Retail Roundup—Amazon to sell devices in Whole Foods; Walmart joins SNAP delivery

Alibaba launch ceremony
Alibaba set a world record, making $33B in 24 hours on Singles Day.

Amazon to sell tech in 100 Whole Foods

Amazon will sell the Echo, Kindle and FireTV devices at 100 Whole Foods locations this holiday season. Some stores will host dedicated pop-ups during the Thanksgiving weekend where consumers can try out the devices. (Variety)

Singles Day 2017 hits $33B 

China's Singles Day hit a new record, making $33 billion in sales in 24 hours, a new world record. Alibaba's platform reported $1 billion in sales in the first two minutes and $10 billion in just over an hour. (ABC)

Walmart joins SNAP grocery delivery program 

Walmart is planning to expand access to shoppers when the U.S. Department of Agriculture launches its pilot program to help SNAP participants purchase their groceries online. The test, which begins next year, will allow retailers like Walmart to accept SNAP benefits through online transactions, opening up more opportunities for all demographics to shop for groceries online. (Supermarket News)

Boxed partners with Telaflora

Online merchant Boxed.com has set a deal with Telaflora to provide flower delivery from 11,000 florists starting this weekend. The retailer, which prides itself on being a Costco for millennials, has recently added products such as fresh food, hotel booking services and is now eyeing the launch of a premium membership program. (New York Post)