Retail Roundup—Walmart rolls out automated kiosks; Costco sales up 6%

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Walmart rolls out automated kiosks

Following a successful test in Bentonville, Arkansas, Walmart is expanding its use of self-serve kiosks for customers to pick up online orders. Standing at least 16 feet tall, the giant kiosks will now be installed near the entrances of more than a dozen stores in Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, Oklahoma and Virginia. (Business Insider)

Costco's U.S. sales rise 6%

As other stores have stumbled, Costco reported a strong June, with U.S. same-store sales up 6.3% from the previous year. Companywide, sales rose 6.5%, far more than the projected 4.7% growth. (The Seattle Times)

Meijer begins grocery delivery in Chicagoland

Meijer, in partnership with Shipt, has officially opened up its home delivery channel throughout the Chicagoland suburbs. As part of its expansion across six states so far, the chain has made more than 250,000 deliveries this year through consumer use of the Shipt service. (PR Newswire)

L Brands sales tank

L Brands reported disappointing sales for June, mostly due to a 17% drop in comparable sales for its Victoria’s Secret brand. The brand has now posted six straight months of double-digit drops in same-store sales as it feels the impact of exiting the apparel category. (Seeking Alpha)