Articles on acquisitions in the retail industry.

  1. Shopper & Customer
You’ve brushed off your Keynote skills, you’re giddy that you’re finally going to be able to start paying yourself a living wage, and you are excited to start pitching your startup’s next round of funding to your investors. It’s heady times, for sure, but hit the other pedal there for a moment, friend — you […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Ron Johnson, CEO and co-founder of Enjoy Technology Back in 2016, Ron Johnson was asked in a fireside chat at Shoptalk about the biggest mistake he had ever made. His response: “Going to JCPenney.” Prior to his failed stint as JCPenney’s CEO, Johnson was riding high as the chief architect of the Apple Retail concept […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Personalization is among the most hotly debated topics among marketers. To some, it’s the holy grail their organizations need to seize to delight existing customers, acquire new ones, and prove return on marketing spend. To others, it’s a false flag for invasive data collection and inaccurate promotions that alienate shoppers. One way to reframe the […]
  1. Corporate Finance
Kohl’s is off the sales block following the end of talks with Franchise Group (FRG), which has been the highest bidder for the company since the retailer began seeking a buyer in January 2022. When exclusive acquisition negotiations began in early June, FRG proposed $60 per share for Kohl’s, a valuation of $8 billion, eventually […]
  1. Channel: Mass
As marketers, our goal is to attract people to our brand. But not just any people: we want to draw prospects with a high likelihood of becoming customers. Good lead-generation tactics can help.  We define lead generation as the process of creating consumer interest for a service or product, with the end goal of turning […]
  1. Corporate Finance
Enjoy Technology, a retail startup founded by former Apple and J.C. Penney exec Ron Johnson, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Thursday, mere months after it made its stock market debut. The company’s liquidity has dwindled while its business has suffered from staffing shortages. Enjoy, which operates mobile retail stores, went public in October […]
  1. Data & Insights
In late May, the U.S. military airlifted 70,000 pounds of baby formula from Europe to the U.S. to help with the national shortage.  It was another troubling development in what has become a national supply-chain crisis that’s still affecting everything from cars to semiconductors to lumber. And that’s a problem for marketers focused on lower-funnel […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
New Hartford, NY – June 29, 2022 –  ParTech, Inc. (PAR), a global restaurant technology company and provider of a unified commerce cloud platform for enterprise restaurants, today announced that Big Chicken has selected PAR’s Brink POS, Data Central Backoffice and PAR Pay for its food and beverage in-store technological requirements.  Big Chicken, the star-powered […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Walmart has started negotiations to acquire AR optical technology company Memoni, with financial terms not yet disclosed. The deal  is expected to close in the coming weeks, with Memomi employees… The post Walmart in talks to acquire AR optical tech company Memoni appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
  1. Technology & Innovation
Walmart has entered into an agreement to acquire augmented reality tech company, Memomi. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The acquisition is expected to close in the coming weeks, with Memomi employees joining the Walmart Global Tech organisation.  Since 2019, Memomi has enabled digital measurements for Walmart and Sam’s Optical customers, across more […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Walmart and Memomi, an augmented reality (AR) optical tech company, today announced they have entered into an agreement for Walmart to acquire Memomi. This reinforces Walmart’s commitment to frictionless and omnichannel optical care.
  1. Channel: Mass
BENTONVILLE, Ark.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Walmart and Memomi, an augmented reality (AR) optical tech company, today announced they have entered into an agreement for Walmart to acquire Memomi. This reinforces Walmart’s commitment to frictionless and omnichannel optical care. Since 2019, Memomi has enabled digital measurements for all Walmart and Sam’s Optical customers, across more than 2,800 Walmart Vision […]
  1. Media & Marketing
As the pandemic has eased, catalogers are having to pivot to the new reality of the post-pandemic world. Most catalogers saw significant changes to their businesses with the onset of the pandemic. Now, most catalogers are seeing another shift as demand, response rates, and the basic business models shift again. How can catalogers understand the […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Where are you selling food today?  Just this month retailer after retailer seems to be experimenting with a new format, platform, delivery type, or menu item that ‘travels well’, according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®. These days, even the most regional restaurant chains are investing in new store prototypes […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Every year, consumers present new buying habits, particularly influenced by the surrounding social and technological norms. In particular, social media has been a major contributor to the change in consumer habits. For a company, it is impossible to ignore a presence on social media. These platforms are vital for businesses, regardless of their size.  Indeed, […]
  1. Department: Consumer Durables
The Foot Locker Retail division has sold its Eastbay Team Sales division to BSN SPORTS, a division of Varsity Brands that is a portfolio brand of Bain Capital Private Equity. BSN is one of the nation’s largest direct marketers and distributors of sporting goods, footwear, apparel and branding to the school and league markets. The […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
The global pandemic sparked an evolution in the retail landscape that doesn’t show signs of stopping. Namely, there have been two obvious shifts among consumers: increased omnichannel shopping habits and decreased brand loyalty. Customers aren’t hesitating to find another retailer that gives them the shopping experience they desire, whether in-store or online. To keep up […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Op-ed: How Biden’s Competition Agenda Will Lower Prices, Raise Wages, and Help Small Businesses Mon, 06/27/2022 – 17:27 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Publication Yahoo Finance Monday, June 27, 2022 Office of Public Affairs Gina Raimondo is the 40th U.S. Secretary of Commerce. Cecilia Rouse serves as the 30th Chair of the Council of Economic […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Economic factors are prompting multi-unit and growth-aspiring brands to consider a broader range of restaurant POS features as part of their purchase decision. by PAR Technology Unsurprisingly, restaurant owners and managers favor restaurant POS systems that offer ease of use, affordability, and reliability. Macroeconomic conditions and a variety of other factors have lifted new features […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
“Financial accounting leads to a mindset where profits are the purpose. That doesn’t lead you to greatness. Success is selling more stuff in the capitalist world, as opposed to success is doing things for customers that turns them into promoters, so they not only come back for more and buy more stuff, they refer their […]
  1. Acquisitions, Divestitures & Mergers
The acquisition expands ESW’s capabilities and enhances speed to market for retailers and brands. ESW, the world’s leading global direct-to-consumer (DTC) ecommerce company, announced today that it had successfully completed its previously announced acquisition of Scalefast, a Los Angeles-based, end-to-end ecommerce solution provider. The Scalefast acquisition further extends ESW’s market strength in apparel, beauty, personal […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
“Subscription commerce” was all the rage as companies like Stitch Fix and Blue Apron were riding their rocket ships to unicorn status. But lately it seems that achieving retail prominence can be tougher than boosting financial valuations: Stitch Fix is trying to recover after announcing layoffs and weak revenue guidance, while Blue Apron is selling […]
  1. Acquisitions, Divestitures & Mergers
It seems like any retailer can open a marketplace today…and many are. As the space becomes more crowded, these platforms need to work harder to stand out.   That’s why Italic is leaning into a very specific value proposition: A vertically integrated model that gives consumers access to luxury-grade products at a fraction of the price. […]
  1. Department: Nonfood
The ODP Corporation has declined to split up its Office Depot and OfficeMax businesses or to pursue a sale, following a review of both public and private non-binding proposals. The retailer’s Board of Directors unanimously determined that divesting the consumer business is not in its best interest at this time, but did not rule out […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Over the last few years, developers and authorities have questioned Apple and Google’s power over app distribution on mobile operating systems. If you have an Android app, there’s a chance that you can use alternative app stores like the Amazon app store. But if you have an iOS app, you have no option but to […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Ro, a healthcare unicorn that last raised $150 million just months ago at a $7 billion valuation, has cut 18% of its staff to “manage expenses, increase the efficiency of our organization and better map our resources to our current strategy,” leadership wrote in an e-mail obtained by TechCrunch and confirmed by multiple sources. “Due […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Shopify merchants will be able to use non-fungible tokens (NFTs) for something more than trading pictures with the launch of what it calls “tokengated commerce,” a way for its merchants to use them to build loyalty. Announced on Wednesday (June 22) as part of Shopify Editions, a massive product launch, the eCommerce platform rolled out […]

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What do you get when you combine one of the largest shopping events of the year with historic levels of inflation, stock shortages, and labor issues? We’ll tell you exactly what you get… You get the 2022–23 Back to School (BTS) shopping season. As noted in Field Agent’s Back to School Success Kit: How Brands […]
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Kohl’s is off the sales block following the end of talks with Franchise Group (FRG), which has been the highest bidder for the company since the retailer began seeking a buyer in January 2022. When exclusive acquisition negotiations began in early June, FRG proposed $60 per share for Kohl’s, a valuation of $8 billion, eventually […]
  1. Associates & Employees
  2. Department: Foodservice
Today, the Underground Donut Tour, the World's Best Donut Tour, is launching their first tour within the European Union, specifically, in Dublin, Ireland. The Underground Donut Tour has been running for 7 years across the US and the UK, including Chicago, Philadelphia, New York City, Portland, Seattle, Boston, Nashville, New Orleans, London and now adding Dublin to our roster. Hosting thousands of guests from around the world and showcasing the best doughnuts each city has to offer.