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Emerson Group event explores changing HBA sector

Emerson Group event explores changing HBA sector

PHILADELPHIA — The health and beauty aids business is changing fast, and speakers at the recent Emerson Group Industry Day event here noted that companies will need new skills, as well as nerve, agility and vision, if they are to remain relevant. Emerson Marketing executive vice president Matt Poli set the stage for the 10th

Walmart eyes bigger piece of online sales pie

Walmart eyes bigger piece of online sales pie

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart expects that its U.S. online sales will grow 40% in its next fiscal year, which starts on Feb. 1. That forecast came ahead of the annual Walmart analysts meeting on Tuesday, during which the company announced plans to redesign its website, double its number of online grocery pickup locations (currently 1,000)

Chains step up as Hurricane Irma takes toll on business

NEW YORK — Hurricane Irma, one of the most powerful storms ever to hit the United States, sent retail spending in the Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach area of Florida spiraling downward, with sales plunging more than 72% over a three-day period, according to payment technology company First Data Corp. The company, which

Most of all, today’s beauty shoppers want value

Most of all, today’s beauty shoppers want value

NEW YORK — The secret weapon in the battle for the $62 billion that U.S. customers spend on beauty care and cosmetics just might be something mass retailers had all along — steep values. While drug, discount and supermarket chains have burnished their image in beauty with illumination, upgraded products and elevated service, it turns

Recovery from Hurricane Harvey begins

Recovery from Hurricane Harvey begins

ARLINGTON, Va. — Though Hurricane Harvey has dissipated, it has left many in the Greater Houston area as well as parts of southwestern Louisiana reeling in its aftermath. From initial estimates it appears Harvey’s economic impact will be every bit as staggering as its winds were. Financial analysis firm Moody’s Analytics tallies the costs of

Retailers lend hand in Hurricane Irma relief

Retailers lend hand in Hurricane Irma relief

NEW YORK — Retailers stepped forward to help with relief efforts for Hurricane Irma even as they continued their own recovery efforts to get stores and other facilities back into operation. Across Florida, where Irma made landfall in the continental United States last Saturday, drug chains, supermarkets and mass merchandisers shuttered stores as winds topping

Reports: Walmart to streamline U.S. operations

Reports: Walmart to streamline U.S. operations

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart is streamlining its U.S. store operations to respond more quickly to change, according to published reports. The consolidation will reportedly organize retailer’s domestic store operations into four divisions, down from six. As part of the restructuring, Walmart will also have 36 regional managers instead of 44, a source told Reuters. “Our

Walmart, Google teams up on voice-controlled shopping

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — As of this month, Walmart shoppers will have another convenient way to purchase hundreds of thousands of products from the retail giant — via the Google Express e-commerce platform, Google Inc.’s online shopping mall. Both companies announced the partnership last month — a joint venture that could rival Amazon.com Inc.’s position in

Hurricane Harvey shuts stores

Hurricane Harvey shuts stores

HOUSTON — The number of pharmacies that Hurricane Harvey forced to close — at least temporarily — ran into the hundreds late last month as the mammoth storm pounded southeast Texas. Drug chains, mass merchandisers and supermarketers shuttered stores with prescription counters throughout the region as Harvey battered the area with high winds and rain

Retailers seek insights in changing landscape

Retailers seek insights in changing landscape

The dynamism of the retail industry’s most active, innovative and forward-thinking members is raising the stakes for everyone in the field. Major developments with potentially far-reaching implications for the way consumers shop are occurring at an unprecedented rate. In just the past few weeks, Walmart and Amazon.com Inc. have ratcheted up the pressure on their

Harvey: Walmart mobile pharmacy goes into action

Harvey: Walmart mobile pharmacy goes into action

We’re setting up pharmacies at shelters & working to keep pharmacies open. For current closures & openings, visit: https://t.co/PvKV75ffxY. pic.twitter.com/N1wqfMYAED — Walmart (@Walmart) August 30, 2017 Walmart has deployed a mobile pharmacy for Hurricane Harvey evacuees seeking shelter at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas. Prescriptions placed at the shelter site will be

Walmart boosts aid for Hurricane Harvey

Walmart boosts aid for Hurricane Harvey

HOUSTON — In response to the devastation in the Texas Gulf Coast region, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are donating up to $20 million to support Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. Walmart said Wednesda0y evening that its support includes $10 million for American Red Cross shelters and $2 million for the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund at

Hurricane Harvey forces store closures

Hurricane Harvey forces store closures

HOUSTON — Along with residents, retailers in southeast Texas were pounded by Hurricane Harvey as the storm drenched the region with historical levels of rainfall. The hurricane, which hit the Texas Gulf Coast on Friday and has since been downgraded to a tropical storm, caused massive flooding throughout the region and forced hundreds of pharmacies

Walmart to offer products on Google Express

Walmart to offer products on Google Express

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart is partnering with Google to give shoppers additional ways to buy its products online. Beginning in late September, hundreds of thousands of Walmart products will be available for purchase via the Google Express e-commerce platform, the companies announced on Wednesday. Besides increasing Walmart’s visibility online, particularly with people who use Google’s

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