Retail News & Headlines
October 16, 2020

Top stories in retail news and the business headlines that interest us today.

Barnes & Noble Data Breach

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“On Monday, Barnes & Noble sent customers an email to notify them about the cyberattack. The company made clear that customers’ financial information had not been exposed. Their transaction history, however, was potentially exposed. The company said ‘transaction history, meaning purchase information related to the books and other products that you have bought from us’ were retained in the systems that were impacted by the cybersecurity attack.

Customer’s email addresses, were also potentially leaked in the cybersecurity attack, according to the company.”

Microsoft’s Xbox Deal With Gamestop

Microsoft's Xbox Deal With GameStop

“Despite being the world’s largest video game retailer, GameStop has struggled to stay afloat amid increasing competition from digital game stores.

Like Blockbuster Video and Tower Records before it, video game retail faces major challenges to its business model. As more people buy video games through digital storefronts like Steam or the Xbox Store, fewer buy games on physical discs from GameStop.”

Kroger Grows Plant Based Product Line

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“Kroger said Wednesday that new Simple Truth Plant Based offerings include more dairy-free options — such as cheese shreds and slices, oat milk ice cream, almond milk yogurt and creamy salad dressings — plus “trend-inspired” recipes like ready-to-eat brownie batter and cauliflower dips.”


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