Today’s Tipsheet: Ex-Target Exec to Dominos | Brewer MLK Speech | Wayfair HQ +100K SQ FT | Lowe’s Exec ‘Most Innovative’


Former Target human resources exec Judy Werthauser lands at Domino’s by Jonathan Maze at Restaurant News. “Werthauser will report directly to Domino’s CEO Patrick Doyle and will join the company immediately. She will oversee human resources organization and maintain a “people-first culture” at company-owned units that employ a total of 12,000 people.” Read more


Apple Stores to Expand in Latin America, Starting With Mexico City by Joe Rossignol at MacRumors. “The tipster claims the first Mexico City store will be located in the upscale Via Santa Fe area of Centro Santa Fe, the largest shopping mall in Latin America, while the second store will allegedly be in a prominent shopping district and adopt Apple’s next-generation store design used in Brussels, Cupertino, Dubai and elsewhere.” Read more


SHE’S BACK – Ronda Rousey to Host ‘Saturday Night Live’ by James Montgomery at Rolling Stone. “Musical guest Selena Gomez will join Rousey on the January 23 episode of SNL.” Read more


Terry Lundgren Contends With Activist Investors at Macy’s by David Moin/Evan Clark/Sharon Edelson at WWD. “In 2008-09, there were similar cries, that retail and the fashion world is coming to an end — we got through it. People are now once again saying that.” (Lundgren) concedes, “This time it’s different.” Read more


MasterCard Pushes Into the Refrigerator by Leena Rao at Fortune. “Groceries are delivered by FreshDirect and the supermarket chain ShopRite at a selected time…For now, the service is only available in New York and the Northeast.” Read more


Rosalind Brewer to Give Keynote Speech at MLK Event “The Northwest Arkansas Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Council will hold its 20th annual Recommitment Banquet at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 18 in the Fayetteville Town Center as the final event in the local celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.” Read more


Lowe’s exec recognized as among ‘most innovative’ retail leaders by Katherine Peralta at Charlotte Observer. “Kyle Nel is the executive director of Lowe’s Innovation Labs, the retailer’s technology hub launched in 2014…Other executives recognized include Stella & Dot CEO Jessica Herrin, Tory Burch LLC co-CEO Tory Burch and Ulta Beauty CEO Mary Dillon.” Read more


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The owner of CNN and TNT wants to transform commercial breaks into 3-minute-long native ads by Lara O’Reilly at Business Insider. Read more


EPA says study of major pesticide finds chemical harms honeybees when used on some crops but not on others by Seth Borenstein at AP via Star Tribune. “A major pesticide harms honeybees when used on cotton and citrus but not on other big crops like corn, berries and tobacco, the Environmental Protection Agency found.” Read more


Ex-Home Depot VP Appointed CFO at Hancock Fabrics “The Board appointed Rebecca I. Flick as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.” Read the release


Petco Launches $2.5B Leveraged Loan Backing LBO by Kerry Kantin at Forbes. Read more


With extension of board of directors nominations, has Cabela’s been given a little ‘breathing room’? by Paige Yowell at Omaha World-Herald. “Cabela’s on Tuesday said it would delay the 30-day window during which shareholders can nominate people to its board of directors. The move is a sign, some Wall Streeters say, of a number of possible scenarios…” Read more


LeBron’s wife closing Miami juice shop by Ethan J. Skolnick at Miami Herald. “The James family is now looking to open a store in the Cleveland area.” Read more


Amazon Added 500,000 Items to Prime in Six Months by Changing One Key Policy by Jason Del Rey at Recode. “Known as “seller-fulfilled Prime,” the new program allows businesses that sell goods on Amazon to qualify their products for Prime two-day shipping without warehousing those goods with Amazon.” Read more


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