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VF to buy workwear manufacturer Williamson-Dickie for $820m Texas-based workwear manufacturer Williamson-Dickie Mfg. has agreed to merge with apparel and footwear retail giant VF in an all-cash deal of nearly $820m. Specialist Retailers > Apparels, Accessories & Luxury Goods Retailers > News

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Apparels, Accessories & Luxury Goods Retailers

US footwear and apparel retailers DTLR and Villa complete merger
By RBR Staff Writer
New York-based private equity firm Bruckmann, Rosser and Sherrill & Co. has closed a transaction with Goode Partners to merge DTLR and Sneaker Villa (Villa) into a combined entity.
Specialist Retailers > Apparels, Accessories & Luxury Goods Retailers > News
VF to buy workwear manufacturer Williamson-Dickie for $820m
By RBR Staff Writer
Texas-based workwear manufacturer Williamson-Dickie Mfg. has agreed to merge with apparel and footwear retail giant VF in an all-cash deal of nearly $820m.
Specialist Retailers > Apparels, Accessories & Luxury Goods Retailers > News

Drug & Personal Care Stores

Walgreens scraps $17bn merger with Rite Aid
By RBR Staff Writer
Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) has terminated its $17.2bn acquisition of 100% of retail pharmacy chain Rite Aid after failing to get an approval for the merger transaction from the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
Specialist Retailers > Drug & Personal Care Stores > News
L1 Retail to buy health retailer Holland & Barrett for £1.77bn
By RBR Staff Writer
L1 Retail has agreed to purchase UK-based health and wellness retail chain Holland & Barrett from The Nature’s Bounty and The Carlyle Group for £1.77bn.
Specialist Retailers > Drug & Personal Care Stores > News

Duty-free Retailers

Marui to open at JR Hakata Station in Fukuoka, Japan
Marui Group has announced that Hakata Marui will open on floors 1-7 at the commercial facility, KITTE Hakata operated by Japan Post, on April 21, 2016.
General Retailers > Department Stores > News
Dufry to acquire travel retailer World Duty Free for EUR3.6bn
By RBR Staff Writer
Switzerland-based Dufry is planning to acquire World Duty Free (WDF), in a deal that could value the Italian travel retailer at around €3.6bn.
Specialist Retailers > Duty-free Retailers > News

Electricals & Electronics Retailers

Otter Products to open retail store
Otter Products is all set to open a new retail store in the US.
Specialist Retailers > Electricals & Electronics Retailers > News
Dixons Carphone to end US joint venture with Sprint
By RBR Staff Writer
UK phone and electronics retailer Dixons Carphone has divested its stake in the joint venture (JV) with US company Sprint to focus on the roll out of its Honeybee digital software.
Specialist Retailers > Electricals & Electronics Retailers > News

Food, Drinks & Grocery Retailers

Food Lion completes investments in 93 stores in North Carolina
Food Lion has completed its investment across 93 stores located in the greater Greensboro area in North Carolina.
Specialist Retailers > Food, Drinks & Grocery Retailers > News
Food Lion to remodel 71 Richmond stores in Virginia
Food Lion said it will remodel 71 stores this year in the greater Richmond area in the US state of Virginia.
Specialist Retailers > Food, Drinks & Grocery Retailers > News

Home Furniture & Houseware Retailers

IKEA opens new store in Columbus, Ohio
Home furnishings retailer IKEA has opened a new store in Columbus in the US state of Ohio.
Specialist Retailers > Home Furniture & Houseware Retailers > News
IKEA to open new store in Columbus, Ohio
International home furnishing retailer IKEA will open a new store in Columbus, Ohio on 7 June 2017.
Specialist Retailers > Home Furniture & Houseware Retailers > News

Tobacco Retailers

Ruby Vapor opens store at outlet shoppes at Gettysburg
Ruby Vapor, a leading retailer of high-quality electronic cigarettes, e-liquids, and accessories, has opened the doors to its new premium vaping location at the Outlet Shoppes at Gettysburg. RubyV is focused on becoming the brand of choice for customers looking for an alternative to traditional cigarettes.
Specialist Retailers > Tobacco Retailers > News
VMR's Brands now in over 50,000 retail locations worldwide
VMR Products has announced traditional retail growth into 50,000-plus locations worldwide.
Specialist Retailers > Tobacco Retailers > News

Leisure, Sports & Entertainment

DICK'S Sporting Goods opens two new stores in two states
US-based, full-line omni-channel sporting goods retailer DICK'S Sporting Goods has opened two new stores in two states.
News
Live Ventures acquires entertainment retailer Vintage Stock
Live Ventures has acquired 100% of the outstanding stock of entertainment retailer, Vintage Stock in a cash and debt transaction worth around $60m.
Specialist Retailers > Leisure, Sports & Entertainment > News