Tipsheet: REI HQ For Sale | Lowe’s Hero Employees | Kroger Offers Covid Test


REI looks to sell brand new Seattle-area HQ at GeekWire. “The dramatic events of 2020 have challenged us to reexamine and rethink every aspect of our business and many of the assumptions of the past. That includes where and how we work,” REI President and CEO Eric Artz told employees in a video…” Read more


Amazon cuts more than 1,200 delivery contract jobs, even as that part of its business booms at CNBC. “While Amazon continues to cull poor-performing delivery partners, the program has grown quickly since it launched two years ago. There are now more than 1,300 DSPs across five countries that have added 85,000 jobs and delivered more than 1.8 billion packages worldwide…” Read more


Tapestry shares jump as retailer posts narrower-than-expected loss at CNBC. “Coach sales fell 53%, while sales at Kate Spade dropped 51%, and sales at its Stuart Weitzman brand plunged 61% during the quarter.” Read more


J.C. Penney Plods On In Talks Toward Sale Deal at WWD via Yahoo. “The retailer’s advisers told a Texas bankruptcy court on Wednesday that constructive negotiations are still ongoing, and that the company believes it is close to an agreement.” Read more


Amazon removes non-disparagement clause from podcast agreement after backlash at GeekWire. “Although the non-disparagement clause has been removed, the standard agreement still includes a provision requiring participants to refrain from disclosing information that Amazon considers confidential.” Read more


Shoppers Drug Mart pilots first managed medical clinic in Toronto Press release


With test delays across country, Kroger and CVS Health say they can help businesses, college campuses at CNBC. “With a nasal swab and a test tube, hundreds of Kroger employees have given themselves a Covid-19 test at home. The nation’s largest supermarket chain said Thursday it wants to sell the at-home test kits to employers trying to reopen or stay open as the coronavirus pandemic continues.” Read more


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Dr. Martens repays UK COVID-19 aid after sales boom at NY Post. Read more


A back-to-school shopping season like no other has parents, retailers scrambling at Milwaukee Journal Sentinel via USA Today. “What retailers have to do is understand the downdraft of back to school and catch the updraft of selling more goods related to living, learning and working from home,” Flickinger added…” Read more


Metro Q3: Food comp +15.6% / Pharmacy comp +1.0% Press release


Retailers like Nordstrom hiring influencers to boost in-store foot traffic, promote safe shopping at Fox Business. “Nordstrom worked with style blogger Wendy Nguyen, who boasts a following of 1.1 million on Instagram, for a sponsored post highlighting the store’s new health and safety measures. In it, she posed with a handbag, and alongside shoes from Manolo Blahnik in the store’s shoe department.” Read more


PVH’s new Chief Human Resources Officer comes from Nike Press release


Lowe’s recognizes employees who thwarted man with an ax at WANE 15. “…’Then I’m laying on the guys back, slobbered all over my arm. I’m laying on his back, Nick is laying on his legs, Greg’s laying on his arm, and we were laying like that for like it felt like ten minutes until the cops got there.” Video/Read more


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Target store manager kicks police off premises

Stop & Shop phasing out Peapod app

Unlike Amazon, eBay won’t pass along UK tax to sellers

College students trapped at home are redecorating childhood bedrooms

Costco employees save woman with defibrillator

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