Same-Day Delivery App Curbside Acquired by Rakuten

| Mike O'Brien

Tokyo-based marketplace and logistics supplier Rakuten has acquired Curbside, a startup with $50 million in funding that powers same-day store and restaurant pickup of online orders, for an undisclosed amount. See what this deal means for the retail and restaurant customers of Curbside.

Rue La La to Acquire Gilt Groupe

| Daniela Forte

Rue La La is acquiring Gilt Groupe from Hudson’s Bay Company, which itself just purchased it in 2016 for $250 million, in a preservation merger of the two largest flash sale sites. Terms were not disclosed.

Adobe Acquires Magento Commerce

| Daniela Forte

Adobe announced plans to acquire Magento Commerce for $1.68 billion, integrating it into one platform for B2B and B2C customers globally. See how Magento will boost Adobe’s ecommerce capabilities and compliment its existing cloud platform.

Prologis to Acquire Smaller Rival DCT Industrial Trust

| Mike O'Brien

Giant industrial real estate investment trust Prologis will acquire competitor DCT Industrial Trust for $8.4 billion in stock and assumed debt, giving it significantly increased scale in key U.S. markets and the ability to better service the growing needs of its ecommerce clients.

EVS Process Manufacturing IP acquired by Infor

| Linda Barger

Specialized technology solution is used by manufacturers in highly-regulated industries from pharma to food BOULDER, Colo.; April 18, 2018 – EVS, a disrupter in warehouse management software (WMS) and supply chain technology, has … Continue Reading →

Texas Grocer H-E-B Acquires Austin-Based Favor Delivery

| Mike O'Brien

In a smaller version of December’s Target-Shipt deal, Dallas-based grocery chain H-E-B is acquiring Favor Delivery of Austin, an app-based service with access to 50,000 “runners” across Texas.

Instacart Acquires Unata for $65 Million

| Daniela Forte

Instacart announced that it has joined forces with Toronto-based Unata, a digital solution platform that will provide Instacart the ecommerce tools it needs to evolve in online grocery shopping. See how Instacart plans to go up against Amazon with this acquisition.

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.