Daily Headlines

February 24, 2019
Serena Williams joins online retailer Poshmark’s board of directors
Walmart’s ‘Baby Savings Day’ event is Saturday at these stores
JD.com’s drones take flight to Japan in partnership with Rakuten
Jon Russell at TechCrunch
Duke’s Zion Williamson blows out his shoe, injures knee, and Nike gasps in horror
MarketWatch
Target will extend its trendy kids’ clothing line, Art Class, to toddlers
A Bullseye View
Walmart takes online ad sales in house (Tiered subs.)
Jack Neff at Ad Age
Amazon’s ‘collaborative’ robots offer peek into the future
Catherine Triomphe at AFP via Yahoo Finance
Kroger and Ocado announce two additional sites for automated warehouses
Amazon Ad Revenue to Top $11B This Year: eMarketer Study
Dog Days Aren’t Over for Pet Store Rivals (WSJ subs.)
Wall Street Journal
Charlotte Russe will close if it can’t find a buyer
Charisse Jones at USA Today
PayPal CEO predicts digital payments industry will mature into a $100 trillion market
Rite Aid and GNC Extend Partnership Through 2022
Rebag, which resells second-hand luxury purses, is a on a path to open 25 stores and hire 200 employees in the next three years.
April Berthene at Internet Retailer
The World’s 50 Most Innovative Co’s 2019: Stitch Fix #5, Target #11
Fast Company
Companies were boxed off to avoid spies at this year’s Toy Fair
Lisa Fickenscher at NY Post
Walmart tractor-trailers going to some of its stores to let customers experience “How to Train Your Dragon” using virtual reality
…Afterwards, customers are directed to a branded, physical gift shop where they can make purchases.
TechCrunch
New York will lose the bulk of the 25,000 jobs that were promised by Amazon HQ2
…The man who delivered the death blow to Amazon deal
…Amazon reportedly held last-minute negotiations with union and local officials before canceling New York HQ2 plans
Why Target sat out the Grammys (Tiered subs.)
Adrianne Pasquarelli at Ad Age