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4/18/2019

French retailer Carrefour has teamed with Nestle to empower consumers with blockchain technology. Customers can trace the origin of Mousline puree products as part of a pilot program to test the platform.

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4/18/2019

Thirty of United Natural Foods' Shoppers Food locations are closing their pharmacies and transferring scripts and stock to CVS and Walgreens. UNFI is in talks to sell the chain and expects to reach a deal within months, said CEO Steven Spinner in March.

4/18/2019

Supply chain and logistics companies can connect with new graduates by sponsoring networking events, visiting career fairs and showing potential hires how the company can meet their needs, writes Ajilon Vice President Tisha Danehl. "As a hiring manager, showcase a willingness to train promising candidates who come from different educational backgrounds but have the right soft skills," Danehl writes.

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4/18/2019

Crafting a strong value proposition requires collaboration between departments and must be accurate, even if that means acknowledging shortcomings, writes Andrew Horvath. "The 'so what?' of a value proposition should include a concise business case as to why a partnership with your distributor team is best," Horvath writes.

4/18/2019

The new $1.25 billion mall at Singapore's Changi Airport boasts more than 280 restaurants and stores that serve locals as well as airline passengers. Named the Jewel, the mall is designed to bring the outdoors inside, with 1,400 trees, a waterfall, mazes and a sky bridge.

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4/18/2019

The option to buy online and pick up those purchases in-store has stopped being a nice-if-you-have-time-for-it frill and has become all but a competitive necessity. But in-store pickup does come with its challenges, which is why US retailers including Express and Little Caesars are testing out self-service order-pickup lockers. Read more from NRF's STORES magazine.

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4/18/2019

Gillette is taking aim at the luxury market with its GilletteLabs brand, which launched last fall. The first high-end product is a $150 heated razor, which will be sold online and at The Art of Shaving's 100 stores starting in May.

4/18/2019

Eddie Funkhouser has worked to elevate its image in recent months and its eight-product premium color cosmetics line will debut at 16 Riley Rose locations this month. It marks a shift from mass-market that's part of a plan by the brand to compete with brands such as Urban Decay, founder Eddie Funkhouser said.

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4/18/2019

Mastercard's acquisition of Vyze, a platform that offers in-store and online shoppers a variety of financing offers at checkout, reflects the rise of point-of-sale loans. Vyze works with retailers and brands including Home Depot and Microsoft, and other startups including Bread, Klarna and Affirm are offering similar services.

4/17/2019

Best Buy plans to consider candidates both inside and outside of the company as it looks to fill the chief financial officer position that will be vacant when Corie Barry moves up to CEO in June. Recruiters say the retailer will likely look to candidates with omnichannel and transition experience, tech expertise and a comfort level with change.

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