Amazon & Whole Foods Market deliver a big surprise

Friday’s announcement that Amazon is to acquire Whole Foods Market will have traditional grocery retail chains watching with interest and some trepidation.

Can Tesco deliver its acquisition of Booker?

It is quite rare in today’s M&A world that a deal is announced which catches the competitors of the instigating company unaware, but late last week such a deal occurred.

Sainsbury’s fast tracks its click & collect order for Argos

After a year of speculation, the Home Retail Group (Argos to you and me) saw the wrangling for its ownership finally take a clearer direction on Friday, when J Sainsbury Plc tabled a £1.1bn offer for the UK-based general merchandise retailer.

Poundland to spend rather more than £1 on its first purchase since listing

Discount retailer Poundland has agreed to buy fellow low-cost chain 99p Stores in its first acquisition since becoming a publicly-listed company.

The Indian Tiger Economy becomes fair game for supermarket giants

I can foresee the first rumours breaking imminently