Publicly traded Determine Inc. generated fanfare when it announced it was moving its headquarters here and adding 24 jobs to the 35 already here. But many investors have been betting against it for years.
Combining Indianapolis-based Finish Line Inc. and JD Sports Fashion from across the pond could create a firm within striding distance of the sports apparel industry's heavyweight, according to an analyst.
The comeback strategy for Bon-Ton Stores includes closing a dozen Carson's stores, although Bon-Ton hasn't specified locations. The only Carson's in Indianapolis is the lone anchor for Circle Centre mall.
Zionsville-based Lids Sports Group posted disappointing sales in its second quarter, mirroring recent results from other athletic apparel retailers. Its parent company is trying to dampen expectations for the overall firm.
A week after the announced acquisition of Angie's List, its shares are trading 38 percent above the offer price—signaling optimism about the forthcoming public company combining Angie's List and HomeAdvisor.