Daily Headlines

April 24, 2018
MedMen opening a luxury marijuana store on Fifth Avenue
Meet the Walmart Activists Leading the Fight for Paid Family Leave
Kroger CEO Rodney McMullen open to new ideas on food deserts
Dan Monk at WCPO
Walmart Canada commits to zero food waste by 2025
Walmart testing a new mobile checkout service for garden center in 350+ stores
Kim Souza at Talk Business
Staples to offer TSA Precheck enrollment
David L. Harris at Boston Business Journal
Amazon courts Pentagon with marketing blitz ahead of $10 billion cloud contract decision
Fairfax agrees to buy Toys ‘R” Us Canada in $300 million stalking horse bid, source says
Scott Deveau at Bloomberg via Financial Post
The World’s 50 Greatest Leaders (#23 – Walmart Chief Sustainability Officer)
Women’s tall rain boots in Hunter for Target collection won’t be sold due to production issues (Tiered subs.)
Kavita Kumar at Star Tribune
Toys ‘R’ Us rejects buyout offer from Bratz billionaire
Lisa Fickenscher at NY Post
America’s Most Reputable Companies 2018 (Amazon #10, Costco #19, Bass Pro #42, CVS #59, Home Depot #67)
Reputation Institute / Forbes
Bloomingdale’s “Heart of N.Y.” campaign begins April 23, gathers stories of well-known New Yorkers
Group gives Target, Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, Costco and Publix — a D grade
Supermarket News
Bass Pro’s Johnny Morris plans huge Top of the Rock Lodge at sinkhole site
Wes Johnson at Springfield News-Leader
Bon-Ton is preparing to liquidate. Here’s a map of all its stores
Amazon now lets global customers shop from its U.S. store
Ex-Costco execs label all ingredients on their fast food
Bezos on Best Buy Partnership: “What we’re doing is so deeply integrated…It’s only possible because we trust each other.” (Subs.)
David Pierce at Wall Street Journal
Kroger will use tax savings to expand tuition reimbursement to part-time workers
Alexander Coolidge at Cincinnati Examiner
March Retail Sales Increased 5 Percent Over Last Year
Rosalind Brewer Out Front Defending Starbucks
Philadelphia Tribune