Top 5 Retail Stories of the Week 4.22.18

April 27, 2018

Each week, we’ll be rounding up the top stories from the retail industry so you can start your weekend off right. Here are the biggest news stories from the week of April 22, 2018:

1) Amazon Brings Delivery Directly to Customers’ Vehicles (CSNews) “Amazon isn’t showing signs of slowing down when it comes to providing consumers with the ultimate convenience. This time around, it is in the form of free delivery to their vehicles.”

2) Food Lion Testing Robot (Progressive Grocer) “Food Lion is now testing a robot to alert employees about floor hazards, out-of-stocks and inaccurate or inconsistent pricing, following tests at several sister Ahold Delhaize USA banners.”

3) CVS launches ‘Beauty in Real Life’ (Store Brands) “CVS Pharmacy has launched “Beauty in Real Life,” the first advertising campaign to demonstrate the retailer’s commitment to create new standards for beauty imagery in order to highlight an authentic and more realistic image of beauty for its customers.”

4) Supermarket Makes Touch-Free Packaging as Millennials Are Afraid to Touch Raw Meat (Maxim) “A major supermarket chain in the U.K. is developing touch-free packaging after determining millennial shoppers are too afraid to handle raw meat.”

5) Tops Seeks OK to Shutter Stores (Progressive Grocer) “Tops Markets LLC, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in February, has sought permission to close underperforming stores, according to a published report citing documents filed last week in U.S. Bankruptcy Court.”

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