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The Retail Digest aims to be ‘the front page of retail’

Cloud-based retail software platform Vend has launched The Retail Digest, the first retail news and information resource, where top 100 industry experts curate insightful and actionable content to help retailers’ businesses thrive.

Lidl set to become Europe's biggest grocer by 2018

Neckarsulm - The company behind the Lidl supermarket chain is set to become western Europe's biggest grocery retailer by 2018. This shows the rising power of the discount food retailer.

American Eagle to close 150 stores after disappointing 1Q

American Eagle Outfitters, the clothing company known for their polo shirts and popularity among teens, will close 150 stores over the next three years.

Michaels Stores: 2.6 million cards affected by security breach

U.S. arts and crafts chain store Michaels has confirmed that on Thursday around 2.6 million cards - over 7% of payments taken on Thursday - used in its stores may have been affected in a security breach.

Many L.A. area stores market junk food, tobacco and alcohol

Los Angeles - A statewide survey looked at the availability of tobacco products, alcohol and food in retail environments of more than 7,300 California stores. It was found that L.A. has the highest concentration.

Thousands of American retail stores closing in the United States

Retail experts are projecting that the pace of store closings will accelerate over the course of the next decade. Just last week American retail chain Radio Shack announced that it was going to close more than 1,000 stores.

5 ways independent furniture retailers stay competitive Commissioned

Every major city has several big-box furniture stores, but if you search deeper you'll find a wide array of independent furniture retailers with their own stylish offerings. So how do these smaller outlets compete against the giants?

Google to open up retail stores

Apple opened up their own retail stores and so did Microsoft, and now sources say that Google has plans to open up their own retail stores.

Rubbish dumped outside Salvation Army stores costs them money Special

Sydney - At a press conference today, Salvation Army Chaplain Major Robert Sneller urged the community to stop dumping unusable donations and rubbish outside Salvo stores this holiday season.

McDonald's closes stores for fear of glass found in bun dough

Buns at McDonald's stores in New Zealand have been pulled while the company investigates whether glass from a lightbulb contaminated the dough.

Target Canada to feature Starbucks in its stores in spring 2013

Toronto - It seems when Canadian shoppers head over to Target, they won't be able to grab a Tim Hortons double-double. Instead, consumers will be able to purchase a Starbucks cup of coffee when they shop at one of the 24 Target stores next year.

Subway announces 600 new stores, 6,000 new jobs in UK, Ireland

London - Subway announced Thursday morning that the multi-national sandwich corporation will establish 600 new stores across the United Kingdom and Ireland. This latest endeavor is expected to create nearly 6,000 jobs.

Target announces 24 locations in Canada, most in Toronto area

Toronto - Target Corporation confirmed its 24 locations in Canada, which are due to open in the spring of next year. All of the stores will be established in Ontario, including more than a dozen in the Greater Toronto Area.

Candy shaped like marijuana? Trick or treaters, beware

Buffalo - Marijuana is showing up on store shelves around the country, and while this candy won't get kids high but activists say it represents a new low.

Target taking over Canadian Zellers stores

Target announced it is buying Zellers store leases across Canada and plans to open some of the retail facilities under its own name in 2013 and 2014.

Stores remain open in Lyon on Remembrance Day Special

As an exception, the City of Lyon authorized shopping centres and stores in Lyon to remain open on Remembrance Day, citing economic reasons and consumer demand.

Subway to surpass McDonald's in total stores by end of the month

A milestone held by the famous golden arches of Ronald McDonald's empire is about to be overtaken worldwide by alternative fast-food eatery Subway.

World-Famous Marks & Spencers Stores Closing 27 Stores in England

Another famous high-end store in England is closing 27 of its stores due to continued revenue and profit downtrend. Marks &Spencer announce the other day that it is also cutting 1,200 employees as a result of the closure of the affected stores. Claims Best Holiday Season Ever

Amazon declared the 2008 holiday season to be "the best ever, with over 6.3 million items ordered worldwide on the peak day December 15," according to Slate. The online retail giant was very evasive about providing sales data. Could it be Amazon.CON?

"List Kiosk" Coming To Your Area Target Store Soon

Apparently Baby Registry's and Wedding Registry's work so well, Target has decided to open up "List Kiosk's" to enable your everyday guy or gal to create their own wish lists that can be accessed by family and friends in search of that perfect gift item.

Young Shoppers Nab Stores Selling To Minors

Into a store walks a pretty girl. The clerk watches her sip her double double as she asks for a pack of smokes. Giving a smile he sells the pack and forgets about her as the next customer approaches the counter.

Apple Store to Begin Charging Entrance Fee

If you just want to see an iPhone at an Apple store, you better bring some cash. They will be charging a $5 fee just to enter. Their excuse? Large amounts of people coming to see the iPhone.

Cocaine Pulled From Store Shelves

The controversial energy drink is pulled from the shelves of Connecticut stores for a reason that's controversial in itself.

Wal-Mart to open 400 in-store clinics

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said on Tuesday that it will contract with local hospitals and other organizations to open as many as 400 in-store health clinics in the next two to three years.

Vast Stores of Water Ice found on Mars

According to the new data from a radar, scientists have discovered that Mars has enough water ice at its south pole to blanket the entire planet in more than 30 feet of water. That is if everything thawed out.

Starbucks aims for 40,000 new stores

U.S. coffee shop giant Starbucks plans to open at least 40,000 more stores over the medium term, half of them outside the United States, according to Tuesday's Expansion newspaper.

CompUSA to shut 126 of its stores - that's 50%

CompUSA are to shut 50% of its stores over the next 60-90 days.

Tax On Plastic Bags called for by City of Toronto Councillor

"So what this would do, hopefully, is encourage people to go to cloth bags, paper bags and reusable bags."

2006 Black Friday buyers guide

The time has come again for this annual fiasco. Amongst the crazy lines anticipating the new consoles, get ready for even more chaos. Black Friday will be here soon. So to prepare you for it here is a buyers guide of what to expect from your stores.

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