Author Greg Sleter

Retail Albertsons, Plated

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.

Retail best buy

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.

Appliances Hamilton Beach

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.

Financials consumers shopping, nrf

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.

Appliances KitchenAid

KitchenAid is expanding its assortment of high-end blenders with the debut of its new High Performance Series Blender, which allows consumers to make a variety of food ranging from soups and smoothies to sauces and dips.

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