About Author : Pankaj Singh

Pankaj Singh

Pankaj Singh Develops content for Market Size Forecasters, Algosonline, and a couple of other platforms. A Post Graduate in Management by qualification, he worked as an underwriter in the UK insurance domain before deciding to switch his field of profession. With experience in technical and niche writing, he was encouraged to opt for a career in content writing and now pens down articles pertaining to market research, industry news and business trends.



Contribution by Pankaj Singh

Stop & Shop collaborates with Volta Charging to offer EV charging

Stop & Shop has reportedly partnered with Volta Industries Inc. to install five electric vehicle charging stations across its Northeast stores fleet. These stations will enable consumers owning electric vehicles to charge their cars at no additi...

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CPSI announces a licensing partnership with Medicomp Systems

CPSI Inc., a healthcare solution provider, has reportedly announced a licensing partnership with Medicomp Systems, a company that produces solutions for relevant, actionable, and usable medical data. CPSI will be integrating its EHR (Electronic Heal...

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Uniqlo India begins online operations, eyes 15% sales via e-commerce

Uniqlo Co., Ltd. – a Japan-based casual wear designer, manufacturer, and retailer has reportedly announced the commencement of its e-commerce operations across India. The brand stepped foot in the nation in 2019, through a single brand FDI reta...

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Eargo collaborates with VARTA to power Eargo 5 hearing device

Eargo, Inc., an American hearing aid manufacturer, has reportedly collaborated with VARTA AG, a battery maker, to power its recently launched hearing aid, Eargo 5. This medical-grade device is the smallest and most advanced hearing aid released by th...

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Target, Ulta Beauty divulge brand & location details ahead of Launch

Leading retail firm, Target Corporation, along with Ulta Beauty, an American beauty store chain, has reportedly revealed insights on the much awaited Ulta Beauty at Target. The launch is slated to start this August across the nation in over 100 Targe...

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Japan becomes first nation to sanction REGEN-COV™ for COVID-19 treatment

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. has reportedly declared that the Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare (MHLW) of Japan has approved the company’s imdevimab and casirivimab antibody cocktail to treat COVID-19 patients with moderate to mild sympt...

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Soulmia opens 5 localized sites worldwide for better customer service

Soulmia, a pocket-friendly one-stop shop for fashionistas, has reportedly announced that it has launched five novel localized sites for France, Chile, Mexico, Germany, and the United Kingdom, which will come online starting July of 2021. According t...

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Etro establishes a partnership with private equity firm L Catterton

Global luxury fashion house Etro has reportedly entered into a partnership with L Catterton, the largest consumer-focused private equity company. Under this agreement, L Catterton Europe will obtain a majority stake in Etro, whereas the Etro family ...

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Shape Therapeutics completes Series B funding round of USD 112 million

Biotech company Shape Therapeutics (ShapeTX) has reportedly completed a Series B funding round of USD 112 million. This round was co-initiated by Breton Capital and Decheng Capital, with other participants like Willett Advisors, Mission BioCapital, ...

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Waitrose and John Lewis set to lay off 1,000 employees from its stores

John Lewis and Waitrose, its subsidiary, has reportedly planned to lay off 1,000 employees from its stores. The latest move is part of the John Lewis Partnership (JLP)’s shift in the strategy of accommodating to changed shopping behaviors and s...

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Walmart-owned Sam’s Club tests a new app-based Scan & Ship feature

Sam’s Club, the Walmart-owned membership warehouse club, has reportedly tested a new digital tool. The app-based feature, Scan & Ship, enables customers to use a smartphone to purchase items in the club and send them directly to their homes...

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Cegedim Health Data and Aetion announce long-term collaboration

Aetion and Cegedim Health Data have reportedly announced an expanded, three-year partnership that enables access to Cegedim’s concealed real-world data using the Aetion Evidence Platform® (AEP). Currently, Cegedim’s The Health Improv...

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Nordstrom to buy minority stake in four Asos-owned clothing brands

Nordstrom has reportedly acquired a minority stake in four clothing brands owned by Asos, a U.K.-based online fashion house. However, the financial terms of the agreement are yet to be disclosed. The consumer base of Topshop, Miss Selfridge, Topman,...

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NMD Pharma commences ESTABLISH study for patients with CMT

NMD Pharma, a Denmark-based biotech company that develops advanced therapeutics for neuromuscular diseases, has reportedly initiated the ESTABLISH study. It is a global observational study in partnership with The Ohio State University and Aarhus Univ...

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France to mandate Covid-19 vaccine for healthcare workers with new law

In the latest turn of events, French lawmakers are preparing a new law that would effectively compel health care workers to receive a COVID-19 vaccine dose. This move, apparently, contradicts French President, Emmanuel Macron’s previous stateme...

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Egypt-based startup MaxAB raises USD 40 million for expansion

MaxAB, a Cairo-based startup serving a network of traditional grocery and food retailers, has reportedly raised USD 40 million in a Series A funding round. The company apparently claims to have commenced operations in a new city every month in 2021 ...

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Sperogenix and Abbisko unite to develop a drug for rare neuro diseases

Abbisko Therapeutics Co. Ltd., a China-based biopharma company specializing in innovative drug discovery and development, has reportedly signed an exclusive agreement with Sperogenix MedTech Co. Ltd., a Sperogenix Therapeutics subsidiary, to develop ...

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Heads Up For Tails Founder announces plans for pet retail growth

Heads Up For Tails, a leading Indian pet retail brand that is well-known for generating a revenue of over Rs 10 crore per month, is gearing up towards significantly scaling up its revenue by the end of FY22. The New Delhi-based company has raised ne...

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FARFETCH, thredUP enter partnership to launch Donate Service in the U.S.

Luxury fashion frontrunner, FARFETCH Ltd., has joined hands with thredUP, a leading apparel resale platform, for a donation program for its customers in the U.S. Apparently, the RaaSⓇ (Resale-as-a-ServiceⓇ) from thredUP will power this ex...

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Sanofi plans to invest £400 million in a COVID vaccine facility

French pharma company Sanofi has reportedly planned to invest €400 million, or USD 476.4 million, in research and development of next-gen COVID-19 vaccines using mRNA methodologies. Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines have already proven the ef...

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Oveit, Inc. launches live-stream shopping platform Streams.Live

Oveit, Inc has reportedly announced the official launch of its live-streaming shopping solution Streams.Live. This is a platform where retailers can provide more engaging, entertaining, and interactive shopping experiences. Streams.Live will help a v...

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Hospitalized COVID-19 patients show good tolerance to Dapagliflozin

Sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitor Dapagliflozin has reportedly succeeded in a clinical trial, where it was tested on COVID-19 patients with a history of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, hypertension, type 2 diabetes, and chronic...

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Ithaca expands distribution across all Whole Foods Market in the U.S.

America’s rapidly growing hummus brand, Ithaca, has reportedly announced plans to expand its distribution across all of 506 Whole Foods Market locations in the U.S. Customers can buy varieties like the Lemon Beet, Lemon Dill, and Lemon Garlic f...

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MGMA partners with WhiteSpace Health to unveil MGMA DataDiscovery tool

Well-known medical practice management organization, Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) has reportedly joined forces with WhiteSpace Health to release a new medical group analytics tool, MGMA DataDiscovery. The tool is apparently designed to...

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Santex acquires U.S. online retailer Parentgiving for market expansion

Italy-based personal care and incontinence product manufacturer Santex SPA has reportedly acquired Parentgiving Inc., America’s top-rated e-commerce retailer of geriatric care products. Both companies finalized the deal in June 2020 and over t...

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LVMH revamps La Samaritaine store and opens it in tourist-less Paris

La Samaritaine, a historic landmark of 19th century France, has been reportedly revamped as a new destination for dining, all-in-one shopping, and tourism by LVMH, a French luxury conglomerate. The stores’ restoration cost around USD 894 millio...

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Nanjing Bioheng Biotech obtains ODD from US FDA for treating T-ALL

Bioheng Biotech Co. Ltd. has reportedly announced that its CD7-targeting T-cell therapy product, code CTD401, has obtained the Orphan Drug Designation (ODD) from the US FDA for treating T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia, or T-ALL. Co-Founder and C...

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Tiziana to initiate development of ‘Take Home’ nasal COVID treatment

Biotechnology company, Tiziana Life Sciences plc, has reportedly announced the submission of a grant to the UK-CTAP (United Kingdom COVID Therapeutics Advisory Panel). This grant is related to an innovative ‘Take Home’ approach to advanc...

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IKEA set to deliver its home furnishing products in Bengaluru

Retail furniture company IKEA has reportedly declared that it is set to deliver its wide product range of home furnishing in Bengaluru. IKEA has a variety of home furnishing products including beds and mattresses, textiles, storage & organizatio...

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Neiman Marcus Group set to acquire Stylyze Inc. for digital expansion

In an attempt to accelerate digital capabilities, Neiman Marcus Group (NMG) has reportedly declared its intention to take over Stylyze Inc., one of many out-of-tech capabilities and future digital investments. The company is based in Seattle and is l...

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AskSid integrates with Zalo to boost retail AI solutions in Vietnam

AskSid, a digital shopping assistant, has reportedly revealed its successful integration with Vietnam’s market-leading messaging app, Zalo. Over the past years, this retail-specific digital shopping assistant has been supporting retail brands ...

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Bridge Biotherapeutics announces 1st patient dosing of BBT-401 in PoCP study

Bridge Biotherapeutics, a biotech company, has recently announced the 1st patient dosing of BBT-401, a novel drug candidate, at mid to high doses in its PoCP (proof of clinical principle) study. This clinical study has been conducted to evaluate the ...

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Kroger to hold hiring event for 10,000 jobs across grocery brands

Kroger, an American retail company, has recently announced plans to hold a hiring event and fill 10,000 jobs across its businesses. The upcoming event will offer in-store and virtual interviews for prospective staff across the manufacturing, pharmacy...

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Nykaa unveils Nykaa Fashion Home to add home decor in its portfolio

Leading multi-brand e-commerce firm, Nykaa Fashion, has reportedly introduced Nykaa Fashion Home, a novel and attractively designed virtual décor store, in a bid to assist buyers in giving their homes a touch of character and elegance. Appare...

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CSIR-Laxai Life Sciences start Phase II clinical trial of Niclosamide

The CSIR, an Indian government institution, and Laxai Life Sciences Pvt. Ltd., a medicinal chemistry company, have recently initiated the Phase II clinical trial of Niclosamide. This anti-helminitic drug is expected to be used for the treatment of CO...

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Centre to update COVID treatment protocols with third wave on the horizon

The Government of India has apparently updated treatment protocols for children getting diagnosed with the multi-inflammatory syndrome (MIS-C), 2-6 weeks after recovering from COVID-19. The update comes amid concerns of a potential third wave, which ...

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Mercedes-Benz India plans to adopt direct-to-customer sales model

Mercedes-Benz India, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Daimler AG, is reportedly planning to start selling cars to customers directly without dealers via online methods. This new business model will enable the company to ensure a transparent and hassle-fr...

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GrowGen unveils e-commerce platform with option for pickup service

U.S.-based organic gardening center frontrunner, GrowGeneration Corp. or GrowGen, has reportedly launched its e-commerce portal, GrowGeneration.com. This newly redesigned platform would include the option for Buy Online Pickup in Store (BOPIS), a ser...

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PENTAX-Vedkang form joint venture to deliver single-use therapeutics

Endoscopic solutions providers, PENTAX Medical & Jiangsu Vedkang Medical Science and Technology Co., Ltd, have recently revealed the establishment of PENTAX Medical Therapeutics (Jiangsu) Co., Ltd. This new joint venture has been formed with an o...

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Phoenix Mills & Canada Pension to build largest retail mall in Calcutta

In a bid to host the finest domestic and international brands, Phoenix Mills, a leading upmarket mall developer, has reportedly joined forces with Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, which operates as CPP Investments, to establish the potentially l...

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IKEA launches mobile shopping app in India for both Android and iOS

IKEA, the Swedish home furniture retailer, has reportedly announced the unveiling of the IKEA app for Android and iOS. This new app will provide over 7,000 home furnishing products and allow consumers from Pune, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Baroda, ...

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CaaStle in partnership with Rebecca Minkoff to launch BORROW

Leading B2B American rental tech platform CaaStle has reportedly unveiled a breakthrough tech solution named BORROW, for retailers looking to take part in the circular economy. It is a new button that enables retailers to provide an experience for re...

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PharmEasy acquires Medlife to become largest e-pharma service provider

PharmEasy, an online medical platform, has recently announced the acquisition of Medlife, an Indian online pharmacy, diagnostics, and e-consultation services provider, for an undisclosed sum. The latest deal will result in PharmEasy emerging as the ...

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Gorillas plans U.S. debut this month via New York City launch

German ultra fast delivery startup, Gorillas, has reportedly revealed its plans of entering the U.S. market by launching its service across Brooklyn, using bike couriers. If sources are to be believed, the start-up will kickstart its 10-minute deliv...

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Genesis MedTech Group announces completion of Series B funding round

Major medical device producer, Genesis MedTech Group, has reportedly raised significant growth funding in a Series B round, led by General Atlantic. The round also included participants including CITIC Capital and others, as well as additional invest...

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FCP Euro and Lime Rock Park enter into a 10-year partnership deal

European auto parts supplier FCP Euro and Lime Rock Park have reportedly announced a 10-year partnership. This deal will create digital and non-digital opportunities for increasing the customer reach and brand awareness for both companies. FCP Euro ...

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Averhealth acquires Aspenti to foster long-term sustainable growth

Averhealth, a substance use monitoring & treatment services provider, has recently acquired a Burlington-based healthcare company, Aspenti. Since 1995, Averhealth has been catering to the unique needs of the judicial programs, which operate at t...

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Lunchskins ™ partner with Walmart to ease sustainability choices

Eco-friendly brand Lunchskins™, founded by Kirsten Quigley in 2008, has reportedly inked a collaboration with Walmart, highlighting the brand’s commitment to providing more families access to premium products at reasonably affordable pric...

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CipherHealth-SONIFI Health unite to enhance patient care & outcomes

CipherHealth and SONIFI Health, industry-leading patient engagement technology providers, have recently inked a strategic partnership. This alliance is aimed at helping healthcare workers bring about an improvement in patient outcomes.   W...

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WHSmith campaigns for children’s literacy in the UK with new partnerships

British retail brand, WHSmith has reportedly teamed up with Macmillan Children’s Books and National Literacy Trust, with the support of English footballer Marcus Rashford. This partnership is part of the company’s accelerated efforts to b...

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Shiseido & Accenture unite to form new JV, Shiseido Interactive Beauty

Global professional services firm Accenture and Japan-based beauty company Shiseido have reportedly formed a new joint venture, called Shiseido Interactive Beauty. This venture is part of the strategic partnership inked by the companies in February, ...

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Flagship Pioneering introduces Laronde for advancements in eRNA

Flagship Pioneering, a U.S.-based life sciences venture capital frontrunner, has reportedly unveiled a platform company, Laronde for the development of Endless RNA™ or eRNA, which is a novel, and engineered form of RNA. Apparently, the committ...

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Mattel unveils new toy takeback project for material recovery & reuse

Mattel Inc. has reportedly launched a new toy takeback initiative called Mattel PlayBack, which will allow families to extend the lifespan of their Mattel toys once they are done playing with them. This new program is developed to facilitate the reus...

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Debenhams announces plans to close its remaining shops on 15th May

Debenhams, a department store company, has reportedly announced the closure of its remaining 49 stores by 15th May, shutting more than 200 years of trade on the UK high streets. The department store company will continue to operate online, while pla...

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Tricol enters sales & marketing agency agreement with NorthStar

Tricol Biomedical, a fully integrated medical devices company, has recently announced a sales & marketing agency agreement with NorthStar Sales Alliance for its hemostatic products. The deal will take immediate effect and activate reach through a...

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T-ROC unites with Conversity to enhance online shopping experience

The Revenue Optimization Companies (T-ROC) has reportedly announced its partnership with Conversity, the IGS (Intelligent Guided Selling) platform creator. This partnership was entered in a bid to enhance the in-store and online shopping experiences ...

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Drone Express and Kroger partner to offer grocery delivery via drones

Kroger, the largest grocery retailer in America, has reportedly partnered with Drone Express to initiate grocery delivery using drones. The pilot drone delivery will take place in the Midwest this spring. This will help the retail company expand its ...

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FDA approves Jacobio’s IND application to develop KRAS G12C inhibitor

Jacobio Pharmaceuticals, a clinical-stage biotech company, has reportedly announced the approval of its IND (Investigational New Drug) application by the U.S. FDA to develop a KRAS G12C inhibitor. On 17th March, the NMPA (National Medical Products A...

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ElasticRun secures $75M in Series D round from existing investors

ElasticRun, a logistics and distributor platform, has reportedly bagged $75 million in a Series D funding round co-led by existing investors namely Prosus Ventures and Avataar Ventures. This funding round also includes participation from Kalaari Capi...

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Versiti launches Beacon Biologics to help deliver custom solutions

Versiti, a leader in blood health innovation, has reportedly launched a new platform, Beacon Biologics. This new platform has been introduced with an aim to improve the delivery of custom solutions of well-characterized and high-quality biomaterials ...

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CNG announces takeover of Cal Supply North by Kelly Spicers division

Central National Gottesman Inc. (CNG) has recently announced the acquisition of a specialty packaging distributor, California Supply North, by its Kelly Spicers division. Founded in 1987, Cal Supply North has been serving the sizable apparel industr...

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Biosplice announces clinical data from Phase 2b lorecivivint trial

Biosplice Therapeutics, Inc., a biotech company, has recently announced the publication of its successful Phase 2b clinical trial data of its knee OA drug candidate, lorecivivint, in Osteoarthritis & Cartilage. In this clinical trial that lasted ...

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Dada Group collaborates with Miss Fresh for faster fresh product delivery

Miss Fresh, a Chinese digital community retail platform, and Dada Group, the leading on-demand local retail and delivery platform in China, have reportedly collaborated for providing fresher products to consumers’ doorsteps within an hour. Sin...

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Arzooo invests $2 million in in-house logistics service Arzooo Express

Arzooo, the Indian retail tech-startup, has reportedly launched its in-house logistics service, Arzooo Express, investing around USD 2 million in the project. This investment round comes after a USD 6 million funding round which was recently raised b...

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InfuSystem acquires OB Healthcare’s assets to expand DME platform

InfuSystem Holdings, Inc., a healthcare service provider, has recently announced the acquisition of the operating assets of the Texas-based biomedical services company, OB Healthcare Corporation. Additional terms of the agreement have not been disclo...

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Amazon unveils its hair salon, Amazon Salon, to test new technologies

Amazon, an e-Commerce giant, has recently announced the launch of its 1st hair salon, Amazon Salon, to test the augmented reality (AR) and other technologies. The new salon will occupy a space of nearly 1,500-sq.ft on the Brushfield Street in London...

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Saniona-FPWR unite to raise awareness about Phase 2b Tesomet trial

Saniona, a biotechnology operation company, has recently entered a partnership deal with the FPWR (Foundation for Prader-Willi Research). This partnership deal has been inked with an aim to increase awareness about the company’s Phase 2b Tesome...

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Shipsy plans to reinforce position in Middle East countries by 2025

Shipsy, a logistics software developer, has reportedly unveiled plans to expand its footprint in the Middle East region by 2025. The company’s target to deepen its presence in the region has been supported by funding from Sequoia's Surge an...

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Signifyd gets $205 Mn funding for extending identity-based commerce security

Leading digital commerce security service provider Signifyd has reportedly announced a Series E round of USD 205 million. This was initiated by Owl Rock Capital, in partnership with investment organizations Canada Pension Plan Investments, Neuberger ...

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Claritas to acquire exclusive rights to develop and commercialize R-107

Leading biotech firm, Claritas Pharmaceuticals Inc. has reportedly signed a binding Letter of Intent (LOI) with Salzman Group, a multinational company that specializes in drug development. As per the agreement, Claritas will receive an exclusive, wo...

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Mukesh Ambani rebuilds British icon Hamleys for retail expansion

Indian billionaire, Mukesh Ambani, has reportedly given a new lease of life to Hamley’s, a 261-year-old, struggling toy-store chain in the U.K. In a bid to fuel its revival, the retail chain is focusing on expanding its presence in the Indian m...

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John Lewis releases brand new range Anyday ahead of reopening

John Lewis has reportedly announced its new brand Anyday which provides style and quality at everyday prices, as the company gears up for store reopening in England. The new brand Anyday, touted to be John Lewis’ most economical range yet, will...

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BPOC joins hands with SPCP to expand access to healthcare services

Healthcare-focused private equity company BPOC has recently inked a collaboration with Dr. Thomas Bat, in order to form a regionally focused primary case MSO (management services organization). SPCP (Southeast Primary Care Partners, LLC), along with ...

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MercadoLibre planning to double workforce amid e-commerce boom

MercadoLibre Inc., an Argentinian e-commerce firm, has reportedly planned to bump up their workforce this year. The company has also invested USD 1.1 billion for expanding their services and warehouse space in Mexico, stimulated by an outbreak boom i...

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Vesta Healthcare raises $65M for home healthcare transformation

Leading digital health and 24/7 clinical provider, Vesta Healthcare, has reportedly secured nearly $65M in a financing led by Deerfield Management Company. The event also saw participation from existing investors, such as Oak HC/FT, Lux Capital, Kais...

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