Other retailers that Lampert is said to be considering as acquisitions are: the Gap clothing chain; the Home Depot home-improvement chain; Anheuser-Busch Cos., the world's largest brewer; automotive parts retailer Manny Moe & Jack, and RadioShack ...That's quite a list (since when is Anheuser-Busch a retailer?) Might as well add HoukTPM to the list. "Houk denied rumors that the giant consulting firm was on the block, but added, 'For the right offer, a couple billion or so, who knows?'"
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
Which way will Eddie jump?
There is speculation that Sears Holding Company -- its sales are not impressive but it has lots of cash -- may buy Safeway. But then again ...