Mergers and acquisitions

Technology

Ocado Acquires Stake in Automated Pickup Solution Myrmex

Investment could commercialize robotic order retrieval solutions at companies like Kroger, marrying efficient technology enhancements at both ends of the online grocery experience.

Wholesalers & Distributors

SpartanNash Leases Massive Md. Food Warehouse, Sparking More Amazon Speculation

The same week SpartanNash announced a 7-year distribution agreement with Amazon, an affiliate of the wholesaler inked a 7-year lease at a former US Foods facility near Washington, but has not disclosed specific plans for it.

The $96.4 million cash offer would acquire 27 stores, which the Albertsons Co. division intends to run under current banners.

Local businessman Jason Word says the move will "open doors for the community" as Save A Lot moves to recast as a wholesaler.

EG Group leading investors in $8.8B deal that could generate more investment for Walmart growth initiatives elsewhere.

Over 12 years at UNFI, Spinner grew with the natural food movement and retail partners such as Whole Foods before taking on the mainstream with the transformative Supervalu deal; Q4 earnings beat Street estimates.

Bi-Lo parent Southeastern Grocers continues the exit of its South Carolina-based banner.

Suffering pre-COVID sales declines and deep debt, the chain will market a $75 million acquisition offer in bankruptcy court.

The operator of the multiethnic superstore chain Food Bazaar will take over Fairway units in Brooklyn and Queens.

The Queens grocer, a runner-up in the auction for Fairway's crown jewels, shops at a discount.

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