Albertsons and Rite Aid to Merge

| Daniela Forte

Albertsons and Rite Aid plan to merge, with Rite Aid top executive John Standley as CEO and Albertsons chairman and CEO Bob Miller as chairman. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. See how the merger will expand Rite Aid’s omnichannel operations.

Camping World Acquires

| MCM staff

Camping World Holdings, Inc., a network of RV-centric retail locations, announced plans to purchase See what Camping World and executives had to say about the acquisition.

Samonsite Acquires eBags for $105 million

| MCM Staff

Samsonite acquired online luggage and bag retailer eBags for $105 million in an effort to accelerate its growth into direct-to-consumer retailing. See what this will mean for both Samsonite and eBags going forward.

ThreeSixty Group Acquires The Sharper Image

| MCM staff

ThreeSixty Group, Inc. a provider of branded consumer products to the nation’s largest retailers, announced that it has acquired The Sharper Image brand from Iconix Brand Group, Inc. See what ThreeSixty Group had to say about the acquisition and what it means for them.

BSN SPORTS Acquires Lids Team Sports

| MCM Staff

BSN SPORTS, a division of Varsity Brands and a leading direct marketer and distributor of sporting goods to the school and league markets, announced that it has acquired Lids Team Sports from the Lids Sports Group, a division of Genesco Inc.

UPS Buys Global Ecommerce Firm i-parcel

| Mike O'Brien

UPS announced today it has acquired U.S.-based global ecommerce enabler and logistics company i-parcel for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition complements UPS’s international cross-border logistics capabilities from the U.S. and U.K., now extending to more than 100 countries.

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MetaPack Acquires ABOL Software Inc.

| Mike O'Brien

Among other things, the acquisition of ABOL will allow MetaPack to provide its customers with improved visibility into global shipments across carriers and countries. It also offers enhanced delivery intelligence and reporting to better understand delivery challenges like potential delays, so retailers can make adjustments in their supply chain to alleviate issues.