Articles on mergers in the retail industry.

  1. Channel: Grocery
  ALDI, a renowned global grocery brand, has been making waves in the grocery industry with its aggressive expansion plans has left success clues for all retailers to follow. The company’s unique marketing strategy and relentless focus on customer value have been instrumental in its rise to prominence. Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Joining us for our final episode recorded in the Bambuser remote podcast studio/beach cabana at Mandalay Bay during Shoptalk is deeply experienced retail executive and current CEO of Brooklinen, Billy May. In a wide-ranging discussion of the evolution of DTC, e-commerce and harmonized retail, Billy lays out the essentials to building and growing remarkable retail […]
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A little less than one year after Toys ‘R’ Us made its return to the world of UK brick-and-mortar via nine shop-in-shops in WHSmith stores, TRU parent company WHP Global has announced plans to expand the partnership and add 30 new locations by this summer. Image courtesy WHP Global WHSmith’s High Street stores will now […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
On April 23, 2024, Chicago-based premium convenience stores Foxtrot Market and Dom’s Kitchen & Market permanently and abruptly closed all 35 locations with news of a Chapter 7 filing for bankruptcy. The news sent shockwaves through Chicago and other major cities. In recent years, Foxtrot expanded to new markets in Washington, D.C., Dallas and Austin […]
  1. Media & Marketing
  Urban darlings Foxtrot and Dom’s, known for their unique grocery-restaurant hybrid concept, recently shuttered their doors. This surprise move comes just months after their merger into Outfox Hospitality. As the Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® let’s dissect six reasons why this innovative concept may not have survived the test of time. […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
​[[“value”:”The FTC has taken legal action to prevent Tapestry’s proposed $8.5bn acquisition of luxury fashion company Capri. The post US FTC files lawsuit to block Tapestry-Capri’s $8.5bn merger appeared first on Retail Insight Network. “]] 
  1. Trends & External Forces
Saying that Tapestry’s planned purchase of Capri Holdings would eliminate head-to-head competition in the “accessible luxury” handbag market, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has authorized a lawsuit to block the $8.5 billion deal. The acquisition plan, announced in August 2023, would bring together some of the most iconic names in luxury, uniting Tapestry’s Coach, Stuart […]
  1. Acquisitions, Divestitures & Mergers
Digital sports platform Fanatics is moving into the physical world in a big way with its first Fanatics Fest NYC, to be held at the Javits Center Aug. 16-18, 2024. In addition to appearances by sports legends like Peyton and Eli Manning, Derek Jeter, Hulk Hogan and WNBA superstar Sabrina Ionescu, the three-day event will […]
  1. Acquisitions, Divestitures & Mergers
As part of an agreement with activist investor Arkhouse Management, Macy’s Inc. has named Arkhouse candidates, Richard (Ric) Clark and Richard (Rick) L. Markee, as independent members of its board of directors. Arkhouse has withdrawn its other director nominations as part of the deal, and Clark and Markee will join the board’s finance committee, which […]
  1. Data & Insights
WASHINGTON – Almost immediately after agreeing to reduce “swipe” fees charged to merchants to process credit card transactions, Mastercard plans to increase fees for both credit and debit card transactions by more than $250 million this month, the Merchants Payments Coalition said Wednesday. “This new increase proves the credit card companies are continuing to take […]
  1. Channel: Mass
Walmart plans to take its Connect retail media offering “to the next level” this year, by expanding access to international and non-endemic advertisers, doubling down on self-serve capabilities across its spectrum of advertiser tools and expanding in-store, onsite and offsite advertising opportunities. “The role of our advertising business is earning increased attention — especially after […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Google DeepMind CEO Demis Hassabis / Source: Google Last week, I profiled Google DeepMind CEO Demis Hassabis, the Google executive driving the company’s AI strategy. Hassabis is an AI research maverick now tasked with helping Google improve its core products with his groundbreaking models. In our conversation, he shared some facinating thoughts about how to […]
  1. Operations & Supply Chain
Independent news retailers have given a cautious thumbs-up after the monopolies watchdog cleared a proposal from News UK and DMG Media to combine their printing and primary distribution operations. The new company is expected to go live in early June and will operate independently. As… This story continues at Cautious welcome for merger of newspapers’ […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Target’s announcement earlier this month that it was launching a paid membership plan almost felt like a foregone conclusion. Amazon’s Prime membership has been paying dividends for the company for decades, and after Walmart followed suit with Walmart+ in 2020, it was only a matter of time before Target entered the mix. With the addition […]
  1. Media & Marketing
David’s Bridal has teamed up with to offer customers access to thousands of customizable items to make their special day even more special, including monogrammed gear, wedding day essentials and keepsakes. “The bride’s special day, and the festivities leading up to it, is all about her, and her experience should be personalized to reflect that,” said […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
As it faces regulatory scrutiny over its potential merger with Albertsons, grocery chain Kroger has decided to sell off its specialty pharmacy business to CarelonRx, a subsidiary of Elevance Health. In a press release Monday, Kroger said the sale is expected to close in the second half of the year. “As part of our regular […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. – The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) awarded its Ivan D. Combe Lifetime Achievement Award to longtime industry leader Jeff Needham at the opening session of its annual Self-Care Leadership Summit (SLS)today in Florida. The Combe Award is the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. consumer healthcare industry. It recognizes the outstanding work and contributions of individuals whose lifetime of achievements […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
Kroger and Albertsons have argued in separate legal filings that the federal Trade Commission (FTC) is misguided and flat-out wrong in opposing their $24.6 billion merger. Both retailers contend that the FTC, in suggesting that the deal would give the combined companies an unfair competitive advantage, ignores the fact that they would also be competing […]

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TikTok has given us “girl math” and “boy math,” and now I’d like to add “Tech Math” to the mix. Tech Math is when every technology partner tells you that they have contributed (fill in the blank) $XX million in additional sales…and yet, surprisingly, the business isn’t up nearly as much, if at all.  Despite […]
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Consumer Price Index inflation slowed to 2.3% in April, down from 3.2% in March, albeit higher than expected, according to the Office for National Statistics. It’s the lowest level since the summer of 2021, versus 3.2% in March. The news follows yesterday’s announcement from Kantar… This story continues at Industry reacts to CPI inflation dipping […]
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MINNEAPOLIS—Target reported that first-quarter sales were down compared to last year, as it had projected. However, the company expects sales to turn positive in the second quarter and for the year as a whole. Comparable sales declined 3.7% in the first quarter, reflecting a comparable store sales decline of 4.8% partially offset by a comparable […]
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Petco, partnering with Van Leeuwen Ice Cream and human-grade dog food brand Ollie, will offer canine-safe ice cream for hot dogs seeking a cool treat. The non-dairy peanut butter and banana recipe is now available at Van Leeuwen scoop shops across the country, as well as at most Petco locations and online at for […]
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BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart recently opened two new Neighborhood Markets, one in Florida and one in Georgia, that offer expanded assortments and more space for pickup and delivery. The new stores, one in the Dune Lakes area of Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, and the other in the Vine City neighborhood of Atlanta, feature updated layouts […]


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