Target Acquires Same-Day Delivery Platform

Shipt will boost the retailer’s ability to same-day delivery services at nearly half its stores by early 2018 By NACS Online   Target Corp. is acquiring Shipt Inc., an online same-day delivery platform, for $550 million. Target will leverage its network of stores and Shipt’s proprietary technology platform to bring same-day delivery to customers across…

CVS Acquires Aetna for $69 Billion

Drugstore chain continues its journey of becoming a single location for consumer health and wellness   By NACS Online   CVS Health and Aetna announced a definitive merger under which CVS Health will acquire all outstanding shares of Aetna. The companies say that this transaction fills an unmet need in the current health-care system and…

Republic National Distributing Company and Breakthru Beverage Group to Form $12 Billion Company with North American Footprint

Proposed Merger to Allow Greater Focus on Innovation and Differentiation in Rapidly Changing and Competitive Marketplace BY BUSINESS WIRE Republic National Distributing Company, LLC (“RNDC”), a distributor and broker of premium wine and spirits, and Breakthru Beverage Group, LLC (“BBG”), a distributor and broker of beer, wine and spirits in the U.S. and Canada—both members…

Michigan Hepatitis A Outbreak Response

HAV guidance for food managers Hep A Poster   Michigan is experiencing a widespread outbreak of hepatitis A virus infections in the mid- and southeast part of the state. The State Emergency Operations Center has been activated to coordinate Michigan’s response to the outbreak. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has also…