Retail Roundup—Walmart expands installation services; Retailers bash tariffs

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Walmart is expanding installation services to 2,000 stores. (Walmart)

Retailers concerned about broadly applied tariffs 

Retailers and brands wrote a letter to President Trump outlining their concerns for broadly applied tariffs. The industry is concerned that any benefits from the previously passed tax reform would be wiped out by tariffs on everyday consumer products, impacting U.S. families. (PR Newswire)

Retailers partner with Google to get listed on Search

Google is teaming up with retailers including Target, Walmart, Home Depot and Costco, in a new program that allows the brands to list their products on Search, as well as Google Express and Google Assistant, in return for a piece of the sale. Getting a cut of the purchase is different from payments that retailers can also make to place ads on Google platforms. (Reuters)

Office Depot names new VP, chief accounting officer

Office Depot has appointed Scott Kriss as senior VP and chief accounting officer, starting April 3. Kriss most recently worked for The Wendy's Company and has experience with retailers such as Tween Brands and Limited Brands. (Business Wire)

Walmart expands installation services

Walmart and home services company Handy are expanding their installation services for TVs and furniture to more than 2,000 stores in April. Customers can schedule an appointment with a local professional. (MarketWatch)