Wegmans #22 Women | Lowe’s #1 Radio | BJ’s 20th State


Pharmacy staff from CVS, Walgreens stores in US start three-day walkout at Reuters. “The walkout, which has been dubbed “Pharmageddon” on social media platforms such as Meta’s Facebook where it was largely planned, started on Monday and led to the closing of some stores in New York City, two organizers told Reuters.” Read more


100 Best Large Workplaces for Women at Fortune

  • Wegmans #22
  • Publix #69


Walmart Celebrates Re-Grand Opening of 117 Remodeled Stores Across U.S Press release


Home Improvement Retailers Amp Up Radio Presence at Inside Radio. “Lowe’s leaps 13 positions up the weekly spot count tally to reach No. 1 for the first time this year. Lowe’s doubled its spot load to 52,166 occurrences for the week of Oct. 23-29. That’s 17,000 more than the Home Depot ran, even as it advances 8-6.” Read more/Top 10 list


60 entrepreneurs get ‘golden ticket’ to do business with Walmart at Talk Business. “Walmart and Sam’s Club merchant teams handed out 60 golden tickets for a deal by 5 p.m. from almost 1,000 meetings held between two corporate locations and virtually. A few companies got two golden tickets for separate products they pitched.” Read more


Eyedrops from CVS, Rite Aid and others carry possible infection risk, FDA says at Boston Globe/AP. Read more


Ahold Delhaize Makes Major Grocery Acquisition in Europe at Progressive Grocer. “Ahold Delhaize has agreed to acquire 100% of Romanian grocery retailer Profi Rom Food SRL from MidEuropa for an enterprise value of approximately €1.3 billion (almost USD $1.4 billion).” Read more


BJ’s Wholesale Club to give free Thanksgiving turkeys to members at Supermarket News. “From Nov. 1 through Nov. 9, BJ’s members will be eligible to receive a digital coupon for a free fresh or frozen whole turkey when they spend $150 in the same transaction, in-club or online.” Read more


…BJ’s enters its 20th state as it continues to expand in the Southeast at Progressive Grocer. “…will open its first club location in Alabama on Nov. 10. The new club, located at 165 Graphics Drive in Madison, is part of the mixed-use development called Town Madison and just minutes from Toyota Field.” Read more


Zulily moves into new Seattle office following ownership change and more layoffs at GeekWire. “The e-commerce retailer recently moved into a new space at the 95 Jackson building in Seattle’s Pioneer Square neighborhood. GeekWire visited the new office last week. The space had office furniture and desks, but there were only a handful of employees.” Read more


Sprouts Farmers Market Reports Q3 2023 Results – Comparable store sales growth of 3.9% Press release


Jury convicts man in arson attack on Target headquarters after false rumor of a police killing at Star Tribune. “That same night, Edwards and Jackson stole designer purses and other items from Saks Off Fifth on Nicollet Mall, and Edwards texted acquaintances telling them about the purses. When one of the acquaintances asked why he was downtown, Edwards replied, “Lootin.” Read more


Americans are still putting way too much food into landfills at AP. “More than one-third of the food produced in the U.S. is never eaten…That’s why more than 50 local officials signed onto a letter Tuesday calling on the Environmental Protection Agency to help municipal governments cut food waste in their communities.” Read more


Amazon tests letting warehouse workers listen to music and other audio via Bluetooth earplugs at GeekWire. Read more


There’s an easy way cities can lure in more holiday shoppers: Get rid of street parking at Business Insider. “The study notes that shop owners often oppose removing street parking around them because they’re “afraid of deteriorated accessibility, declining pedestrian frequencies, and lower revenue.” But the researchers, who looked at rent for retail spaces in the city center of Aachen, Germany between 2015 and 2022, found that those fears are largely unfounded.” Read more


Goodwill evacuated after live ‘cluster bomblet’ found among donations at NY Post. “Employees of the thrift store in the city of Janesville outside Madison made the startling discovery Friday morning while inventorying donated items, prompting the evacuation of an entire city block for more than two and a half hours while authorities investigated, police said.” Read more