Retail Roundup—Century 21 opens designer concept; Walmart contemplating Rx

Century21 store in Staten Island, New York
Century 21 opened a new concept shop in Staten Island. (Image: Century 21)

Walmart contemplating Rx business

Walmart is in talks with an online startup that could help grow the retailer's pharmacy offerings. It's unclear whether the talks will lead to a $1 billion acquisition of PillPack. (Bloomberg)

Century 21 opens designer concept store

Discount retailer Century 21 has opened a curated designer concept shop in Staten Island, N.Y. The 5,000-square-foot store, called Century 21 Edition, will feature designer women's shoes, accessories, sunglasses, watches, handbags and fragrances. (Globe Newswire)

Bon-Ton finds potential buyer

Bon-Ton says it is in active discussions with a potential buyer, although it did not reveal the name. Bon-Ton filed for bankruptcy protection a few months ago, and due to the interest the deadline to submit qualified bids has been extended until April 3, with an auction scheduled for April 9. (The Morning Call)

Autonomous robots show ROI within one year

The market for autonomous mobile robots is thriving in the supply chain because they are flexible, collaborative, cost-effective and safe. Ed Mullen, sales VP of the Americas for Mobile Industrial Robots, says these machines usually show a return-on-investment within one year for a manufacturer. (EBN)