Today’s Tipsheet: H.Depot’s Hurricane Workshops | Better H&G New Product Awards


“The Home Depot to hold more than 700 hurricane workshops in stores from Texas to Maine”  “Hurricane Preparedness Workshops are free and will be held on Saturday, July 27 from 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. local time. Participating stores and registration information is located at, where customers can find information on all other Home Depot workshops year-round.”  Read more:


“Costco Wholesale CEO Discusses F3Q 2013 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” at Seeking Alpha.  Read at:


“Target beauty consultant service to debut at 36 Twin Cities-area stores” by Martin Moylan at MN Public Radio.  “Target is trying a strategy that’s rare among discount retailers–giving customers advice about how to be beautiful.  The retailer’s Beauty Concierge program, which is already up and running in Chicago and Los Angeles, will debut at 36 Twin Cities-area stores in July.”  Read more:


“Family Dollar’s Chairman & CEO Howard Levine Speaks at Citi’s 2013 Consumer Conference”  Listen to webcast at:


“Teen Angst: Retailers Fight for Relevance” by Courtney Reagan at CNBC.  “For teens, the biggest spending category is clothing, with about 21 percent of their budget going toward apparel, according to Piper Jaffray & Co.’s “Taking Stock With Teens” Spring 2013 survey. That’s followed by food, which gets 18 percent of spending, and accessories and personal care with 10 percent of spending.”  Read more:


“Better Homes and Gardens Best New Product Awards Announces Call for Entries for 2014 Competition”  “Eligible products for the 2014 program must have launched nationally between January 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013. The final deadline to enter products is August 16, 2013. There is a nominal registration fee to enter. To register a product and for more information, please visit”  Read more:


“Amazon opens office for 1,600 staff in London” by Jennifer Rankin at The Guardian.  “Amazon is opening an office for 1,600 staff in central London as the internet retailer seeks to expand its UK business.  “This new office location will provide the space we require for hundreds of our existing employees as well as many more that we will hire in the future,” said Christopher North, managing director of”  Read more:


“Google Fiber could turn cable, phone giants into boiled frogs, analyst says” at Market Watch.  ““We think the impact of Google Fiber on incumbent cable and phone companies will be limited in the near-to-medium term, in large part because it takes time to deploy networks,” Kirjner wrote. “Despite this limited short term impact, Google plays a very long game.”  Read more:


“Menards opens to steady traffic (in Garden City, KS), eager customers” by Ruth Campbell at Garden City Telegram.  “General Manager Lars Paulsen said store set up began three weeks ago “with empty shelves.”  He called the community reception on Wednesday “fantastic.” A contractor preview was held Tuesday night, which got a “strong reception” and good turnout.  “It’s been very steady,” in terms of traffic, Paulsen said Wednesday.”  Read more:


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