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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.

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.

Consultant Kevin Struthers shares his experience of visiting the cashierless store concept.


The concept will be different than the retailer's Whole Foods Market chain, offering products at lower price points.

Dollar Tree / Family Dollar

Parent company Dollar Tree will convert stores to an updated model with improved merchandise offerings.

Cigarettes and money

The agency files No-Tobacco-Sale Orders against Circle K and Walgreens locations.

A Walgreens in Manhattan Beach, Calif.

A group of U.S. senators sends letters to Walgreens, Rite Aid, Walmart and Dollar General.

Amazon Scout

Amazon, Stop & Shop and others are expanding their programs through partnerships with tech companies.

GasBuddy logo

Speedway, Thorntons and Ricker's topped their respective segments, according to GasBuddy report.

Starbucks logo

Starbucks Delivers was introduced to the San Francisco market this week through a partnership with Uber Eats.

Amazon Go

RBC Capital Markets estimates the typical order size at Amazon Go is $10.

autonomous vehicles across campus

The service allows products to be delivered anywhere on campus within minutes for a $1.99 fee.

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