Daily Headlines

January 20, 2018
U.K. Retailers See Black Friday Hangover as Sales Slump
UnitedHealth Group and Walgreens expand collaboration to Las Vegas
Christopher Snowbeck at Star Tribune
Panera asks FDA to define an ‘egg’ in a swipe at competitors’ breakfast sandwiches
Gun Thefts in the U.S. Are Skyrocketing and Investigators Have No Idea Why
Restaurants in California would be prohibited from automatically handing out straws to customers under bill introduced
Billy Kobin at Sacramento Bee
Amazon Studios to cut back on indie films in programing shift: sources
Walmart press release announcing Judith McKenna as President & CEO of Walmart Int’l
Say Hello to Good Chemistry, Target’s First Exclusive Fragrance Brand
A Bullseye View
Office Depot’s chief accounting officer resigns
Keith Larsen at South Florida Business Journal
Wegmans opens first store to include a Mexican restaurant and tequila bar
Goldman upgrades Walmart and names it one of the bank’s favorite stocks on the tax cut
How online dollar store Hollar aims to win by keeping prices cheap
Katie Evans at Internet Retailer
Blain’s Farm & Fleet pushes into the Michigan market – will bring the company’s total number of stores to 40
Melanie Lawder at Milwaukee Business Journal
The Last Place on Earth Where Everyone Still Loves Kmart (Subs.)
Lucy Kramer at Wall Street Journal
H&M Has Hired a Diversity Manager
Natasha Bach at Fortune
NRF Announces New Board
NY Times: At NRF trade show, technology is the star (Tiered subs.)
Tiffany Hsu at NY Times
Retailers try luring shoppers with food
Alejandra Reyes-Velarde at LA Times
15 Minutes With Home Depot’s General Counsel Teresa Wynn Roseborough (Subs.)
Dollar Tree Appoints Stephanie Stahl to Its Board of Directors
Sidney, Nebraska faces challenge to fill vacant homes after Bass Pro takeover of Cabela’s
Paige Yowell at Omaha World-Herald
IRI finds consumer confidence is holding steady with 53% of U.S. households feeling they are in good financial health