Retail Roundup—H&M opens wedding shop; Plated rolls out at Albertsons

credit card hack
Mastercard will no longer require signatures on in-store credit card purchases. (Image: weerapatkiatdumrong)

Plated rolls out at Albertsons

Plated meal kits are being rolled out at Albertsons' banners nationwide. The company expects to be selling the meal kits in hundreds of stores by the end of the year and will launch with just 40 locations in metropolitan markets. (Supermarket News)

H&M targets millennials in wedding shop

H&M launched its wedding shop in March, aimed primarily at millennial shoppers. The wedding industry has slowly seen a shift toward dressing in lower-priced more casual dresses, dealing a massive blow to traditional bridal stores. (Business Insider)

Mastercard drops signatures

Mastercard announced that retailers in the U.S. and Canada no longer need to get signatures for in-store credit and debit purchases. The idea is to speed up the customers' checkout experience, and the company says signatures are no longer necessary as other security measures are in place. (Mastercard)

Kirkland's CEO resigns

W. Michael Madden has resigned from his role as president, CEO and director of Kirkland's Inc. In the meantime, Michael Cairnes, the executive VP and COO, will serve as acting CEO while the board searches for someone to fill the position permanently. (PR Newswire)

Read more on

Suggested Articles

Costco changes up its menu items, and Alibaba and Guess partner for a physical store.

Janey Whiteside, Walmart's new chief customer officer, is well acquainted with the importance of customer service in modern retail.

Whole Foods will offer deals on Amazon's Prime Day, and tariffs against China are causing pricing hikes.