Consumer & Retail Report #6: 8/14 Recap
Summary of the Week in Consumer and Retail
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Primo Water's (PRMW) Board authorized new $100 million share repurchase program.
Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) to no longer sell talc-based baby power globally in 2023.
Apple (AAPL) asks suppliers to build same number of iPhones for sale this year as it did last year.
DoorDash (DASH) to partner with Facebook Marketplace (META) for local delivery options.
Domino’s (DPZ) decides to call it quits in Italy and cease operations after 7 years.
Peloton (PTON) slashing 780 jobs, closing stores and hiking prices.
Starboard slashes stake in Kohl's (KSS) after seeking to buy it in January.
Best Buy (BBY) cuts store jobs to shave costs
Planet Fitness (PLNT) announces the retirement of Dorvin Lively as President
Revlon (REV) announced that Victoria Dolan is retiring as the Company's Chief Financial Officer
Turtle Beach (HEAR) provides an update on its review of strategic alternatives: will remain a standalone business
Performance Food Group (PFGC) announces the upcoming retirement of Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer Jim Hope
Petco (WOOF) announces multiple organizational changes
Walmart (WMT) acquires omnichannel tech specialist Volt Systems
MarineMax (HZO) to acquire Island Global Yachting LLC for $480 million in cash
Churchill Downs (CHDN) to sell 49% of United Tote to NYRA Content Management
Endeavor Group (EDR): IMG has acquired a majority stake in Barrett-Jackson, a leader in car collection auctions
Investindustrial to acquire a significant portion of TreeHouse Foods’ (THS) meal preparation division, a leading private label food manufacturer
Manchester United (MANU): Michael Knighton is in discussions to acquire MANU from the Glazer family
Endeavor Group (EDR) has entered into a definitive agreement to sell Diamond Baseball Holdings, to Silver Lake
Whirlpool (WHR) to buy InSinkErator for $3 billion to beef up kitchen presence
Portillo's (PTLO) announced the pricing of an underwritten public offering of 8 million shares at a price to the public of $23.75 per share
Papa John's (PZZA) files mixed securities shelf offering
B&G Foods (BGS) files mixed securities shelf offering
Post (POST) to commence $400 million private offering of convertible notes
Sovos Brands (SOVO) prices offering of 8.5 million shares of common stock at $14.00 per share
Prada seeks $1 billion valuation in Milan listing
RH (RH) Chief Legal and Compliance Officer sells 4,400 shares.
General Mills (GIS) Chief Innovation Officer sold 15,685 shares at ~$75.25 worth ~$1.18 million
Tesla (TSLA) CEO Elon Musk sold 7,924,107 shares worth ~$6.9 billion
Beyond Meat (BYND) Chief Brand Officer sold 25,573 shares at $36.10 - $43.10 worth ~$1.0 million
Callaway (ELY) Director sold 22,500 shares at $22.99 - $23.12 worth ~$518K
Archer-Daniels-Midland (ADM) SVP sells ~128,000 shares.
Revlon (REV) stockholders ask for court blessing to form an equity committee.
Why this matters? - Revlon might owe less than the $3.54 billion in bonds and loans it brought with it into bankruptcy. The beauty-products maker may not owe anything to lenders that were accidentally repaid in 2020 by their loan agent, Citigroup. To the extent that Revlon isn’t on the hook for either of those claims of accidental prepayment, shareholders are more likely to retain some value in the bankruptcy.
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Until next time,
Paul Cerro | Cedar Grove Capital
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