Tuesday Tipsheet: H.Depot’s Lawton to eBay | Dament to Target | Mexico Raids Farm Camps


Home Depot’s Hal Lawton Exits for eBay by Ina Steiner at EcommerceBytes. “(Hal) Lawton, who previously worked at consulting firm McKinsey & Co., will become head of eBay North America, a position Christopher Payne held for 4 years before becoming CEO of dating site Tinder last month.” Read more


Target hires former Safeway, PetSmart executive to lead its grocery department by Kavita Kumar at Star-Tribune. “(Brian) Cornell…was personally involved in the search for a new executive. He worked with (Anne) Dament several years ago when he was the chief marketing officer at Safeway, where she held several posts.” Read more


…Anne Dament Background via Tom Webb at Pioneer Press. “Dament’s first-ever job in groceries was working at Kowalski’s on St. Paul’s Grand Avenue. Later, after graduating from St. Thomas with a major in marketing and a minor in English, Dament joined Eden Prairie-based Supervalu as a buyer.” Read more


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Best Buy says Tyabji will retire; CEO Joly will add title of chairman at Pioneer Press. “Electronics retailer Best Buy said Chairman Hatim Tyabji will retire June 9, and President and CEO Hubert Joly will become its chairman.” Read more


Here’s where the next TargetExpress store will open in the Bay Area by Annie Sciacca at San Francisco Business Times. “Almost nine months after it was first proposed, the third TargetExpress to open in the Bay Area is confirmed to land in the Ingleside neighborhood at 1830 Ocean Ave. in October. TargetExpress…will occupy 17,000 square-feet at the former Rite Aid spot, which has been empty for six years.” Read more


Etsy vendors to get piece of IPO by Michael Wursthorn at MarketWatch. “Etsy has set aside 5% of shares to sell to vendors and other small investors through a program that is being overseen by Morgan Stanley.” Read more


Home Depot Still King of Radio at Radio Ink. “For the second week in a row, The Home Depot is radio’s number one advertiser, airing 85,888 commercials for the week of April 6-12…Slipping down from number two to was Walgreens, now at number five, with 26679 — approximately 40 percent less than the week before.” Read more


Safeway names new CEO, restructures top jobs by Jahna Berry at San Francisco Business Times. “Bob Miller, the company’s current executive chairman, will be the new chief executive officer, effective immediately.” Read more


Mexican government raids farm labor camps in crackdown on abuses by Richard Marosi at LA Times. “The Mexican government has raided at least three squalid, makeshift farm labor camps in recent weeks, rescuing about 250 adults and children and posting videos of the operations — rare enforcement actions that suggest a more aggressive tack by federal labor authorities.” Read more


Dick’s Sporting Goods Opens #612 in Moline, IL on April 24th Read the release


Amazon ends book pricing squabble with HarperCollins by Fletcher Babb at Venture Beat. Read more



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