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Walmart divides Black Friday deals into 3 separate events that kick off online at CNBC. “Walmart’s first Black Friday event will start online Nov. 4 and in stores Nov. 7 and feature toys, electronics and home products. The second event, focused on electronics such as TVs, smartphones, computers and tablets along with some items from other merchandise categories, will begin online Nov. 11 and in stores Nov. 14. And the third event will kick off online Nov. 25 and in stores Nov. 27 — the same day as the usual post-Thanksgiving shopping event. It will have a range of items from electronics and toys to apparel and seasonal decor.” Read more


…TODAY ON TODAY – Walmart CEO outlines plans to keep customers safe during holiday shopping at Today Show. “In an exclusive interview with NBC business and tech correspondent Jo Ling Kent, John Furner, president and CEO of Walmart U.S., explains how they’re reimagining holiday shopping to reduce crowd size and chaos during the pandemic – including a plan for three Black Fridays.” 3:43 video


LVMH to win EU antitrust approval for Tiffany deal: sources at Reuters. “The U.S. Committee on Foreign Investment and antitrust enforcers in Australia, Canada, China and South Korea have already given the green light to the deal.” Read more


Thousands of Amazon workers demand time off to vote at NBC News. “More than 1,500 Amazon tech workers added their support to the petition one hour after it was launched internally Tuesday morning. By noon PT, the petition had reached 3,243 supporters.” Read more


Urban Outfitters Promotes CFO to COO as Part of Executive Shuffle at Wall Street Journal. “Chief Financial Officer Frank Conforti has been named COO and co-president. Mr. Conforti has served as Urban Outfitters’s CFO since 2012…” WSJ subs.


Panera Bread becomes first national chain to label entrees as climate friendly at CNBC. “Whenever the ingredients of the chain’s salads, sandwiches and soups collectively have a footprint of less than 5.38 kilograms of carbon dioxide equivalent, the menu item will carry a badge proclaiming the entree a “Cool Food Meal,” the designation from the World Resources Institute.” Read more


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Apple’s new iPhone 12 won’t come with free headphones or power adapters at TechCrunch. “Customers already have over 700 million Lightning headphones, and many customers have moved to a wireless experience,” said (Apple’s) Jackson. “There are also over 2 billion Apple power adapters out in the world, and that’s not counting the billions of third-party adapters.” Read more


Lowe’s donates over $9 million to help keep homes safe and affordable in Charlotte at Charlotte Observer. “…include(s): $1.67 million to Habitat for Humanity…$200,000 in gift cards to Charlotte Center City Partners for artists to maintain the Uptown Black Lives Matter and Beatties Ford Strong murals.” Read more


Starbucks pledges to have 30% of corporate workforce identify as a minority by 2025 at CNBC. Read more


Pilgrim’s Pride to pay more than $110 million to settle chicken price-fixing charges at CNN. “Earlier this year, senior executives from Colorado-based Pilgrim’s and Georgia-based Claxton Poultry Farms — major US chicken producers — were indicted for conspiring to fix prices and rig bids on broiler chickens, which are sold to grocery stores and restaurants.” Read more | WSJ subs.


Fed-up bride ambushes fiancé for surprise wedding at Target at NY Post. “In a now-viral video taken by shocked shopper Ashley Domingues, 37, and posted to TikTok last Friday, the impatient bride, dressed in white — and with a bridesmaid and pastor in tow — ambushed her beau as he stocked Halloween costumes onto the shelves of the superstore. “You put this ring on my finger two years ago,” said the bull’s-eye bridezilla…“It’s time to do it or get out.” Read more/Video


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