Macy’s Names Nata Dvir Chief Merchandising Officer “She currently serves as Macy’s senior vice president and general business manager for Beauty and Center Core merchandise.” Press release
Alibaba founder Jack Ma is lying low for the time being, but he’s not missing at CNBC. Read more
Podcast Merch Has Become Big Business at The Wall Street Journal. “Marisa Morales, the head of merchandising at Stitcher, a podcast conglomerate, said that sales of merchandise associated with Stitcher shows like “WTF with Marc Maron,” “Sklarbro Country” and “Freakonomics Radio” are roughly doubling every year. She likened the excitement surrounding, say, a newly launched mug from “The Office Ladies,” a podcast about the bygone sitcom, to the frenetic hype around the release of Air Jordan sneakers. Hundreds of coffee cups can sell out in hours.” WSJ subs.
Haven, the Amazon-Berkshire-JPMorgan venture to disrupt health care, is disbanding after 3 years at CNBC. “…insiders claim that it will allow the founding companies to implement ideas from the project on their own, tailoring them to the specific needs of their employees, who are mostly concentrated in different cities.” Read more
Blue Apron Names Randy J. Greben Chief Financial Officer “Prior to joining Blue Apron, Greben was Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer at ANN Inc., which was a subsidiary of Ascena Retail Group, Inc.” Press release
Apple temporarily closes all remaining Apple Stores in the UK at The Verge. Read more
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Boris Johnson orders England to stay at home … again at Politico. “…Brits will be stuck at home — with schools and non-essential shops closed — for around six weeks, as the other U.K. nations are implementing similar measures.” Read more
Police Give All Clear After Queens Place Mall Evacuated Due To ‘Hoax Device’ at CBS New York. “It looks a little jenky, not gonna lie. Like someone made it in their basement or something, but that’s still scary someone had the time and patience to do that and scare everyone,” said Monique Wright of Forest Hills.” Read more
Costco coronavirus outbreak in Washington prompts demand for vaccine for frontline employees at Fox Business. Read more
2021 Retail Winners – Early Predictions at Placer.ai “Albertsons, Kroger & Publix have already had a huge year with visits from January through November up 5.3% for Albertsons and 0.7% for Kroger with Publix down just 1.7% even though it operated heavily in Florida, one of the hardest hit states…” Read more
Amazon purchases eleven aircraft from Delta Air Lines and WestJet Airlines to join the Amazon Air cargo Press release
…Amazon said it’s the first time it has purchased planes for its delivery network. Over the past couple of years, Amazon has been leasing planes to build its fleet. at AP. Read more
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Jeff Bezos donated richest gift of 2020
Rubik’s Cube Movie and Game Show in Development
Shopper fatally shot inside West Nashville Target
Anti-mask rally planned at WinCo Foods store
CVS Pharmacy launches Best of Our Brands awards
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