Tipsheet: Wegmans #2 w/Women | CVS Tests Membership | Container Store +1.3%


Albertsons is bringing in robots to pack its online grocery orders at CNBC. “It will initially launch Takeoff as a pilot before deciding whether to scale it more broadly.” Read more


75 Best Large Workplaces for Women (Wegmans #2, Publix #29, Sheetz #54) at Fortune. List


CVS is testing a membership program at CNBC. “CVS is piloting a program in Boston that includes free delivery on most prescriptions and online purchases, access to a pharmacist helpline, a 20 percent discount on all CVS-branded products and a monthly $10 coupon. Called CarePass, a membership costs either $48 annually or $5 monthly.” Read more


Container Store Q2 comp sales +1.3% Press release


Schnucks plans to expand Tally inventory robots to at least 15 of their St. Louis stores by Jacob Barker at St. Louis Post Dispatch. Read more


Barnes & Noble countersues ex-CEO it fired after alleged harassment at Reuters. “The largest U.S. bookstore chain said Demos Parneros breached his duties of loyalty and good faith by sexually harassing the female employee, bullying subordinates, and attempting to “sabotage” a potential sale of the New York-based company.” Read more


Coach Q1 global comp sales +4% / Kate Spade Q1 global comp sales +5% Press release


Under Armour shares jumped more than 20 percent on Tuesday – third-quarter sales increased 2 percent to $1.4 billion at Fox Business. Read more


**A message from the 3-Foot Circle – Golf is back! The amazing golf training aid that gets you down in 2 shots from the edge of the green. Video/Info


Here’s everything Apple announced at its hardware event in New York City by Nat Levy at GeekWire. Read more


eBay meets analysts’ revenue estimates – looks to advertising and payments for its future growth at TechCrunch. “The company has already processed $38 million in payments and through the partnership with Apple Pay has grown that payment method to 12 percent on the platform. Advertising on eBay has seen 400,000 sellers promote over 160 million listings.” Read more


Apple widens ‘Today at Apple’ in-store classes with 60 new programs at CNET. Read more


Hy-Vee makes a twist in its Twin Cities expansion, remodeling a former Cub store by John Ewoldt at Star Tribune. “The store will be the 10th and smallest Hy-Vee in the Twin Cities. It has 56,000 square feet of space while the nine others range from 86,000 to 101,000 square feet. “It’s a size that we haven’t done for a long time,” Randy Edeker, chief executive of West Des Moines-based Hy-Vee, said.” Tiered subs.


Lumber Liquidators Q3 comp sales +2.1% “Installation services…was up 39%…1.3% decline in merchandise sales…5.5% increase in average sale.” Press release


J.C. Penney names Michael Fung its interim finance chief at MarketWatch. “Fung, 67, previously held interim executive roles at Neiman Marcus and 99 Cents Only Stores. He was also finance chief of Wal-Mart Stores U.S., from which he retired in 2012.” Read more


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