Tipsheet: H.Dep Cuts Installers | JCP Cuts Appliances | Kmart Stiffs St.Jude $739K

  JC Penney will stop selling appliances at the end of this month at CNBC. “The company also said that furniture is soon only going to be available online and in select stores in Puerto Rico. It plans to use excess space in stores, moving forward, to focus on its “legacy” categories like apparel and certain […]

Tipsheet: WM Revamps Jewelry | Target 3X Black Hist. Collection | CVS New Comms Head

  Apple’s retail chief Angela Ahrendts to leave the company in April at CNBC. “Deirdre O’Brien, who has worked at Apple for three decades, will take on an expanded role as a senior vice president of Retail + People, Apple said. O’Brien previously held the title of vice president of people, and Apple said she […]

Tipsheet: Target Loyalty +5 | Amazon +Roz | OH CBD Raid | Amazon +$46M Sundance

  Amazon grocery service slowly returns in India after e-commerce disruption at Reuters. “New federal rules, which bar companies from selling products via vendors in which they have an equity interest, forced Amazon India to remove hundreds of thousands of products from its site last week.” Read more   Flipkart founder says he’s ‘moved on’ […]

Tipsheet: Costco Kickback Fine | Bezos in Goodell’s Box | WM U.K. Plan B

  Costco fined $7.2M for accepting illegal kickbacks by Timonthy Sawa at CBC. “Secretly recorded audio tapes obtained by The Fifth Estate showed a senior pharmacy executive from Costco asking for kickbacks. “As a minimum, I’d like to see somewhere around 3.6 million of support. That’s a minimum,” the executive can be heard saying.” Read more   Walmart’s […]

Tipsheet: Sam’s CEO Speech | Michaels ‘Volatility’ | Target Accelerates 10

  Sam’s Club CEO talks tech at event, says wholesale club is undergoing transformation by Wesley Brown at Talk Business. “(John Furner) told the Little Rock business community that the goal of the division is to eliminate friction for its customers and its associates…“And time is one of the most important things that we think about […]

Tipsheet: Costco #35 @ Canada | 10 States No Mail | Trader Joe’s No Deliv | Amazon <1.3% @ FedEx

  No mail will be delivered today in parts of 10 states as polar vortex chills postal delivery at USA Today. “The USPS announced that no mail will be delivered in parts of Michigan, Iowa, Minnesota, North and South Dakota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.” Read more   Trader Joe’s is ending grocery delivery services […]