Daily Headlines

August 16, 2018
Walmart’s second-quarter comparable sales rise most in a decade, shares soar
Amazon Is in the Running to Buy a Movie Theater Chain
Bloomberg via Fortune
Best Buy to buy GreatCall – a provider of mobile devices and care products designed for older adults – for $800 million
Patrick Rehkamp at Minneapolis/St.Paul Business Journal
Tapestry CEO Talks Trade, Kate Spade Revival and Selena Gomez
Brian Sozzi at The Street
Amazon considering UK insurance comparison site
20 Questions with Neiman Marcus Fashion Director Ken Downing
Rachel Schostak at Seen
Amazon Music Names Andre Stapleton Head of U.S. Label Relations
Kroger’s new clothing line Dip rolls into more stores
Steve Watkins at Cincinnati Business Courier
SpartanNash Q2 Sales: Food Distribution +4.3% / Military Segment +3.9% / Retail Comp -1.9%
Mattress Firm may get rescued by its biggest supplier
Josh Kosman at NY Post
Canada: Metro faces supplier pressure, expects higher grocery prices in the future
Montreal Gazette
Bloomingdale’s Sets Anti-Bullying Campaign
Sharon Edelsen at WWD
UK – Amazon’s one-day delivery ad banned as ‘misleading’
Meet the 23-year-old designer behind Target’s new clothing brand
Amanda Hancock at Quad-City Times
Doug McMillon to speak at invitation-only summit in Bentonville Oct. 18-21
Paul Gatling at Talk Business
Tiffany plans to begin a complete renovation of its NYC flagship store in spring 2019
Google doubles down on massive Seattle campus with another new building in Amazon’s backyard
Nat Levy at GeekWire
Amazon Prime Air drone gets delivered to Smithsonian for museum display in 2021
Alan Boyle at GeekWire
North Face plans move to Denver from Bay Area by 2020, transferring 650 jobs
Meijer Welcomes 45,000 College Freshmen to “Meijer Mania” – Complete with a DJ
Costco has a game for employees to win cash when a new store opens
Business Insider
Macy’s posts surprise same-store sales growth