business news in context, analysis with attitude

• The Post and Courier reports that "Publix Super Market Charities is donating $1 million to the American Red Cross for Hurricane Matthew relief efforts in affected areas. The Florida-based grocery chain also is accepting donations from customers at checkout. All proceeds will be go to disaster relief efforts."

• The Des Moines Register reports that Tesco-owned F&F, a clothing company, is making its debut this week in Iowa with a "3,000-square-foot boutique that features men’s, women’s and children’s clothing" inside a Hy-Vee supermarket.

According to the story, "The store has been reconfigured to accommodate the boutique, which has been operating in new Minneapolis-area Hy-Vee stores for a couple of months." Another F&F is slated to be opened in an Ankeny Hy-Vee later this month, but the retailer reportedly has not committed to opening F&F boutiques in any other area stores, but is looking for places where it will work.
KC's View: