Tipsheet: Kroger +1.6% | Costco +8.5% | Publix #3 Diverse | Wgreen Next-Day Rx


Kroger Q3 comp sales (without fuel) +1.6% / Total sales -0.3% Press release


…Kroger Earnings Beat But Comp Sales Fall Short at Investor’s Business Daily. “Wall Street expected Kroger earnings per share to fall 2% to 43 cents (actual = 48 cents)…Comp sales were expected to rise 1.7% excluding fuel (actual = 1.6%), according to Consensus Metrix.” Read more


Costco Nov. comp sales (excluding fuel) +8.5% Press release


Five Below Q3 comp sales +4.8% Press release


Walgreens launches next-day prescription delivery with FedEx at CNBC. “The delivery service is part of Walgreens Express, which also lets customers preview the cost of their prescriptions and prepay for those that are eligible. Patients can pay $4.99 to have their qualifying prescription drug delivered as early as the next day or choose to pick it up in stores, checking out in a special express line.” Read more


At Home Q3 comp sales +5.2% Press release


Michaels Q3 comp sales +3.8% Press release


Target illegally dumped hazardous waste in California. Now, it has to pay $7.4 million by Andrew Sheeler at Sacramento Bee. “…improperly disposing of items such as electronics, batteries, aerosol cans, compact fluorescent light bulbs and medical waste in landfills, according to a statement from Attorney General Xavier Becerra’s office.” Read more


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The 100 Best Workplaces for Diversity (Publix #3, Wegmans #4, Foot Locker #43, Burlington #44) at Fortune. List


Infant ibuprofen recall: Walmart, CVS Pharmacy and Family Dollar lots impacted by Joel Shannon at USA Today. “The products were labeled to contain 50 mg of Ibuprofen per 1.25 mL. The company said there is a “remote possibility” the increased amount of ibuprofen could lead to permanent kidney injury in infants.” Read more


Golden Globe Nominations: Complete List at Variety


Macy’s was almost the department store in ‘Elf.’ by Sarah Brookbank at Cincinnati Enquirer. “Macy’s Santa is supposed to be the real Santa, so the company wanted to cut the scene where Buddy finds out about the impostor. “We had to think long and hard about it,” Favreau said. “We ended up filming it in the cafeteria of a mental hospital in Vancouver instead of Macy’s because we had to build our own version of it because we were unwilling to change the content.” Tiered subs.


The Bloomberg 50 (Patagonia CEO, Nextdoor CEO) List


Amazon has apparently — and quietly — silenced its Amazon Tap smart speaker by Frank Catalano at GeekWire. Read more


The Hollywood Reporter’s 2018 Women in Entertainment Power 100 List


C&S Wholesale Grocers to Acquire Olean Wholesale Grocery Cooperative Press release


1 critical, 54 Amazon workers treated after bear repellent discharge in N.J. warehouse at NJ Advance Media. “…after being exposed to bear repellent that discharged when a can was punctured by an automated machine Wednesday morning inside the building, officials said.” Read more


Cheesecake Factory / Door Dash free slice promotion takes ugly turn at Daily Mail. “A fight broke out and one man was apprehended by cops and charged with disorderly conduct. Roads were blocked, cars were towed and tickets issued during the chaos.” Pics/Read more


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