Articles on acquisitions in the retail industry.

  1. Channel: Grocery
The Seattle Times has a piece about the proposed $24.6 billion acquisition of Albertsons by Kroger, and the companies’ saying that they will sell 413 stores, including 104 in Washington State, to C&S Wholesale Grocers in order to get Federal Trade Commission (FTC) approvals. While Kroger has pledged that it will not close any stores […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
Regarding the proposed Kroger-Albertsons deal, one MNB reader wrote: My immediate reaction to the announced sale of stores to C&S was that, outside the Pac NW, the stores being divested in other geographies do not provide enough scale in their markets to become viable competitors to the merged Kroger/Albertsons stores. The small number of stores […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Was it John Lennon who wrote, “Imagine there’s no martech, I wonder if you can?” I may be misremembering that lyric. But it’s what came to mind when I saw the above chart. It’s from a new Gartner report, 4 Actions to Improve Martech ROI, and it reveals a pretty dramatic shift in ownership of […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
The financial analysis service Seeking Alpha is out with an assessment of the prospects that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will approve Kroger’s proposed $24.6 billion acquisition of Albertsons. In short, Seeking Alpha is dubious, at least in part because of ongoing comparisons of the proposed divestiture of more than 400 stores to C&S Wholesale […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Retail space planning specialist CADS has helped Northern Ireland’s largest Spar retailer and wholesaler, Henderson Group, improve its space management process with StoreSpace. Henderson Group reached out to CADS following a recommendation from Nielsen, which provides Spaceman planogram technology that partners with StoreSpace. “Our StoreSpace software makes it easier for retailers to optimise their retail […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
Instacart saw its share price erode in the two days following its initial public offering, after it rose 12.7% in its first day of trading on the NASDAQ exchange. The stock settled down to just slightly over its IPO price of $30 per share on Wednesday, its first full day on the exchange, then ranged […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
Kroger this week said that once its proposed $24.6 billion acquisition of Albertsons has been approved by federal regulators and closed, it will extend its commitment to “make more local products available to its customers … Post-close, the combined company will increase the number of local products in its stores by 10%, which equates to […]
  1. Data & Insights
In today’s digital age almost all of us have experienced the thrill of clicking “add to cart” and the subsequent anticipation of our purchases arriving. Yet many of us may not reflect on the multitude of interactions and emotions that succeed that singular moment. Underlying these experiences is the invisible hand of artificial intelligence, steering […]
  1. Corporate Finance
Imagine you’re at the helm of a tech startup—a brilliant idea, a small team, and the boundless energy of entrepreneurship fueling your journey. You’ve worked tirelessly to develop a product that fills a gap in the market, and suddenly, it happens: your startup takes off like a rocket. Rapid growth is a dream come true, […]
  1. Department: Consumer Durables
As the dust settles on the direct-to-consumer (DTC) boom, a new era of fashion entrepreneurship emerges, characterized by an innovative approach to company building within a transformed industry landscape. Vogue Business delves into the remarkable journeys of these visionary founders, exploring the uncharted avenues they tread upon to achieve growth, while also seeking insights from […]
  1. Operations & Supply Chain
Engagement ring spending in the United States rose 9.2 percent in 2022 year-over-year, according to the latest data from The Wedding Report, and another 2 million-plus weddings are likely for 2023. As a result, there are going to be lots of young couples walking into jewelry stores with that gleam in their eyes, ready to […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
The United Food and Commercial Workers union on Wednesday expressed deep concerns about the proposed acquisition of 413 Kroger- and Albertsons-owned stores by C&S Wholesale Grocers. “It looks like Haggen 2.0,” said Kim Cordova, president of UFCW Local 7 in Colorado and Wyoming, referring to Haggen’s 2015 implosion after acquiring 146 Safeway and Albertsons stores […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
•  From the Wall Street Journal: “Instacart’s shares jumped in their trading debut, another promising sign for a reawakening IPO market. “Shares of the grocery-delivery company finished their first day of trading at $33.70 on Tuesday on the Nasdaq exchange under the ticker CART, up 12% from the IPO price of $30 a share. “Instacart’s […]
  1. Media & Marketing
In the ‘Insight to Impact with Mintel Consulting’ series, thought leaders on our Marketing Intelligence team expand on research and insights identified in Mintel Comperemedia research. Today’s article is inspired by Compremedia’s Winning Strategies: Key Brand Opportunities on TikTok, and explores platform content recommendations for CPG, beauty and retail brands.  There is no denying the […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
Grocery delivery company Instacart launched its initial public offering (IPO) yesterday, raising $660 million with a $30 per share price that was at the top end of its offering range.  The price reflects a $10.2 billion valuation;  the company is making less than 10 percent of its shares available. Public trading of Instacart’s shares will […]
  1. Channel: Convenience
  Success does leave clues and at Casey’s General Stores once again it was Pizza, Pizza, Pizza that drive a strong first quarter, marked by an uptick in inside sales; you guessed it driven be pizza sales.  Regular reader of this blog know that Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® was […]
  1. Channel: Dollar/Value
I did a FaceTime the other day about how employee disengagement actually can be an infection that can ravage an organization.  One MNB reader responded: Businesses that are grounded in higher purpose, mission, values and beliefs offer their customers an opportunity to be part of something greater than themselves. In tandem, these organizations culturally are […]
  1. Data & Insights
When times are tight and the future is uncertain, especially amid lingering fears about recession and a sluggish ad market, it’s tempting for marketers to focus on quick wins to get some points on the board and live to fight another day. Those quick wins, however, aren’t what sustain businesses. While helpful for the next […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Diginomica reports that Ocado’s relationship with Kroger has “run into some bumps in the road as the US firm puts the development of new Ocado automated Customer Fulfilment Centers (CFCs) on hold until such time as it is confident that ones that have already been opened are meeting expectations.” According to the story, “Kroger and […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
On the subject of treating employees in a way that keeps them engaged, one MNB reader wrote: I have a nephew with limited cognitive skills but is a loyal bagger at a Michigan Kroger. On his fifth year of service he received a package containing Thank You cards from store management and fellow workers as […]
  1. Data & Insights
Black Friday and Cyber Monday (BFCM) has been a long-standing tradition in terms of holiday shopping. Consumers have evolved so much but this tradition seems timeless.  Ever wondered how ‘Black Friday’ came into existence? Back in the 1980s, a large group of suburban tourists would often hit Philadelphia to do their shopping on the Friday […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
    [[“value”:” In a deal which could end up being the foundation for their $24.6 billion merger deal, Kroger and Albertsons Cos. have sold 413 stores to C&S Wholesale Grocers. The sale also includes eight distribution centers and five private label brands. Related: Will the Kroger, Albertsons merger create pharmacy deserts? The two […]
  1. Operations & Supply Chain
Rent the Runway has lowered its revenue expectations for 2023, now saying it plans to at least match 2022 revenues of $296.4 million. This number is approximately 9% to 10% lower than original projections, which forecast 2023 revenue in the range of $320 million to $330 million. While company leadership argued that the adjusted forecast […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
Eater Chicago reacts to last week’s story about Kroger’s announcement about how, if the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) approves its $24.6 billion acquisition of Albertsons, it will sell more than 400 stores to C&S Wholesale.  The question asked by Eater Chicago:  What will happen to Mariano’s? Kroger acquired Mariano’s – which was started by former […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
    [[“value”:” In this week’s recap of the Top 10 most popular Supermarket News articles, Kroger, Albertsons may sell off stores to C&S Wholesale Grocers in anticipation of merger deal. Kroger and Albertsons could be close to selling an undisclosed number to C&S Wholesale Grocers, as a means towards cinching regulatory approval for the […]

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Instacart saw its share price erode in the two days following its initial public offering, after it rose 12.7% in its first day of trading on the NASDAQ exchange. The stock settled down to just slightly over its IPO price of $30 per share on Wednesday, its first full day on the exchange, then ranged […]
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Experts predict slow growth in 2023 holiday sales as consumers tighten their belts in a tough economy, but e-commerce will remain a bright spot. Stores are filling with displays of holiday decorations and holiday-themed merchandise as retailers eagerly prepare for the annual shopping surge, but consumers may not be as excited. Forecasts for 2023 holiday […]