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Wawa says data breach may have collected thousands of customer card numbers and names at CNBC. “…its information security team discovered malware on its payment processing servers on Dec. 10 and stopped the breach on Dec 12. The company believes the malware was collecting card numbers, customer names and other data as early as March 4…The breach affected all of Wawa’s 850 locations.” Read more


BJ’s Wholesale Club names Lee Delaney CEO / Thomas Kingsbury, the former CEO of Burlington Stores, Inc., has been appointed to the Board Press release


Nike earnings beat, sales rise, as Jordan brand hits $1 billion at CNBC. “…digital sales were up a whopping 38%, thanks to a boost at the start of the holiday shopping season….But sales in North America overall still came up short. They climbed 5.3% during the period, reaching $3.98 billion. Analysts were calling for sales of $4 billion.” Read more


Lowe’s Partners with Yardi to Offer All Products from Press release


Walmart wants you to buy more alcohol from its stores by Hayley Peterson at Business Insider. “I would say the growth of hard seltzers has caught us all by surprise,” Fremstad said…”I think the one spirit that nobody talks enough about is the growth of tequila,” he said. “I mean tequila is growing incredibly fast — and really the premium tequila, not your college tequila.” Read more


Hudson’s Bay CFO, Ed Record, will return from medical leave and resume his duties, effective December 20, 2019 Press release


Chinese shoppers are spending more at home. Tiffany has big plans to cash in by Michelle Toh at CNN. “The company is also trying to win over young Chinese shoppers by building a Blue Box Cafe in its Shanghai store…”80% of consumers of luxury in China are millennials,” Bogliolo said. “I really wanted to bring to China, to Shanghai … the flagship experience you can have in New York.” Read more


Whole Foods hires Weber Shandwick veteran to lead consumer PR, social by Diana Bradley at PR Week. Subs.


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Saturday is expected to be the biggest shopping day of the year, rivaling, and even beating, Black Friday crowds by Kelly Tyko at USA Today. “About 147.8 million people, up from 134.3 million last year, plan to take advantage of Super Saturday sales and extended store hours, according to the National Retail Federation’s new survey.” Saturday store hours


Prime Power: How Amazon squeezes the businesses behind its store at NY Times. Tiered subs.


Home Depot adds space beside 6,500-employee HQ at Atlanta Business Chronicle. Subs.


Pilot Of Doomed Amazon Air Flight Had Poor Training Record at Forbes. “He also washed out of training at two other airlines, which he concealed when he applied for work at Atlas, claiming that he had been doing freelance real estate work and taking college classes during that period of time.” Read more


Baby Yoda Is No. 1 Best-Selling Plush Toy on Amazon, Even Though It Won’t Be Available for Months by Todd Spangler at Variety. “Disney held off on producing Baby Yoda merchandise because “The Mandalorian” creator Jon Favreau wanted to avoid spoilers before the series debuted on Disney Plus.” Read more


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