Retail Roundup—Walmart teams up with Lord & Taylor; Blue Apron lays off 300

Amazon Fresh truck
Amazon Treasure Trucks are now in 25 cities.

Blue Apron to lay off 300 employees

After a tough few months, Blue Apron has announced it will lay off 6% of its workforce, about 300 employees. After going public and missing its chance to purchase Whole Foods, the meal kit delivery service has performed poorly since June. (Fortune)

Amazon sends Treasure Truck to more cities

The Amazon Treasure Truck, launched in February 2016, is now expanding from 16 to 25 cities. Customers who subscribe in the Amazon app will get an alert notifying them of the day's merchandise, and they will be able to buy a limited quantity for pickup in a slotted location and time. (Baltimore Sun)

Walmart, Lord & Taylor to share web space

Walmart and Lord & Taylor are reported to be making a deal that would let the department store sell on Sources say that Lord & Taylor would continue to run its own site, but shoppers would be able to pick up and return items at Walmart stores. (Home World Business)

SuperValu to acquire Associated Grocers

SuperValu has entered into an agreement to purchase Associate Grocers for $180 million. The acquisition would be an opportunity for Supervalu to expand into a new region as Associated Grocers is primarily located in South Florida, the Caribbean, Central and South America and Asia. (Food Business News)