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Retail Radar: Claire's Comes to Walgreens; Home Depot Becomes NCAA Sponsor

Recent retail news includes the growth of Kroger's and 7-Eleven's private labels, and Walmart expanding its delivery window.
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Path to Purchase Institute members have access to regularly updated retailer profiles, which can be found here. Recent news includes Walgreens stores stocking Claire's jewelry and accessories, and BJ's Wholesale Club expanding into Kentucky for the first time. Click on the headlines below to visit the profiles and find more information.

Walgreens Carries Claire's

More than 4,400 of the retailer's stores will carry the brand's jewelry, makeup and hair accessories. 

Home Depot Teams with NCAA

The home improvement retailer has signed a three-year partnership deal with the National Collegiate Athletic Association. Launch activity includes hoops legend Shaquille O'Neal pairing with Home Depot associates during March Madness for DIY tips to help folks ready for spring.

Private-Label Growth

7-Eleven plans to add at least 20 private-label SKUs this year. This month, new snacks and beverages are already landing on shelves and coolers. Kroger is on a similar track, planning to grow its own brands by 800 in 2024.

Walmart Delivers ... Early

The retailer is extending its delivery hours; now customers can opt for crack-of-dawn order fulfillment.

BJ's Breaking Ground in Kentucky

In 2025, the warehouse chain plans to open its first store in the Bluegrass State, which will give it a presence in 21 states.

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