Tipsheet: Best Buy +15% | Lowe’s Won’t Enforce | Hannaford: Tobacco Out


Verizon, Walmart partner for exclusive Yahoo Mail grocery shopping venture at Fox Business. “The partnership, which has been named “Groceries from Walmart,” is the first of its kind. Yahoo users will be able to add items to their virtual shopping cart straight from their email inbox as well as keep track of promotions, coupons and news, Verizon said in a press release Monday.” Read more


Best Buy’s online sales jumped more than three-fold in the current quarter through July 18, while overall sales rose about 15% since it started reopening stores on June 15 at CNBC. Read more


Lowe’s won’t enforce its new COVID-19 customer mask mandate, citing worker safety at Charlotte Observer/MSN. “We will not ask our associates to put their safety at risk by confronting customers about wearing masks, so we are consistently requesting that customers wear masks for the safety of everyone in our stores,” according to the company statement.” Read more


Winn-Dixie reverses stance on masks at CNN. “Beginning Monday, July 27, we will be requiring masks to be worn by customers to help reduce the spread of [Covid-19],” Joe Caldwell, the director of corporate communications and government affairs for Southeastern Grocers.” Read more


Home Depot accelerating its investments in resets of its outdoor power categories – discontinues the Ego line of outdoor power equipment Press release


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Sunscreen Chemicals Accumulate in Body at High Levels at Wall Street Journal. “According to the FDA, if active ingredients are found in the blood at a level of 0.5 nanograms per milliliter or higher, they should be analyzed to determine whether they increase the risk of cancer, birth defects or other adverse effects. The maximum concentration of the six chemicals examined most recently by the FDA ranged from 3.3 nanograms per milliliter to 258.1…” WSJ subs.


Pilot announces that CEO Jimmy Haslam will become chairman of the board on January 1, 2021, and has named Shameek Konar, the company’s chief strategy officer, as CEO at that time Press release


Hannaford Supermarkets plans to phase out tobacco products at all of its 180-plus stores at Progressive Grocer. Read more


Neiman Marcus has launched Your Neiman’s – a digital hub where customers can learn about and access a variety of offerings, including expanded luxury services and experiences Press release


Kroger announces a new variable annuity pension plan that improves security for future retirement benefits Press release


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