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12/5/2016

Rick Keyes, who started with Meijer as a pharmacist 27 years ago and was promoted to president last year, has been named the first CEO from outside the retailer's founding family. Current CEO Hank Meijer has moved into the role of executive chairman of the 230-store Michigan-based chain.

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Meijer, Hank Meijer
12/5/2016

Whole Foods Markets will drop a points-based loyalty program in the Philadelphia market in favor of the members-only discount format it has been testing in Dallas, the retailer said. The grocer launched its Philadelphia-area test in 2014 and it's making the change based on shopper response.

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Whole Foods Markets
12/5/2016

Detachable tablets are expected to spur growth for the tablet sector through 2018 to 2020, per an IDC report. Medium-screen tablets -- 9 to 13 inches -- will be the most popular versions of the devices available on the market.

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Telecompetitor.com
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IDC
12/5/2016

Pet treats can serve beneficial purposes, such as reinforcing positive behaviors, but veterinarian Christine Rutter says too many treats can cause obesity and other health problems, so they should be selected carefully and given sparingly. Rutter recommends that owners talk with their veterinarian about appropriate treats and how many calories a given pet needs.

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New Castle News (Pa.)
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Obesity
12/5/2016

More consumers opted to order their Thanksgiving groceries online this year, according to data company Unata. Online grocery sales grew 19 times faster than in-store sales from Nov. 11 to Nov. 28.

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Progressive Grocer
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Unata
12/5/2016

Sony kicked off its annual PlayStation Experience on Saturday, taking the opportunity to discuss its new offerings, including the PS4 Pro and the PSVR. Sony also announced several new titles, including "The Last of Us 2" and "Nioh."

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Forbes
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Sony, PlayStation, PS4
12/5/2016

Successful wilderness survival game "The Flame in the Flood" is slated to get a PlayStation 4 release in January. The new version will come with director commentary, as well as PS4-specific options, including a dynamic theme and avatars.

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Engadget
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PS4
12/5/2016

Amazon Web Service has teamed up with NGCodec to create RealityCodec, a codec that allows for ultra-high performance compression in an Amazon Web Services environment. It could be used to implement cloud-based virtual and augmented reality, if Amazon chooses to do so.

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Rapid TV News (U.K.)
12/5/2016

CyberLink has received a certification for its PowerDVD app from the Blu-ray Disc Association. The certification verifies that the media player can play back Ultra HD Blu-ray and other 4K discs.

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HD Guru
12/5/2016

While internet browsing on mobile devices has surpassed internet browsing on the desktop, consumers still do most of their purchases via desktop, eMarketer finds. Companies should focus on acquisition, engagement and retention via mobile.

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Mobile Marketer
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mobile commerce, mobile devices