Retail Roundup—ApplePay discounts in China, Blue Apron founder steps down

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ApplePay is trying to attract more users in China.

Skechers to expand in India

Skechers is planning to add 300 more retail stores in India, bringing the total number of locations in the country to 400. The expansion will be in tier 2 and tier 3 cities, and the sneaker retailer will start offering apparel and accessory products. (ETRetail)

ApplePay offers big discounts in China

In an effort to gain more users, ApplePay offered big discounts to consumers in China. Currently, China-based Alipay and WeChat Pay dominate the mobile payments marketplace in the country, so Apple offered Apple Pay users up to 50% off from July 18-24. (Campaigns)

Hy-Vee reveals plans for large-format c-stores

Two years after its entrance into the Twin Cities area, Hy-Vee will introduce a supersized convenience store and gas station to meet the needs of busy customers. The format will include prepared meals, produce, dairy, meat, a Market Grill restaurant and a Starbucks. (Twin Cities Pioneer Press)

Blue Apron founder, COO steps down

Blue Apron’s co-founder Matthew Wadiak is stepping down from his COO position to become a senior advisor. The news comes soon after the company had to drop its original IPO price after Amazon announced its bid for Whole Foods, crushing the meal-kit retailer’s ambitions. (TechCrunch)

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