Walmart reported a domestic sales increase of increase of 4.3% to $77.7 million and grew U.S. comp sales by 2.7% in its third quarter 2018. Sam's Club also saw strong member traffic, up 3.6%. The third quarter marked Walmart’s strongest U.S. sales growth since 2009, according to Reuters. "We have momentum, and it's encouraging to see customers responding to our store and e-commerce initiatives,'' said Doug McMillon, Walmart's president and CEO.
Nordstrom, Inc.'s net sales increased 2% percent to $3.54 billion in its third quarter of 2017, but same-store sales declined 0.9%. Lost sales from the recent hurricanes accounted for approximately $20 million. Nordstrom Rack total sales were up 5.5% and comps were up 0.8%, but this "reflected a step down from recent trends," according to Co-President Blake Nordstrom. "In hindsight, our sales plan at the beginning of the year was too aggressive," he explained.
Department store retailer Kohl's reported better than expected comp sales in its third quarter 2017, up 0.1%, while analysts had expected a decline of 0.7 percent, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. But the slight rise in comp sales, generated by improved traffic trends, was overshadowed by the fact net sales were largely flat at $4.33 billion. The retailer estimates it lost $15 million in sales while more than 100 stores were closed due to hurricanes in the quarter.
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".