January 27, 2018

Walmart partners with Rakuten, cuts corporate jobs

As a direct challenge to Amazon, Walmart formed a strategic alliance with Japan’s largest e-commerce company Rakuten whose subsidiary Kobo will sell e-books, audio books and e-readers through Walmart stores […]

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January 27, 2018

Target’s same-day delivery service to launch in Alabama, Florida

On January 25, Target announced its same-day delivery service in partnership with Shipt will debut across 57 stores in Birmingham, Alabama and South Florida. “Our teams moved at lightning speed […]

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January 27, 2018

Animal Supply Company partners with Postmates to help brick & mortar deliver in minutes

Animal Supply Company announced on January 24, that they had teamed up with logistics company Postmates that provides on-demand delivery services. “This year we’re bringing our retail partners the opportunity […]

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January 27, 2018

Tim Hassett is TDBBS’ new CEO

On January 23, 2018 TDBBS LLC, a portfolio company of Bregal Partners, announced the appointment of Tim Hassett as CEO. TDBBS that was founded in Richmond, Virginia, provides dog treats […]

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January 27, 2018

Pets at Home back in the black, will shut Barkers

On January 23, Pets at Home Group Plc. announced its Q3 results with a revenue growth of 9.6 percent to £223.3 million. The growth was due to a strong demand […]

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January 17, 2018

Blain’s Farm & Fleet expands to Michigan

Blain’s Farm & Fleet announced on Jan. 17 that it will enter Michigan in 2018. The retailer has identified locations throughout Michigan for new Blain’s Farm & Fleet stores which […]

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January 17, 2018

Zuke’s and Merrick to become one organization

Nestlé Purina-owned Zuke’s Pet Nutrition and Merrick Pet Care announced that they will integrate as one organization to serve pet specialty, and to realize Zuke’s growth potential among pet parents […]

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January 17, 2018

Judith McKenna named president and CEO of Walmart International

On Jan. 17, Walmart named current Chief Operating Officer (COO) Judith McKenna president and CEO of its international unit effective Feb. 1. The role is widely seen as a precursor to […]

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January 17, 2018

Bentley’s Pet Stuff acquires Pet Mania, enters the Southeast

On Jan. 15, Bentley’s PetStuff announced it had acquired Pet Mania and was entering, Raleigh, Wake Forest, Holly Springs and Cary in North Carolina with plans for more locations in […]

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January 12, 2018

Walmart to shut stores, lay-off workers and raise minimum wage

In two separate announcements on Jan. 11, Walmart said it’s unit Sam’s Club would close 63 stores, resulting in thousands of workers losing their jobs. The decision comes after a […]

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