Tipsheet: Ex-Target Doc Named CEO of Startup | Seattle Scheduling Law Likely | C-Store for Super Rich | Wegmans #40 Workplace w/Gen Y


Former Target top doc named CEO of $500M Google-backed startup by Katharine Grayson at Minneapolis/St.Paul Business Journal. “(Dr. Josh) Riff served as Minneapolis-based Target’s chief medical director for about five years and its director of health and wellbeing for one year. He played a leadership role in developing Target’s in-store clinic strategy.” Read more


Seattle: ‘Secure scheduling’ law appears likely to pass Seattle City Council by Janet I. Tu. “The council committee that’s been working on the issue for several months approved an amended bill Tuesday, setting the stage for next week’s vote. Passage by the full council is likely: Five of Seattle’s nine council members were at the committee meeting Tuesday and all voted in favor of it.” Read more


An Exclusive Gas Station Only for the Ultra-Wealthy by John Elliot at Mansion Global. “GP Club, a recently announced venture from Guess Petroleum, itself a division of the luxury-focused Guess Corp., will offer the super rich a rest stop that is more akin to a country club. The members-only establishment has a list of amenities that would make Midas blush, including a steakhouse, sleeping suites, an on-site pool and water park, a medical clinic, a designer boutique, a hair salon and more.” Read more


Fortune: 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials (QuikTrip #31, Sheetz #35, REI #39, Wegmans #40…) See the full list


Walmart India CEO: Allowing a little of non-food would have been nice at Economic Times. Read more


Barneys reflects on fashion history with vintage pop-up at Luxury Daily. “This pop-up is Resee’s first in New York. Barneys has situated the temporary shop in shop on the fourth floor, placing the vintage merchandise next to today’s ready-to-wear. Included within the selection are pieces from Yves Saint Laurent in the 1970s, 1990s Alaïa and Tom Ford’s Gucci.” Read more


Porch downsizes Seattle office space, signs deal with Williams-Sonoma by Casey Coombs at Puget Sound Business Journal. “After the October layoffs, Porch stopped filling open positions and continued to reduce its headcount. The company began hiring again in the second quarter. “Right now we have 24 open positions – which include 10 sales-related roles – on a base of about 300 staff,” the spokesperson said.” Read more


Google Express brings its two-day delivery service to Twin Cities by Kavita Kumar at Star Tribune. “It has been operating in Rochester, Minn., since last fall. It has been making a bigger push into the Midwest in the last year or so and went live in Minneapolis on Tuesday.” Read more


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Toys “R” Us Q2 Comp Sales +0.5% Press release


Tiffany taps former P&G executive as CFO by Barrett J. Brunsman at Cincinnati Business Courier. “Mark Erceg, 47, the former general manager for global investor relations for Cincinnati-based P&G, will join Tiffany as CFO and executive vice president on Oct. 18.” Read more


Mall of America: Disturbances lead to 10 arrests by Tim Harlow at Star Tribune. “Cody Bergren, 24, of Minneapolis, and his girlfriend had just arrived for an evening of dining and shopping and felt that “the vibe was just off”…He took an elevator to the third floor where he saw a group of 20 to 30 teens and adults forming and chanting something he could not understand.” Read more


Hanjin Shipping’s Crisis Is Causing a Trailer Shortage in the U.S. via Fortune. “If it’s not fixed in the next couple of weeks, I think you’ll see a huge ripple effect across the industry,” said Weston LaBar, executive director for the Harbor Trucking Association in Long Beach, California.” Read more


Weis Markets Announces Plans To Convert 38 Food Lion Locations Press release


Publix to begin testing Starbucks kiosks in stores by Ashley Gurbal Kritzer at Tampa Bay Business Journal. “…there will be other Starbucks kiosks in other stores, but “the locations and timing are still being developed.” Read more


How Halal Food Became a $20 Billion Hit in America by Jeff Green & Craig Giammona at Bloomberg. “Shahed Amanullah could only find about 200 places that served halal food in 1998, when he launched a website to help Americans find it. Today, he’s tracking 7,600, and he says halal is making inroads even among people who are wary of Muslims.” Read more


Toy makers have been spying on kids across the country at NY Post. “Viacom, Mattel, Hasbro and JumpStart — have agreed to pay fines totaling $835,000 after a two-year investigation, dubbed “Operation Child Tracker,” found that they had allowed advertisers to post ads with tracking technology.” Read more


Z Gallerie Taps Style Influencers for New, Ongoing Collaboration by Jared Shelly at Curalate. “Called the Z List, this group of influencers will collaborate with the fashion-forward home décor brand to curate their own style stories around both campaign-related and seasonally relevant products.” See the Z Listers


Robot Gets Loose at New York Fashion Week, Runs Into People by Tom Teodorczuk at Heatstreet. “…the Double robot was disabled after it kept bumping into people and signs, a Michael Kors source told Heat Street. “As well as hitting things, Double got knocked over quite a few times so we had to stop the robot from moving. By Saturday it was stationary and just being used to take pictures,” the source said.” Read more


WalMart greeter turns 99 years old – honored by County supervisors at ABC 9 News. “They even brought her birthday cake. Mikki still works fulltime at WalMart. They call her the “ultimate role model” of their “Happy to Help” philosophy.” See the video / Read more


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