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Home Shopping Network to be purchased by rival QVC in $2 billion deal

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Home Shopping Network is merging with its biggest competitor in a deal estimated at more than $2 billion. Liberty Interactive Group, which owns rival QVC, announced an agreement to buy the outstanding 62 percent of the St. Petersburg-based retailer (Nasdaq: HSNi) in an all-stock transaction. Liberty is already HSN’s largest shareholder, owning 38 percent. Liberty is already HSN’s largest shareholder, owning 38 percent. As of May 1, HSN’s enterprise value was $2.6 billion; the Liberty Interactive announcement put the equity…

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Personnel note: St. Pete’s Mindy Grossman named National Retail Federation chair

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Home Shopping Network Inc. CEO Mindy Grossman will become the new chair of National Retail Federation board of directors. Grossman, a St. Petersburg resident, was elected this week to serve a two-year term. She replaces Kip Tindell, the co-founder and chair of the Container Store. Neiman Marcus Group CEO Karen Katz was also named chair of the NRF Foundation. Representing vendors from the U.S. and more than 45 countries, the National Retail Federation is the world’s largest retail trade association.…

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Disruption Day 2015 kicks off with Mimosas with Mindy

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It’s Disruption Day 2015. But don’t worry, that’s not a bad thing. The Tampa Bay Business Journal is hosting an all-day series of talks, meet and greets and panels discussing innovative ways to “disrupt” the status quo and move industries forward. According to the Tampa Bay Business Journal, its “goal is to foster dialogue on many facets of disruption, across sectors in health care, education, technology, media, manufacturing and others. We will explore how disruptive thinking impacts some of Tampa Bay’s…

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