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Issue 10-28-2019

Walgreens, CVS take to the skies

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. — On-demand delivery by drone took an important step forward this month when consumers in this southeastern Virginia town received purchases from Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) and FedEx that were delivered by an unmanned aircraft operated by Wing, an offshoot of Google’s parent company. The October 18 trial marked the first scheduled e-commerce

Dodge to succeed Kennedy as RILA president

WASHINGTON — Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) president Sandy Kennedy plans to retire at the end of the year. Kennedy, 61, is credited with remaking the trade association, previously known as the International Mass Retail Association. “The retail industry’s experienced several cycles of profound change in the 17 years Sandy’s led this organization,” said Target

Food Lion adds pickup options

SALISBURY, N.C. — Food Lion has added 50 stores to its Food Lion To-Go grocery pickup program, which allows customers to order and pick up groceries in as little as an hour. Ribbon-cutting ceremonies on October 14 marked the introduction of the service at stores in Delaware, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia.

Lidl adds benefits for part-timers

ARLINGTON, Va. — Lidl US announced that from January it will offer medical benefits for all of its 1,200 part-time employees. “We want our team to have the peace of mind knowing they have health care coverage,” Roman Heini, chairman of Lidl US, said in a statement earlier this month. “Giving team members working part

A look at the pros, cons of frictionless checkout

Always a major factor in determining where people choose to shop, the concept of convenience is now continually redefined by rapid advances in technology. Consumers can, of course, turn to e-commerce to order products and services anytime, anywhere, and usually expect to receive them in short order, and digital devices enable them to access detailed