Author Matthew Kramer
After a strong holiday season, Ollie’s Bargain Outlet is currently capitalizing on Toys “R” Us’ liquidation as the closeout retailer looks to expand, according to a recent media report.
Kroger’s chairman and CEO Rodney McMullen provided his outlook on the future of retail at the NRF 2019: Retail’s Big Show in New York City during a keynote presentation themed, “Restocking the future: Kroger’s insatiable appetite to play and win the long game.”
Walgreens Boots Alliance and Microsoft Corp. have joined forces to develop new health care delivery models, technology and retail innovations to advance and improve the future of health care, the companies said.
Walmart continues to expand its portfolio of high-tech distribution centers. This July, a Walmart supply chain first is coming to Colton, CA. A newly built, 340,000-square-foot high-tech consolidation center will be the first in Walmart’s supply chain to receive, sort and ship freight.
The Dallas Market Center has named the winners of the 2019 Gourmet Gold Housewares Awards, sponsored by Gourmet Insider magazine. The awards program recognizes manufacturers in the housewares industry exhibiting at Dallas Market Center. Winners will be celebrated during the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, January 16-22, 2019.
Yeti Holdings, which manufactures outdoor lifestyle products such as ice chests, vacuum-insulated stainless-steel drinkware, soft coolers, and related accessories, has appointed Melisa Goldie to the newly created role of chief marketing officer, effective immediately. Goldie will report to Matt Reintjes, president and CEO of the company.
In a preliminary update on the holiday season, J.C. Penney revealed that its comparable store sales declined. The department store retailer also said it would close three stores and signaled that more store closings could be on the way as it reviews its strategies and store portfolio.