CONSUMER PRODUCTS BLOG

The M&A Advisor Names SDR Ventures’ Ben Rudman an Emerging Leaders Award Winner for 2017

SDR Ventures is proud to announce that Ben Rudman, Director, is the second member of our team to become an Emerging Leaders Award Winner. He joins SDR’s President and Managing Director, Travis Conway, who won the same […]

Our Fresh Take on United Fresh

We had the opportunity to attend the United Fresh Expo and Convention in Chicago. This major trade show is one of North America’s premier events focused on the entire produce industry, including buyers and suppliers. This […]

SDR’s “Deal Hound” Pet Report Featured on PetfoodIndustry.com

In a recent Petfood Industry article, “Q1 pet food industry acquisitions: a microcosm of trends,” the publication’s Managing Editor Lindsay Beaton highlighted the correlation between recent pet M&A transactions and developing pet industry trends. She […]

PetSmart Fetches Major Online Share with Chewy.com Acquisition

The largest e-commerce acquisition ever surprisingly occurred in the pet industry when PetSmart announced its purchase of Chewy.com for $3.35 billion last month. It was only a couple of years ago […]

CPMA Convention Showcases Produce Products and Innovations

Last week, Canada’s largest trade show and convention focused on the produce industry, organized by the Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA), was held in Toronto, Ontario. This annual event, which rotates through major Canadian cities, is where leading North […]

Global Pet Expo 2017: Four Key Trends and Observations

With a record number of exhibitors and attendees again this year, the Thirteenth Annual Global Pet Expo in Orlando was another prime example of the continued growth within the pet industry. We attended the event, […]

Explore Key Q1 2017 Trends and M&A Activity Across 10 Industries

SDR’s Quarterly Reports Contain Valuable Information and Data for Business Owners and CEOs

2017 is off to an intriguing start, with numerous industries experiencing shifts in sentiment and stock performance as a result of the new presidential administration, and others […]

Health, Fitness & Wellness Are Top-of-Mind for Consumers and Investors

A recent Axial article examines how the development of health and wellness industry has translated into investments and M&A activity. The article features health and wellness data from SDR Ventures, including the fact that Natural […]

Retail Giant Walmart Jumps the Moose

By Travis Conway, Managing Director, SDR Ventures

The Deal

On February 13, 2017, retailing giant Walmart announced the acquisition of Michigan-based outdoor retailer Moosejaw. In a deal valued at just $51 million, we can be […]

Discover the Latest M&A Activity, Trends and 2017 Outlooks with SDR’s Q4 2016 Quarterly Reports

SDR’s Quarterly Reports Contain a Wealth of Valuable Trend Information and Data for Your Business

We’re happy to present our Q4 2016 Quarterly Reports for 11 unique industries. In creating each report below, we examined detailed M&A transaction data and […]