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

The Beyond Sausage Breakfast Sandwich

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

Logos for Walgreens and CVS

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

Paytronix logo

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

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.

DGX Logo

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

Amazon Go interior

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

A Family Dollar store

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

A Walmart location

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

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.

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.

fast casual dining

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

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.

Giant Heirloom Market

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

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

Rite Aid drugstore

The new policy goes into effect within 90 days.

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.

A Walgreens drugstore

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

Rite Aid store

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

Walgreens logo

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

Starbucks Rewards

The company's 27th annual meeting of shareholders highlighted a range of new goals and initiatives.

cash payment

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

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