Panera Bread will use Amazon’s palm readers for payment, loyalty program

Amazon One tech will appear at two Panera Bread cafes in St. Louis with plans to add more locations in the coming months.

Petco partners with Freshpet for dog food subscription

The delivery pet food subscription offers customizable meals that Petco says are created by veterinary nutritionists.

Sprouts Farmers Market acquires its only licensed stores

Sprouts Farmers Market said buying the two independently owned California stores would allow it complete control of the brand.

Kroger offers delivery in Denver with new fulfillment center

Kroger operates King Soopers and City Market in Colorado. Delivery is supported by a new Aurora, Colorado, fulfillment center.

Easter spending predicted to reach an all-time high

Consumers will purchase about $3 billion more than they did last year for the holiday, according to the National Retail Federation.

Where Dollar General plans to invest $100 million this year

The retailer told investors that it would make the investment to stores this year with the majority going toward labor hours.

Target shuttering 4 small-format stores — see where

Target last year said it would focus on larger-format stores in the coming years, though opening more small-format locations is also planned.

Amazon tests two-hour delivery from Rite Aid

The e-commerce giant is testing two-hour delivery from Rite Aid in Newark, New Jersey, and Burbank, California.

7-Eleven introduces 7Charge electric vehicle charging network

A 7Charge app will provide a “new level of convenience and coordination,” the retailer said.

Retail sales fall in February but are ‘still promising’

Sales in the industry dipped 0.4% compared to January, but they were up 5.4% from February 2022.