Articles on acquisitions in the retail industry.

  1. Data & Insights
Join YipitData’s Alex Matters and Cynthia Sarkis, on June 26, 2024 at 11:00 AM EDT for an introduction to our new deep-dive analysis of the competition between LULU, Alo, and Vuori. The team will discuss: Are LULU’s share losses to Alo and Vuori slowing or accelerating? How is LULU’s customer overlap with Alo and Vuori […]
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  Prepare for an enlightening journey into the world of convenience store leadership, led by none other than Casey’s General Stores. This Midwestern titan has been subtly transforming the grocerant landscape over the past seven years, and their recent financial triumphs are a testament to their innovative approach. According to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
NEW YORK — Retailers have a critical role to play in providing health care products and services in a way that is more personalized, inclusive, accessible and holistic, according to retail executives who spoke earlier this month at a WSL event called “Beyond Wellness. The Future of Health. What Shoppers Really Want.” Andrea Brookhart, director […]
  1. Partnerships & Alt Profit
Sports fan platform Fanatics has further solidified its presence in the world of collectibles through a new partnership with elite auction house Sotheby’s that the partners say will “redefine the trading card industry.” While Fanatics’ core business is focused on sports-related fan merchandise, the retailer made its first big move into the world of collectibles when […]
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HanesBrands will sell the IP and certain operating assets of its global Champion business to Authentic Brands Group for $1.2 billion, a figure that could increase to $1.5 billion via an additional contingent cash consideration if certain performance thresholds are met. The acquisition, which has been unanimously approved by the HanesBrands board of directors, is […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
NEW YORK — Speaking at WSL’s event on Thursday, CVS Health’s Erin Condon talked about how consumer expectations around health care are changing, requiring a more personalized, inclusive and holistic approach. “At the end of the day, health is about living,” Condon said. Condon, who is chief marketing officer of pharmacy and consumer wellness at […]
  1. Channel: Dollar/Value
Dollar Tree, Inc. has initiated a strategic review of its struggling Family Dollar segment, considering options including a sale, a spinoff or “other disposition of the business,” according to a statement. “Dollar Tree has been on a multi-year journey to help the company fully achieve its potential,” said Rick Dreiling, Chairman and CEO of Dollar […]
  1. Acquisitions, Divestitures & Mergers
BOSTON – Yellow Wood announced the acquisition of Elida Beauty brands from Unilever. The portfolio of consumer brands acquired in the deal includes Q-tips, Caress, Ponds, Noxzema,  and St. Ives and others. In conjunction with the closing, Alfie Vivian has been appointed as CEO of Elida to work with the Yellow Wood team to develop […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
CAMDEN, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB) today reported results for its third-quarter fiscal 2024 ended April 28, 2024. Unless otherwise stated, all comparisons are to the same period of fiscal 2023. Third quarter and year-to-date financial results include a partial quarter of contribution of the Sovos Brands acquisition. CEO Comments “We delivered a solid third […]
  1. Data & Insights
JD Sports will implement the AI Search solution from Algolia as it seeks to modernize its online presence and stores based on an omnichannel, composable approach. Adoption of the solution complements the retailer’s rebranding as simply JD. In addition to enhancing JD’s ecommerce experience, the Algolia solution will provide the retailer with global AI search […]
  1. Data & Insights
“It’s super valuable because a lot of it is net new data that helps us make tactical decisions that can improve our performance today.” — Ross Walker, Retailer Marketplaces Paid Media Team Lead, Acadia Amazon is a fiercely competitive marketplace for brands. In 2023 alone, Capital One Shopping Research reports that Amazon had more than […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
C&C Group, an Irish manufacturer, marketer and distributor of alcoholic drinks, has appointed Carole Kingsbury as its new CTO. Last year, Kingsbury departed Ted Baker, where she served as Director of IT, with plans to take some time out. “Not often we get the opportunity to take a break in our world,” she told RTIH […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Innovative Eyewear, which develops smart eyewear under the Lucyd, Nautica, Eddie Bauer and Reebok brands, has launched a new Eddie Bauer smart eyewear collection that includes voice access to ChatGPT. “We are pleased to introduce Eddie Bauer’s next adventure in innovation to its audience of brand fans,” said Sierra McPhillips, VP of Brand at Authentic Brands Group, […]
  1. Channel: Dollar/Value
CHESAPEAKE, Va. — Dollar Tree Inc. today said it has acquired the designation rights to 170 leases of 99 Cents Only Stores in four states: Arizona, California, Nevada and Texas. The deal also gives Dollar Tree select intellectual property rights, as well as equipment including on-site furniture and fixtures, the company said in announcing the […]
  1. Corporate Strategy
Guess? Inc. has appointed Andrew Rosen as Executive Chairman of Rag & Bone, which operates as an independent brand within the Guess? portfolio. Guess? and WHP Global joined forces to purchase Rag & Bone in February 2024; Guess? owns all of Rag & Bone’s operating assets, while the retailer and WHP Global jointly own the […]
  1. Corporate Finance
In an era when ecommerce is reshaping retail, platforms like Shopify have emerged as indispensable allies for businesses large and small. Shopify, originally a beacon for small and medium-sized enterprises, is now expanding its reach to larger corporations. However, this expansion brings to light a critical issue for CFOs and finance teams: the intricate and […]
  1. Agencies & Vendors
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Acosta Group announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire CROSSMARK, including its headquarter Sales Agency and Retail Solutions businesses, and Product Connections, a marketing services business, from WIS International. WIS International will retain its inventory verification services business. This transaction will further accelerate Acosta Group’s ongoing transformation, enhancing […]

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MINNEAPOLIS — Target has announced plans to roll out Store Companion, a new generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) tool. The chatbot, designed by Target, will be available for team members at all of its nearly 2,000 stores by August, becoming the first major retailer to share that it is bringing this technology to its store team […]
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Walmart is partnering with Agritask, a crop supply intelligence solution, on a pilot that will deploy Agritask’s remote sensing and data analytics tools in various regions of the U.S. and Mexico in order to provide hyperlocal insights on seasonal blackberry and cherry crops from select Walmart suppliers. The real-time monitoring will help drive rapid response […]
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Major carriers all around the world increase the rates of their services at an average of 4 – 6% YoY.  While carriers transfer this burden of inflation to shippers via increased merchants, most merchants do not do the same to their customers but instead absorb shipping costs as a marketing technique to attract customers. Returning […]
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The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today reported its first quarter 2024 results, reaffirmed guidance and updated investors on how Leading with Fresh and Accelerating with Digital continues to position Kroger for long-term sustainable growth.


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