Target, Walmart, Michaels, Barnes & Noble and other stores are offering teachers discounts or holding events. Find out if your store is participating.
As soon as bookseller Barnes & Noble hoisted the “for sale” sign in October, hedge fund Elliott, best known for its adversarial approach to business, swooped in with an offer.
Walmart came under fire for prominently featuring Adolf Hitler's autobiography "Mein Kampf" in a sponsored Facebook post. The retailer's since-deleted listing of the book also included a price of $14.88, a number significant in white supremacist circles. But Walmart isn't the only bookseller to sell controversial titles from the obscure Chicago publisher Metal-Inex Inc. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Walmart ignited controversy on Monday the retailer's books Facebook page publish a sponsored post prominently featuring Adolf Hitler's "Mein Kampf." The sponsored post — which encouraged followers to "start reading with Walmart eBooks today" in exchange for a $10 coupon — featured a painting of Hitler front-and-center. The since-deleted ad lives on in screenshots taken by social media users . Here’s where we’re at in the United States: we are perpetrating crimes against humanity at the border at the same time as @Walmart is using Mein Kampf to promote its ebooks on @facebook #TrumpConcentrationCamps #TrumpCamps pic.twitter.com/WlhXN8nBYL — David Slavick (@davidslavick) July 1, 2019 The retailer scrapped the ad and pulled the book in question from its website. "This item has no place on our web site and it has been removed," a Walmart spokesperson said in a statement to Business Insider.
We saw some developments in M&A activism last week, with Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS) agreeing to sell itself to Elliott Management for $6.50 per share in an all-cash transaction that values the bookstore at about $683 million, including debt. […] The post A Look At Barnes & Noble Selling Itself To Elliott Management appeared first on ValueWalk .
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The bookstore chain’s future has been the subject of speculation for months before the hedge fund said it would buy it for $638 million.
The beleaguered bookseller Barnes & Noble is being acquired by a hedge fund for $476 million. The national chain that many blamed for the demise of independent bookstores has been ravaged by Amazon and other online competitors. Independent bookstores have also persisted in the face of digital publishing. The company said in October that it…
Barnes & Noble has agreed to sell itself to an arm of investment firm Elliott Management, which owns one of the largest booksellers in the U.K.
Barnes & Noble is reportedly nearing a deal to be bought by hedge fund Elliott Management Corp., The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.