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CVS introduces prescription drug delivery at CNBC. “CVS will charge $4.99. For same-day delivery, the company will charge $8.99. It’s now expanding (same-day delivery from NYC) to Boston, Miami, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Washington, D.C…CVS will ship the products through the U.S. Postal Service.” Read more


Costco’s Craig Jelinek named “Best CEO for Women” (Menear #17, Bezos #24, Joly #39) at MarketWatch. Top 50 list


Want to be Walmart CMO? Tony Rogers Switches to Sam’s in New Role by Jack Neff at Ad Age. “Walmart U.S. Chief Marketing Officer Tony Rogers is moving over to sibling Sam’s Club in the newly created role of chief member officer — a surprise move that takes him from running marketing for the world’s biggest retail chain…” Read more (Tiered subs.)


Kroger Named to Computerworld’s Top 100 Best Places to Work in IT Press release | Computerworld ranking 


Big Companies Are Creating More of Their Ads In-House by Alexandra Bruell at Wall Street Journal. “Shortly after Chief Marketing Officer Whit Alexander joined Best Buy in 2015, the electronics retailer ended its agency-of-record relationship with Crispin Porter + Bogusky and began investing in more of its own marketing capabilities, hiring designers, writers and production talent. More recently, Best Buy has invested in analytics talent as it seeks to create more targeted and effective ads, and plans to hire dozens of marketing folks across creative and media, Mr. Alexander says.” Read more (Subs.)


Here’s what Walgreens’ new downtown digs will look like by Brigid Sweeney at Crain’s Chicago Business. “Standing in the marble lobby of the long-vacant Old Main Post Office in the Loop, Walgreens co-COO Alex Gourlay and Mayor Rahm Emanuel this morning unveiled a glimpse of the drugstore giant’s huge new downtown office…” Pics/Read more


At Home Chief Merchandising Officer Honored With 2018 Women In Business Award Press release


Wayfair finalizes Boston’s second-largest office deal of 2018 by Catherine Carlock at Boston Business Journal. “Wayfair Inc. has finalized a lease for 395,000 square feet in Back Bay…second only to Amazon’s 430,000-square-foot office lease in Boston’s Seaport District.” Read more


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Best Buy signs lease for DC in North Carolina’s Raleigh/Durham area by Ben Graham at Triangle Business Journal. Read more


Toys ‘R’ Us says more than 115 companies interested in brand by Lisa Fickenscher at NY Post. “…it has had “substantive communication with over 85 such parties.” An auction date to sell its US intellectual property was pushed back last week to Aug. 6 from Monday…” Read more


53% of adults between the ages of 21 and 37 are receiving financial help from a parent or guardian at CNBC. Read more


Why food companies and supermarkets are threatened by the rise of takeout, drive-thrus and meal kits by Spencer Jakab at Wall Street Journal. “According to Bureau of Labor Statistics, food spending for meals prepared at home grew by less than 2% a year from 2013 to 2016 while spending on meals prepared elsewhere grew more than 20%.” Read more (Subs.)


Rent-A-Center to be Acquired by Vintage Capital for $15.00 Per Share in Cash Press release


Amazon targets hotels with new ‘Alexa for Hospitality’ voice service, inks Marriott deal by Taylor Soper at GeekWire. Read more


Home Depot to be third major U.S. retailer to ban deadly paint strippers Read more


Will Cabela’s credit card office stay in Lincoln? Some aren’t so sure by Paige Yowell at Omaha World-Herald.”Capital One says it plans to keep the Cabela’s credit card office in Lincoln it acquired last year, but some experts say that’s no long-term guarantee. The office services the Cabela’s CLUB credit card and has more than 450 employee.” Read more


Amazon HQ receives 150k signatures urging company to stop selling facial recognition software to cops by Monica Nickelsburg a GeekWire. Read more


Bain to acquire Varsity Brands, a top maker of cheerleader uniforms and school spirit items, for roughly $2.5 billion at CNBC. Read more


Burglars make off with $100k of Apple products after rappelling through Best Buy store ceiling at WSB-TV 2 Atlanta. “Someone that comes in, it’s a ‘Mission Impossible’ style burglary,” Sgt. Robert Parsons told Petchenik. Parsons said once inside, the burglars burrowed into a storage room and stole thousands in iPhones, iPads, Mac books and more.” Video/Read more


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