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November 30, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Kmart to Revamp Borders, Walden Subsidiaries: Kmart Corp. launched a restructuring of its Borders Inc. and Walden Book Co. units, streamlining the bookstore operations to make them more attractive in a planned public stock sale next year. Under the plan, Kmart will create a new corporate unit, Borders Group Inc., to manage Borders, Waldenbooks and Planet Music Inc. The new company will be based in Borders' current offices in Ann Arbor, Mich., and Walden's Stamford, Conn.
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July 14, 2006
Bookstore operator Borders Group Inc. named former Saks Inc. executive George Jones as its chief executive, ending a six-month search to find a replacement for Greg Josefowicz.
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July 14, 2006
Bookstore operator Borders Group Inc. named former Saks Inc. executive George Jones as its chief executive, ending a six-month search to find a replacement for Greg Josefowicz.
BUSINESS
May 18, 2005 | From Times Wire Services
Borders Group Inc., the second-largest U.S. bookstore chain, posted a fiscal first-quarter net loss of $5.3 million on lower sales of bestsellers and music. The company cut its full-year earnings forecast. The net loss of 7 cents a share contrasted with restated net income of $2.3 million, or 3 cents a share, a year earlier, the Ann Arbor, Mich.-based company said. Sales in the three months ended April 23 rose 1.8% to $853 million.
BUSINESS
July 27, 1998 | P.J. HUFFSTUTTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Microsoft--it's just not a corporate brand, it's a way of life. After all, the company's logos already are splayed across your computer, automobile and television set. Now, Bill Gates wants to get into your coffee mug. Borders bookstores are selling 12-ounce packages of Windows 98 coffee beans.
BUSINESS
June 2, 2000 | Bloomberg News
Buyout firms Bain Capital Inc., Apollo Management and Blackstone Group are considering making separate bids for Borders Group Inc., the No. 2 U.S. book chain, people familiar with the planned sale said. A buyout would value the retailer at about $2 billion, given its market capitalization of $1.13 billion, a premium of as much as 30%, and assumed debt of $425 million, a source said. Borders hired Merrill Lynch & Co. in March for advice on how to boost its stock, which has fallen 70% since 1998.
BUSINESS
January 21, 1994 | DEBORA VRANA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Borders Inc., a national chain of book and music super-stores owned by Kmart Corp., will open its first store in Orange County, possibly as early as midsummer, the Mission Viejo Co. said Thursday. Borders, whose mega-bookstores are popular in other areas of the nation for their vast selection, homey feel and in-store coffee bar, has closed escrow on land for a 30,000-square-foot store in a new Mission Viejo mall, the company said.
BUSINESS
March 19, 1998 | VANESSA HUA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A group of independent booksellers accused the Barnes & Noble and Borders mega-chains on Wednesday of bullying publishers into giving them special advantages that are driving mom-and-pop operations out of business. The American Booksellers Assn.
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April 28, 1998 | JOSH GETLIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At first glance, the bustling Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica looks like a commercial playground, full of pedestrians, popular stores and jingling cash registers. But it's also become a battleground in the increasingly nasty dispute between America's independent booksellers and the nation's two largest book chains, Barnes & Noble and Borders. Last month, the American Booksellers Assn.
BUSINESS
June 2, 2000 | Bloomberg News
Buyout firms Bain Capital Inc., Apollo Management and Blackstone Group are considering making separate bids for Borders Group Inc., the No. 2 U.S. book chain, people familiar with the planned sale said. A buyout would value the retailer at about $2 billion, given its market capitalization of $1.13 billion, a premium of as much as 30%, and assumed debt of $425 million, a source said. Borders hired Merrill Lynch & Co. in March for advice on how to boost its stock, which has fallen 70% since 1998.
BUSINESS
August 5, 1999 | Leslie Earnest
Borders Books, Music and Cafe said Wednesday that it will open a store at South Coast Plaza next to where Crate & Barrel is installing a new home furnishing store. The bookstore, which will open this fall, should give a boost to the shopping plaza formerly known as Crystal Court, which is overhauling its tenant mix and linking itself more closely to its sister center across Bear Street.
BUSINESS
July 27, 1998 | P.J. HUFFSTUTTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Microsoft--it's just not a corporate brand, it's a way of life. After all, the company's logos already are splayed across your computer, automobile and television set. Now, Bill Gates wants to get into your coffee mug. Borders bookstores are selling 12-ounce packages of Windows 98 coffee beans.
NEWS
April 28, 1998 | JOSH GETLIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At first glance, the bustling Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica looks like a commercial playground, full of pedestrians, popular stores and jingling cash registers. But it's also become a battleground in the increasingly nasty dispute between America's independent booksellers and the nation's two largest book chains, Barnes & Noble and Borders. Last month, the American Booksellers Assn.
BUSINESS
March 19, 1998 | VANESSA HUA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A group of independent booksellers has sued the Barnes & Noble and Borders mega-chains for allegedly bullying publishers into giving them discounts and special deals in violation of antitrust laws. The American Booksellers Assn. and 26 independent stores, including nine in California, contend the two chains have surreptitiously secured deals with publishers that undercut wholesale prices for the large chains, and that the same deals have not been offered to small retailers.
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