As Rivals Threaten, How Can Regional Grocers Redefine Convenience? (Progressive Grocer)

As Rivals Threaten, How Can Regional Grocers Redefine Convenience? (Progressive Grocer) The myriad pressures confronting today’s grocery businesses have been especially hard on regional players. On the one hand, they are competing with behemoths like Amazon and Walmart, whose size allows them to profit despite razor-thin margins. On the other, they face format innovators like…

Kroger Sells Convenience Store Business for $2.15 Billion (Food Business News)

Kroger Sells Convenience Store Business for $2.15 Billion BLACKBURN, UNITED KINGDOM — EG Group, a privately-held gas station and convenience store retailer in Blackburn, Lancashire, United Kingdom, has agreed to buy the Kroger Co.’s convenience store business for $2.15 billion. Under terms of the agreement, EG Group will establish its North American headquarters in Cincinnati…

Keurig to Take Control of Dr Pepper in $18.7 Billion Deal (Bloomberg)

Keurig to Take Control of Dr Pepper in $18.7 Billion Deal (Bloomberg)JAB Holding Co.’s audacious effort to build a food-and-beverage empire, which already includes Krispy Kreme Doughnuts and Caribou Coffee, has taken a surprise turn into soft drinks. The investment firm’s Keurig Green Mountain Inc. business, known for its single-serve coffee brewers, agreed on Monday to…