Daily Retail News Monitor – December 19, 2019

Global Retailing Top News
GPM Investments LLC , United States (Company Site) , Convenience/ Forecourt Store
GPM Expands Into 10 New States With Empire Acquisition GPM Investments LLC has signed an agreement to acquire all assets of Dallas-based Empire Petroleum, which distributes motor fuel products in the Mid-Atlantic, Southeastern, Southwestern and Midwestern states. The transaction is expected to materially increase GPM’s footprint with the combined entity distributing 2.5 billion gallons of fuel annually across 2,800+ sites in 33 states and Washington D.C. The transaction will expand GPM’s operations into 10 new states and add over 225 controlled locations including 77 retail operated sites. Read more (Dec 18, 2019) Mergers and Acquisitions

GrowGeneration Corp , United States (Company Site) , Specialty Stores
GrowGeneration Corp. (GRWG) Purchases All Assets of GrowWorld GrowGeneration Corp is pleased to announce that the company has purchased the assets of GrowWorld, located in Portland, OR. GrowWorld started in 2011 and operates out of a 15,000 sq. ft. retail and warehouse garden center, which is the largest in Oregon by square footage. Read more (Dec 18, 2019) Mergers and Acquisitions

Shoptalk , United States (Company Site) , Other Specialty
Shoptalk And Groceryshop Announce Acquisition By Hyve Group plc Shoptalk and Groceryshop, the leading U.S. conferences in the retail, grocery and consumer packaged goods industries, announced that they have been acquired by Hyve Group plc. Read more (Dec 18, 2019) Mergers and Acquisitions

Speedway LLC  , United States (Company Site) , Convenience/ Forecourt Store
Marathon updates timeline for separating Speedway By this time next year, the headquarters of a massive publicly-traded company will be right there in the Dayton region. Marathon Petroleum Corp. is spinning Enon-based Speedway LLC into its own company. A separate Speedway — which would be the largest U.S.-listed convenience store operator — will have more latitude to target growth, which may prompt more local hires for the company. Marathon is targeting the separation in the early fourth quarter of next year. Read more (Dec 18, 2019) Future Plans

AmorePacific Corporation , South Korea (Company Site) (Ticker – 90430) , Apparel/ Footwear/ Personal Goods Specialty , LargeCap
Amorepacific invests in US brand Milk Makeup South Korean beauty conglomerate Amorepacific has invested in American company Milk Group’s makeup and skincare division Milk Makeup. Seoul-based Amorepacific joins Main Post Partners and Alliance Consumer Growth as minority shareholders in the beauty brand, forming a strategic partnership that will assist the brand as it enters the South Korean marketplace. Read more (Dec 19, 2019) Investments


Global Retailing Other News
Walmart Argentina , Argentina (Company Site)
Argentina: Walmart International donated USD20,000 to two NGOsRead more (Dec 18, 2019)
Canadian Appliance Source , Canada (Company Site)
Canadian Appliance Source’s New Store is Now Open in Halifax, Nova Scotia Read more (Dec 18, 2019)
DavidsTea , Canada (Company Site)
DAVIDsTEA Announces Restatement of Previously Issued Interim Financial Statements to Reflect Unrecorded Non-Cash Impairment Charges as Well as a Reduction in Amortization Expenses Read more (Dec 18, 2019)
Wildflower Brands Inc , Canada (Company Site)
Wildflower Reports 400% Revenue Increase Read more (Dec 18, 2019)
Falabella , Chile (Company Site)
Sustainability: Falabella first retail in Colombia to receive Icontec certification Read more (Dec 18, 2019)
Tottus , Chile (Company Site)
Chile: Tottus will not reopen two branches after damage during demonstrations Read more (Dec 18, 2019)
Mercadería Justo & Bueno , Colombia (Company Site)
Colombia: Justo & Bueno closes the year with the opening of store number 1000 Read more (Dec 19, 2019)
American Dream Meadowlands , United States(Company Site)
American Dream Miami mall and theme park targets 2021 groundbreaking  Read more (Dec 18, 2019)
Barbeque Integrated Inc. , United States (Company Site)
Smokey Bones Hires New Leadership Team Read more (Dec 18, 2019)
Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. , United States (Company Site)
Six execs out in shakeup at Bed Bath & Beyond Read more (Dec 18, 2019)
Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. , United States (Company Site)
Bed Bath & Beyond’s CEO cleans house Read more (Dec 18, 2019)
BJ’s Wholesale Club Holdings, Inc. , United States (Company Site)
BJ’s Charitable Foundation Donates $10,000 to the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald CoastRead more (Dec 18, 2019)
CommerceHub, Inc , United States (Company Site)
CommerceHub Expands Leadership and Accelerates Marketplace Services Investments to Support Direct-to-Consumer Growth Read more (Dec 18, 2019)
Earth Fare , United States (Company Site)
Earth Fare Boosts In-Store Café Food Sales With Digital Signage Read more (Dec 18, 2019)
General Mills, Inc. , United States (Company Site)
General Mills Reports Fiscal 2020 Second-Quarter Results and Reaffirms Full-Year GuidanceRead more (Dec 18, 2019)
Giant Eagle, Inc. , United States (Company Site)
Giant Eagle to phase out single-use plastics by 2025 Read more(Dec 18, 2019)
Giant Food Stores, LLC , United States (Company Site)
GIANT Celebrates Families Through New Partnership with The Berenstain Bears® Read more (Dec 18, 2019)
Green Rabbit , United States (Company Site)
Green Rabbit Appoints Doug Allen As Chief Financial Officer Read more (Dec 18, 2019)
Hibbett Sports, Inc , United States (Company Site)
New Hibbett Sports CEO on plans, priorities and e-commerce Read more (Dec 18, 2019)
High’s of Baltimore, LLC , United States(Company Site)
High’s Launches Private Label Rewards and Payment Program Read more (Dec 18, 2019)
HOM Furniture, Inc. , United States (Company Site)
HOM Furniture Location Sees Over $50,000 in Energy Savings Using 75F Controls Read more(Dec 18, 2019)
Joe Coffee Company , United States (Company Site)
Local Coffee Chain Teams Up with Global Banker Read more (Dec 18, 2019)
L Brands, Inc. , United States (Company Site)
L Brands downgraded as changing tastes present ‘significant risk’ Read more (Dec 18, 2019)
Masco Corporation , United States (Company Site)
Masco Corporation Declares Quarterly Dividend Read more (Dec 18, 2019)
Meijer Inc , United States (Company Site)
Another Very Merry Christmas for Meijer Shoppers Read more (Dec 19, 2019)
Mountain Hardwear , United States (Company Site)
Mountain Hardwear Launches Augmented Reality Ski Kit Builder Read more (Dec 18, 2019)
Nestlé USA , United States (Company Site)
DiGiorno and Stouffer’s Meatless Items Read more (Dec 19, 2019)
Port Logistics Group , United States (Company Site)
Port Logistics Group Wins Global Omnichannel Contract with Athletic Propulsion Labs Read more (Dec 18, 2019)
Publix Super Markets, Inc. , United States(Company Site)
Publix to bring store to eastern Wake County Read more (Dec 18, 2019)
ReposiTrak, Inc. , United States (Company Site)
ReposiTrak Named Top Technology Provider by Food Logistics Read more (Dec 18, 2019)
Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc , United States (Company Site)
Sally Beauty Launches ‘SBH Going Green’ Program Read more(Dec 18, 2019)
SuperValu, Inc , United States (Company Site)
UNFI, Teamsters labor dispute stems from Supervalu integration Read more (Dec 18, 2019)
The Coca-Cola Company , United States (Company Site)
Coca-Cola North America pilots subscription service to test new products Read more (Dec 19, 2019)
The Grecian Soap Company , United States (Company Site)
The Grecian Soap Company® Lathers Up Strong Sales: Goats Celebrate Read more (Dec 18, 2019)
The Kroger Co , United States (Company Site)
Kroger Test-Drives Plant-Based Meat Read more(Dec 18, 2019)
The Timberland Company , United States (Company Site)
Mexico: Timberland opens a new store in Guadalajara Read more (Dec 18, 2019)
Tiffany & Co , United States (Company Site)
Tiffany & Co. moving longtime Bellevue store to new Walnut Street location  Read more (Dec 18, 2019)
Tractor Supply Company , United States(Company Site)
Tractor Supply Company Promotes Letitia Webster to Senior Vice President of Ecommerce Read more(Dec 19, 2019)
Ulta Beauty Inc. , United States (Company Site)
Ulta promotes 4 high-level execs Read more (Dec 18, 2019)
Walmart Inc. , United States (Company Site)
Walmart Inc (NYSE:WMT) Declares $0.53 Quarterly Dividend Read more (Dec 19, 2019)
Walmart Inc. , United States (Company Site)
Walmart to test drive new delivery service Read more (Dec 18, 2019)
Walmart Inc. , United States (Company Site)
Walmart solves remodeling headaches with dedicated store remodel teams Read more (Dec 18, 2019)
Walmart Inc. , United States (Company Site)
Walmart reveals the 5 top-selling items of every year since 2010Read more (Dec 18, 2019)
Zippy’s , United States (Company Site)
Zippy’s to serve Dave’s Ice Cream in all Hawaii restaurants Read more (Dec 19, 2019)
ZoomCare , United States (Company Site)
ZOOM+Care Expands East Of Portland, With New Clinic In Clackamas, OR Read more (Dec 18, 2019)
Coles Group Limited , Australia (Company Site)
Coles Selects Infor to Modernise International Supply Chain and Deliver Real-Time Inventory Visibility Read more (Dec 18, 2019)
Lidl Stiftung & Co. KG , Germany (Company Site)
New Plainview Grocery Store To Hold Grand Opening This Weekend Read more (Dec 18, 2019)
Hennes & Mauritz AB  , Sweden (Company Site)
Mexico: H&M grows to open a new store in the capital Read more (Dec 19, 2019)
Bfresh , Ukraine (Company Site)
BFresh Store to Close in Allston, MA Read more (Dec 18, 2019)
Marks & Spencer Group plc , United Kingdom (Company Site)
M&S food store to open at new retail park in Newark Read more(Dec 19, 2019)

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