Walmart said that the merger of its subsidiary in the United Kingdom, Asda, with rival retailer Sainsbury, has been blocked by the U.K. Competition and Markets Authority.
Zak Designs has introduced three new Zak!style branded back-to-school collections.
Market research firm Numerator analyzed Amazon private label initiatives, and the company’s 135 own and 330 exclusive brands, determining that consumables are primed for growth even if 58% of sales occur in electronics, with Alexa-enabled products leading the pack.
An analysis of recent Nielsen data by the Private Label Manufacturers Association (PLMA) indicated that store brand dollar volume in the mass retail channel grew 41% over the past five years compared to a gain of only 7.4% for national brands in the period.
Tapping into consumer beverage trends, Arc International has debuted a wide variety of new glassware designs and coordinating collections.
Consumers are prepared to reward manufacturers, retailers and others offering products that benefit the environment as long as that doesn’t mean higher prices, according to market research firm A.T. Kearney.
An activist investor group comprised of Legion Partners Holdings, Macellum Advisors and Ancora Advisors has released a statement commenting on Bed Bath & Beyond’s announcement of certain changes to its board of directors:
Bed Bath & Beyond’s efforts to test new store layouts and merchandising techniques is the latest move by a major retailer to update its stores.