Eye-on-Retail Tipsheet 11/12/12

“Rona president and CEO steps down after 20 years” from Maclean’s:  “One of Rona’s largest shareholders says the home-improvement retailer’s board should launch discussions with U.S. rival Lowe’s following the sudden departure of long-time chief executive Robert Dutton…”Clearly, retailing has changed dramatically and you’ve got a tremendous competitor in Home Depot… the best course would […]

Eye-on-Retail Tipsheet 11/9/12

Walmart “Guarantees” Customers its Best Black Friday Ever.  “This year, Walmart will be kicking off its in-store specials at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, followed by its big electronics event at 10 p.m. and a weekend full of savings starting at 5 a.m. on Friday, November 23.”  https://news.walmart.com/news-archive/2012/11/08/walmart-guarantees-customers-its-best-black-friday-ever “Twitter Chat” with Walmart sustainability Exec Brooke […]

Eye-on-Retail Thursday Tipsheet

Eye-on-Retail Retail Intel for the Vendor Community 11/8/12 “One on One with The Home Depot’s Carol Tome” from Womenetics.com:  Defining Success — “I like to refer to what Maya Angelou said about success: ‘Pursue the things you love doing and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off of you.’ And in […]