Retail Roundup—Best Buy joins in on bonuses; CVS offers free heart screenings

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CVS is helping to fight heart disease with free heart health screenings in February. (Mike Mozart/CC BY 2.0)

Best Buy to give out $1,000 bonuses

Best Buy has announced it will give more than 100,000 employees up to $1,000 in bonuses. The electronics retailer joins the growing list of U.S. retailers giving out bonuses since the announcement of the federal tax overhaul. (USA Today)

CVS offering free heart screenings

CVS is offering free heart screenings as part of its support for the America Heart Association's Go Red For Women movement. Screenings will happen every Wednesday in February at MinuteClinics nationwide and include five important numbers—total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar and body mass index—that can help determine a woman's risk for obtaining heart disease. (PR Newswire)

Target wants to simplify shopping

Target's chairman and CEO Brian Cornell says that shopping in his company's stores will get even easier in 2018. He mentioned some of the chain's latest innovations, such as having groceries delivered to the kitchen table, acquiring Shipt, same-day delivery and smaller store formats. (CNBC)

Israel paving way for Walmart

Israel is laying down the foundation to welcome Walmart stores into the country. An economic adviser said that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and a Walmart executive discussed the possibility of opening retail stores and investing in Israeli technologies. (Bloomberg)


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