Retail Roundup—Macy's leans on Bluemercury; Amazon testing delivery service

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Macy's is counting on Bluemercury to lift cosmetics sales.

FedEx expands same-day delivery

FedEx has announced that it will expand its same-day delivery service to 1,800 U.S. cities in 30 markets. The service is meant not only for businesses to reach customers but also for home-to-home delivery in as little as two hours in selected cities. (Business Wire)

Sprouts heads for the East Coast

Sprouts is planning to open nine stores in the first quarter of 2018, including one in North Carolina and one in Maryland, its first Northeastern location. In total, the grocer plans to open 30 new locations next year. (AZ Central)

Macy's looks to Bluemercury to drive sales

Macy's has been losing ground in the beauty and cosmetics products category, one of the big contributors to the chain's sales slump. Now Macy's is looking to Bluemercury, which the company bought in 2015 for $210 million, to help win over new young shoppers and those interested in spa services. (Fortune)

Amazon testing private delivery service

Amazon is testing a new delivery service so that the merchant can make more products available for free two-day delivery and relieve the overcrowding of its warehouses. The new service would function similar to UPS and FedEx. The service already exists for Amazon in India. (Bloomberg)

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