Tuesday Tipsheet: Target’s Pop-Up for MLB | “Amazon Was a Prison” | Kroger’s Dillon Still At It


“Target Opening Pop-Up Store in Minneapolis for MLB All-Star Game” by Nick Halter at Minn./St. Paul Bus. Journal.  “A map submitted to the city by the Twins and MLB shows a 4,800-square-foot store on the parking lot at First Avenue and Sixth Street, which is behind Gluek’s Restaurant and Bar.” Read more


” “Amazon Was a Prison,” Says Former Worker” by Jason Del Rey at Re/code.  “CNBC also said it spoke to more than 100 independent businesses who sell their wares through Amazon’s online market. Two dozen of them, according to CNBC, claimed that Amazon attempted to ink separate deals with the merchant’s suppliers to purchase the same goods that the merchant sells and compete directly with them on Amazon.com. “That is the playbook,” former Amazon exec John Rossman told CNBC.” Read more


“For Sale:  Target Founder Doug Dayton’s 93-Acre Lakeside Estate” by Jim Hammerand at Minn./St.Paul Bus. Journal.  “The sprawling lakeside estate of late Target Corp. founder Doug Dayton is on the market for nearly $6 million.  Called “Meadowood,” the Orono home has five bedrooms and eight bathrooms.  With 1,752 feet of Mooney Lake shoreline, the home is on 93 acres of restored prairie, woods, orchards and fields.” See the 17 Pics / Read more


“Wal-Mart tweaks its post-payment audit rules” by Kim Souza at The City Wire.  “The new protocol allows Wal-Mart to automatically deduct claims of $100,000 or less from the supplier’s account by explaining the withdrawal with supporting documentation. Previously, automatic deductions for audit claims were limited to $25,000 or less.” Read more


“Here’s the one thing retired Kroger CEO Dillon will never stop doing, even in retirement” by Steve Watkins at Cin. Bus. Courier. “The 63-year-old Dillon and his family are relocating to the Kansas City, Mo., area. But he’s still in Cincinnati and working at Kroger most of the time Mondays through Fridays…Dillon was famous for making secret visits to Kroger store…I will keep doing store visits (in retirement), but they’ll be less often and I’ll tell less people.” Read more


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“Interview with Walmart Communications Director for Western U.S. – Delia Garcia” by David Fondler at Twin Cities.  “Q: Many of your competitors, Target, Supervalu and others, have strong historic footprints in Minnesota and the Twin Cities. Did Walmart consider this when expanding here? A: “First off, I disagree with the assessment that Walmart ‘ceded’ this market to anyone. Really, the entire West is an opportunity for growth for Walmart.” Read more


“Meijer Likes Detroit – Breaks Ground on 2nd Store” at ABC 12.  “Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan says in a statement the store “is a real testament to Meijer’s commitment to Detroit and Detroiters’ love for what Meijer adds to our community.” He says it fills a need for residents and will be selling point for those wanting to move to Detroit.” Read more


” “Buy Now” Buttons Start Appearing in Tweets.  Is Twitter Shopping Finally Here?”  by Jason Del Rey at Re/code.   “When Re/code uncovered these “Buy now” buttons today, they only surfaced in Twitter’s mobile app and tapping on them didn’t do anything. But Re/code did speak to someone who said that tapping on the button earlier on Monday did lead to a checkout page opening up within the Twitter app…Is Twitter starting to facilitate in-tweet purchases?  The companies aren’t saying. Twitter spokesman Jim Prosser declined to comment.” Read more


“Hillary Clinton Blasts Hobby Lobby Ruling” by Katie Glueck at Politico.  “Asked about a measure signed by her husband, former President Bill Clinton, tied to protecting religious beliefs under federal law, Clinton said it was authorized “because, at that point, there were legitimate cases of discrimination against religions.” Read more


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