Pottery Barn is teaming up with fashion designer Monique Lhuillier on an exclusive home décor collection.
Ace Hardware Corporation has appointed Lisa Doyle as the head of retail training, reporting to Brian Wiborg, vp/marketing, retail training and store operations.
Walgreens and Rite Aid have terminated their merger agreement. The decision to terminate the merger agreement follows feedback on the merger’s prospects received from the Federal Trade Commission, Rite Aid said. Rite Aid added that the potential FTC objection led the company to believe that the parties would not have obtained the commission’s clearance to complete the merger.
Amazon.com is holding its first summit for small businesses and entrepreneurs participating in the Fulfillment by Amazon service.
Euclid Analytics, in its “Evolution of Retail, 2017 Men vs. Women Shopper Report,” asserted that, although gender-based differences in mobile engagement exist, both men and women demonstrate a lack of enthusiasm for a store run solely by technology.
After opening its first stores in the U.S. earlier this month, Lidl will debut four more locations on July 13. The supermarket retailer will also establish a regional headquarters and distribution center in Cartersville, GA.
Lowe’s has completed its $512 million acquisition of Maintenance Supply Headquarters, a distributor of maintenance, repair and operations products serving the multifamily housing industry.
Supervalu has completed its acquisition of Unified Grocers in a transaction valued at $390 million.
On June 28, Walmart is inviting more than 500 businesses from across the U.S. to pitch their Made in the U.S.A. products at its Bentonville, AR, headquarters, providing entrepreneurs the opportunity to potentially reach the retailer’s consumers in-store and online.
Dollar General has appointed Jason Reiser evp/chief merchandising officer, effective July 12.