Retail Roundup—Dollar Express sues Family Dollar, consortium bid for BCBG

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Dollar Express is suing Family Dollar and parent company Dollar Tree. (Mike Mozart / CC BY 2.0)

Dollar Express suing Family Dollar

Dollar Express is suing Family Dollar and parent company Dollar Tree for allegedly planning to put the smaller chain out of business. Dollar Express says it was sabotaged when Dollar Tree opened locations close to their stores and hired untrained labor. (The Charlotte Observer)

Consortium making bid for BCBG

Brand licensor Marquee Brands LLC is leading a consortium that will bid on BCBG Max Azria Group LLC. BCBG recently entered bankruptcy and is hoping to avoid closing all of its stores. Liquidators Hilco Global and Gordon Brothers are also members of the consortium. (Reuters)

Instacart waives membership fees in Texas

Instacart is expanding its local service to 80% of North Texas and waiving the annual $99 fee for one year. The fee waiver is just for new Instacart Express members, but the company also offers a monthly fee of $14.99 or a per order fee. (The Dallas Morning News)

India, China top growing retail markets

According to A.T. Kearney’s Global Retail Development Index, India and China are the top two developing countries for retail investments. However, due to political unrest, retailers have been more hesitant in the last few years to expand business into areas of uncertain growth and actions. (PR Newswire)