September's top stories: JD.com and Central Group to form JVs, Bass Pro Shops acquires Cabela’s
JD.com agreed to form two joint ventures (JV) with a $500m aggregate investment with retail conglomerate Central Group in Thailand; and Outdoor retailer Bass Pro Shops closed the $5bn acquisition of Cabela’s. Retail-insight-network.com wraps up the key headlines from September 2017.
August's top stories: Aldi's same-day delivery service in US, Wilko Retail plans to cut 4,000 staff
Aldi to roll out same-day delivery service in three US cities by month-end; and Wilko Retail initiated talks with around 4,000 staff as part of a restructuring process. Retail-insight-network.com wraps up the key headlines from August 2017.
July's top stories: Walgreens Boots to buy Rite Aid stores, Starbucks to own East China stores
Pharmacy store chain Walgreens Boots Alliance agreed to acquire 2,186 stores from Rite Aid for $5.175bn, and Starbucks signed a $1.3bn agreement to take full ownership of 1,300 stores in China. Retail-insight-network.com wraps up the key headlines from July 2017.
June's top stories: Amazon’s merger with Whole Foods Market, Walmart to buy Bonobos
Amazon signed a $13.7bn merger agreement to acquire supermarket chain Whole Foods Market, and Walmart signed an agreement to purchase online apparel retailer Bonobos for $310m. Retail-insight-network.com wraps up the key headlines from June 2017.
May's top stories: Toys 'R' Us Japan’s merger, Coach’s acquisition of Kate Spade & Company
Toys 'R' Us Asia agreed to unify its Greater China and South-East Asia business with its Japanese unit, Coach signed a definitive agreement to acquire Kate Spade & Company in a $2.4bn transaction. Retail-insight-network.com wraps up the key headlines from May 2017.