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SuperValu to divest eight distribution centers in US US retailer SuperValu has agreed to sell eight of its distribution centers to an undisclosed buyer for about $483m. News
Survey says UK retailers lag behind in GDPR compliance race An EU survey of senior retailers has revealed that the UK is less prepared for General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance than Germany or France, and more likely to see data transfer as a threat.
General Retailers > Hypermarkets & Supermarkets > News SuperValu to divest eight distribution centers in US By RBR Staff Writer
US retailer SuperValu has agreed to sell eight of its distribution centers to an undisclosed buyer for about $483m.
News ESL Investments asks Sears to sell Kenmore and other assets ESL Investments, a stakeholder in Sears, has written a letter to the US department store company asking it to sell all or a portion of the Kenmore brand and related assets, Sears Home Improvement business of the Sears Home Services division (SHIP) and the PartsDirect business of the Sears Home Services division.
General Retailers > Hypermarkets & Supermarkets > News
UK’s CMA approves Co-op’s £140m acquisition of Nisa By RBR Staff Writer
The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has approved The Co-operative Group’s (Co-op) proposed acquisition of Nisa’s convenience stores.
News Whole Foods Market to open new store in Kansas City, Missouri Whole Foods Market said that it will open a new 48,200ft² store in Kansas City in the US state of Missouri on 23 May 2018.
Specialist Retailers > Food, Drinks & Grocery Retailers > News Kroger sells convenience store business to EG Group for $2.15bn By RBR Staff Writer
Retailer Kroger has completed the sale of its convenience store business unit to EG Group for $2.15bn.
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Discount Retailers

H&M to close more stores
By RBR Staff Writer
Swedish fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz Group (H&M) said it would close more stores as customers increasingly wish to shop online.
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Lowe’s and b8ta partner on smart-home shopping
By RBR Staff Writer
Home improvement and appliance chain Lowe’s Companies has partnered with b8ta to deliver experiential retail that simplifies smart home shopping.
Discount Retailers > Discount, Variety & General Merchandisers > News

General Retailers

Survey says UK retailers lag behind in GDPR compliance race
An EU survey of senior retailers has revealed that the UK is less prepared for General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance than Germany or France, and more likely to see data transfer as a threat.
General Retailers > Hypermarkets & Supermarkets > News
ESL Investments asks Sears to sell Kenmore and other assets
ESL Investments, a stakeholder in Sears, has written a letter to the US department store company asking it to sell all or a portion of the Kenmore brand and related assets, Sears Home Improvement business of the Sears Home Services division (SHIP) and the PartsDirect business of the Sears Home Services division.
General Retailers > Hypermarkets & Supermarkets > News

Specialist Retailers

Whole Foods Market to open new store in Kansas City, Missouri
Whole Foods Market said that it will open a new 48,200ft² store in Kansas City in the US state of Missouri on 23 May 2018.
Specialist Retailers > Food, Drinks & Grocery Retailers > News
Handbags retailer Rebag opens new store in New York City
Rebag, an online luxury handbags retailer has opened its second retail store on Madison Avenue in New York City, less than six months after opening its first pop up store in Soho.
Specialist Retailers > Apparels, Accessories & Luxury Goods Retailers > News

Markets & Regulations

US retailers want more work to be done in data breach notification bill
The US National Retail Federation (NRF) has conveyed to the House Financial Services Committee that draft data breach notification legislation requires more work to ensure that appropriate data security standards are defined and that no industries that handle sensitive data are exempt.
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Leeds retailer fined for selling rotten fruit
A Leeds based independent retailer has been ordered to pay more than £5,000 for selling rotten fruit in his store.
Specialist Retailers > Food, Drinks & Grocery Retailers > News

Retail Technology

DynamicAction partners with Accenture to drive forward retail industry with advanced analytics
DynamicAction, provider of the most advanced analytics solution specifically designed for retailers, has secured $15m in new funding and entered into an alliance relationship with Accenture.
Retail Technology > News
Shop Direct signs 10-year agreement with IBM
By RBR Staff Writer
British online retailer Shop Direct has partnered with IBM to accelerate its digital transformation by adopting a hybrid cloud model for enhanced flexibility.
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