Articles by Lauren Coleman-Lochner

Toys ‘R’ Us Creditors’ Lawsuit Accuses Directors, Private-Equity Owners of Fraud

Toys “R” Us Inc. creditors filed a lawsuit accusing the defunct retailer’s executives and private-equity owners of fraud and breach of fiduciary trust. Former Chief Executive Officer David Brandon and other directors misrepresented the toy seller’s ability to repay creditors …

Trade Groups Push for National Labeling Law to Override States’ Requirements

The Grocery Manufacturers Association and dozens of other trade groups are pushing for a federal law that could override state ingredient-disclosure rules and warning labels, including California’s landmark Proposition 65. About 50 trade organizations have backed an effort for a …

Wal-Mart Says Move to Label, Reduce Unhealthy Chemicals Affects 700 Manufacturers

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is asking suppliers to remove formaldehyde, triclosan and six other substances from their products, part of an effort to eliminate controversial chemicals from household goods. The chemicals on the list include “certain properties that can affect human …

Toys ‘R’ Us Facing Credit Insurance Woes As It Restructures

Insurance companies are cutting back on their coverage of Toys “R” Us Inc. suppliers, bringing another headache to a retailer that has suffered more than two years of losses, people familiar with the matter said. Coface SA and Euler Hermes …

Insurers for Sears Suppliers Pulling Back; Retailer Says Finances Fine

Three of the biggest insurance firms for Sears Holdings Corp.’s suppliers are seeking to reduce coverage, prompting at least one medium-sized vendor to halt shipments to the department-store chain, people with knowledge of the matter said. Euler Hermes Group, one …

Insurers Pull Back on Trade Credit Coverage for Sears Suppliers

Insurance companies that provide protection to Sears Holdings Corp. suppliers have scaled back policies in recent months, people with knowledge of the matter said, following seven years of declining sales at the department-store chain. Insurers such as Coface SA and …

Target Credit Card Breach a Reminder U.S. Lags in Personal Data Security

The security breach of credit and debit card data at Target Corp. is evidence of the increasing threats retailers face and a reminder that the U.S. lags behind much of the world in securing personal financial information. Target, the second-largest …