2015 Was a Big Year…

Jan 4, 2016 in Mobile, Retail

2016 is here! Last year was a great time for technology advancements, industry changes and overall growth.

Mergers and acquisitions dominated the landscape, data breaches wreaked havoc and new technologies gave retailers and brands sales opportunities.

Among the largest mergers and acquisitions:

  • Dow Chemical and DuPont became DowDuPont, now the world’s largest chemical company.
  • IBM bought the Weather Company (and all related assets, including the data collection technology).
  • Although not finalized, Pfizer and Allergan are hoping to combine and create the largest pharmaceutical company in the world.
  • Similarly, Walgreens bought Rite Aid – a $17.2 billion dollar deal.
  • Kraft and Heinz merged to create the world’s fifth largest food and beverage company.
  • Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller are now a global brewing titan.
  • In November, Marriott bought Starwood – creating the world’s largest hotel company.
  • Finally, the Federal Trade Commission blocked a merger between Staples and Office Depot at the very end of 2015.

Other news from 2015 includes…

We are excited to see what the new year will bring!