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Walmart’s McMillon to speak at NRF ‘Big Show’

Walmart’s McMillon to speak at NRF ‘Big Show’

WASHINGTON — Walmart president and chief executive officer Doug McMillon will take the stage at the National Retail Federation’s ‘Big Show’ conference in New York next month. He will join NRF president and CEO Matthew Shay at 3 p.m on January 14 for a discussion of strategies retailers can employ to survive in today’s environment

Fred’s gets new CEO

MEMPHIS — Fred’s Inc. has promoted Mike Bloom, its president and chief operating officer, to succeed chief executive officer Jerry Shore. Bloom’s promotion took effect August 29, the date the retailer announced that Shore was stepping aside as CEO and planned to retire in February. Bloom, a former executive with CVS and Family Dollar Stores,

Holiday selling season preview

Holiday selling season preview

The autumn holiday selling season is upon us — and clues are scarce as to which mass retailers will emerge in the best shape. Indeed, very little data has surfaced as to which products look to dominate, or which retailers appear most confident that the upcoming Christmas selling season will turn out well. The soon-to-be-waged

New Year gets off to quiet start

New Year gets off to quiet start

Walmart has begun closing stores, as the retailer had previously announced. Most of the closings involve the Express stores the company began opening over the past two years in the belief that it could more successfully compete with the likes of such small-store retailers as drug and dollar stores with convenience-oriented stores than the big

CVS Pharmacy makes its debut in Target

CVS Pharmacy makes its debut in Target

WESLEY CHAPEL, N.C. — The first CVS pharmacies have opened in six Target discount stores in North Carolina. Branded as CVS Pharmacy, the pharmacies are being operated as store-within-a-store departments and are located in Hickory, Monroe, Morrisville, Raleigh, Matthews and Wesley Chapel, N.C. Executives from CVS Health and Target Corp. plan to participate a grand

Retailers broadening horizons

The reshuffling of the retail landscape is proceeding, indeed accelerating, at a pace undreamed of as recently as five years ago. This is not a reordering of companies or priorities or strategies. It is a reordering of people. Most recently, Michael Francis, the legendary retail marketer, has signed on at Walmart, as the world’s largest