The most-read SFA News Daily articles in September explored mergers and acquisitions between top retailers, retailers’ efforts to combat theft, and state legislation on food.
In case you missed it, the following were the most popular stories last month.
Kroger and Albertsons entered into an agreement with C&S Wholesale Grocers to sell select stores, banners, distribution centers, offices, and private label brands in connection with their proposed merger for $1.9 billion.
The California Legislature passed a bill, titled Assembly Bill 418, to ban four food additives that have been linked to adverse health outcomes.
Target shared that it will close nine stores across four states on October 21, citing theft as the main driver of the decision. Stores in Manhattan, San Francisco, Seattle, and Portland, Oregon are slated to close.
Some stores have become the target of shoplifting, flash-mob robberies, break-ins, and thefts mid-supply chain, compelling retailers to take a radical approach to product shrink.
Brands such as Mountain Dew, SunnyD, Simply Orange Juice, and Eggo are marketing spiked beverages that some regulators fear have the potential to create consumer confusion and lead to inadvertent underage drinking.