Today’s Tipsheet: Target’s Tyler Gets $3 Mil on Exit | Ford/Amazon Partnership | LaBelle Launches Two More


Target Fires Stores Chief in Latest C-Suite Shake-up by Phil Wahba at Fortune. “Tina Tyler will be replaced by Janna Potts, a longtime Target employee who most recently worked in human resources but who previously was a senior vice president for store operations for a decade.” Read more


…Tyler will be paid $3 million if she agrees not to work for a Target competitor for the next three years by Kavita Kumar at Star Tribune. Read more


Ford Partners With Amazon to Make Cars That Talk to Everything by Mark Bergen & Kara Swisher at Recode. “Some scenarios he raised include starting your car or checking your gas level from the Echo system, or accessing the home-security system from your car.” Read more


Forbes: Meet the retail and e-commerce 30 Under 30 class of 2016 by Clare O’Connor. Read more / See the list


Trader Joe’s 7th Annual Customer Choice Awards “Favorite Overall: Speculoos Cookie Butter, Mandarin Orange Chicken, The Trader Joe’s Crew, Joe’s Diner Mac ‘n Cheese, Unexpected Cheddar Cheese…Favorite Produce: Bananas, Avocados, Honey Crisp Apples, Brussels Sprouts, Haricots Verts…” See the 12 categories


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Patti LaBelle Launches Two New Cakes At Walmart by Venessa Wong at BuzzFeed. “LaBelle and Walmart are together again to launch two new products in January: a vanilla pound cake and a caramel cake…” Read more


Walgreens, CVS Want Doctors’ Medicare Pay To Vaccinate by Bruce Japsen at Forbes. “Under legislation that is gaining rare bipartisan support and momentum in the U.S. House and Senate, particularly for a Congressional health bill, pharmacists would be paid to administer vaccines under Medicare part B” Read more


Target has right to sell Rosa Parks biographies, commemorative plaque by Eugene Volokh at Washington Post. “In the process, the court announced yet another test for right-of-publicity cases, alongside the many others adopted by other courts — one might call it the “public interest” test.” Read more


…LITIGIOUS HEIRS – The most famous case was against the hip-hop group Outkast, who in their song, intoned, “Ah-ha, hush that fuss. Everybody move to the back of the bus. by Eriq Gardner at The Hollywood Reporter. Read more


CVS Health To Present At J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference on Jan. 12th Read the release


Feds blow past deadline for dietary guidelines by Lydia Wheeler at The Hill. Read more


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Lowe’s Announces Professional Monitoring for Iris Smart Home Solution “For the first time, Iris customers, who are either homeowners or renters, will have the ability for emergency responders to be dispatched to their homes in the event of an intrusion, smoke, carbon monoxide or panic alarms…” Read the release


CES kicks off with prediction that global tech sales will fall 2% this year by Andrea Chang at LA Times. Read more


Wegmans Ditches HBW Products With Polyethylene Microbeads at Progressive Grocer. “The manufacturers of these items are already reformulating ingredients to exclude microbeads, according to the grocer, with many expected to be completed quickly although some skin care products could take as much as a year…” Read more


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