Target Takes a New Approach to 3rd Party Online
February 27, 2019 • Discount & Specialty Exclusive

Tired of just shopping for products carried by Target on Target.com? You’re in luck. Earlier this week, the company announced that it’s getting into the online marketplace game much like Amazon and Walmart. The difference, though, is found in the […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry…

Home Depot & Lowes: Graphing the Results
February 27, 2019 • Home Center & Hardware Exclusive

With this morning’s Lowes earnings release, we now have results in hand from both home-improvement retail giants. As usual, Home Depot was the first out of the gate with its results yesterday. On the whole, said results disappointed analysts as […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry…

Five Potential Dine Brands Acquisitions
February 26, 2019 • Restaurant & Foodservice Exclusive

Click Image to Enlarge  How We Narrowed the List 1. To develop a list of potential Dine Brands acquisition’s targets, we turned to CSG’s Premier Restaurant Franchisee Database. Database subscribers can pull this list for themselves (or contact your rep, […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry…

Hy-Vee Continues Pharmacy Expansion
February 26, 2019 • Drug & HBC

Midwestern grocer Hy-Vee announced that it has acquired 10-unit Webber & Judd, a Rochester, MN-based pharmacy founded in 1862. The shops will be closed until mid-April when they’ll reopen as Hy-Vee HealthMarket RX stores. The purchase continues Hy-Vee’s recent pharmacy […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry…

Four Pizza Concepts Ready to Expand
February 25, 2019 • Commercial Real Estate Exclusive

If you’re looking for pizza chains that are a lock to add 50 or more net units this year, the list is small. We can thank Domino’s dominance in the traditional take-out and delivery space and the emergence of two […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry…

AI in the Drive-Thru
February 25, 2019 • Retail & Food Technology Exclusive

In a development that makes absolutely perfect sense, Good Times Burgers and Frozen Custard announced that it is partnering with fellow Denver-based company Valyant AI to test Valyant’s “proprietary conversational AI platform that integrates with existing drive through hardware and […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry…

Taking Stock of Store Closings
February 22, 2019 • Apparel & Department Exclusive

Two months into the year and we’ve reached a point at which we can chart 2019 store closings by major apparel and department store retailers. The CSG research team has pulled together the data from recent annoucments by the likes […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry…