Friday Tipsheet: Target Model on Ellen | Sam’s CEO on CBS | Wmart Leaks Logo


“Sam’s Club CEO Appears on CBS This Morning, Talks business’ focus on “digital transformation,” & micro business growth” by Amanda Cochran.  “Though Sam’s Club members still like to shop and enjoy “the thrill of the hunt,” Rosalind Brewer said there’s still growth to be had online.  “Currently, you can buy online and pick up in-club and have your delivery ready for you when you’re there. We think that there is more work to be done in that space.” See the video / Read more


“Sam’s Club CEO on why some small businesses owners love staying small” at CBS This Morning.  See the video


” ‘Photoshopped’ Target Model Appears on Ellen” by Natalie Matthews at Elle.  “Ellen hosted the model in the ads, Tanya Marie Keller, first priming the audience before Keller came out that she wanted to talk about the “so many things wrong” with the Photoshopping job. But then Keller appeared wearing giant prosthetic arms and proceeded to pretend they were real the whole time.” See the video / Read more


“Wal-Mart Execs ‘Maniacal’ about Driving Same-Store Sales” by Kim Souza at The City Wire.  “Wal-Mart’s recent communication clearly signals a ‘take no prisoners’ approach to growing their topline and comp sales. You can hear it in their voices. They’re back on offense and ready to take it to the competition,” said Jason Long, CEO of Shift Marketing Group.”  Read more


March Same-Store Sales:

“Walmart Mexico Same-Store Sales Down 3%” Read more

“Walgreen’s Same-Store Sales +3.5%; Front-End -3.4%”  Read the release

“Rite-Aid Same-Store Sales +.7%; Front-End -5%”  Read the release


“Furious father confronts Justin Bieber in Walmart” by Will Payne at Daily Mail.  “Local man Mike Malcho, who claims to have known Justin all his life, says he saw Bieber and his ’30 goons’, ‘walking through the store like they owned the place with no regards (sic) to employees or others’…The father-of-three was so incensed by 20-year-old Bieber’s behaviour he confronted him and his entourage and told them exactly what he thought of them.”  Read more / See the pics


“Sam’s Club/Gallup Microbusiness Tracker:  69% say owning their business is the ideal job”  “In collaboration with Gallup, Sam’s Club unveiled a new quarterly tracking poll today focused on America’s smallest businesses – microbusinesses — with five or fewer workers.”  Read the release


“Florida St. Unhappy with Walmart for Leaking New Logo” by Zac Ellis at Sports Illustrated.  “’s Bud Elliott reported that the school’s revamped logo, which was teased in a video last month, leaked at a Walmart. According to Elliott, Florida State officials had planned to reveal the updated logo on Friday, April 11.”  Read more / See the tweets & pics


“Lowe’s Statement on $18.1 Mil Fine” at Charlotte Observer.  “Karen Cobb, a spokeswoman for Lowe’s, issued this statement on Wednesday: “Over the last 12 years, the California district attorneys have investigated a number of retailers for allegedly disposing of hazardous materials improperly by placing them in dumpsters. As part of our commitment to complying with local, state and federal regulations concerning disposal of hazardous waste, Lowe’s agreed to the settlement.”  Read more


“Walmart heiress rumored to be mystery buyer of $70M Penthouse in NYC” by Emily Smith at NY Post.  “Walmart heiress Alice Walton is rumored to be the mystery buyer of the $70 million “Jewel of Fifth Avenue,” the most expensive co-op in NYC history.  Walton, worth $34.9 billion, is whispered to have purchased the penthouse at 960 Fifth Ave. that belonged to the late Seagram honcho Edgar Bronfman Sr.”  Read more


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