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Louisa Hallet

Associate Editor

Louisa Hallett is the Associate Editor for Retail Leader. She graduated from Florida State University with her BA in English - Editing, Writing, and Media. In her free-time, Louisa enjoys playing with her dog, as well as spending time with her friends and family. 

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October 2018

Petco just named its new Chief Stores Officer in hopes of accelerating the company’s business growth strategies.

A former visionary at Amazon is filling a big role at eBay's largest competitor.

The food retailer is adding 22 pop-up shops to its holiday retail strategy this year with seven new locations planned.

Starbucks is evolving its international strategy to accelerate long-term growth.

Nearly 100 Macy’s stores are being equipped with virtual reality capabilities in what the company is calling the large VR rollout in retail history.

Target isn't going to be outdone, as competition for toys and shopper traffic escalates in the wake of Toys "R" Us liquidation and the Sears Holdings’ bankruptcy.

Here’s why AI may be the solution to every retailers concerns.

Walgreens Boots Alliance CEO Stefano Pessina says Walgreens is a “true health-care company.”

With a tight holiday labor market this season, Gen Z may be a retailers saving grace.

Amazon invests in Closed Loop funds to increase recycling rates across the country.

Here is why it has never been a better time to be in the grocery industry.

Walmart evolves to match Amazon strategy with this new partnership.

Circle K develops its own way of finding a cure for breast cancer.

The grocery industry is worth $1 trillion and a good chunk of that just went to Instacart.

Macy’s gains board member with unrivaled supply chain expertise as it pursues digital transformation.

Albertsons innovates a way to stay on trend and offer hot new products.

Former Sears CEO gives his employees a pep rally to prepare them for the most important holiday season the company has ever endured.

Ross Stores confirms long term growth potential as it completes 2018 expansion plans.

Albertsons saw an uptick in sales and improved operating results as the company emphasizes its digital experience within its second quarter report.

Sears Holdings' curiously timed bankruptcy filing was more than a decade in the making. Here’s what it means to competitors, the company and customers.

L’Oreal steps-up its campaign game with a new YouTube Web Series.

Kellogg hopes to engage an even broader giving audience for this year's World Food day through its first digital food drive.

Walmart hopes to make changes within the healthcare system to drive customers to its stores.

Giant Foods celebrates its 95th anniversary with a new giving back initiative.

CVS CEO emphasizes that the company wants to meet the health of the customer, without leaving any "white space" for Amazon.

The Postal Service plans to raise rates for the Parcel Select service used by Amazon, FedEx, and UPS by 9.3 to 12.3 percent, according to a new filing with the Postal Regulatory Commission.

Blue Apron is offering a festive culinary experience that is meant to pay homage to the Big Apple.

Sephora has announced the lineup for its innovative retail fair called Sephoria, which will take the retailer's experiential business model to a whole new level.

Dollar Tree hopes to enhance its luck in finding retail workers in a increasingly tough labor market.

C&S Wholesale Grocers appoints seasoned executive as its new Chief Supply Chain Officer.

Shopify hops on the e-commerce to brick-and-mortar express.

If retailers want to drive growth, they are going to have to think like discounters and keep prices low.

Home Depot adds MBB Auto executive to its board of directors.

Publix is ramping up its philanthropic efforts when it comes to disaster relief.

Step aside shipping fees, Kroger has a new meal kit that families can now pick up in stores.

Sears has been lining up emergency funds for a potential bankruptcy filing.

Petco offers a Spooktacular marketing technique to drive customers to its stores this Halloween season

Sears Holdings brings in a new independent director after the company reports another quarterly loss in September.

Meijer racks in yet another distinction award.

Natural Grocers revamped its website to offer a more personalized digital experience for consumers.

Smart & Final executive receives recognition for his vision for the data-driven supply chain.

Veteran merchant Joseph McQueston tasked with developing innovative retail programs.

As c-store operates remain focused on upping their food game, dunnhumby has identified who is doing it the best.

Major changes underway at Ahold Delhaize will give the company something to talk about at investor meeting on Nov. 13.

Walmart partners with MGM to get its on-demand video streaming on par with Amazon.

NCR makes deal with southeastern c-store operator to eliminate friction.

Starbucks brings in new financial expertise to execute companies strategic priorities.

Target is living up to the "pay less" aspect of its value proposition with a new private label line that features a minimalist packaging design and sub-$2 price points.

Keeping up with the customers is the name of retail reality show at Ahold Delhaize.

Cal-Maine Foods names new leadership after the retirement of company veteran.

Giant Food is following the expanding business trend of downsizing.

The national unemployment rates just hit the lowest level since 1969 (you read that correctly) and that isn’t necessarily good news for retailers.

Kraft Heinz looks to reinvent the future with $100 million dollar commitment.

Marketers have a tendency to push the envelope when it comes to product claims, and so it is in the "natural" world where one popular brand is being sued for its use of the ambiguous word.

Retailers and CPG companies have a new variable to factor into their growth equation.

Publix is expanding its 'whole foods' pilot to the capital.

Catalina is renewing its innovation strategy with a talented new leader.

Walgreens and Birchbox combine to give Target a run for its money.

P&G wants to find new leading talent, starting with college students.

Rite Aid develops a prescription drug safety initiative for adolescent teens.

There may be a second act for Toys “R” Us.

Walmart and GE lighting combine efforts to convert shoppers to LED.

NRF predicts holiday sales will increase between 4.3 to 4.8 percent, bringing in the pressure for retailers to hire enough seasonal workers.

Nielsen pinpoints the rapid growth for online consumer purchases and opportunities for growth in today’s ‘brave new world’ of retail, starting with groceries.

IRI deepens relationship with Google to measure disruptive network.

Research shows that mapping emotional cues to customer experience is the key to competitive advantage and growth.

Here is why Shell’s prototype is disrupting consumer expectations.

J.C. Penney’s new veteran CEO is now tasked with giving the company a successful ‘turnaround.’

Wayfair takes a note out of the Amazon playbook to bring a whole new retail experience for consumers this holiday season.

An innovative approach to thwart retail crime is underway in Los Angeles that could make a dent in the industry $50 billion problem.

This is how Walmart plans to appeal to more than half of U.S. women.

Shutterfly brings in a new Senior Vice President and Marketing Officer.

Kohl’s may not sell food, but the retailer is funding a new initiative to promote healthy eating.

New study proves higher Gender Equality Measure programs are better for sales.

Blue Apron take pre-planned meal delivery to a multi-channel strategy in order to provide on-demand delivery.

Target accelerates differentiation in timely effort to appeal to young shoppers ahead of the holidays.

The company’s new female CEO offers a revealing look at her past that sheds light on the company's future.

U.S., Canada and Mexico just reached a new NAFTA deal and it’s got a lot of new rules.

It's beginning to look a lot like (a socially conscious) Christmas.

Staffing shortages will be common this holiday season according a new report.

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