U.S. government officials confirmed two sheep taken last year from a Vermont farm tested positive for a family of diseases known as transmissible spongiform encephalopathy. The exact disease within the family is not yet known, officials say.
Biometric Access' SecureTouch--Pay is designed to ease consumers' experience at the checkout by bypassing the step of showing an ID card, reports say. Kroger customers fill out a one-time enrollment form that stores personal and financial data for processing transactions.
Tesco says it is expanding further into Asia. "The firm has already conducted market research in Japan and is now searching for a business partner," reports say. Sources say Tesco also is in talks with retailers in Beijing.
Tesco's arch-rival today reported an increase in sales for the fourth quarter, reports say. While Sainsbury has been outpaced by Tesco since 1995, U.K.'s No. 2 food retailer is demonstrating a steady recovery, analysts say.