Retail Roundup—Walmart sells DIY taxes; Instacart acquires Canadian grocery platform

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Instacart acquired a new white-glove grocery platform in Canada. (Instacart)

Instacart acquires Canadian grocery platform

Instacart has acquired Toronto-based Unata, a white-label grocery platform that lets grocers create apps and websites for consumers to order products and includes coupons, purchase tracking, push notifications and deal suggestions. Unata will continue to function independently with its own name brand and keep its central office in Toronto. (TechCrunch)

Publix unveils low-price Rx program

Publix Pharmacy will start offering up to a 90-day supply of some commonly prescribed generic medications. The prices of the included medications will be the same regardless of a patient's insurance coverage. (Progressive Grocer)

7-Eleven selling cold-pressed juices

Starting this month, 7-Eleven will begin selling cold-pressed juices designed to appeal to a new type of customer. Analysts say that the launch is part of a convenience store trend to sell healthier foods including organic fruits and vegetables. (The Washington Post)

Walmart to sell DIY tax software

Walmart has partnered with H&R Block to be the exclusive retailer for its new DIY desktop tax software. The package from H&R Block will also offer Walmart shoppers support features such as free in-person audit representation and free tax advice. (Nasdaq)

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