RIDGEFIELD, Conn. -- Specialty food products distributor The Chefs' Warehouse Inc. said Wednesday that it has acquired meat seller Allen Brothers Inc. in a $29.9 million deal including debt. Allen...

ALLEN, TXMavic has no plans to sell its products consumer-direct, despite its parent companys recent agreement with an e-commerce company. At this time there is no plan to take Mavic consumer direct. To the contrary, Mavic is focused on investing in our existing dealer network," said Zack Vestal, the brand's communications manager. Last week, PFSweb, Inc., a Texas-based e-commerce company, announced it had reached a multi-year agreement with Amer Sports Group, Mavic's parent company. , which include Mavic, Salomon, Atomic, Wilson, Suunto and Bonfire. PFSweb already runs Suunto's e-commerce operations in the U.S. "We chose to extend our relationship

Frederick's of Hollywood announced today that it's retained Allen & Company, a New York-based investment bank, to assist its board of directors in evaluating and exploring a broad range of strategic alternatives, including but not limited to a sale of the company or a business combination.

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Cato Corporation (NYSE: CATO) today reported sales for the four weeks ended November 26, 2011 of $63.6 million, a 3% decrease from sales of $65.7 million for the four week period ended November 27, 2010. Same-store sales for the month decreased 5%. Sales for the ten months ended November 26, 2011 were $762.7 million, an increase of 1% over sales of $754.7 million for the ten months ended November 27, 2010. The Company's year-to-date same-store sales decreased 1%. "November same-store sales reflect the continuing difficult environment for middle and lower income

Lowe’s said it's made several key promotions and moves in its human resources, legal, merchandising, logistics and information technology areas. Maureen K. Ausura was promoted to executive vice president human resources, from senior vice president in the same capacity. Gaither M. Keener has been promoted to executive VP general counsel, secretary and chief compliance officer, from senior VP in the same capacity. Both will continue reporting to CEO Robert Niblock.

New York, NY, February 4, 2010 — The Direct Marketing Association (DMA), the leading global trade association of businesses and nonprofit multichannel direct marketers, today named Robert (Bob) Allen, Interim President & CEO. Mr. Allen, an award winning direct marketing executive, is the former President & CEO of The Vermont Country Store, a multichannel retailer of hard-to-find products. He will assume the title of Interim President & CEO effective Friday, February 5, and be based in DMA's New York office.

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