Men’s Wearhouse founder: Jos. A. Bank deal bound to fail

Men’s Wearhouse Inc. founder and longtime pitchman George Zimmer, who was fired by the retailer in 2013, said the company’s merger with Jos. A. Bank was doomed from the start. “I thought it was ill-fated,” he said Friday in an interview on Bloomberg Television. “I recommended they not make the acquisition.” Eighteen months ago, Men’s Wearhouse acquired its onetime rival ...

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