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J.D. Power Top Paint Retailers: Menards Beats Lowe’s & Home Depot  See the retailer and brand rankings


CNN: Walmart fired 2,200 to fix the plumbing by Katie Lobosco. “Everybody just panicked and started crying,” said Venanzi Luna, a manager of the deli department at the Pico Rivera, Calif. store.” Read more


How Macy’s found its fit in the Hispanic market by Rick Wartzman at Fortune. “About 18 months ago, executives flew to Mexico City and visited 16 shopping centers in four days. They convened panels of consumers in California, Texas, and Florida. They met with developers of malls geared toward Hispanic Americans. They parsed sales statistics. And they scanned more than 20,000 bodies of potential customers, analyzing their physiques.” Read more


Canada: Costco customers take a gander at goose at CBC News. “Staff have dubbed the two Kirk (after Kirkland products) and Loosey (as in Goosey). Some water and food has been left out for the birds.” Read more


Dallas: Inside the New & Massive Nebraska Furniture Mart by Korri Kezar at Dallas Business Journal. See the video / Read more


Bed, Bath & Beyond Chairman Sells 165K+ Shares Valued at over $12 Million at WKRB. Read more


Walgreens Boots Alliance international HQ will remain in Deerfield (IL) by Steve Sadin at Chicago Tribune. “The firm had previously considered relocating its headquarters to Switzerland and moving operations to an office in downtown Chicago.” Read more


Meet six-figure entrepreneurs behind the Etsy IPO by Kate Rogers at CNBC. Read more


Couple Drives Five Hours for Bass Pro Grand Opening in Atlantic City at Press of Atlantic City.  See the video / Read more


Austin’s all-green version of Home Depot wants to grow nationally soon by Michael Theis at Austin Business Journal. “In an announcement that the company is seeking a new round of financing, TreeHouse co-founder and president Jason Ballard disclosed that his company is scouting sites in California, Colorado, the Pacific Northwest, and major Texas cities for its next store.” Read more


Walgreens Brings ‘Red Nose Day’ to US “Red Nose Day has been celebrated in the United Kingdom for more than 25 years and encourages people to don red noses and have a good laugh for a good cause.” Read the release


Canadian Tire CEO Interviewed by Calgary Herald  Read more


Frederick’s of Hollywood closes all of its stores by Tom Huddleston Jr. at Fortune. “In February, Frederick’s said it planned to shut down 31 stores, which represented roughly one-third of its locations, by this month.” Read more


W.W. Grainger closes in on capturing 40% of sales online by Paul Demery at Internet Retailer. Read more


Meijer Curbside Eyes Expansion Later this Year Read the release


E-cig use climbs to 13% with Teenagers by Sabrina Tavernise at NY Times. “The sharp rise of e-cigarettes, together with a substantial increase in the use of hookah pipes, led to 400,000 additional young people using a tobacco product in 2014, the first increase in years.” Read more



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