16.2 Billion

New York City — LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE (LVMH), a French conglomerate and supplier of luxury goods, has agreed to acquire luxury jewelry retailer Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) for approximately $16.2 billion. The sales price equates to

Sears to Close 96 More Stores by February 2020

Hoffman Estates, Ill. — Sears Holdings Corp. plans to close 96 underperforming stores by February 2020, according to the retailer’s parent company, Transform Holdco LLC. The closings will consist of 51 Sears stores and 45 Kmart stores, leaving 182 operational

CVS to Close 22 Stores in 2020

Woonsocket, R.I. — CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) plans to close 22 underperforming drugstores during the first quarter of 2020. In its third quarter results of 2019, the Rhode Island-based drugstore giant reported a 36.5 percent increase in revenue from $47.3

Cracker Barrel Acquires Maple Street Biscuit for $36 Million

Jacksonville, Fla. — Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc. has acquired Maple Street Biscuit Co. for $36 million in an all-cash deal. Maple Street’s portfolio comprised 28 company-owned and five franchise-owned restaurants in seven states at the time of sale.

Arby’s Parent Company to Acquire Jimmy John’s

Atlanta and Champaign, Ill. — Inspire Brands Inc., the parent company of Arby’s, has agreed to acquire Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches. Terms of the transaction, expected to close by the end of October, were not disclosed. The Jimmy John’s Board

Envoy Heads Joint Venture to Fund Commercial Construction Projects

Chicago — Envoy Net Lease Partners has formed a joint venture with an unnamed partner to fund development projects of commercial, industrial, office and net-lease properties nationwide. The partner is backed by more than $10 billion in assets, allowing Envoy

Le Tote Agrees to Buy Lord + Taylor for $100 Million

Toronto — Le Tote, a fashion rental subscription service, has agreed to buy Hudson’s Bay Co.’s (HBC) Lord + Taylor brand for $100 million. Le Tote will pay Toronto-based HBC $75 million in cash upon closing as well as a