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.

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.”