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n Walgreens Boots

Alliance will spend
nearly $450 million
and close about
600 stores in spring
2018 as it begins to integrate Rite
Aid Corp. stores. The resulting
savings will yield $300 million
annually by the end of fiscal 2020,
according to the company.
n McDonald's will roll out a new

value menu that includes items
priced at
$1, $2 and
$3 each in
early 2018.
Nearly
all of the
chain's franchisees have agreed to carry the
new value menu.
n Jet.com, a subsidiary of Wal-Mart

Stores Inc., revealed plans to
launch a private label line
geared toward
millennials.
The ecommerce retailer will begin by selling
roughly 60 food and household
items, with baby, beauty and pet
products in the offering.

n Tesla is expand-

ing its network of
Superchargers along
U.S. highways into city
centers, starting with
downtown Chicago
and Boston. This network of car charging outposts
could come close to resembling
gas stations in every way.
n Wal-Mart

Stores Inc.
is testing a
new service
that delivers
groceries directly to a customer's
home refrigerator. The test is
being carried out in Silicon Valley
in partnership with August Home,
a provider of smart locks and
other smart home accessories.
n Amazon's

latest effort,
Amazon
Key, enables
delivery of
Amazon.com
products into the homes of customers. The service became available to Prime members in 37 U.S.
cities as of Nov. 8.
n Ahold USA

n Kroger Co. is entering the restau-

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rant business with a standalone
eatery.
Called
Kitchen
1883, it will
Kitchen 1883 will offer
be located a
American comfort food
short distance with a modern twist.
from the
company's Cincinnati headquarters, in Union, Ky.

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is putting
a halt on
opening the
small-format, urbanfocused bfresh stores that it had
planned to open in Philadelphia
as part ofits broader national rollout. The company now plans to
integrate the bfresh brand with its
Stop & Shop banner.


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