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May 27, 2019
Target Looks to Acquire WPP’s Retail Ad Firm Triad (WSJ subs.)
Alexandra Bruell at Wall Street Journal
Ross Stores Q1 comp sales +2.0%
The Buckle Q1 comp sales -1.3%
Cato Q1 comp sales -1.0%
Rapper Ice-T gets Amazon’s attention after saying he ‘almost shot’ a delivery driver
Kurt Schlosser at GeekWire
Walmart cybersecurity team handles over 200 billion events annually
Kim Souza at Talk Business
Amazon real estate chief: ‘I want to change the way that people work within the four walls’
Taylor Soper at GeekWire
Best Buy Q1 comp sales +1.1%
Jeff Bezos, can you take my return? Inside one of the most unusual Amazon annual meetings ever
Todd Bishop at GeekWire
Amazon is reportedly building a wellness device that senses emotions in your voice
TechCrunch
The World’s Most Valuable Brands 2019 (Amazon #4, Walmart #26, H.Depot #32)
JCPenney Announces Shawn Gensch as Chief Customer Officer
Urban Outfitters to Start Renting Its Clothes (WSJ subs.)
Khadeeja Safdar at Wall Street Journal
U.S. Postal Service Starts Testing Self-Driving Trucks
TechCrunch
Nordstrom’s massive department store for women set to open this October in New York
Dressbarn plans to shut all 650 stores
SpartanNash Q1 retail comp sales -0.3%
Flipkart founder: How I sold my business to Walmart for $16 billion
Amazon Prime Boss Named CEO of Google-Backed Quantum Computing Startup
Watchdog group sues Walmart for selling “nonsense” homeopathic remedies
Rina Raphael at Fast Company
Walmart, Target, Bed Bath must face lawsuit over fake ‘Egyptian’ cotton
Postmates workers want minimum delivery guarantees and at least $15 per hour
TechCrunch