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  February 27, 2018     Brookshire Grocery Co. Brookshire Grocery Co. will acquire eight Winn-Dixie store locations in southern Louisiana from Southeastern Grocers. Subsequent to this, it was announced that the 11-store Shoppers Value chain is acquiring seven W ... Read more
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February 21, 2018     Albertsons/Rite Aid Yesterday, Albertsons Companies and Rite Aid Corporation announced a definitive merger agreement under which privately held Albertsons Companies will merge with publicly traded Rite Aid. The integrated company will oper ... Read more
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  The Fresh Market The Fresh Market SVP Scott Duggan recently said the Company has backed off any expansion plans in 2018. Mr. Duggan commented, “At present, the Company believes the most efficient growth vehicle is to focus on improving core operations within its existing f ... Read more
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  Whole Foods The first Whole Foods 365 location on the East Coast, and the seventh in the country, opened last week in Brooklyn, NY (Fort Greene). The 365 stores are about one-third smaller than a typical Whole Foods, and offer a more curated, private label-focused selection at a so ... Read more
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  Kroger According to a report published last week, Kroger is exploring an alliance with China-based e-commerce giant Alibaba. Multiple sources claim that senior Kroger executives met with senior Alibaba officials last month in China and, while details of the discussions were not rel ... Read more
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Lidl Lidl appears to have recognized that its initial U.S. expansion plans may have been overly ambitious. In a recent interview, Klaus Gehrig, head of the Schwarz Group that owns Lidl, acknowledged the challenges in the U.S. market including poor site selection, building stores too large, ... Read more
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Walmart On January 11, Walmart announced it was closing 63 of its membership warehouse Sam’s Clubs; click here for a complimentary geo-coded list. Ten of the locations will close immediately with the remainder to be closed over a three to four week period. The Company indicated that 10 ... Read more
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Sears Sears Holdings announced on January 4 that it plans to close an additional 103 stores, consisting of 64 Kmart and 39 Sears locations (click here for a complimentary geo-coded list). The stores are expected to close between early March and April with liquidation sales beginning as early ... Read more
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Fresh Thyme Farmers Market Published reports indicate Fresh Thyme Farmers Market plans to slow expansion in 2018. The Company, which operates 66 stores in nine Midwestern states (see store concentration map below), will scale back 2018 expansion to 10 new stores, from 20 new stores ... Read more
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Party City Earlier today, Party City announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire the MG Novelty Corporation for approximately $5.5 million. The deal includes seven retail stores under the Party Galaxy banner in the Oklahoma City, OK metro area. MG Novelty Corporation reported total ... Read more
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