Roundy's is considering several potential store locations in Chicago's 5th Ward, including a former Sears and two city-owned properties, after the retailer's CEO Bob Mariano rejected a former Dominick's site on Monday. City Alderman Leslie Hairston has actively tried to recruit the grocer to the ward after the Dominick's store closed, leaving it as the only former Dominick's location in the city that has not been taken over by another grocer.
Shoppers relate to the experience retailers offer rather than the brands they're buying, a market-research group finds. Starbucks and Apple are two companies that have succeeded in creating an experience customers actively seek out.
Holders of Tesco's Clubcards will start receiving double the number of points they previously did on all purchases starting today. The move is part of the U.K. retail giant's efforts to more effectively compete against its rapidly growing rivals, including J Sainsbury, ASDA and Wm Morrison.
7-Eleven is promoting World Wrestling Entertainment's SummerSlam, selling branded cups and holding contests. The convenience store also will sell an issue of WWE Magazine with an exclusive autographed poster.