HSN and the University of Tampa’s John P. Lowth Entrepreneurship Center, Sykes College of Business, are hosting the second American Dreams Academy— an interactive, educational and hands-on two-day experience for emerging entrepreneurs.
Supervalu has completed the previously announced acquisition of Associated Grocers of Florida, Inc. in a transaction valued at approximately $193 million.
Europe-based property management company Unibail-Rodamco has entered into an agreement to acquire U.S. mall operator Westfield. The deal, according to a Reuters report, is valued at $16 billion.
Lowe’s Companies has appointed Sylvain Prud’homme president, international, effective December 15. He will report to Robert Niblock, chairman, president and CEO, and will remain based in Boucherville, Quebec.
Walmart has teamed up with BuzzFeed’s Tasty, a social food and recipe network, and the program has the potential to put housewares in the consumer spotlight to drive sales.
Throughout 2017 there has been much discussion about the future of retailing, with the crystal balls of some showing a future without stores and a consumer base using their digital devices to buy what they need from the comfort of their living rooms.