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Mergers and acquisitions

Retailers

Omnichannel Powers U.S. Q4 Sales Momentum at Ahold Delhaize

The retailer's U.S. comps grew by 2.3%—and online sales by nearly 43%—justifying a focus on bricks with clicks.

Retailers

How Earth Fare's Last-Gasp Deal Collapsed

Bankruptcy filing details talks with a potential suitor that died over the weekend, leading to the retailer's sudden liquidation.

Asset purchase agreements have now been filed for 24 of 39 units wiped out by Lucky's bankruptcy.

Competitors such as Sprouts and and distributors including UNFI are already absorbing negative impacts, analyst says.

An affiliate of the Portuguese immigrant-founded chain has made a $1.25M bid on Lucky's Hunter's Creek unit.

Bo and Trish Sharon, who founded the chain in 2003, are "passionate and optimistic’" about another go.

The natural foods chain, which struggled amid competition and need for additional investment, said it would look to sell all of its stores under court auctions. Aldi has been identified as a buyer for six units and Publix is seeking to buy five.

The iconic New York retailer says it is at work on a "value-maximizing transaction" that will save stores amid speculation that ShopRite could be a buyer.

Deal enables companies to eye new growth avenues and improved services.

The strategic acquisition of the Toronto-based retail analytics company will deepen the global market research firm’s portfolio of personalized pricing, promotion and assortment capabilities.

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