New top job at McDonald’s that’s all about understanding the customer 

A customer receives an order from the car window at a McDonald’s Corp. In London, Ontario, Canada, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020 while testing a “PLT”-vegetable, lettuce and tomato sandwich featuring Beyond Pea Patties. Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images Combined with supply chain issues, the increasing cost of raw materials and other lingering business challenges … Read more

Walmart, Target CEOs aren’t worried about hiring amid holiday rush

Florida, Miami, Walmart Store at Big Discount, Check Lines. Jeff Greenberg | global photo collection | Getty Images Walmart employed nearly 200,000 workers in its third quarter in an effort to meet the expected high level of demand during the holiday shopping season. Retailers from Amazon to Target have raised wages, introduced new benefits and … Read more

Macy’s CEO, department store veteran, fights the Amazon future

Doorways at Macy’s are decorated with Christmas ornaments on December 4, 2020 in New York City. Roy Rochlin | Getty Images Entertainment | Getty Images As Macy’s prepares to release its third-quarter earnings on November 18 ahead of its larger retail season, the most pressing questions in the series of investor questions will be: Does … Read more

Kroger is taking on Publix in Florida without opening a single grocery store

Kroger’s delivery vans double as a billboard. The company is using them to get out the word that it’s now offering grocery deliveries in Florida. Melissa Repko GROVELAND, Fla.— Kroger wants to attract tens of thousands of new customers in Florida — and it plans to do that without opening a single grocery store. Instead, … Read more