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RBR Staff Writer

Home-improvement retailer Leroy Merlin to expand in Romania

French home-improvement and gardening retailer Leroy Merlin has firmed up plans to increase its retail presence in Romania by acquiring three Baumax units and one Obi store.

Joe’s Jeans reports 50% increase in net sales to $50.5m for the 4th quarter of fiscal 2013

Joe’s Jeans (JOEZ) today announced financial results for the fourth quarter ended November 30, 2013.

The Pantry profit up in Q4; merchandise sales up

The Pantry, a convenience store chain, reported profit for the fourth quarter over loss in the same period last year, despite a fall in revenue year-over-year.

French brand Louis Vuitton to open large stores in India

French luxury brand Louis Vuitton has outlined plans to expand its presence in India by opening large format stores across the country.

New Zealand retailer Kathmandu posts 27% rise in profit for FY2013

Kathmandu, a New Zealand-based retailer of clothing and equipment for travel and adventure, has reported 27% increase in profit for the fiscal year 2013, as against the same period last year.

John Lewis chooses Trillium Software to improve customer experience

The John Lewis Partnership, a British operator of John Lewis department stores, Waitrose supermarkets and some other services, has collaborated with Harte-Hanks’ technology arm Trillium Software to enhance its data quality across its multi-channel network.

Indian parliamentary panel urges government to form Retail Regulatory Authority

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Industry in India has urged the government to form a ‘Retail Regulatory Authority’ to address the issues pertaining to FDI in multi-brand retailing.

Scorpion PFS 1 gets RBS CIB support to buy 54 UK petrol stations

Scorpion PFS 1, a joint venture between private equity house Patron Capital Partners and Scottish oil tycoon Alasdair Locke, has acquired a UK portfolio of 54 petrol stations in a deal of more than £50m.

Kid Brands sells Russ, Applause brands to Larsen and Bowman

Kid Brands , a designer, manufacturer and marketer of branded infant and juvenile products, has divested the ‘Russ’ and ‘Applause’ trademarks and trade names and associated goodwill to Larsen and Bowman for $1.25m.

Casual apparel retailer Aeropostale selects Liverpool to expand into Mexico

Aeropostale, a mall-based specialty retailer of casual apparel and accessories for young women and men, has signed a licensing deal with Distribuidora Liverpool to launch the Aeropostale brand in Mexico.