Mergers and acquisitions

Retailers

Instacart Acquires Catering Software Company FoodStorm

Grocery platform seeks to better support its retail partners’ e-commerce needs, and help increase their competitiveness in the retail foodservice space.

Technology

Applied Data Corporation Acquires Pinpoint Software

Through an integrated platform, the companies seek to provide retailers with solutions that reduce food waste, deliver higher sales and go beyond sustainability.

The deal uniting two of the West’s most high-profile regional, independent grocers, comes as Bashas’ CEO says, ‘regional grocery competition has never been tougher.’

The shipping giant said the deal would “open new doors” to growth by expanding package types, and fulfillment options, for delivery partners.

The proposed acquisition will enhance demand forecasting and pricing capabilities, Zebra said.

Delivery provider eyes 'end-to-end' capabilities as e-commerce platforms remain in high demand.

The family-owned and -operated company has sold its 13 convenience stores to Global Partners LP; its neighborhood grocery stores in Vermont were not part of the deal.

Brandon Troislair, a second-generation family-run independent grocery retailer, pledges remodels and will leverage local sourcing relationships as new licensee.

In a deal it says would accelerate its partnering companies’ moves into warehouse and fulfillment automation, tech firm Zebra agrees to buy Fetch Robotics for $290 million.

The deal for a chain of 23 liquor stores will expand Gopuff's footprint in Kentucky.

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