Mergers and acquisitions

Retailers

The Fresh Market Eyes an IPO

After five years in private hands and with an operating turnaround bearing fruit, the specialty fresh merchant has begun to seek a return to a public listing.

Retailers

Could Sprouts Blast Off With Apollo Again?

Basket Economics: A comprehensive reset, an unpredictable environment and, for the time being, an attractive stock price raise speculation around a Sprouts acquisition.

Gelson’s Markets of Encino, Calif., has entered into a definitive agreement with Pan Pacific International Holdings that will allow the global retailer to acquire Gelson’s from TPG Capital.

A Rensselaer County executive says the Price Chopper-Tops merger provides an opening for a new grocer in New York's Capital Region, but Wegmans isn’t taking it at this time.

Basket Economics: Business realities smooth over differences as long-standing New York regional independents prepare to join forces.

The deal unites regional neighbors long in search of additional scale; Price Chopper's Scott Grimmett to oversee combined headquarters in Schenectady, N.Y.

A former Bi-Lo in Cayce, S.C., and a Harveys in Tifton, Ga., are the first of as many as 62 new Food Lion stores coming to the Carolinas and Georgia as a result of last year's acquisition.

The Canadian c-store operator has made a "friendly" $20 billion merger proposal to the French supermarket giant.

Deal between supply chain management software firms unites established industry player with counterpart bringing on e-commerce fulfillment.

The deal, which has cleared antitrust scrutiny, provides the retailer with significant share in New York City as well as e-commerce expertise.

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