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Walmart applies for 3D image patent for online grocery

BI Intelligence This story was delivered to BI Intelligence “E-Commerce Briefing” subscribers hours before appearing on Business Insider. To be the first to know, please click here. Walmart recently applied for a patent for a system that allows customers to preview food items selected for their online orders through pictures, according …

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The American retail apocalypse in photos

Debris inside Cloverleaf Mall in Chesterfield, Virginia.Flickr/Will Fisher American malls are closing all over the US. A report done by Credit Suisse estimates that 20% to 25% of malls would shutter over the next five years, largely because of store closures. In 2017, 6,400 stores closed – a further 3,600 are expected …

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McDonald’s Dollar Menu’s best deal is the Happy Meal

Items on McDonald’s new “$1, $2, $3 menu.”Hollis Johnson The best deal on McDonald’s new Dollar Menu is the Happy Meal.  For $3 you get nuggets or a burger, plus fries, apple slices, a miniature drink — and a toy.  Credit Suisse found that McDonald’s slashed Happy Meal prices roughly 25% …

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Why Whole Foods is leaving some shelves empty on purpose

A Whole Foods store in Houston. Business Insider Whole Foods’ corporate office has started requiring stores to leave shelves empty when they run out of products as part of its new inventory management system called order-to-shelf, or OTS. The company defends this practice in internal documents reviewed by Business Insider, …

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