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Mergers and acquisitions

Retailers

SpartanNash to Acquire Midwest Indie Martin's Super Markets

The deal expands the distributor's retail footprint while providing "stewardship" for exiting family owners.

Retailers

Lidl to Acquire 27 Best Market Stores

Retailer's first U.S. acquisition will establish a heavy presence on Long Island.

The acquisition will strengthen the Martin’s banner along the I-81 corridor while reuniting former Food Lions with their original corporate parent.

Retail officials stress the importance of strategic partnerships in an investor conference as news of official terms break.

The $2.9 billion deal closes, creating what officials called a "premier" grocery wholesaler. Plus, Supervalu's Anne Dament and Mike Stigers join the executive team.

The retailer will finish rebranding the 10 remaining stores and stand-alone pharmacy by the end of the month.

The retailer will also be testing quick-cook meal kits through its recently acquired brand.

The "exploratory pilot" will test online pickup, private label and whether the two retailers are a match.

The combination will strengthen the grocer's convenience portfolio in Indiana.

A larger and more diverse supplier preps for a consolidating industry; anticipates "great success" selling retail.

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