Articles on acquisitions in the retail industry.

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ORLANDO – The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) Monday awarded its Ivan D. Combe Lifetime Achievement Award to longtime industry leader Jim Mackey at the opening session of its annual Self-Care Leadership Summit (SLS) here. The award is the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. consumer healthcare industry, recognizing the outstanding work and contributions of individuals […]
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“You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn In the wake of the Silicon Valley Bank crisis, we go guest free to dive into a concept that Steve shares in his book and in many of his keynotes. It’s called VUCA, and it stand for Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and […]
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There is another piece of news coming out of Silicon Valley aside from the banking debacle. And, that is Meta’s “year of efficiency” planning. Apparently, Meta’s leader, Mark Zuckerberg, has just discovered the benefits of financial discipline and operational excellence. In his recent memo to Meta employees, Mr. Zuckerberg indicated that this year will require […]
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Get to know RETHINK Retail’s Top Retail Influencers through the “Meet the TRI” Q&A series! Dive in to learn about a member of the thought leader community and follow their work and insights across our content and their social channels. Hi, I’m Andrew Neelon, Founder & CEO, 1REC. Connect with me on LinkedIn! “Tell us […]
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T-Mobile plans to acquire Ka’ena Corporation and its subsidiaries, including Mint Mobile, in a deal valued up to $1.35 billion. Mint Mobile has gained popularity in recent years by positioning itself as a cheaper alternative to other wireless plans. The company’s commercials star Ryan Reynolds, who holds an ownership stake in the business. Mr. Reynolds […]
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Interested in maximizing the impact of your company’s loyalty program? You’re not alone. Loyalty programs drive improvements in revenue, customer retention and other factors that are vital to your brand’s success. In the first installment of our three-part series, we focused on the initial stages of loyalty programs: acquisition and education/onboarding. But what happens after […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Yesterday we pointed out a Wall Street Journal piece about how, as people return to physical stores, retail theft is rising, cutting into companies’ profits.  There are, the story notes, two kinds of theft – shoplifting and organized retail theft, which is a much bigger problem. I commented: The Journal story says that there are […]
  1. Retail Ecosystem
Branded recommerce is gaining momentum in retail. Could it be the key to success for your company? To find out, you’ll have to do some deep strategic work to ensure your brand, your products and your customer align.  During this episode of Retail Remix, Alicia Esposito talks with Andy Ruben, Founder & Executive Chairman at  […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Last week we had a story about Kroger saying it would make “a more than $770 million incremental investment in its associates during 2023 … to raise average hourly rates, improve healthcare options, build new training and development opportunities, and more.” One MNB reader – obviously someone better at math than I am –  wrote: […]
  1. Data & Insights
How many times have you sent out a customer’s package and stayed eager to know their feedback, only to learn from them that it was damaged or didn’t make it to them at all?  Truly a haunting experience, given that all your efforts to convert the customer have now taken heavy ‘damage’, thanks to no […]
  1. Acquisitions, Divestitures & Mergers
This week on Prof G Markets, Scott gives the inside scoop on his early investment in NJOY, which will reap 30x in returns after Altria’s acquisition of the vape company goes through. He also shares his thoughts on whether or not the JetBlue/Spirit Merger should be blocked, and takes a look at WeightWatchers’ move into […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Bryan Wiener is one of the early digital pioneers who has created over half a billion dollars of shareholder value across the many companies he has either co-founded or helped grow and sell. He is best known for his leadership of 360i which he sold to Dentsu and his turnaround of Profitero which he sold […]
  1. Acquisitions, Divestitures & Mergers
Kroger said yesterday that it has hired John Boehner – the former Congressman from Ohio who served as Speaker of the House of Representatives from 2011 to 2015 – to help its lobbying effort aimed at federal approval of its proposed $24.6 billion acquisition of Albertsons. The Hill reports that “Boehner, who works for law […]
  1. Department & Category
Fast Company reports on Patagonia’s first acquisition in more than 20 years – a snack company called Moonshot, described as “a startup that makes snacks with a low-carbon footprint.” Moonshot, the story says, “launched two years ago with climate change in mind. The company works with wheat farmers in Washington State who grow organically – […]
  1. Stores & Formats
Through a combination of converting existing stores and building at least 10 new stores next year, Dick’s Sporting Goods will add at least 19 House of Sport locations by 2024. The retailer also plans to exit its Field & Stream banner; after closing 12 of those stores in Q4 2022, which ended Jan. 28, 2023, […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Swedish fintech Klarna changed how consumers — particularly younger consumers — buy and pay for goods. Its model, which countless other rivals have since replicated, is simple. Rather than pay the entire sum upfront, the consumer pays a portion, and Klarna fronts the rest, which the consumer repays in manageable bi-monthly or monthly installments. At […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
E-Commerce Nation, in partnership with Similarweb, has compiled a list of the Top 100 E-commerce UK. The recent surge in energy and life prices has significantly impacted household consumption. As the high season approaches, brands are actively competing to lure customers to their online stores, accessible via computers, mobile sites, and increasingly, mobile apps. In […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
WeightWatchers announced its plans to purchase Sequence, a subscription telehealth platform specializing in treatment for people with obesity. The acquisition will cost WeightWatchers $132 million and will be completed in the second quarter of the year, the company said in a press release Monday. Sequence, a startup that launched in 2021, gives patients the option to […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Loyalty programs are invaluable tools for retailers, but the fact that most brands offer them also means a program alone may not be enough to differentiate your brand — and competition for new members is fierce. Even more challenging? Keeping those customers engaged in your loyalty program long term. To stand out, your brand needs […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Best Buy Health will work with Atrium Health to develop new hospital-at-home offerings, helping enable providers to deliver high-quality care while reducing emotional and financial burdens on patients and caregivers. Atrium Health already has a strong position in telemedicine and a well-established hospital-at-home program, combined with a patient population of nearly 3 million people. Atrium […]
  1. Acquisitions, Divestitures & Mergers
Recent changes to Google Ads enhance flexibility and streamline navigation. Improvements address automatically created assets, customer acquisition, and interface design. The post Google Ads Improves Automated Assets, Acquisition, More appeared first on Practical Ecommerce.
  1. Media & Marketing
This week we take on the question of whether we are on the cusp of a retail disruptor apocalypse, with the help of return guest Daniel McCarthy, Assistant Professor of Marketing at Emory University’s Goizueta School of Business and leading expert on customer-based corporate valuation. Before Dan joins us we briefly review the similarities between […]
  1. Channel: Drug
Walgreens announced that its Village MD subsidiary is acquiring Starling Physicians, described as “a multi-specialty medical group operating over 30 locations in Connecticut” and offering specialty services that include “cardiology, ophthalmology, endocrinology, nephrology and senior care.” This is just the latest acquisition for the company, which also has bought health care practices in places like […]
  1. Channel: Drug
DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens continues to expand in the primary care market. Its majority-owned VillageMD unit on Friday announced a deal to acquire Starling Physicians, a multispecialty medical group operating over 30 locations in Connecticut. In addition to primary care, Starling Physicians offers a range of services that includes cardiology, ophthalmology, endocrinology, nephrology, and senior […]

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Get ready because the empty truck cabs in motion are coming. Gatik, which is involved in autonomous middle-mile logistics, has announced a multi-year commercial collaboration to transport customer orders within Kroger’s Dallas distribution network. The operations will launch in a few weeks. Under the collaboration, Gatik’s medium-duty autonomous box trucks will transport fresh, customer-favorite products from […]
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Albertsons yesterday unveiled what it said was “the redesign of its Open Nature brand as the company strives to become the brand of choice for those health-conscious shoppers seeking a more balanced lifestyle. Open Nature, which is part of Albertsons Cos. Own Brands portfolio, provides shoppers with tasty foods made with thoughtfully chosen ingredients that […]