HomeWorld’s first annual Retailers to Watch, in the November 6 issue, looks at eight retailers from various channels making big moves to reinforce their futures.
In a third quarter conference call, Brian Olsavsky, Amazon.com svp/CFO, noted that the company would develop new retail-related enterprises that will help it build on brick-and-mortar initiatives such as the purchase of Whole Foods Market, the expansion of Amazon Books, the partnership with Kohl’s and the roll out of the Amazon Key in-home delivery service.
Whole Foods Market said it has investigated and resolved a security incident previously announced on September 28, involving unauthorized access of payment card information used at certain venues such as tap rooms and full table-service restaurants located within some stores.
Supervalu is acquiring Associated Grocers of Florida in a deal valued at $180 million.
The Kroger Co.’s central division president Katie Wolfram has retired. The company has promoted Pam Matthews, currently the company’s QFC division president, to succeed her.
As it moves to make grocery shopping more convenient for consumers, Walmart has acquired Parcel, a technology based, same-day and last-mile delivery company specializing in perishable and non-perishable delivery to customers in New York City.