Retail Roundup—Target reveals makeover; Walmart, Uber to deliver in Dallas

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Walmart teams with Uber for delivery in Dallas.

Walmart and Uber to deliver in Dallas

Walmart has expanded its home delivery service with partner Uber into the Dallas area. The test started last year in Phoenix and is also available in two Florida markets, Orlando and Tampa. Orders will be filled by eight stores in the Dallas area and packed by Walmart personal shoppers. (The Dallas Morning News)

Sears Canada creates $500,000 fund for laid-off employees

A judge has approved a hardship fund for former Sears Canada employees, with money coming from a pool originally set aside for bonuses. The move comes after Sears Canada was criticized last month when it received approval to pay millions in bonuses while not paying severance to laid-off workers. (CBC News)

AI checkout-free system rivals Amazon Go

Standard Cognition has launched its AI-based platform that lets consumers shop and pay without scanning barcodes or stopping to check out. The new alternative to Amazon Go is available to any retailer, helping to reduce the costs associated with labor and improve customer service. (Marketwired)

Target reveals $10M makeover

The $10 million makeover of the Nicollet Mall Target store in Minnesota is the first example of how the big-box retailer is redesigning store layouts to be more shopper-friendly. Some of the changes include curved corners to aisles, polished concrete floors and mannequins representing sizes from 4 to 22. (Star Tribune)

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