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Amazon’s Acquisition of Whole Foods and What It Means for the Grocery Industry
  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • USA
  • April 24 2018

In June 2017, Jeff Bezos' Amazon.com Inc. acquired Whole Foods for $13.7 billion. The significance of this transaction to the grocery industry cannot


9th Circuit Holds That Reasonableness of Delay in Filing Suit Was an Issue of Material Fact in Eat Right Foods v. Whole Foods
  • Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
  • USA
  • February 9 2018

In Eat Right Foods Ltd. v. Whole Foods, Inc., No. 15-35524 (9th Cir. 2018), the Ninth Circuit vacated the district court’s grant of summary judgment


Shareholder Activism at Retailers in 2018
  • Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
  • USA
  • February 7 2018

Once the sole province of hedge funds and special interest groups, many mainstream institutional investors have now also embraced a more activist


Ninth Circuit Finds That Disputed Material Facts Prevent Summary Judgment on Whole Foods’ Laches Defense
  • Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
  • USA
  • February 5 2018

On January 29, 2018, the Ninth Circuit vacated the district court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of Whole Foods and remanded on the ground that


Ninth Circuit Dishes Out Food for Thought on Summary Judgment
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • February 1 2018

Addressing the affirmative defenses of laches and acquiescence in the context of a supplier's use of another party's registered mark on food products


Consumer and financial services power into 2018
  • White & Case LLP
  • USA
  • January 30 2018

The consumer, energy, financial services and tech sectors had standout years in 2017


Industry Consolidation to Drive CG&R Deal Activity in 2018
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Global
  • January 29 2018

It’s nearly impossible to talk about M&A trends in the Consumer Goods and Retail (CG&R) sector without mentioning Amazon's acquisition of Whole Foods


What Does Tax Reform Mean for Retail?
  • Goulston & Storrs PC
  • USA
  • January 24 2018

We all know now that the federal corporate tax rate for many retailers is dropping this year from an industry effective average rate of 32.9 to 21


Top Five 2017 Employment Law Developments You Need to Know for 2018
  • Wick Phillips
  • USA
  • January 17 2018

Add Target to the list of employers who have had to pay big settlement dollars to settle claims related to employee background checks. Last year, the


Teavana and Whole Foods: Is the Pendulum Swinging in Favor of Protecting Mall Landlords Against Strategic Tenant Closures?
  • Goulston & Storrs PC
  • USA
  • December 20 2017

As mall landlords continue to see substantial tenant vacancies, some landlords have begun to challenge solvent tenants who decide to go dark before