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Target fires employee responsible for putting ‘It’s okay to be white’ cards in diaper boxes by Kavita Kumar at Star Tribune. “A handful of customers around the U.S. have reported finding laminated cards inside diaper boxes they purchased from Target that said “It’s okay to be white,” a slogan often used by white supremacist groups. The back side of the cards included links to various white supremacist and neo-Nazi websites including the Right Stuff, the Daily Stormer and the Traditionalist Worker Party, according to the Anti-Defamation League.” Read more (tiered subs.)


Grocery suppliers get a buffer day on Walmart ‘OTIF’ policy by Kim Souza at Talk Business. “Walmart Chief Merchandising Officer Steve Bratspies sent a memo to suppliers on Monday (April 9) detailing changes with “On-Time-In-Full” (OTIF) delivery requirements. The changes are retroactive to March 31. “As we continue our journey of improving On-Time and In-Full (OTIF) inbound performance to 95% across the business, Walmart is committed to reviewing OTIF standards and making adjustments to benefit out customers when needed…” Read more


Sears to auction off 16 stores online at CNBC. “The 16 properties (all under the Sears banner, not Kmart), which were reviewed by CNBC, are mostly attached to malls and located in suburban markets. Five are in Texas, four are in Missouri, three are in Indiana, three are in Ohio and one is in Michigan.” Read more


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Former Best Buy CEO steps down from multiple boards of directors by Peter Cox at MPR News. “Brad Anderson has stepped down from four more boards of directors following news that he’d given money to an organization that produced anti-Muslim videos. Minnesota Public Radio, General Mills, Waste Management Inc. and Carlson all confirmed that Anderson had resigned from their boards.” Read more


Menards sues Georgia firm for moving walkways by Andrew Dowd at Leader-Telegram. Read more


Walmart teams up with Postmates for grocery delivery service expansion by Nat Levy at GeekWire. “The news of the deal with Postmates comes as a bit of a surprise as Instacart looked like a favorite to land Walmart after teaming up with its subsidiary Sam’s Club.” Read more


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CVS’ Caremark customers now have a tool that makes it easier to find less expensive drugs at CNBC. “We want to be known as the retail pharmacy that does the most to help save patients money”…Pharmacists are typically only able to see if drugs are covered and what the out-of-pocket cost would be.” Read more


Jesse Jackson Not Sure He Believes Kroger’s Profitability Claims at USA Today. “The Rev. Jesse Jackson called Tuesday for expansion of a boycott he is waging against Kroger to protest grocery store closures in minority communities. He also said he wasn’t sure whether he believed Kroger’s claims that a store in this city’s Walnut Hills neighborhood was unprofitable before it was closed last year.” Video/Read more


Kroger to hire 11,000 supermarket workers, will also raise wages by Charisse Jones at USA Today. Read more


20 Companies Where Women Are Satisfied With Their Pay (Costco #11, Sheetz #12) at InHerSight. List


Hank Williams’ ‘Lovesick Blues’ Tops LyricFind Global Chart After Walmart Yodeling Boy Video at Billboard. “In the latest sales-and-streaming tracking week (March 30-April 5), the song racked up 1,000 downloads (up 654 percent) and 1 million streams (a gain of 1,803 percent), according to Nielsen Music. Ramsey performed the song Tuesday (April 10) on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” Read more / Ellen video


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