Summit Notebook

Perils of disaster fixation

June 20, 2011

By Tim Kelly

Fixated on reviving the shattered northeastern seaboard, Japan risks neglecting growth in the rest of the economy, warns Takeshi Niinami, CEO of Lawson, Japan’s second-biggest convenience store operator.

Talbots still has too many shops: shortseller

December 8, 2009

KRAVETZApparel retailer Talbots announced a deal that will reduce its debt by about $330 million through its purchase of a blank check company.

All I want for Christmas is a blockbuster

November 30, 2009

What’s a great holiday gift in a recession, yes a good old fashioned book. Random House just got its new Dan Brown bestseller on the shelves.

Retail in recession: bottoms, bananas and breeding

June 12, 2009

So, what did we learn from executives in the hard-hit luxury and main street retail sectors this week at the Reuters summits?