Retail Roundup—Whole Foods to open first restaurant, e-commerce yields higher pay

Whole Foods Market will open its first restaurant in Atlanta on June 1.

Whole Foods to open first freestanding restaurant

Whole Foods will open its first freestanding restaurant today in Atlanta’s Midtown. Called The Roast, the fast-casual Brazilian eatery features digital ordering kiosks and will seat 48. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

E-commerce producing more jobs, higher pay

Retail is one of the biggest producers of jobs in the United States, and brick-and-mortar stores still account for the largest percentage of those jobs. However, the largest job growth is happening in e-commerce, where positions tend to pay more than physical store employment. (Dallas News)

American Eagle, Cerberus talking Abercrombie bid

American Eagle and Cerberus Capital Management are in talks about a possible bid for Abercrombie & Fitch. Abercrombie announced earlier in the month that it was in talks with several potential buyers, including Express. (CNBC)

AmazonFresh Pickup opens for Prime members

The AmazonFresh Pickup grocery service for Prime members has officially opened at two Seattle locations. The experience is efficient but does require customers to provide their license plate number so that items can be delivered to their car upon arrival. (GeekWire)