Albertsons is about to enter the meal kit delivery business with the acquisition of Plated, which will operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary of the grocery retailer. The deal is expected to close by the end of September.
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Best Buy is building off the first phase of its Renew Blue project with new initiatives focused on smart home and what it calls Assured Living, which is aimed at older consumers.
NACCO Industries’ spinoff of Hamilton Beach continues, as the former has declared a stock dividend of one share of Hamilton Beach Class A and Class B stock for each share of NACCO Class A or Class B stock.
Amazon.com is expanding its network of fulfillment centers with the construction of new locations in Ohio and Oregon.
Eight days after Amazon said it was looking for a second headquarters in the U.S., Walmart is reportedly moving forward on plans to consolidate its Bentonville operations.
Five new directors have been elected to the International Housewares Association’s board of directors and a new board chairman has been named.
The International Housewares Association has named Mark Adkison as vp/international, beginning September 18.
Monthly sales figures from the National Retail Federation show year-over-year sales in August were up 3.7%, but sales on a seasonal basis were off 0.2% from July. The figures exclude automobiles, gasoline stations and restaurants.
Keurig has expanded its assortment of single-serve coffeemakers with the launch of its K-Select brewer.