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Retail
Walmart Prepares Approach To Unique Holiday Season

After reviewing changing customer shopping behaviors and speaking with customers over the past six months, Walmart plans to address three key shopping trends expected for this unique holiday season: an increase in online shopping, evolving wish lists and the need for a fast, easy and safe shopping experience.

Retail
Amazon Launches Climate Pledge Friendly Product Program

Amazon is launching Climate Pledge Friendly, a new program to help make it easy for consumers to discover and shop for more sustainable products. Customers will now see the Climate Pledge Friendly label when searching for more than 25,000 products to signify that the products have one or more of 19 different sustainability certifications that help preserve the natural world, such as reducing the carbon footprint of shipments to customers.

Retail
Bed Bath & Beyond Names Lindblom Chief Technology Officer

Bed Bath & Beyond has appointed Scott Lindblom as chief technology officer of Bed Bath & Beyond, effective September 28. Lindblom will report directly to John Hartmann, chief operating officer and president of buybuy Baby, and will lead the company’s enterprise technology transformation.

Appliances
iRobot Rolls Out Roomba i3+ Robotic Vacuum

iRobot has expanded its Roomba robot vacuum lineup with the launch of the new Roomba i3+, which features intelligent navigation, self-emptying capability with Clean Base automatic dirt disposal, and an expanded range of personalized cleaning features powered by the recently launched iRobot Genius Home Intelligence platform.

Cookware & Bakeware
Heightened Demand Pressures Cookware Supply Chain

While the COVID-19 pandemic may have spurred the growth of cookware and bakeware in a variety of ways, the category is now up against an increasing battle of supply and demand. Retailers of differing sizes have been looking to add to their assortments or bolster holiday offerings, but suppliers have been backing down, citing too much demand and not enough product.

Appliances
Anova Appoints Heimendinger Chief Marketing Officer

Anova, a subsidiary of Electrolux, has appointed Scott Heimendinger as chief marketing officer. Heimendinger will lead all product, consumer and content marketing, as well as advise on the direction and development of future products. He will report directly to Anova’s CEO and co-founder, Stephen Svajian.

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