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Macy's new off-price stores are positioning mobile checkout options near dressing rooms, offering free in-store Wi-Fi and charging stations, and encouraging customers to share news of merchandise with their social followers.
Mobile Commerce Daily -
Costco's full-year same-store sales were up 7 percent, disregarding the downward pull of poor gasoline sales and currency fluctuations.
MarketWatch -
B&G Foods will buy General Mills' vegetable lines for $765 million including the Green Giant and LeSueur brands.
The Washington Post -
Analysts are predicting that Apple's latest smartphone upgrade — the iPhone 6s, due to be announced on Sept. 9 — will fail to excite customers sufficiently and that for the first time, the company may experience a decline in year-over-year iPhone sales.
Information Week -
Walmart claims it closed five stores in April to make repairs but the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board believing the actions were taken in retaliation to pro-employee activities.
Reuters -
Larry Goetsch, a beer buyer for Ingles Markets for 26 years, is responsible for selecting beer for each of the chain's 201 locations and deals with "hundreds" of brews every day.
Greenville Online -
Instacart has made home delivery more convenient for Houston shoppers by expanding its app-based service to now include H-E-B, Whole Foods Market, Costco and Petco stores.
The Houston Chronicle -
The cause and effect is speculative, but since the chain stopped selling cigarettes, preliminary data from CVS Research Institute shows a 1 percent decline in pack sales in the 13 states having CVS pharmacy market share of 15 percent or more.
Time -

Compiled September 3, 2015

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