Retail Roundup—Whole Foods urged to sell, DSW's executive moves

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Another investor urges Whole Foods to sell

A second major investor is asking Whole Foods to open itself for sale. Neuberger Berman, which owns a 2.7% stake, wrote a letter this week asking Whole Foods to immediately look for a sale or joint venture. (Statesman)

DSW makes executive moves

Michele Love has been named executive vice president and COO for footwear retailer DSW. In addition, James Weinberg has been appointed GMM of women's footwear and Nancy Pastor was named GMM of accessories. Weinberg and Pastor will both report directly to Debbie Ferrée, DSW's vice chairman and chief merchandising officer. (PR Newswire)

Instacart delivers Sur La Table

Instacart has partnered with Sur La Table so that consumers can order kitchenware and have it delivered on-demand to their homes. Delivery will begin in the California Bay Area, Chicago and Portland, Oregon. (Digital Trends)

Party City explores sale

A private equity firm has approached Party City about a possible sale. The sale would come two years after the company went public with the help of Thomas H. Lee Partners LP. Thomas H. Lee owns 55% of Party City. (CNBC)

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