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Walmart's grocery business is booming

Walmart's grocery business is helping the retailer achieve stunning sales and revenue growth despite myriad competitive and operational pressures.

Kroger and its new high-tech partner Nuro have selected Arizona for their first test market.

Best Buy is seeking to connect with older consumers by spending $800 million to acquire a connected-health service provider.

Fast-growing C-store chain Ricker's is rolling out frictionless checkout technology to customers in 58 stores in Indiana.

Three very specific non-food categories are driving unexpected growth for physical retailers.

JCPenney's effort to reinvent itself as a beauty and apparel retailer is faltering, as the company reported flat sales and a drop in earnings for the second quarter.

7-Eleven is taking its reduced emissions fuel program out of pilot phase and into an expansion phase as the C-store retailer looks to ramp up its sustainability commitments.  

Investments in technology, stores and loyalty programs weren’t enough for Macy's to lift sales in the second quarter.

Advantage solutions partners up with Simbe Robotics to invent technology that will enable supermarket retailers to more efficiently evaluate their shelves.

Nordstrom has apparently figured out how to attract shoppers back to department stores, both to brick and mortar stores and online.

One of the world’s largest online destinations for the home has come up with another innovative way to attract shoppers. Wayfair has launched a new platform called Design Services.

SpartanNash got a lift in the second quarter from its military and food distribution businesses, but its retail segment sales were down despite new fresh and private label programs.

Retailers looking for last-mile solutions should be paying attention to DoorDash, which raised $250 million in a new funding round.

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