Hair Salon Retailer Ratner Cos. to Close More Than 80 Salons

Vienna, Va. — The Ratner Cos., the parent company of salon concepts such as Hair Cuttery, Bubbles and Salon Cielo, plans to trim its 844-store portfolio by 10 percent. The company plans to maintain a presence in all existing markets

Five Below Plans to Open 180 Stores in Fiscal Year 2020

Philadelphia — Five Below Inc. plans to open 180 stores this year, which would grow the Philadelphia-based retailer’s footprint by 20 percent. The announcement came during the company’s fourth-quarter earnings call. Specific plans for the openings were not disclosed. At

Bose to Close All Remaining U.S. Stores

Framingham, Mass. — Bose Corp. will close all of its 54 stores in the U.S., as well as many remaining locations in Australia, Japan and Europe in the coming months, totaling 119 brick-and-mortar locations. The Framingham-based company, which specializes in

Pier 1 Imports to Shutter Up to 450 Stores

Fort Worth, Texas — Pier 1 Imports Inc., a home goods retailer based in Fort Worth, has announced its intention to shutter up to 450 stores, which represents nearly half of its current store count of 936. The retailer also

Newmark Group Acquires London-Based Retail Firm Harper Dennis Hobbs

New York City — Newmark Group Inc., a division of New York City-based real estate firm Newmark Knight Frank (NKF), has acquired Harper Dennis Hobbs Holdings Ltd. (HDH), a London-based firm specializing in retail acquisitions. NKF operates numerous offices across

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