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Boot Barn Q3 comp sales +4.6% Press release


Belk reportedly nears a deal to file for bankruptcy, give lenders an equity stake at CNBC. Read more


Tractor Supply names ex-Michaels exec to SVP/GM of Petsense business “Matthew Rubin…served as Senior Vice President of Business Development & Growth at The Michaels Companies…At September 26, 2020, (Tractor Supply) operated 183 Petsense stores in 25 states.” Press release


Forget winning, can Amazon survive in India? at TechCrunch. Read more


Ten largest federal lobbying companies in 2020 (Amazon #2) at Wall Street Journal. “Facebook and Amazon topped all other U.S. companies in federal lobbying expenditures last year, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis of the most recent disclosures. It was the second straight year they outspent all other companies, including stalwarts such as AT&T Inc. and Boeing Co.” WSJ subs.


Amazon to hike fees for Spanish users after new digital tax at Reuters. “Amazon will raise fees for Spanish companies using its platform by 3% from April after the government imposed a digital tax, a company document seen by Reuters showed.” Read more


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ShopRite will close pharmacies at 62 of its stores in several states over the next month at NJ Advance Media. “The pharmacy industry is highly competitive and we were unable to sustain sufficient sales despite our marketing efforts, which led to the difficult decision to close these store pharmacies,” O’Shea said.” Read more


Judge OKs Hy-Vee’s $20M Data Breach Settlement Law 360 subs.


Amazon Expands Boston Tech Hub With Plans to Create 3,000 New Jobs “…Amazon leased a new 17-story office tower located at One Boston Wharf Road in the 33-acre Boston Seaport project…Set for completion in 2024, One Boston Wharf Road will also feature a community dog park, ground-floor retail space and a new performing arts center…” Press release


PepsiCo, Beyond Meat partner to develop new plant-based snacks at Reuters. Read more


Amazon worker discovers newborn baby abandoned after carjacking at Fox Business. “The deliveryman took the baby to a neighbor, who took the child inside their home and called the police, the outlet reported. When Flores returned to his route, he spotted police nearby searching for the infant and directed them to the neighbor’s home…” Read more


Arianna Huffington: Why HR is the most important leader in the C-suite at Human Resources Director. “Earlier this month, Thrive entered into a huge partnership with Walmart Canada – equipping 100,000 associates throughout the business with the skills and resources they need to drive cultural change. Through this partnership, people will have access to real-time advice on how best to lead, survive, and ‘thrive’ in this new world of work.” Read more


Sub Pop Records opens new retail shop at the base of an Amazon headquarters tower at GeekWire. “Sub Pop joked in its blog post that it was “striking while the iron is ice cold.” Sub Pop on 7th, at 2130 7th Ave., is located at the base of the 37-story re:Invent tower…” Read more


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