Back-to-School Offers, Immersion Programs, Leadership Changes and Operating Results - Research Report on Walmart, TJX, Whole Foods Market, Big Lots, and Susser PR Newswire NEW YORK, July 19, 2013 NEW YORK, July 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Editor Note: For more information about this release, please scroll to bottom. Today, Investors' Reports announced new research reports highlighting Walmart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT), The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TJX), Whole Foods Market, Inc. (NASDAQ: WFM), Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE: BIG) and Susser Holdings Corporation (NYSE: SUSS). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below. Walmart Stores, Inc. Research Report On July 16, 2013, Walmart Stores, Inc. (Walmart) unveiled its back-to-school lineup. Walmart reported that it will help customers increase their savings by focusing on five key areas: offering gimmick-free pricing all season long (including 250 school supplies for less than $1); offering the latest trends in school supplies; launching a Teachers Corner that puts all classroom needs in one location; bringing back its online school supply and uniform list database(Classrooms by Walmart); and offering free shipping on uniforms and school supplies purchased on the Company's website. Duncan Mac Naughton, Executive Vice President, Chief Merchandising and Marketing Officer for Walmart U.S., Said, "We know that back-to-school shopping costs add up but parents can trust Walmart to keep prices low. This back-to-school season we will sell 42 million boxes of crayons. That's a lot of crayons, and we're here to make sure parents and students don't feel the pinch." The Full Research Report on Walmart Stores, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/a9d3_WMT/] -- The TJX Companies, Inc. Research Report On July 11, 2013, The TJX Companies Inc. (TJX) announced that its shareholders elected Dawn Lepore to its Board of Directors at the Company's annual meeting. Dawn Lepore recently served as interim Chief Executive Officer at Prosper Marketplace, a peer-to-peer lending marketplace, from March 2012 until January 2013. The Company also informed that prior to Prosper Marketplace, Ms. Lepore served as the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of drugstore.com inc., an online retailer of health, beauty, and wellness products, which she led from 2004 until its sale to Walgreen Co. in 2011. TJX stated that Ms. Lepore joins ten ongoing directors who were reelected at the Company's annual meeting. The Full Research Report on The TJX Companies, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/bed1_TJX] -- Whole Foods Market, Inc. Research Report On July 10, 2013, Whole Foods Market, Inc. (Whole Foods Market) introduced Engine 2 Immersion, a program led by Engine 2 Diet Founder Rip Esselstyn and other national experts, for travelers seeking nutrition and fitness overhaul. Whole Foods Market said that the program will offer participants an in-depth education on a plant-strong diet, new fitness and exercise options, and strategies for sustaining lifestyle changes. The Company said that up 20 participants will join 70 to 80 Whole Foods Market Team Members in learning a plant-strong way of eating through discussions on medical research, comprehensive nutrition information, as well as interactive cooking workshops and extraordinary outdoor activities in Sedona high desert. The Full Research Report on Whole Foods Market, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/3f61_WFM] -- Big Lots, Inc. Research Report On July 16, 2013, Big Lots, Inc. (Big Lots) announced that John C. Martin has informed the Company of his intention to retire from his role as Executive Vice President, Chief Merchandising Officer. Mr. Martin will continue serving the Company until a successor is appointed, and he has committed to offer guidance to his successor and the Company through May 2014. Philip E. Mallott, Chairman of the Company's Board, said, "On behalf of the Board of Directors and our nearly 40,000 associates across the country, I would like to thank John for his dedication and unwavering support of Big Lots over the last 10 years. He has been a highly valued member of our executive team in a number of different roles including merchandising, marketing, store operations, and human resources." Big Lots informed that it has retained SpencerStuart to conduct a research of external candidates to succeed Mr. Martin. The Full Research Report on Big Lots, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/9ac4_BIG] -- Susser Holdings Corporation Research Report On July 16, 2013, Susser Holdings Corporation (Susser) and Susser Petroleum Partners LP provided partial operating results for Q2 2013 and H1 2013 (first half of 2013). Susser expects to report same-store merchandise sales growth of approximately 2.2% YoY for Q2 2013 and 3.2% YoY for H1 2013. Further, the Company expects retail average per-store fuel volume growth of approximately 5.5% YoY for Q2 2013, and 4.9% YoY for H1 2013. The Company reported opening six new large-format Stripes convenience stores and closing one smaller store in Q2 2013. In addition, the Company reported a sale leaseback transaction of two new stores, which was completed on June 17, 2013 for $8 million. . The Full Research Report on Susser Holdings Corporation - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/1b2f_SUSS] ---- EDITOR NOTES: 1.This is not company news. We are an independent source and our views do not reflect the companies mentioned. 2.Information in this release is fact checked and produced on a best efforts basis and reviewed by a CFA. 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Back-to-School Offers, Immersion Programs, Leadership Changes and Operating Results - Research Report on Walmart, TJX, Whole
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