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The Walmart C-Store

Continuing its efforts to reach consumers with smaller store formats, Walmart opened its first Walmart to Go convenience store earlier this month.

Dollar General plans remodels

Dollar General Corp., which in recent years aggressively relocated underperforming stores, plans this year to invest in freshening up smaller locations and trimming the number of items on offer.

Data breach creates new issues for Target

Target Corp. continues to expand the list of risks it faces from last year’s cyber theft of customer data.

Wholesale unit honed at Supervalu

In a bid to trim operating costs further, Supervalu Inc. is streamlining its wholesale grocery operations, combining three regions into two, the company said on March 20.

Retail sales take turn for better

U.S. retail sales rose slightly more than expected in February, demonstrating the economy’s underlying strength after cold weather suppressed sales earlier in the winter.

Court upholds swipe fee rule

A U.S. appeals court validated the Federal Reserve’s rule capping debit card swipe fees at 21 cents, which retailers consider to be too high.

Loblaws, SDM deal gets green light

Loblaw Cos. has gained approval from Canada’s competition watchdog for its $12.4 billion (Canadian) acquisition of Shoppers Drug Mart Corp. (SDM).

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