Today’s Tipsheet: Wmart Workers Fast for 15 | Small Target to Manhattan | Cabela’s Pulls Out of DC | Bauer’s 2nd Giant Hockey Store


Wal-Mart workers fasting for a $15 wage by Tim Devaney at The Hill. “Wal-Mart employees who say they don’t make enough money to put food on their own tables are fasting — some for as many as 15 days, until after Thanksgiving — to pressure one of the nation’s top grocery stores to raise minimum wages to $15 an hour.” Read more


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Target Corp. adds third new board member in recent months to help with strategic agenda by Kavita Kumar at Star Tribune. “The latest newcomer to the now 13-person board was announced Thursday: Melanie Healey, 54, former group president of the North American division of Procter & Gamble. A native of Brazil, Healey worked at the consumer products company for more than 25 years before retiring this summer after she did not win the top job.” Read more


H-E-B is going online with 50,000 products available on by Maria Halkias at The Dallas Morning News. “The San Antonio-based company believes it can fill a niche. It wants to be where Texas expats can satisfy their cravings for its Texas-shaped tortilla chips and also an online source of everyday needs.” Read more


Dick’s Sporting Goods confirms it’s going to be open Thanksgiving by Paul J. Gough at Pittsburgh Business Times. Read more


Ex-Dollar General CFO named to Genesco board at Nashville Post. “(David) Tehle spent 11 years as CFO at Dollar General and stepped down in July.” Read more


Cabela’s pulls out of its first planned D.C.-area store by Rebecca Cooper at Washington Business Journal. Read more


Target Finally Bringing its Small-Format Urban Stores to Manhattan by Phil Wahba at Fortune. “The store will be a two-level, 45,000 square-foot location in Manhattan’s trendy TriBeCa neighborhood, a foray into its densest market yet. The Target store will be at 255 Greenwich Street (at Murray Street), near the the Financial District and Battery Park.” Read more


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Bauer Opens Giant Hockey Store in Bloomington, MN by Vineeta Sawkar at Star Tribune. “In the middle of the 24,000-square-foot facility is a rink with real ice for shoppers to test out skates and other equipment…The store, on 758 American Blvd. W. near interstates 35W and 494, is the second such giant outlet for Bauer after one that opened this summer in Burlington, Mass.” Read more  Take the video tour


Daytona Int’l Speedway Inks Kroger To Multi-Year Extension at WNDB 1150. Read more


Canadian Tire Corp’s work on its brand pays off with profit up 20% by Hollie Shaw at Financial Post. “The retailer of sporting goods and auto parts saw sales at its Canadian Tire’s banner stores rise 1.5 per cent, and posted a strong gain of 3.4 per cent on a same-store basis.” Read more


Nordstrom Isn’t Immune From Retail’s Bloodbath by Phil Wahba at Fortune. “Overall, Nordstrom’s comparable sales rose 0.9%, well below the 3.6% Wall Street was expecting.” Read more


Kohl’s Q3 Comp Sales +1% Read the release


Amazon makes Thomson Reuters’ list of top innovators for the first time by Jacob Demmitt at GeekWire. “The list is based on hard data, like how many patents each organization files, how successful they are and how often their intellectual property is used by other inventors.” Read more


Half-built Hollywood Target store targeted for completion by Hillary Jackson at My News LA. “The unfinished skeleton of the building has drawn notice and is the subject of a Facebook page, “Target Husk,” that was set up to poke fun at what many viewed as an eyesore.” Read more


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