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Target expands beauty offerings with makeup made for women of color by Kavita Kumar at Star Tribune. “They are launching today on and will roll out to hundreds of stores next month where they will receive prime billing on two prominent displays at the end of aisles to draw more attention.” Read more (tiered subs.)


Walmart to roll out redesigned website next month at CNBC. “The company said Tuesday that a new will roll out to customers as soon as next month. It’s been years since the company made such large-scale changes to its website. The new design will be much more personalized, starting on the homepage.” Read more


Dick’s will destroy assault-style guns it yanked off shelves at NY Post. “The unsold inventory will be destroyed at the company’s distribution centers and the parts will be sent to a salvage company for recycling, said Dick’s, which did not provide a number of guns to be demolished.” Read more


Kroger will use tax savings to expand tuition reimbursement to part-time workers by Alexander Coolidge at Cincinnati Enquirer. “Both full and part-time employees who have worked for Kroger six months will now be eligible for up to $3,500 in tuition reimbursement each year.” Read more


Target launches same-day delivery for in-store purchases in five cities at A Bullseye View  “…by the end of the month, nearly 60 Target stores in five major cities—Boston, Chicago, New York City, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.—will offer guests in-store, at checkout, the ease of having their store purchases delivered right to their doorstep.” Read more


March Retail Sales Increased 5 Percent Over Last Year Press release


ROZ KEY IN STARBUCKS RESPONSE – Starbucks COO Rosalind Brewer…said in an meeting with The Philadelphia Tribune’s editorial board, that the (Starbucks) arrest was personal for her as a mother of an African American. She said she joined the company six months ago in part because of its social causes.” at Philadelphia Tribune. Read more/Video


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Hudson’s Bay names Bari Harlam new chief marketing officer at Toronto Star. “Harlam has held senior marketing roles at U.S. companies BJ’s Wholesale Club, Swipely and CVS Health, where she built and launched the pharmacy’s loyalty program.” Read more


Ex-Home Depot & VF Exec named Lululemon CFO Press release


Jet’s website traffic declined about 60% in March compared with a year earlier.’s traffic, meanwhile, was up 5% over the same period at Internet Retailer. Read more


American Express to end its Plenti frequent shopper program on July 10th at CNBC. Read more


Walmart takes on dollar stores with lower prices by Tonya Garcia at MarketWatch. “Raymond James’s survey found that Walmart’s pricing for consumables, which includes laundry detergent and cereal, is 4.4% lower than Dollar General and 6.5% lower than Family Dollar, which was acquired by Dollar Tree.” Read more


Speedway to acquire 78 Express Mart locations in New York Press release


Lowe’s Canada rolls out ECO seal program Press release


Meijer’s new “Shop & Scan” program allows customers to scan as they shop Press release


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