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Staples offering big discounts for small business customers through June 27

Smart & Final sales up 12% in Q1; 45% of sales coming from business customers

Whole Foods, Instacart offer one-hour delivery of flowers in 15 cities for Mother's Day

Roche Bros. opens flagship in Boston's Downtown Crossing, becoming first large-scale supermarket in neighborhood

Alibaba invests in soon-to-launch online retailer, potential Amazon competitor

And finally... No other business in the United States has died off faster in the past 15 years than the one-hour photo shop. In 2013, the Census reported 190 shops in existence, down from 3,066 in 1998. Story



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