Daily Headlines

April 23, 2019
Harvard Business Review: 4 Questions Retailers Need to Ask About Augmented Reality
Chicago: Kroger companies join Old Main Post Office growing tenant list
Crain's Chicago Business
Target caters to shoppers looking for ‘clean’ products with new brand
Kraft Heinz names Anheuser-Busch executive as new CEO
Kroger Struggles With Online Grocery Upheaval (WSJ subs.)
Heather Haddon at Wall Street Journal
Barnes and Noble offers free download of Mueller report
Chewy to create 1,200 jobs at new $55 million fulfillment center near Charlotte
Katherine Peralta at Charlotte Observer
J.C. Penney fills key spots on corporate team with Walmart, Target, Macy’s hires (Tiered subs.)
Maria Halkias at Dallas Morning News
Dick’s Sporting Goods will sell $350 Nike Adapt BB shoes at two U.S. stores on Friday
Tonya Garcia at MarketWatch
Neiman Marcus Pushes Into Growing Market for ‘Preloved’ Handbags (WSJ subs.)
Suzanne Kapner at Wall Street Journal
Smart & Final markets bring $500 million in sale to an investment firm
MarketWatch
Best Buy Continues To Bet On Digital Health With New TytoHome Deal
Andria Cheng at Forbes
World’s 50 Greatest Leaders (Doug McMillon/Lisa Woods #10)
Pier 1 Imports to close up to 145 stores
MarketWatch
Canadian retail sales jump 0.8 per cent in February – the first increase since October
Globe & Mail
Kroger and Nuro Launch Autonomous Grocery Delivery Service in Houston
French supermarket tests robot delivery
Metro Q2 food comp sales +4.3% / pharmacy comp sales +1.1%
Best Buy’s new CEO designed the retailer’s revival (Tiered subs.)
Bloomberg via LA Times
Amazon reportedly exploring free, ad-supported music streaming service
Nat Levy at GeekWire
J.Jill names Mark Webb as new CFO
Walmart CEO Doug McMillon in India to discuss strategy
Peerzada Abrar at Business Standard