- Madewell is going public as its parent company J. Crew has been struggling with decreasing sales and mounting losses. Madewell has over 130 stores while J. Crew has 365 locations, but Madewell’s e-commerce business comprised 40% of its direct to consumer sales for the first half of 2019.
- Walmart opened its new supercenter store in Dallas, TX featuring a standalone Walmart Health location, an in-store and outdoor pick up experience, a new pharmacy concept intended to decrease wait time, and an in house veterinary clinic. The concept leans heavily on offering customers much more breadth in terms of services compared to the prototypical store experience.
Source: J. Crew’s Madewell brand files to go public | CNBC
Source: Walmart unveils enhanced supercenter | Chain Store Age