C-Store Redefine Convenience

From growlers to gourmet food options, many convenience stores are focusing on new profit centers By NACS Online   “Unusual offerings” at the Phoenix Mart are resonating with customers, thanks to new ideas about to service shift workers at a nearby hospital, busy commuters and local businesspeople taking a lunch break, writes WilmingtonBiz.com. When Springer…

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…