Mergers and acquisitions

Technology

Standard AI to acquire Skip self-checkout

The deal aims to help retailers provide new cashierless services to customers and solve labor challenges.

Stores

6-unit Louie’s Fresh Market has a new owner

The Michigan-based grocery chain, founded by Alpena Oil Company, has been purchased by Blarney Castle Oil Co.

Owners have hired an investment bank to explore the disposal of the American c-store network, which includes Kroger's 700-plus convenience stores, report says.

Shareholders waited over two months as the payment, announced with the Kroger mega-merger, became entangled in litigation.

Washington’s Supreme Court late Tuesday cleared the way for stockholder payments to begin. But the state’s attorney general warned the grocer’s planned $24.6 billion merger with Kroger is “far from a done deal.”

In NRF Big Show keynote, he cites “tremendous amount of synergies” in mega-merger with Albertsons.

FTC urged to nix mega-deal due to potential impact on farmers, consumers and the food supply chain.

SpartanNash said the deal, which includes the independent grocery wholesaler’s 300,000-square-foot distribution center, will expand its supply chain network.

Washington Supreme Court moves up hearing on special payment by three weeks.

The e-commerce and fulfillment platform for regional grocers, which has more than 100 U.S. customers, will add shopper engagement and personalization to its capabilities with the deal, the company said.

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