Articles on acquisitions in the retail industry.

  1. Acquisitions, Divestitures & Mergers
Allwyn, which is set to run the National Lottery from February 2024, is to acquire existing operator Camelot. The company announced today it had reached an agreement with Camelot’s owner, the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board, to acquire Camelot UK Lotteries Limited. The acquisition, which is subject to regulatory approvals, including from the Gambling Commission, […]
  1. Channel: Home Improvement
In episode 376 of Total Retail Talks, Editor-in-Chief Joe Keenan interviews Jenna Arca, director of workforce development at The Home Depot, the largest home improvement retailer in the United States. Arca discusses the launch of The Home Depot’s Path to Pro job-seeker marketplace for skilled tradespeople and hiring trade professionals (0:47), the origin of the […]
  1. Channel: Mass
Description: This week on Prof G Markets, Scott explains why Target and Walmart had such contrasting earnings reports for the third quarter, and offers his insight on Target’s brand strategy. He then shares his thoughts on why hedge funds might be buying up shares of Pinterest, and whether hedge fund disclosures are worth paying attention […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Being a DTC brand is a bit of a slog lately — just ask Peloton, Wayfair or Allbirds. But as these brands and many others look to new channels, such as stores and wholesale, to combat flagging sales and elusive profitability, True Classic is doubling down on digital.  Founded in Los Angeles in 2019, the […]
  1. Channel: Grocery - Natural
The Chicago Tribune reports that Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has described Amazon-owned Whole Foods as “not a good partner, period” for its closure of a once highly touted store in the city’s Englewood neighborhood. The store was originally opened six year ago, subsidized with $10.7 million in city money, and lauded for being part of […]
  1. Media & Marketing
We are excited to release two bonus episodes recorded live at the MarketDial podcast studio  at the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) conference in Las Vegas. Our first special guest is Lori Stillman, Vice President, Research for NACS, who helps us understand some of the fun facts and figures about the industry, before we […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
When businesses see signs of an economic downturn, the natural reaction is to cut costs and try to do more with less. However, there’s one area where your marketing team shouldn’t look to trim: harnessing the first-party data you collect directly from customers.  This information gained through call center interactions, mobile app behavior, and loyalty […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Just like that, the holiday season is upon us. For brands everywhere, it’s time to promote your gifting offering. This season will pose new challenges with rising media costs, shifting consumer sentiment, and declining digital measurement capabilities post Apple ATT. However, this year also presents new opportunities with consumers looking to celebrate a true post-pandemic […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Savvy retailers know that fostering deeper customer relationships is the key to sustainable, long-term business success. To build these relationships, brands need to take a comprehensive, thoughtful approach to creating their customer engagement strategy. It’s the art and science of growing brand loyalty by providing the best in user experience across all relevant channels. Customer […]
  1. International
RetailNext, the leading analytics solution for brick-and-mortar retailers, today announced the acquisition of Retail Performance, the UK-based people-counting and footfall solutions from Ipsos, one of the world leaders in Market Research. The deal strategically positions RetailNext for further rapid growth in the UK and European retail intelligence space, and coincides with the company’s opening of […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital has launched Amazon Clinic, a new virtual healthcare platform where customers can get help with 20 common conditions such as acne, migraines and seasonal allergies. The new service is separate from One Medical, the primary care company that Amazon has offered $3.9 billion to acquire.
  1. Shopper & Customer
Most CPG founders are so focused on acquiring new customers that they don’t spend enough time and energy retaining their existing ones. According to Neil Patel, “The probability of selling to an existing customer is 60-80%, while the probability of selling to a new prospect is 5-20%.” On top of this, customer acquisition costs for […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
SEATTLE — Amazon on Tuesday launched Amazon clinic, a virtual platform where users can connect with healthcare providers to help treat common ailments like allergies and skin conditions. Dr. Nworah Ayogu, chief medical officer and general manager, Amazon Clinic said in blog posts that its new service would operate in 32 states, where customers who seek […]
  1. Corporate Finance
Building a business up takes so much more than just capital. It requires you to put in effort, time, and hard work. There are eight important considerations.
  1. Shopper & Customer
As the ‘golden quarter’ once again rolls around – the third since the pandemic began – retailers have learnt from experience to expect a direct challenge to business.  In 2020, lockdown-fuelled online shopping surges led to mass stockouts; 2021 brought global supply chain issues and delays; and this year, among skyrocketing inflation and the cost-of-living […]
  1. Department: HBC
This week on Prof G Markets, Scott shares his thoughts on how Sam Bankman-Fried’s crypto exchange FTX came crashing down like a house of cards. He then explains what Disney’s earnings reveal about a streaming market headed for consolidation, and why HBO makes for an appealing acquisition target. And in this week’s Unpack, we check […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Hey, friends! Welcome back to Week in Review, the newsletter where we recap the top TechCrunch headlines from the past seven days. Get it in your inbox every Saturday AM by signing up here. Ready? Let’s go. most read Twitter had a week so strange that it could easily make up this entire newsletter, so […]
  1. Channel: Drug
With investments from majority owner Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) and Cigna subsidiary Evernorth, VillageMD will acquire Summit Health-CityMD, a provider of primary, specialty and urgent care services. Following the $8.9 billion acquisition, which is expected to close in Q1 2023 subject to customary approvals, VillageMD and Summit Health will operate a total of 680 locations […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
The Wall Street Journal reports that Amazon CEO Andy Jassy has launched a “cost-cutting review of the tech giant and paring back on businesses at the company that haven’t been profitable.” According to the story, “The review reflects Mr. Jassy’s intense interest in reducing expenses and focus on profits in recent months, some of the […]
  1. Channel: Restaurants
There is no doubt that year over year customer count declines within the restaurant sector are caused by many things including the ilk of slow service, cold food not cold, hot food not hot, delivery orders going out the front door as a customer’s waits, waits, and waits at a table for their food.  Ok, […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Women in financial services are playing a key role in the industry’s future, driving innovation and leading the way into a more digital presence. The rise of women in this male-dominated space has been a powerful trend over the last couple of decades. We recently spoke with several executives in finance — including some who […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Bloomberg reports that “the US Federal Trade Commission plans to make wider use of its 1914 founding statute to police anticompetitive behavior by companies in the internet age,” issuing a new policy statement signaling its intention to prevent “unfair methods of competition. “FTC Chair Lina Khan said the policy, which re-affirms Section 5 of the […]
  1. Department: Beverage
Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. (KDP), Burlington, Mass., and Frisco, Texas, announced a minority stake in Athletic Brewing Co., a leading non-alcohol craft beer maker. The transaction represents KDP’s latest move into rapidly emerging beverage categories, following its acquisition of non-alcohol ready-to-drink cocktail brand Atypique.  
  1. Channel: Grocery
Reuters reports that a US federal court judge has refused to temporarily block a $4 billion dividend payment to its shareholders in advance of the company’s proposed acquisition by Kroger. According to the story, “The federal court in Washington D.C. denied issuing a restraining order in the case, which was filed by the attorneys general […]
  1. Holiday & Events
ZAANDAM, the Netherlands — Ahold Delhaize’s net sales increased 9.1% at constant exchange rates to €22.4 billion ($22.42 billion). At actual exchange rates, net sales grew 20.8%, the company said on Wednesday. Comparable store sales (including gasoline) grew faster in the third quarter than they had in the second, growing 8.2% in the U.S. and […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
In episode 374 of Total Retail Talks, Editor-in-Chief Joe Keenan interviews Deb Hannah, senior vice president of marketing and corporate communications at Shoe Carnival, one of the nation’s largest family footwear retailers and parent company of Shoe Station. Hannah discusses the integration of Shoe Station into the Shoe Carnival business following its recent acquisition (0:50), […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
On October 28th, RETHINK Retail hosted their October Small Groups Mixer, a monthly virtual event catered to all of 2022’s Top Retail Influencers (TRI). This month attendees discussed a range of topics including Retail Analytics, Black Friday, Visual Merchandising, AI & the Customer Experience, and recent Retail Acquisitions.  Here, we’ll explore these topics and additional […]

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By John Spiropoulos Media is filled with evolutionary step-change transitions which permanently alter the marketplace. Each evolutionary event, seen in terms of advertiser outlays – the media mix – is driven by incremental change during economic uncertainty. This is particularly true – and trackable – in modern times. Some of these events were covered in […]
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SMI Core data captures the actual spend data from the SMI Pool partners of major holding companies and large independent agencies, representing up to 95% of all US national brand ad spending, to provide a complete monthly view of the SMI Pool market size, investment share and category performance. Core Data delivers detailed ad intelligence across all media […]
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CINCINNATI — The Kroger Health Center for Advanced Community Care, a joint project of Kroger Health and the University of Cincinnati James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy, recently celebrated its one-year anniversary. The Center employs pharmacists, technicians, nurse practitioners, and dietitians to provide an interprofessional model of care. It also provides practical experiences for students […]
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CHESAPEAKE, Va.— Dollar Tree executives said the retailer’s new pricing strategy lifted operating income nearly 23% to $381 million in the third quarter ended October 29. Top-line sales rose 8.1% to $6.94 billion. Comparable-store sales at its Dollar Tree stores increased 8.6% from a year earlier, while comps at its Family Dollar stores were up […]