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Issue 05-21-2018

Sears forms partnership with Amazon

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. — Sears Holdings Corp. is strengthening its links to Amazon.com, partnering with the online retail behemoth to sell some DieHard tires and providing full-service installation and balancing for any brand of tires purchased through Amazon. Sears began selling DieHard jumper cables and battery chargers over Amazon in December. DieHard Advanced Gold AGM

Retail Rx embraces change

PALM BEACH, Fla. — Change, both confronting it and creating it, emerged as a powerful theme of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Annual Meeting, which was held here last month. The theme of change was clearly on display in the remarks made during the Business Programs by NACDS chairman of the board Alex

Haag becomes president at WinCo

BOISE, Idaho — WinCo Foods has promoted Grant Haag to company president. Haag, who most recently was the company’s senior vice president of department operations, is also set to become chief executive officer after one year, when current CEO Steven Goddard officially steps down. The company said the succession plan was the result of a

The new retail imperative: deliver personalized experiences

LAS VEGAS — To stay relevant in today’s competitive market, retailers must truly know their customers and speak to them in way that is not only personalized but also truly personal, Stuart Aiken, Kroger Co. group vice president and chief executive officer of 84.51°, told attendees last month at IRI’s Growth Summit 2018 at the

High standards inspire Amazon

High standards inspire Amazon

Amazon.com late last month reported extraordinarily robust financial results for the quarter ended March 31. Sales at the e-commerce and technology company jumped 43% to $51 billion, while net earnings more than doubled to $1.6 billion. With ad revenue and Amazon Web Services showing notable strength, the company generated gains across the board. Of particular

Recounting the rise of Dollar General

Recounting the rise of Dollar General

Many companies today embrace some form of continuous improvement process, under which they strive to make their products, services and systems better over time. The CIP concept seems very professional and corporate, but former Dollar General Corp. chief executive officer Cal Turner Jr. had a blunter version of the same idea. “Would you like to