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Can Dollar Tree Win Discount Retail War With Family Dollar?

Dollar Tree’s results Tuesday may hearken back to the old “be careful what you wish for” adage. The discount retailer’s stock was down more than 7% Tuesday after Dollar Tree released its first quarterly results with Family Dollar under its corporate umbrella.

Dow Jones

Year After Cigarette Ban, CVS Says 95 Million Fewer Packs Sold At 'All Retailers'

One year after CVS Health (CVS) stopped selling tobacco products, the pharmacy giant says it put a rare dent in U.S. tobacco sales, reducing purchases of cigarette packs by at least 95 million at “all retailers,” according to a new analysis of retail market data.<p>Aside from taxes on cigarettes and …

Pharma

Report: Apple to Open Retail Store in Dayton, Ohio

- Feb 27, 2014<p>Apple is reportedly readying a new retail store in Dayton, Ohio, set to open by the end of the year. The <i>Dayton Business Journal</i> and</i> …

Apple Passes Staples to Become No. 2 Online Retailer – Amazon Still No. 1

- May 7, 2014<p>While Amazon remains the world’s largest online sales company, Apple has grown enough in the past three years to overtake office supply …

This augmented reality GPS could solve one of the biggest problems with driving

WayRay<p>In 2009, there were an estimated 2.2 million car accidents in the US. Vitaly Ponomarev was one of them.<p>Ponomarev, CEO of the tech company …

Brick-and-mortar retailers are betting on these 5 in-store technologies to win back shoppers

To catch up with changing consumer behavior, physical retailers are adopting digital technologies — from beacons to interactive fitting rooms — to keep customers engaged and coming back for more. These in-store technologies are interactive, productive tools designed to catch the attention of …

eCommerce

Robots Lay Three Times as Many Bricks as Construction Workers - MIT Technology Review

Construction workers on some sites are getting new, non-union help. SAM – short for semi-automated mason – is a robotic bricklayer being used to …

Robotics

Models of Sustainability: Sweden Runs Out of Garbage

<b>When Sweden runs out of its own garbage, it offers a service to the rest of garbage-bloated Europe: importing excess waste from other …

8 Presentation Tips For Donald Trump

I don’t think I’ve ever witnessed a sales pitch where the pitcher calls the president ‘incompetent,’ the competition ‘stupid,’ and then insults his …

First-ever legal drone delivery takes place in the U.S.

In a U.S.-first, drones made a delivery Friday with the blessing of regulators.<p>As part of a project called "Let’s Fly Wisely," medication was …