Tuesday Tipsheet: Sam’s Likes Drones | Carol Tome in CNN Profile | Top Green Co’s (CVS #16, Target #147)


Walgreens defends dumping merchandise after landslide by Becky Yerak at Chicago Tribune. “Walgreens is facing criticism for dumping the inventory of a closed Wyoming store in a landfill last week instead of donating it to charity…”This certainly was not a typical situation for us,” Walgreens spokesman Phil Caruso told the Chicago Tribune on Monday. “As sad as it is to throw away merchandise, we decided we couldn’t donate any items out of an abundance of caution.” Read more


Newsweek: Top Green Companies in the U.S. 2015 (CVS #16, Best Buy #35, Home Depot #125…) See the top 500ish list


Kroger appoints new senior leader, president of Harris Teeter by Tom Demeropolis at Cincinnati Business Courier. “With (Fred) Morganthall’s move, Rod Antolock, currently Harris Teeter’s executive vice president, has been named president of Harris Teeter.” Read more


CNN to Profile Home Depot CFO Carol Tomé at News on News “Later in June, CNN’s “Leading Women” profiles US business woman Carol Tomé , CFO of the American retail giant, The Home Depot….Tomé discusses her rise at the company with CNN’s Isha Sesay, touching on family, what it’s like working at a Fortune 30 Company and her approach to work.” Read more


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Sam’s Club Bets Drones Will Fly Off the Shelves at Christmas by Sarah Nassauer at WSJ. “Rival Costco wouldn’t comment on its plans for holiday drones and doesn’t currently sell any. Target Corp. sells a $999 drone on its website and said it is likely it would sell more in the coming months.” Read more (Subscription)


Target exec in charge of store operations leaves by Nick Halter at Minn./St. Paul Business Journal. “(Bryan) Everett has been replaced by Cindy Hudson. Hudson started on the sporting goods floor when she was 20 and rose to vice president of asset protection, according to an interview she did with workingmother.com.” Read more


Macy’s expands its new discount store concept by Andy Brownfield at Cincinnati Business Courier. “Macy’s is adding two additional stores to the original four it announced in May, bringing the total to six. The two new stores are located in the Bronx, N.Y., and West Orange, N.J.” Read more


Wal-Mart execs defend expensive tech investments, will ‘take time to pay off’ by Kim Souza at The City Wire. “Looking forward we expect an increase in global e-commerce sales of around 25% in fiscal year 2016, and we anticipate growth over the three-year period from fiscal years 2016 through 2018 to average 30 to 40%,” Holley said.” Read more


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Walgreens Launches App for Apple Watch to Support Medication Adherence  Read the release


These Are the 13 Cities Where Millennials Can’t Afford a Home at Bloomberg. See the list


Wayfair CEO Niraj Shah to Present at the 35th Annual Piper Jaffray Consumer Conference on June 9, 2015  Read the release


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