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Dollar General has also said it would more than double the number of outlets it plans to close to address antitrust concerns.
The Associated Press/ABC News -
Apple has worked out deals with the major credit card companies, banks and retailers to offer electronic payments using near-field communication and fingerprint recognition technologies.
USA Today -
Dave Lewis has asked Tesco's employees to send him recommendations on ways to improve the chain's performance.
Giant Eagle competes with Aldi, Kroger, Meijer, Trader Joe's, Walmart and Whole Foods in Columbus, OH and that's just fine with CEO Laura Karet.
The Columbus Dispatch (tiered sub.) -
Retailers and brands are going from the testing phase to larger scale deployments of the technology.
Harvard Business Review -
The success of the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS has brands looking for ways to gain exposure and drive sales through social activism.
Adweek -
The open of pheasant hunting season is more important for Cabela's business in South Dakota than Black Friday.
The Japanese clothing chain has opened for business at the Natick Mall and The Mall at Chestnut Hill.
Boston Herald -

Compiled September 2, 2014

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