Kroger, Others Reportedly Looking to Acquire Boxed.com

| Mike O'Brien

Cincinnati-based grocery chain Kroger has reportedly expressed interest in acquiring online bulk order retail startup Boxed.com, with other major players including Costco, Target and German grocery chain Aldi in the mix as well.

Camping World Holdings Inc. Acquires Erehwon Mountain Outfitter

| MCM Staff

Camping World Holdings, Inc. a network of RV-centric and outdoor retail locations announced plans to purchase Erehwon Mountain Outfitter, a Midwest specialty retailer of outdoor gear and apparel. Here is how the acquisition between these two companies allows Camping World to further their commitment to omnichannel.

Threadless Acquires Shoe Brand Bucketfeet

| Daniela Forte

Online artist community and ecommerce website Threadless has acquired shoe brand Bucketfeet, and the brand will be producing on-demand footwear. See what led Threadless to make this move.

Northwest Research Inc. Acquired by FedEx

| Mike O'Brien

FedEx announced it has acquired inventory management provider Northwest Research, adding technology to help with its ecommerce fulfillment capabilities. The companies said Northwest will provide “new approaches to inventory management issues, including specialized research to maximize successful outcomes for challenging shipments.”

Belgian Postal Service to Acquire Radial for $820 Million

| Mike O'Brien

In a surprising move, bpost, the Belgian postal service, announced plans to acquire U.S.-based third-party logistics and ecommerce software firm Radial for $820 million, as it looks to expand its client base here with Radial’s broad omnichannel, logistics, and fulfillment capabilities.

Pitney Bowes Acquires Newgistics Inc. for $475 Million

| Daniela Forte

Pitney Bowes announced it is acquiring Newgistics Inc. for $475 million in a move to accelerate Pitney Bowes’ expansion into the U.S. domestic parcels market. Here is what the acquisition means for both companies.