Retail Roundup—Zara robot fulfills orders; Walmart expands mobile checkout

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Walmart adds mobile checkout to another store.

Zara introduces robots for click-and-collect

Zara will now use robots to fulfill click-and-collect orders. Customers who place an order online can scan or enter a code at a collection point in a Zara store and then robots will search and drop the order in a box for pickup. (PYMNTS)

Former Starbucks executive named Albertsons' president, COO

Jim Donald, former president and CEO of Starbucks and Haggen, has been named president and COO of Albertsons Cos. He will be replacing Wayne Denningham, who retired last year. Susan Morris, who became EVP and chief operations officer in January, will continue in her role. (Progressive Grocer)

Whole Foods delivery expands to Atlanta, San Francisco

Amazon has announced the expansion of Whole Foods' two-hour delivery service to Atlanta and San Francisco. Prime members within specific neighborhoods will be able to receive delivery of thousands of grocery items within one hour for $7.99 on orders of $35 or more. (Business Wire)

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Walmart expands mobile checkout

Walmart is now allowing customers to checkout with a smartphone in a Neighborhood Market store in Winter Springs, Florida. The company debuted the technology at a Supercenter in the area last year. The service allows shoppers to skip the line and pay immediately with their previously downloaded mobile payment system. (Orlando Sentinel)

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