Daily Headlines

May 27, 2017
Staples reportedly rejects takeover offer, but another bid is still on the table
David L. Harris at Boston Business Journal
…Poaches new marketing chief
GameStop Q1 Comp Sales +2.3%
Floor & Decor Q1 Comp Sales +12.8%
New Amazon bookstore looks like airport desperation pit-stop
Raquel Lenari at NY Post
Target is investing $75 million in mattress startup Casper
Jason Del Rey at Recode
Ikea’s Top Designer on the Gift of Failure and the Future of Democratic Design
Katie Richards at AdWeek
Millennials Want to Buy Homes but Aren’t Saving for Down Payments (Subs.)
Laura Kusisto at Wall Street Journal
Coach, Inc. Launches Tender Offer to Acquire Kate Spade & Company
We tried the new AmazonFresh Pickup service in Seattle – this is what happened
Todd Bishop at GeekWire
Costco reports 2 million new Visa credit cards since last summer’s launch
Coral Garnick at Puget Sound Business Journal
Wal-Mart import exec discusses trade challenges
Kim Souza at Talk Business
WaWa, Walgreens and Others Try to Clean Bad Map Data
Kate Kaye at Ad Age
Sears just surprised Wall Street with a narrower-than-expected Q1 loss (but comps crater)
Lauren Thomas at CNBC
BJ’s launches B2B Sales division – minimum order $5,000
Think grocery shopping is expensive in the Bay Area? New study says maybe not
Annie Sciacca at Mercury News
Boston/Northeast/St.Louis hurt Lowe’s Q1 comps…Lowe’s Q1 earnings call transcript
Williams-Sonoma Q1 Comp Brand Revenue +0.1%
Flexible retail startup Bulletin raises $2.2M – the “WeWork for Retail Space”
Anthony Ha at TechCrunch
SpartanNash Names Kathy Mahoney President, MDV military division
Coach Thinks Outside the Bag
Phil Wahba at Fortune
Wal-Mart regaining grocery share from competitors at ‘accelerating rate’
Jeff Daniels at CNBC