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A Walmart location

The national retailer is removing flavored vapor products from its shelves and increasing the minimum age to buy tobacco to 21.

Amazon Go logo

The brand's inaugural New York City location will check out cash-payers using mobile devices.

Giant Heirloom Market

The first-ever downtown location features high-quality, fresh and seasonal foods, as well as daily essentials.

fast casual dining

NPD Group: Fast-casual customers increased their visits by 3 percent year over year.

New small-format locations focus on grab-and-go products and expedited checkouts.

Rite Aid drugstore

The new policy goes into effect within 90 days.

A Walgreens drugstore

The Sept. 1 change comes as efforts to increase the federal minimum purchasing age are set to ramp up.

cash payment

Customers are currently billed after leaving the cashierless concept using credit cards stored on file.

Rite Aid store

The drugstore chain will begin testing CBD sales in Oregon and Washington.

With reported plans to aggressively expand its Amazon Go concept, convenience retailers must play up their competitive differences, while borrowing from the e-commerce giant’s success.

Walgreens logo

Locations in Gainesville, Fla., and Deerfield, Ill., are part of a pilot program that will evaluate consumer response.

Dollar General logo

The progression plan comes at roughly the same time that rival operator Dollar Tree announced it will close 390 Family Dollar locations.

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