Retail Roundup—Goodbye, Teavana; Nordstrom offering perks

Starbucks is closing all of its Teavana stores.

Starbucks to close Teavana stores

Slowing growth in the U.S. forced Starbucks to announce the closure of all 379 of its Teavana stores, beginning with locations in Canada. Closures will begin in September and result in the loss of 3,300 jobs. (Financial Post)

Nordstrom family offering perks to potential buyers

The Nordstrom family members who are looking to take the company private are offering perks to potential equity partners willing to fund the buyout. The move has been successful in reinvigorating talks with potential partners, according to sources. (Reuters)

Domino's enhances Alexa's ordering capabilities

Domino's, the first company to launch a pizza ordering skill on Amazon's Alexa, is now expanding its skill to offer a customized ordering experience with no saved account or previous order necessary. After asking Alexa to open Domino's, the consumer will be guided through the custom ordering process. If they ask Alexa for a deal, they can receive 20% off of every item ordered. (PR Newswire)

Target to open more college-focused small formats

Target plans to open more small-format stores near college campuses, a move aimed at supplying students with all of their dorm-room needs. The retailer is also testing its Shop Now, Pickup Later program, a spin on the buy online pickup in store program but for dorm room supplies. (Star Tribune)