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News and analysis on brick-and-mortar retail store and online retail operations, including inventory, supply chain, security, payment systems and workforce issues.

Amazon gearing up to expand Amazon Fresh stores

Amazon is bringing its new grocery store format Amazon Fresh to the suburbs of Chicago.

Best Buy Co. Inc. is teaming with Accenture to advance the retailer’s technology strategy and to add diverse talent to its digital and technology team.

Target Corp. is giving its 350,000 frontline employees another bonus — just as the holiday shopping season kicks in.

Nordstrom’s is enhancing its curbside services — and adding some new twists — in time for the holidays.

Amazon’s plans for Kansas include two new one million-sq.-foot fulfillment centers.

Amazon is reportedly hiring a business development team for its Amazon Care employee telehealth service.

CVS Health will hire thousands of pharmacy technicians as it readies for an expected rise in COVID-19 and flu cases during the fall and winter and the potential for administering coronavirus vaccine.

A regional specialty apparel retailer is streamlining the execution of online and mobile transactions.

The Kroger Co. is participating in the Whisk smart food platform in its latest effort to let customers shop via recipe ingredient.

Canada Goose Holdings Inc. is shuttering its stores in the U.S. on Nov.3 to make sure its employees have time to vote.

The latest non-grocer to provide same-day delivery via Instacart is the Canadian operation of a global fast-fashion giant.

Nordstrom is turning its Nordstrom Rack off-price stores into one-stop online order pickup locations for all of its banners.

Meijer now lets customers pick up online orders at all stores, and membership is not required.

A major bookseller is acknowledging some of its corporate systems were penetrated in a cyberattack.

The National Retail Federation launched two efforts to help frontline retail employees keep working and serve customers safely.

Just in time for Halloween, Amazon is offering consumers a spooky, augmented reality-enabled way to repurpose shipping boxes.

Macy’s is looking to use its physical assets to help with the surge in online shopping.

The majority of Target Corp. headquarters employees won’t be returning to their offices for quite a while longer. And even when they do, it might not be on an everyday basis.

Starbucks Corp. has made a commitment to diversify the makeup of its workforce.

Staples is joining the contactless Express Returns network.

Walmart Inc. is entering the health insurance business – just in time for Medicare Open Enrollment.

H&M has been fined for violating the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). 

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