Retail Roundup—Apple Pay use jumps 450%, Big Y's $16M revamp

Apple Pay is now available in 15 countries.

Apple Pay up 450%

In the latest quarter, Apple Pay transactions jumped 450% from the same period one year ago. The large growth came from an international expansion into 15 countries since the payment service's launch in 2014. (Fortune)

Big Y spends $16M to revamp format

Big Y Foods recently completed more than $16 million worth of in-store renovations at five stores in Massachusetts and Connecticut. Upgrades include healthy and natural food sections, cafes, upgraded fixtures, coffee bars and more. (MassLive)

JCPenney expands home goods, services in Texas

JCPenney has expanded its home goods and services to 13 stores in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Last year, the struggling retailer added kitchen and laundry appliance showrooms to its stores in an effort to boost sales. (Dallas News)

Amazon, Home Depot, Lowe’s make top 10 brands

Amazon, Home Depot and Lowe’s are among the retailers that made the top 10 Most Loved Brands in America according to a study from Morning Consult. UPS, FedEx and Google were also among the top finishers on the list, which ranked brands from 27 different categories. (Media Post)