Tipsheet: Instagram Tests Shopping | Cleaning Trophies | Academy Tests Investors

  Instagram is adding more shopping features at CNBC. “Instagram will start testing shopping through its short-form video feature Reels later this year. Instagram will also add shopping to IGTV, where users can watch longer videos, starting Monday. Monday’s move will appeal to creators and brands who routinely look to monetize their efforts on the […]

Tipsheet: H.Depot Promotes | Snoop @ WM Open Call | Sam’s CEO Iview

  Home Depot names Ted Decker president and chief operating officer, effective October 5, 2020 “Ann-Marie Campbell named EVP of U.S. stores and international operations…Jeff Kinnaird promoted to EVP of merchandising…Michael Rowe has been promoted to president of The Home Depot Canada…Richard McPhail, EVP & CFO, will assume the additional responsibility for the company’s corporate […]

Tipsheet: Bed Bath is Back | Dick’s +11 Stores | Holiday Spend -$100

  Amazon cozies up to Biden camp with cash and connections at Reuters. “Amazon appears to have taken an early lead making in-roads with the Biden camp, according to data gathered by Reuters from OpenSecrets and campaign finance records, along with interviews with over a dozen stakeholders including anti-monopoly groups, lobbyists, congressional aides, competitors and […]

Tipsheet: WM+ @11% | Clothing Glut | B.Lots +Mid Teens | PVH Q&A

  Walmart looks to airports as inspiration of new store layout at AP. “(Walmart) said that the look, which includes signs with bold dimensional typeface spotlighting sections, is currently in one store. It will be rolled out to 200 stores by early next year. with plans to add another 800 stores by early 2022. Walmart […]

Tipsheet: NRF: Shop Early | Shanghai Club Fight | Home Prices +4.8%

  Alibaba’s Freshippo opens first membership-only store in Shanghai, challenging Costco and Sam’s Club at South China Morning Post. “Freshippo opened its first bricks and mortar store in Shanghai in 2016. Two years later, it launched the X membership plan with an annual fee of 258 yuan (US$38) in the same city and then gradually […]

Tipsheet: CDC Hits B.Friday | ‘Pandemic Pallets’ | N.Marcus CEO Mansion

  As holidays approach, CDC puts shopping at crowded stores on Black Friday in high-risk category at CNBC. “The CDC is also discouraging other common holiday rituals that could become public health threats amid a pandemic. Among them, it warned of the risks of participating in Turkey Trots or other crowded races, attending crowded parades […]