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Retail sales decline for third straight month in February via CNBC. “Excluding automobiles, gasoline, building materials and food services, retail sales edged up 0.1 percent last month after being unchanged in January.” Read more


Walmart Grocery Delivery Availability Grows to Some 40% Of U.S. Households by Phil Wahba at Fortune. Read more


…BJ’s Wholesale Club offers same-day delivery with Instacart at CNBC. “BJ’s Wholesale Club is expanding its partnership with Instacart to offer customers same-day delivery in cities along the East Coast, with plans to expand to all BJ’s Clubs nationwide by the end of April.” Read more


The 50 Most Powerful Latinas of 2017 (Ruiz – Sam’s Club #9) at Fortune. List of 50


Dick’s CEO: Under Armour biggest reason for disappointing fourth-quarter sales by Holden Wilen at Baltimore Business Journal. “The broadened distribution has definitely had an impact and it will continue until Under Armour has its segmentation figured out,” Stack said.” Read more


Weis Markets Q4 Comp Sales +1.2% Press release


Costco eyes fresh grocery delivery in Canada by Hollie Shaw at Financial Post. “We are looking at sites from which we can fulfill fresh grocery orders,” confirmed Costco Canada spokesman Ron Damiani.” Read more


Analyst gives Target’s Drive Up service in Twin Cities a thumbs up by Kavita Kumar at Star Tribune. “While one order for body wash took over an hour to be ready for pickup, the rest of the orders were ready within 16 minutes. And, most importantly, he said, it took only an average of 1 minute and 18 seconds from the time of parking to departing with orders loaded in the car.” Read more (Tiered subs.)


Toys R Us prepares plan to liquidate its business at CNBC. Read more


…All Toys “R” Us shops to shut in Britain at Reuters. Read more


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How Home Depot realized it should market to women by Sukriti & Kristi Faulkner at The Quartz. “When Trish Mueller first joined Home Depot as Chief Marketing Officer, the brand was considered a women-repellant…“Before I came here,” Mueller says, “somebody thought pink power tools would be really fun.” Read more


How Amazon Became Corporate America’s Nightmare by Shira Ovide at Bloomberg. Read more


Amazon-owned Twitch offering collection of free games for Prime members by Nat Levy at GeekWire. Read more


“If you want to talk about the single biggest pain point in our stores right now, it’s the checkout process,” Macy’s Inc chief executive Jeff Gennette told an investor conference on Tuesday. by Phil Wahba at Fortune. Read more


Target launches Love Taza travel gear line at A Bullseye View. Read more


P&G settles tooth-whitening ‘piracy’ lawsuit with competitor Barrett Brunsman at Cincinnati Business Courier. “In the suit filed last year, P&G had described the action of Ranir as a “flagrant act of piracy.” (P&G) had claimed that Ranir sold its own version of the P&G products through Walmart (&) Kroger.” Read more


Camping World Q4 Total Revenue +32.9% Press release


About a third of couples getting married in the next year plan to borrow up to $10,000 to cover wedding bills at CNBC. Read more


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