Thursday, September 30, 2021

Report: Macy’s in legal battle over Amazon sign

Macy's Inc. doesn't want an Amazon billboard on top of its most famous store. . . . more

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Dollar Tree to sell more products above $1

Dollar Tree continues its expansion into prices above the one that its name is based on. . . more

The 10 busiest shopping days for holiday 2021 will be…

For the first time since 2010, Christmas will fall on a Saturday this year — an occurrence that will impact holiday shopping patterns. . . . more

Lowe’s thanks first responders with special offer

Fox Business
Lowe’s will recognize firefighters, emergency medical technicians, police officers, nurses and doctors nationwide in store and on with a 10% discount available from Oct. 22 to 24. . . . more

Paint is the latest product facing supply shortages and higher prices

CNN Business
As the global supply chain crisis continues to roil the global economy, the list of impacted industries is growing by the day. The latest: paint. . . more

COVID-19 surge, port delays threaten retailers' holiday plans

Retail Dive
If the ports are any indication of what is to come at the end of this year, trouble lies ahead for retailers this upcoming holiday season. . . more

Thai Concept Rooster & Rice Launches New Franchise Model

Rooster & Rice, the 10-location Thai restaurant chain that exploded onto the Bay Area food scene in 2015, has announced the launch of its new franchise model and plans for national expansion. . . more

Papa John's Strikes Largest U.S. Deal in Company History

After constructing the requisite infrastructure for sustainable unit growth, Papa John's CEO Rob Lynch told analysts in May that franchisees have "bought into our plans." . . more

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Gradual Recovery Continues for Restaurant Industry

CStore Decisions
Despite bad weather and the delta variant spread, consumer online and physical restaurant visits in August continued to recover from last year’s steep declines, according to market analyst The NPD Group. . . . more

HomeGoods launches first-ever e-commerce site

A longtime e-commerce holdout is entering the world of digital retail. . . . more

Walmart aims to help customers simply their healthcare with single, unified system

Walmart continues to expand its healthcare partnerships. . . . more

Dick’s Sporting Goods CEO Lauren Hobart on Reinventing Outdoor Retail and Female Leadership in a Male-Dominated Industry

Footwear News
Lauren Hobart is leading a ship that is heading in the right direction. . . . more

Shoppers give thumbs-down to grocery stores’ COVID-19 efforts

Supermarket News
Despite waning shopper concern about COVID-19, U.S. consumer confidence in grocery stores’ handling of the pandemic has plunged over the past six months, according to the latest dunnhumby Consumer Pulse Survey. . . . more

The Weekly Closeout: Nordstrom debuts Home concept in New York, retail's big IPO wave

Retail Dive
It's been another week with far more retail news than there is time in the day. Below, we break down some things you may have missed during the week and what we're still thinking about. . . . more

Dollar General expanding to its 47th state

Dollar General is increasing its presence in the Pacific Northwest. . . . more

Monday, September 27, 2021

Toymakers worry congestion will lead to holiday inventory troubles

Retail Dive
Rising port congestion has toymakers worried their products won't make it onto shelves by the holiday season, Ed Desmond, vice president of The Toy Association said during a virtual press conference with the Port of Los Angeles. . . . more

7-Eleven Offering Deals on National Coffee Day

CStore Decisions
To celebrate National Coffee Day, 7Rewards loyalty members can get one free, any-size hot coffee with the purchase of a fresh baked good at participating 7-Eleven stores nationwide on Sept. 29. . . . more

Amazon Prime members will soon pay fee for all Whole Foods deliveries

Free online deliveries from Whole Foods are coming to an end for members of the Amazon Prime paid loyalty program. . . . more

CSA Exclusive: Jonn exec discusses new store format, omnichannel

Joann is revamping its stores and enhancing its mobile and online customer experience. . . . more

Walmart, Meijer, Hy-Vee start COVID-19 booster shots

Supermarket News
Walmart, Meijer and Hy-Vee have begun offering COVID-19 booster shots, after the Food and Drug Administration granted emergency use authorization (EUA) for a booster dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine. . . . more