Retail Roundup—Food Lion invests $168M; Amazon boosts Kohl's traffic

Kohl's store front
Kohl's is seeing an 8.5% boost in foot traffic in stores accepting Amazon returns. (Mike Mozart / CC BY 2.0)

Food Lion invests in remodels

Food Lion has earmarked $168 million in store remodels. The capital investment will go toward improvements in 105 stores in the Norfolk, Virginia, area, along with contributing to price cuts, expanding assortment and hiring new associates. (Supermarket News)

Kohl's partnership with Amazon already boosting traffic

The partnership between Kohl's and Amazon is already paying off. Since the start of the pilot program in October, traffic in Chicago stores has been about 8.5% higher than others. And about 56% of those who returned Amazon goods to a Kohl's location were new Kohl's shoppers. (Bloomberg)

CVS uses AI to help consumers find treatment

CVS has partnered with Buoy Health to develop digital tools at the pharmacy's MinuteClinics. Through, consumers can gain a more accurate assessment of what is wrong to help them get easy access to care at a nearby MinuteClinic when appropriate. (Business Wire)

Hudson's Bay working to revive Lord & Taylor

Hudson's Bay Co. is working with investment bankers and consultants to try and turn around Lord & Taylor. Hudson's Bay is also open to potential buyers that would pay top dollar for it, as the brand accounts for about one-tenth of the company's stores. (Reuters)