Walmart acquires lingerie retailer Bare Necessities

NEW YORK, Oct 12 (Reuters) - Walmart Inc has acquired online lingerie retailer Bare Necessities for an undisclosed amount, the company said on Friday, as it works to boost its competitive standing in U.S. e-commerce and appeal to younger shoppers.

The deal closed on Friday, the retailer said in a blog post.

Earlier this month, Walmart acquired Eloquii, a fashion startup that sells plus-sized clothing.

(Reporting by Nandita Bose in New York)