Retail Roundup—Kroger revamps off-price stores; Whole Foods makes $10M on Amazon

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Whole Foods has made $10 million in four months on Amazon.

The Home Depot acquires The Company Store

The Home Depot has acquired The Company Store, a leader in textiles and home decor products. Although terms of the deal were not revealed, The Company Store brings strength in online relationships with industry-leading product development and sourcing capabilities. (PR Newswire)

Ulta Beauty opens first Manhattan store

Ulta Beauty is opening its first Manhattan store, which will differentiate itself from 1,000 other locations by featuring unique products and services. For example, the store will be one of only 100 that sell MAC beauty products and will offer 15-minute facials through its Skin Laundry service. (Drugstore News)

Kroger changes look of low-price banner

Kroger's low-price banner, Ruler Foods, has unveiled a new look and logo in two stores in Illinois. The locations feature a large selection of Kroger private-label items, and produce has been moved to the front of the store. (Supermarket News)

Whole Foods makes $10M on Amazon

Whole Foods has made $10 million in sales during the first four months that the brand was made available on the retailer's website. Whole Foods private-label brand is now the second most popular selling brand on Amazon behind AmazonBasics, which features generic versions of electronics accessories. (Business Insider)

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