Retail Roundup—Pair Eyewear launches for kids; Organized retail crime hits 96%

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Organized retail crime continues to climb.

Pair Eyewear launches for kids

Pair has launched an affordable glasses shop for kids online. The Warby Parker knock-off includes five base frames to pick from and 10 top frames (a clip-on customization) so that kids can mix up their look. (Tech Crunch)

Organized retail crime hit 96% in 2016

Organized retail crime is growing, with 67% of retailers saying they experienced an increase in the past year. According to the study by the National Retail Federation, 96% of employees reported a loss due to organized retail crime in 2016. (NRF)

Ahold Delhaize puts small format on hold

Ahold Delhaize has put a hold on opening Bfresh stores, its smaller format planned for urban areas. The company still plans to use the real estate it already purchased in the Philadelphia area but is rethinking its concept for those locations. (Philadelphia Inquirer)

Walmart expands same-day grocery to San Jose

Walmart has expanded its same-day grocery delivery service to the San Jose area. Walmart is partnering with Deliv, the company that the big box retailer recently partnered with the test of in-home delivery. (Tech Crunch)

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