Despite hitting a snag in the fourth quarter, Walmart's plan to transform itself into an omnichannel powerhouse has great momentum heading into the rest of 2018. Walmart reported a decrease in digital sales of 23% in the fourth quarter ended Jan. 31, well below the 50% e-comm growth it hit in the previous quarter. Walmart blamed the Jet acquisition and operational problems for the decrease. But the e-commerce decline sort of overshadowed an impressive quarter for same store sales and store traffic.
A new article in the journal Science claims that consumer packaged goods such as shampoo, paint, household cleaners and even perfume are an increasingly dominant source of air pollution. The study focused on a class of chemical products that give off “volatile organic compounds,” or VOCs — petroleum-based odorous substances that, in outdoor air, can contribute to the formation of ozone or even dangerous small-particulate pollution.
Target is making a move to distance its Shipt division from certain retailers. According to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Target has ended Shipt deliveries from Walmart stores. A Target spokeswoman confirmed the development to the Star-Tribune, but didn't comment further on it. Target executives told the Star-Tribune that Target wants to keep other retailers in the Shipt marketplace to make the $99-a-year service attractive to consumers and more cost effective to run.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".