Friday Tipsheet: D.Tree New COO | Pitt Likes Chickens | Nstrom 14k sf Photo | Trump Hits Macy’s


Nordstrom sets up 14,000-square-foot photo on the roof of its downtown Seattle store by Angel Gonzalez at Seattle Times. “The installation is designed to look like a screenshot of a leopard dress in an Instagram feed.” See the photos / Read more


WSJ: Target Goes for Local Cool by Christina Binkley. “In a program dubbed “Local Pride by Todd Snyder” that is set to roll out in 15 Boston stores next week, Mr. Snyder has created a collection of T-shirts and other products that play off uniquely local proclivities, often with a wink: “Wicked Smaht” T-shirts in Boston will take a poke at the local accent.” Read more (Subscription)


Amazon says ‘Prime Day’ will be annual event at Chicago Tribune. “(Walmart) said that the last three days have been some of its best ever for online orders…It noted that Wednesday was the highest day of the year for same-day pickup at its stores, with orders increasing triple digits over the same day last year.” Read more


Crayola announces huge, colorful attraction at Mall of America by Kavita Kumar at Star Tribune. “Crayola executives decided to begin rolling out these interactive concepts as a way to help inspire children’s creativity…The first, in Easton, opened in 2013…Crayola opened a second location in a mall in Orlando earlier this month.” Read more


Trump: Macy’s Stores Suck via Cincinnati Business Courier. “I hope the boycott of @Macys continues forever,” Trump tweeted to his 3.2 million followers on Thursday. “So many people are cutting up their cards. Macy’s stores suck and they are bad for U.S.A.” Read more


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Why Brad Pitt just slammed Costco over chickens by Benjamin Snyder at Fortune. “The Associated Press reported that Pitt sent a letter to Costco’s CEO recently asking the chain to change its ways.” Read more


Rona Inc to buy its 20 franchise stores in effort to simplify retail network at The Financial Post. “Rona says it will focus on sales at its independent dealers, who operate at 275 affiliated stores, and its own network of corporate stores.” Read more


Dollar Tree Names Michael Witynski Chief Operating Officer Read the release


Grocery chain Haggen laying off workers as it struggles in Southland CA by Shan Li & Whip Villarreal at LA Times. “The Pacific Northwest chain this year bought 146 Albertsons, Vons, Pavilions and Safeway stores, including 83 in California, mostly in the south. It has spent the last few months converting them to the Haggen brand and keeping most of the store employees.” Read more


Plated raises $35M — and now it wants a piece of Whole Foods by Teresa Novellino at New York Business Journal. “Similar to competitors like Blue Apron and HelloFresh, Plated delivers chef-designed recipes and ingredients that allow consumers to cook fresh meals at home.” Read more


Hostess may bring deep fried Twinkies to the freezer aisle at NY Post. Read more



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