The application process for Walmart’s seventh annual Open Call is open, and the company invites entrepreneurs dreaming of landing their U.S.-manufactured products on Walmart shelves to apply for the opportunity to meet with Walmart buyers on October 1, 2020, via virtual pitch meetings.
The Retail Robustness Index is a Coresight Research effort to determine which retailers are best able to cope with the coronavirus crisis and Costco now ranking second might not surprise anyone.
The current market environment produced overall higher demand for Helen of Troy’s housewares, health and home and beauty products, as the company posted a strong first quarter.
In its 2020 Back-to-School and Back-to-College studies, Deloitte determined that, amid financial concerns, back-to-school spending will likely remain flat, reaching a collective $28.1 billion for kindergarten through grade 12 students, or approximately $529 per student.
For the five week fiscal month of June, Costco reported net sales of $16.18 billion, up 11.1% from the period a year earlier.
Kroger said that Joe Grieshaber, svp/chief merchant, is retiring after more than 37 years of service. The retailer is promoting Stuart Aitken, who will assume the role.
The 2020 National Hardware Show in Las Vegas, originally postponed from early May to September 1-3 as the COVID-19 pandemic escalated during the spring, has been cancelled as an in-person event for this year because of the continuing impact of the pandemic, according to Reed Exhibitions.