Inside these posts: Online retail

Visit our Filed page for categories. To browse by specific topic, see our Inside page. For a list of companies covered on this site, visit our Companies page., Walgreens talked for a year before deal rejected a pair of lower offers from Walgreen Co. during a yearlong courtship before accepting a third proposal worth about $429 million, the Bellevue, Wash.-based Internet retailer disclosed in a regulatory filing Wednesday. agreed March 23 to be bought by Walgreens, the nation’s largest drugstore chain, for $3.80 a share in cash, a 111 percent premium over the stock’s closing price a week earlier. The planned purchase, which is subject to approval by shareholders, is expected to be final by the end of June. Get the full story »

Macy’s adding 725 to expand Web sites

Macy’s Inc. expects to add about 725 new positions during the next two years as it looks to expand its Web site offerings.

Shoppers have been increasingly moving their business online, and Macy’s, for its part, has seen its online sales grow in the double digits on a percentage basis over the past few years. For the first 10 months of fiscal 2010, online sales were up 29 percent. Get the full story »

Early indications show strong Cyber Monday

As online sellers kick off the coming week with one of their biggest sales days of the year — Cyber Monday — its brick-and-mortar counterpart — Black Friday — offers some encouraging signs: Consumer are shopping more enthusiastically in stores and online before the big days. Get the full story »