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“Shopper/DJ Who Raided Jason Wu Collection at Target, Now Suing Target” by Allie Conti at Miami New Times. “Wills, who also goes by “DJ Midas” and spins at the Delano, snatched up $5,300 of Jason Wu merch in less than a minute…Now Wills wants payback for the fiasco. One customer allegedly slammed him in the legs with her cart as her similarly aggrieved husband said he was going to “kick his ass.”…The Miami DJ is suing for emotional distress as well as negligence and false imprisonment.” Read more


“eBay Signs Retail Chains (Home Depot, Walgreens, etc.) to Same-Day Delivery Service” by Ina Steiner at eCommerceBytes.  “eBay Now service is exclusively for local brick-and-mortar retailers in certain cities: San Francisco and the Peninsula, San Jose, parts of New York City, Chicago and Dallas.”  See the list of participating retailers


“Twin Cities Reporter tests Walmart’s new ‘Savings Catcher’ program” by Tom Webb at Pioneer Press.  “Finally, after three days, Savings Catcher gave me the answer. I got a credit of $5.62 — about 4 percent — on my $134.14 bill. Considering that many online commenters had talked about saving a buck or two, that was a mild surprise, too.”  Read more


“Amazon raises the ante on Canadian offerings” by Marina Strauss at Globe & Mail.  “On Tuesday, the Seattle-based retailer launched about 700,000 items on Amazon.ca in two more categories: wireless accessories and musical instruments. It brings the number of product categories that it offers in this country – more than 20 – to nearly the same number as south of the border.”  Read more


“Northwest’s First Bass Pro Shop Will be Tourist Draw” by John Gillie at the News Tribune.  “A company spokeswoman said the Tacoma store, being the first in the Northwest, could draw customers from an even wider radius. The nearest Bass Pro Shop to Tacoma is in the San Francisco Bay area. The chain has announced it will build another Bass Pro in the Northwest, but that one is sited in Canada near Vancouver, B.C. Bass Pro also has announced a store in Anchorage.”  Read more


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Cisco CEO shares discussion with Walmart CEO Doug McMillon:  “He (McMillon) considered Wal-Mart to be a technology company first, a global powerhouse in retail and online sales second.”  at Channel Partners.  Read more


“Fred Meyer and Safeway Spend Over $1 Mil for Liquor Privatization in Oregon” by Nigel Jaquiss at Willamette Week. “Fred Meyer, a subsidiary of Cinncinnati-based Kroger, contributed $250,000 each to two different committees. The donations bring Fred Meyer’s contributions to the liquor privatization effort to $1 million…Safeway today disclosed even larger contributions, giving two checks totaling $656,000. That brings Safeway’s total contributions to $814,000.” Read more


“The Guardian:  No fan of Target’s anti-union video (surprise, surprise)” by Ucilia Wang.  “The recent leak of Target’s latest anti-union video highlights how effective corporate campaigns have been in undermining unionization efforts…It’s easy to make fun of both videos for the characters’ performance, the script or special effects…”  See the video / Read more


“Forbes: Walmart is On the Offensive” by Laura Heller.  “I’ve attended a half dozen retail conferences already this year and Walmart has had a speaker at all of them…there is a small army of Walmart executives are out in a concerted effort the likes of which I’ve not seen before from this retailer.”  Read more


“McKinsey:  There will be 500 million internet users in India by the year 2015”  by Preetam Kaushik at Business Insider.  Read more


“Kroger Buys Land in Cincy, Readies Second Largest Kroger Store in Nation” by Tom Demeropolis at Cinc. Bus. Courier.  “Kroger  will build a more than 145,500-square-foot Marketplace store at Oakley Station…This is expected to be the largest Cincinnati-area Kroger Marketplace and the second largest in the nation. The average Kroger Marketplace is about 115,000 square feet. The store is scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2015.” Read more


“Macy’s Promotes Former Chief Merchandising Officer to President” by Dan Horn at Cincinnati.com.  “Macy’s named Jeffrey Gennette the company’s new president Monday.  Officials at the retail giant said Gennette, formerly the company’s chief merchandising officer, will report to CEO and chairman Terry Lundgren, who previously held the title of president.”  Read more


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