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August 6, 2014
07:47 EDTWMT, TGT, WAG, CVS, M, JCP, KSS, COSTRetailers pare store openings as shopper visits slide, WSJ says
Shopper visits to physical stores fell by nearly 7% in June and nearly 5% in July have fallen by 5% or more from a year earlier in every month for the past two years, according to data firm ShopperTrak, reported The Wall Street Journal. Against this backdrop, growth in store counts at the 100 largest retailers by revenue has slowed to less than 3% from more than 12% three years ago, the report noted, citing data from Moody's. Publicly traded retailers include Wal-Mart (WMT), Target (TGT), Macy's (M), J.C. Penney (JCP), Kohl's (KSS), Walgreen (WAG), CVS (CVS) and Costco (COST). Reference Link
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October 23, 2014
08:41 EDTMBuild-A-Bear partners with Macy's to open shop-in-shop locations for holidays
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06:10 EDTTGTTarget's Canadian unit experimenting with overstocking, Globe and Mail reports
As part of its turnaround effort, Target Canada is experimenting with overstocking items at its premier locations and retraining employees to create a service culture, the Globe and Mail reports. Reference Link
October 22, 2014
12:42 EDTTGTTarget free shipping impact already in guidance, says Wells Fargo
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09:50 EDTTGT, WMTCredit Suisse to hold a field trip
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06:06 EDTWAGWalgreen wants to seal part of defamation lawsuit, Crain's reports
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05:50 EDTTGTTarget announces partnership with STORY
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05:49 EDTTGTTarget announces plans for holiday shopping season
Target announced new initiatives for the holiday season centered on products, value and guest-friendly services; including new and enhanced digital tools and free shipping on all Target.com orders now through Dec. 20. With conversion on Target’s digital channels up 40% this year, guests are turning to Target.com for more of their shopping. To make it even easier for guests, for the first time, Target will offer free shipping on all Target.com orders for the holidays, now through Dec. 20. Additionally, more than 65,000 items are now available for Store Pickup on Target.com and 80% of orders are fulfilled within one hour, making it a convenient option for busy shoppers through Christmas Eve. Target will launch a Wish List app beginning Oct. 31; a modern and digital take on the classic tradition of creating holiday wish lists for parents and kids. Cartwheel will offer daily deals for its more than 10M users, and from Nov. 2-Dec. 24, Cartwheel will offer 50% off a different toy every day. The app will have new features for the holidays, including special deals for top users, personalized recommendations and a select number of popular offers that do not expire. For the third year, Target is extending the timeframe of its Price Match Policy for the holiday season beyond the typical seven day window.
October 21, 2014
14:13 EDTWAGCtW Investment urges Walgreen board to form investigative panel, WSJ reports
CtW Investment is urging Walgreen's board to form an investigative panel to look into allegations raised by former CFO Wade Miquelon in a defamation lawsuit, The Wall Street Journal reports. Reference Link
10:29 EDTWAGWalgreen spikes higher, levels to watch
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10:22 EDTWAGWalgreen calls active on activist investor speculation
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10:15 EDTWAGRumor: Walgreen moves up on activist investor speculation
Shares of Walgreen are moving higher amid speculation Carl Icahn has taken a stake in the company.
08:03 EDTWAG, CVSCVS offering drug plan with higher co-pay at stores selling tobacco, WSJ says
CVS Health (CVS), which stopped selling tobacco products last month, is now offering a prescription-drug plan via its pharmacy benefits unit Caremark that charges patients copayments that are up to $15 higher on prescriptions filled where tobacco is sold, which includes at rival pharmacies operated by Walgreen (WAG) and Rite-Aid (RAD), reported The Wall Street Journal. Reference Link
06:22 EDTTGTStaples may be latest retailer to be hacked, Krebs reports
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October 20, 2014
14:01 EDTCOSTCostco upgraded to Outperform from Peer Perform at Wolfe Research
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11:06 EDTWAGWalgreen begins accepting Apple Pay in stores
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07:42 EDTWMTWal-Mart de Mexico reports Q3 net income 4.87B pesos vs. 5.12B pesos last year
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October 17, 2014
16:55 EDTJCP, WMTStocks end volatile week lower amid oil price plunge
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10:23 EDTWMTWal-Mart volatile in mixed trading as it nears 52-week lows
The shares have been trading in a dollar range, but with multiple sweeps higher and lower this morning as price nears the 52-week low at $72.27. At the current price of $73.74, next support is at $73.03, the session low. Resistance is at $74.18, the high of the day.
09:03 EDTWAGWalgreen venture investment head leaves after short time in post, Fortune says
Bill Wafford, who was named managing director of Walgreen’s venture capital and growth equity investment business Well Ventures just this this past January, has left the company, according to Fortune. Reference Link
08:14 EDTWAGWalgreen sued by former CFO for defamation, Reuters reports
Wade Miquelon, the former CFO of Walgreen, filed a lawsuit yesterday in state court in Chicago alleging that CEO Gregory Wasson and director Stefano Pessina, the company's biggest shareholder defamed him in news reports that blamed him for errors in its earnings forecast, Reuters reports. The Wall Street Journal reported in August that Miquelon lost his job following a $1B error in forecasting Walgreen's Medicare-related business, and later said Miquelon's error caused the company to cut its forecast in pharmacy unit earnings for the year ending August 2016. Reference Link
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