Articles on mergers 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
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. 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 […]
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A lot has changed since the last Forrester Wave™ evaluation on vulnerability risk management (VRM) in 2019. Since then, the VRM market has experienced several mergers, an unprecedented increase in volume of common vulnerabilities and exposure, and vulnerabilities such as Log4j that will forever live in infamy (and responder nightmares). All these factors mean that […]
  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: 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: Grocery
The grocers’ plan to sell hundreds of stores to C&S Wholesale Grocers increases the chance of the deal getting done, according to two Wall Street firms — though they still put the odds at only around 50%.
  1. Channel: Grocery
[[“value”:” Albertsons’ Flash grocery service enables pick-up and delivery orders in as little as 30 minutes. Credit: © Business Wire/Albertsons Companies. Food and drug retailer Albertsons has launched the Flash grocery service, which enables customers to receive their DriveUp & Go and delivery orders in as little as 30 minutes. Through Albertsons’ websites and mobile […]
  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. Channel: Grocery
Access chart in Dash. Grocery Outlet customers are increasingly spending their grocery wallet at the discounter, turning away from brands owned by Albertsons, including Safeway and Von’s. The California-based discount grocer increased its share of supermarket wallet among customers to over 6% in the last week of August, up from around 5% a year earlier […]
  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 […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
The 25 Worst Stocks by Shareholder Wealth Losses (1926-2022) Among publicly-listed U.S. companies, the 25 worst stocks have lost shareholders a collective $1.2 trillion since 1926. Put another way, just 0.1% of all stocks have led to 14% of all cumulative losses in shareholder wealth. In this graphic, we use data from Henrik Bessembinder of […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today reported its second quarter 2023 results, reaffirmed 2023 guidance and updated investors on how Leading with Fresh and Accelerating with Digital continues to position Kroger for long-term sustainable growth.
  1. Channel: Grocery
Yesterday we took note of a Bloomberg report that “C&S Wholesale Grocers – with backing from SoftBank Group Corp. – is in talks to buy grocery stores that Kroger Co. and Albertsons Cos. are selling to win regulatory approval for their $25 billion merger, according to people familiar with the matter.” We got several emails […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
Acquisition could happen in the coming days as part of plan to divest stores. 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 two companies’  $24.6 billion merger deal, according to reporting by Bloomberg.  It has been speculated that both Kroger and […]
  1. Channel: Drug
Rite Aid is reportedly preparing for a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing that could take place within weeks, according to the Wall Street Journal. Quoting people familiar with the situation, the Journal reported that the move would help address the numerous lawsuits related to the retailer’s alleged role in the sale of opioids. Rite Aid had […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
It was just about a week ago that the secretaries of state from seven states – Arizona, Colorado, Maine, Minnesota, New Mexico, Rhode Island and Vermont – have written to Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chair Lina Khan, calling for regulators to block Kroger’s proposed $24.6 billion acquisition of Albertsons. Now, seven state treasurers – from […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
Reuters reports that the secretaries of state from seven states – Arizona, Colorado, Maine, Minnesota, New Mexico, Rhode Island and Vermont – have written to Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chair Lina Khan, calling for regulators to block Kroger’s proposed $24.6 billion acquisition of Albertsons. All the secretaries of state are elected Democrats.  (In some states, […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
BATAVIA, Ill. — Aldi today announced it has agreed to acquire Winn-Dixie and Harveys Supermarket locations from Southeastern Grocers, as the Jacksonville, Fla.-based retailer continues to divest supermarket assets. The deal includes some 400 Winn-Dixie and Harveys Supermarket outlets across Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi, Aldi said in a statement announcing the definitive agreement […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
Southeastern Grocers (SEG) has initiated a strategic divestiture of its business, with Aldi set to acquire all SEG grocery operations under the Winn-Dixie and Harveys Supermarket banners and investment group Fresco Retail Group set to take over the Fresco y Más banner. Under the proposed merger agreement, Aldi will acquire all outstanding SEG capital stock, […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
RTIH rounds up five retail systems ventures who have recently secured significant investments in their businesses, including, Serve Robotics, and Clean Food Group. 1. London-based supply chain startup,, has secured a £900k investment to enhance its platform with artificial intelligence tool ChatGPT. The company, which was founded in 2020, works with manufacturers and […]
  1. Acquisitions, Divestitures & Mergers
Mexican grocer Chedraui, Raley’s Supermarkets and Primark Stores have topped the National Retail Federation’s 2023 Hot 25 Retailers list, which ranks the fastest-growing retail companies in the U.S. The annual ranking is compiled by global marketing consultancy Kantar and is determined by comparing year-over-year increases in domestic sales (in the case of the 2023 list, […]

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Hy-Vee launched the full-scale version of its retail media network, called Hy-Vee RedMedia, at the Groceryshop 2023 conference this week in Las Vegas. The West Des Moines, Iowa-based retailer described the platform as a disruptor in the retail media landscape that will connect brands directly with Hy-Vee’s customer base across multiple platforms, including both online […]
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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 […]