Retail Roundup—Walmart and Bonobos get serious, Albertsons trains techs

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Walmart's recent acquisitions include ModCloth, and MooseJaw.

Walmart advances talks with Bonobos

Walmart is in advanced talks to acquire men’s fashion retailer Bonobos. The acquisition would be the fourth for Walmart since the big-box retailer acquired e-commerce CEO Marc Lore’s 7 months ago. Other recent acquisitions include ModCloth, and MooseJaw. (Recode)

Albertsons trains pharmacy technicians for immunizations

Albertsons has partnered with the Washington State University College of Pharmacy on the first pilot program in the U.S. to expand patient access to healthcare services through immunization training for pharmacy technicians. After a successful pilot, a law was put into place in Idaho allowing the state’s technicians to undergo pharmacy board-approved training to administer immunizations to pharmacy patients. (PR Newswire)

Touch of Modern hires new president, COO

Touch of Modern has named Egon Smola as the new president and COO. Directly reporting to CEO and co-founder Jerry Hum, Smola will develop internal talent, help with strategic direction, explore fundraising options and manage day-to-day operations. (PR Newswire)

23% of grocers offer click-and-collect

In a recent survey, 23% of grocers said they have some sort of click-and-collect program in place, up from 15% the year before. Those consumers that use click-and-collect spend upwards of 30% to 50% more than they would have using just traditional food shopping means. (Progressive Grocer)