Daily Headlines

April 29, 2017
Starbucks’ New CEO Raises Alarm About Retail Disruption
John Kell at Fortune
Lowes Foods exec shares how company transformed its brand
Lillia Callum-Penson at Greenville Online
E-commerce pushes UPS package volume 2.3% higher in the US for Q1
Tracy Maple at Internet Retailer
Boxed Sees Narrow Inventory as an Edge
Spencer Soper at Bloomberg
DSW announces appointment of Michele Love as EVP & COO
Amazon makes a ‘regional play’ with surprise Bellevue expansion
Nat Levy at GeekWire
Under Armour feels the ripple effects of wider retail turmoil
Sarah Halzack at Washington Post
Amazon surpasses 350,000 employees, up 43% from last year
Taylor Soper at GeekWire
Fast fashion is taking out traditional retailers, now one CEO is bringing the model upscale
Krystina Gustafson at CNBC
Apple reportedly in talks to launch a money-transfer service
Jason Del Rey at Recode
Amazon Prime Revenue Up Nearly 50% In The Past Year
Leena Rao at Fortune
Uber interviewed Karenann Terrell, former CIO of Walmart and Helena Foulkes of CVS for No. 2 position (subs.)
Greg Bensinger, Betsy Morris & Georgia Wells at Wall Street Journal
Walmart Cuts Prices on Domestic Money Transfers
Amazon’s new $200 Alexa device will give you advice on your outfits
Jason Del Rey at Recode
Hibbett Sports Q1 Update – Comp sales expected to decrease by approximately 4%-5%
J.C. Penney Expands Sephora Beauty Shops As It Plays Down Apparel
Barbara Thau at Forbes
From Diapers to Soda, Big Brands Feel Pinch as Consumers Pull Back (subs.)
Sharon Terlep & Annie Gasparro at Wall Street Journal
Fastest Retailer Websites – April (Walgreens #1, Kohl’s #8, H.Depot #10)
April Berthene at Internet Retailer
Sears Canada eyes groceries and dash buttons amid transformation
Financial Post