Retail Roundup—Target begins next-day delivery; regional grocers unite

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Target begins next-day delivery

Target's test of next-day delivery service for packaged grocery items went live in the Twin Cities this week. Restock, as the pilot program is being called, charges a flat fee of $4.99 and allows customers to select from more than 10,000 products  to fill a box, limited in weight to 45 pounds. (Star Tribune)

Whole Foods to open 365 in NJ

The first 365 by Whole Foods is under construction in northern New Jersey. The newest format, geared toward Millennials, has 15 additional stores under construction and thus far has four locations in California, Oregon, Texas and Washington. (

Fred's Pharmacy adopts short-term rights plan

Fred's Pharmacy announced the adoption of a short-term shareholder rights plan by its board of directors. The move is a results of recent increased trading volatility due to the anticipation of the Walgreens Boots Alliance merger with Rite Aid. (Business Wire)

Regional grocers unite to fight Amazon

Unata, a digital solution for grocers, has partnered with Lunds & Byerlys and Roch Bros. to create a Unified Experience. The technology connects in-store list planning, delivery and click-and-collect, strengthening omnichannel retail for grocers instead of creating three separate experiences. (PRNewswire)