Wednesday Tipsheet: Target makes Instagram Shoppable | ‘Burners’ Stuck at Wmart | Kroger Bidding?


“Target & Nordstrom make Instagram shoppable” by Krystina Gustafson at CNBC. “Target and Nordstrom are teaming up with Curalate, a visual marketing and analytics firm, to launch Like2Buy, a platform that seamlessly allows Instagram users to make purchases when they see an item they like on their feeds.” Read more


“Soggy start: Burning Man crews stuck at Wal-Mart” by Scott Sonner at The Tribune (Reno, NV). “Turned back at the gate to the Black Rock Desert after rare showers on Monday turned the ancient lake bottom to a muddy quagmire, hundreds of “Burners” were forced to overnight on the Wal-Mart blacktop.” Read more


“ brings same-day delivery to Atlanta” at Atlanta Bus. Chronicle. “The online retail giant on Tuesday began offering its Same-Day Delivery service in Atlanta, Alpharetta, Kennesaw, Marietta, and Mableton. Customers must select the new “Get It Today” search filter. They can order as late as 12 p.m., seven days a week, and get popular items delivered to their home in hours.” Read more


“Walmart’s e-com CEO Neil Ashe to Present at GeekWire Summit” by John Cook at GeekWire. ” Our biggest event of the year — The GeekWire Summit — is just over a month away, coming up on Oct. 2 at the Westin in downtown Seattle…lineup that already includes Zulily co-founder Mark Vadon; Walmart e-commerce CEO Neil Ashe; and veteran journalists Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher.” Read more


“Kroger could be aiming for another acquisition” by Steve Watkins at Cincinnati Bus. Courier. “Kroger is rumored to be a potential bidder for Market Basket, a 71-store chain based in Tewksbury, Mass.” Read more


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“Food 4 Less averts strike by reaching tentative deal with SoCal union” by Shan Li at LA Times. “Food 4 Less, owned by Kroger Co., was the last grocery chain in Southern California to reach a deal on a new contract. The previous one expired June 8. The agreement covers more than 6,000 grocery workers at 100 Food 4 Less stores in the Southland. They are scheduled vote Sept. 2 on whether to approve the contract.” Read more


“Michaels shares rally after profit, sales beat expectations” by Tomi Kilgore at MarketWatch. “Sales rose 4.9% from last year to $948 million, while same-store sales increased 3.2%, topping analyst forecasts of $943 million and a 2.5% rise, respectively.” Read more


“EEOC Sues Costco for Sex Discrimination” at National Law Review. “John Rowe, the EEOC district director in Chicago, said that the agency’s administrative investigation revealed that the employee repeatedly complained to her managers at the Glenview, Ill., Costco where she worked about being pursued, approached, and confronted in the Costco by the man.” Read more


“One-Hour Grocery Delivery Service Instacart Comes to Portland” at MarketWatch. “Customers in Portland can order groceries from Whole Foods Market, Costco and Uwajimaya Asian Market stores and have them delivered in as little as one hour. Customers do not need to be a Costco member to order from Costco on Instacart.” Read the release



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