New Friend for Barneys: Burkle’s Yucaipa to Buy Piece of Retailer’s Debt

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Ron Burkle’s evolution from food to fashion may take another step. Sources said that Burkle’s Yucaipa Cos. investment vehicle, is in the final stages of purchasing some of Barneys New York’s debt.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Thomas Pink is looking beyond direct retail for the first time.


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