Walmart will launch its grocery delivery service across the Chicago market on Tuesday, charging $9.95 for same-day delivery. The addition of Chicago comes as the company strives to cover 40% of American households with grocery delivery services by year's end.
BJ's Wholesale Club filed documents yesterday to conduct an initial public offering of stock, saying it hopes to raise at least $400 million. The company, which reports that it has over five million paying members, was taken private in 2011.
Both AT&T and Verizon have signed on to sell the highly anticipated RED Hydrogen One handset. An August launch date is anticipated but has not been confirmed.
Macy's employs 10,000 beauty advisers and plans to add around 1,000 more full- and part-time staffers as part of the department store's efforts to expand its beauty services and expertise. The retailer will hold hiring events on May 22 in cities including Chicago, New York, Miami, Los Angeles and Dallas.
Saks Fifth Avenue will unveil a revamped beauty department at its New York City flagship next week, with new services and features aimed at competing with specialty beauty retailers and online players. The department will move from the first floor to a 40% larger space on the second floor that will include 15 rooms for spa treatments and a space for events.
Campbell Soup CEO Denise Morrison is retiring today after seven years at the company's helm. Board member Keith McLoughlin will fill the CEO role on an interim basis while the firm seeks a permanent replacement.
Chinese electronics brand Xiaomi opened its first Mi Store in Hanoi last week to crowds that began queuing up at 3 a.m. to shop for smartphones, wearables and other gadgets. The retailer has grown to seven stores in Vietnam since opening its first shop in the country more than a year ago.
UK businesses have stocked up on commemorative plates, flags and other items for locals and tourists ready to celebrate Saturday's royal wedding. Malls in Britain have set up screens and seating so shoppers can watch the event, and restaurants have created themed cocktails and menus.
Kroger's freshly inked deal with British online grocer Ocado, which will put Ocado's robotics in 20 new automated Kroger warehouses, sent a message that the retailer aims to be a serious player in America's growing grocery e-commerce scene, industry experts said. "This is definitely a warning shot that Kroger is is serious about online retail and grocery delivery," Bloomberg Intelligence analyst Jennifer Bartashus said.
Nordstrom booked a 38% jump in first-quarter profits, and the department store chain expects a stronger year as a result of growing digital retail and the opening of its men's store in New York City. The retailer also sees growth ahead for its off-price Nordstrom Rack concept, which has made improvements to US stores and expanded into Canada.
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