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Retail Radar: Ace Adds Aubuchon; Circle K Grows New Loyalty Program

Recent retail news includes Lowe's renewal of its NFL sponsorship, and a Kroger-Albertsons agreement to sell off overlapping stores.
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Path to Purchase Institute members have access to regularly updated profiles, which can be accessed here. Recent news includes Ace Hardware adding to its cooperative, and Sobeys kicking off a new ad campaign.

Ace Adds Aubuchon 

The family-owned Aubuchon chain is joining the hardware cooperative, with the majority of its stores planning to convert to the Ace brand.

Sobeys' New Ads

The Canadian grocer's new ad campaign focuses on life's chaotic moments — and how a run to Sobeys can help.

Circle K's InnerCircle Spreads Out

After a successful launch at more than 400 Florida locations, the convenience store chain is bringing its new loyalty program to other divisions.

Lowe's Continues NFL Alliance

The home improvement retailer renewed its NFL sponsorship. On the schedule: A new marketing campaign, a refreshed roster of "Lowe's Home Team" players, and an in-store giveaway. 

Kroger, Albertsons to Sell Overlapping Stores

Pending their merger in early 2024, both grocers agreed to sell more than 400 overlapping stores, including the Mariano's, QFC and Carrs brands, to C&S Wholesale Grocers.