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A collection of Competitive Watch news, articles and other featured content.

Edge by Ascential's Retail Market Monitor chart

An analysis by Edge by Ascential points to consumers' focus on price and speed.


Customers can designate home delivery points even when they are away.

Logos for Walgreens, Kroger and Schnuck Markets

Walgreens, Kroger and Schnuck Markets exit the business.

Starbucks logo

The first-of-its-kind location will only accept orders from Starbucks' mobile app.

Christiansburg, Va., residents will have access to more than 100 products and six convenient "packs" via the Wing app.

The number of renovations jumps to approximately 1,150 locations in total.

Stores as small as 12,000 square feet are on the horizon as the retailer rolls out its new Good & Gather private brand line.

Dollar General logo

Stores under construction in Washington and Wyoming are expected to open in early 2020.

goPuff logo

South Dallas marks the digital convenience retailer's fourth market in the state of Texas.

Logos for Walgreens and CVS

Walgreens will close 200 U.S. locations, while CVS is lowering its number of new sites per year.

KFC Beyond Fried Chicken

Beyond Fried Chicken will be available at one Atlanta-area restaurant for a limited test.

The Beyond Sausage Breakfast Sandwich

The Beyond Sausage Breakfast Sandwich is available at participating New York restaurants.

Paytronix logo

C-store brands can benefit from the couch-to-couch solution, according to the company.

DGX Logo

The retailer debuted its fourth small-format store in Cleveland.

Plant-based burger

Meat-eaters are willing to give them a try for a variety of reasons.

Starbucks Delivery with Uber Eats

Uber Eats will continue to serve as the preferred delivery provider.

Amazon Go interior

The focus on food appears to be as important as the focus on technology.

A Walmart location

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

A Family Dollar store

Adult beverages are coming to roughly 1,000 Family Dollar locations.

Drone delivery

Self-piloted drone deliveries are expected to begin within months.

League of Leaders logo

Path to Purchase Institute's 10th annual League of Leaders meeting showcased the shopper marketing tool.

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.

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

Amazon Go logo

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

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