Eye-on-Retail Tipsheet 4/15/13: Sam’s CEO on CBS; New Lowe’s DC in GA

  “Wal-Mart offering classes – for college credit”  by Christopher Connell at CNN Money.  “Arianna Suarez’s first job after emigrating from Cuba as a teenager was as a cashier at a Walmart in Hialeah, Fla. Thanks in part to college-level classes that Walmart offers online, she has risen through the ranks to store manager and […]

Eye-on-Retail 4/12/13: H.Depot dimisses Green Depot; Wmart’s “Print Plus” program; HD Supply IPO

  “Target Takes Guests to Prom at Kate Young Collection Preview” by Jim Shi at BizBash.   ” To celebrate the launch of the Kate Young for Target collection, the Minneapolis-based retail giant, along with its longtime event production partner ExtraExtra, created a spring-fling-themed evening that was in alignment with the Hollywood stylist’s lineup of […]

Eye-on-Retail Tipsheet 4/11/13: Cold March Chills Sales; Costco Misses

  “Costco March same-store sales miss expectations” at Reuters.  “Warehouse club chain Costco Wholesale Corp reported a 4 percent rise in March sales at stores open at least a year, missing analysts’ expectations, due to lower fuel prices and a strong dollar, which hurt the value of its sales overseas.”  Read more:  https://www.reuters.com/article/2013/04/11/us-costco-results-idUSBRE93A06F20130411   “Retail […]

Eye-on-Retail Tipsheet 4/10/13: Walmart launches magazine; Target wants to be a penny higher

  “Walmart Canada launches glossy magazine” by Linda Barnard at The Star.  “We’ll take your flyer, Target, and raise you a glossy Walmart magazine…Produced for Walmart by Rogers Media’s Custom Content division, Walmart Live Better will appear six times a year at Walmart Supercentres in English Canada, as well as through online platforms with regularly updated […]

Eye-on-Retail Tipsheet 4/9/13: Menards opens in St.Louis; Home Depot CEO pay raise

  “Costco, Macy’s Eye China E-Commerce” by Doug Young at Forbes.  “Their strategy reflects an emerging trend that has big western chains circumventing the traditional retailing route into China, seeking to avoid the big costs and risks that have led to big losses and retreats for names like Best Buy and Home Depot. But the […]

Eye-on-Retail Tipsheet 4/8/13: Target’s first Canadian flyer & Quebec expansion

  “Target learns a second language as it expands to Quebec” by Thomas Lee at Star-Tribune.  “This month, Target Corp. will officially open its stores in Canada, its first reach beyond the United States. But if the Minneapolis-based retailer wants to truly master the art of operating in a foreign country, the province of Quebec […]