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Walmart plans to use low prices and perks like free shipping on the season's top 100 gifts to grab market share this holiday season.
The Associated Press/ABC News -
Starbucks same-store sales were up five percent in the most recent quarter, but that was not enough to placate analysts who were looking for a 6.2 percent gain. Perhaps the chain can improve on its numbers when it rolls out a food and drink delivery service in select markets later next year.
Reuters/Chicago Tribune -
Meijer appears to be the first member of the Merchant Customer Exchange to confirm it will accept both CurrentC, when it becomes available, and Apple Pay as forms of payment.
Michigan Live -
The fast food giant plans to create a new, decentralized structure to respond more quickly and effectively to challenges in its 22 regions across the U.S.
MarketWatch -
Meg Ham is replacing Beth Newlands Campbell as the president of Food Lion. Ms. Ham will become the third new president of the grocery chain in less than two years.
Salisbury Post -
Mike Archbold believes GNC is strong at its core and is looking to refine the nutritional supplement chain's brand positioning.
Pittsburgh Business Times -
Britain's Serious Fraud Office has launched an investigation into Tesco's overstatement of profits during the first half of the year. Eight senior executives have been suspended in connection with the error.
Reuters -
The chain plans to open its doors at 6 p.m., two hours earlier than last year.
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel (tiered sub.) -

Compiled October 31, 2014

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