Stories from around the Web

Quick news from around the Web...

Walmart tops list of supermarkets in Birmingham area with 36% of market share

Canada's Couche-Tard to buy convenience store and gas station chain The Pantry
for $860M

Payments made via NFC-enabled mobile handsets will account for $130B in retail spend by 2020

Starbucks anticipating selling a record number of store gift cards on Dec. 24

Best Buy offering free expedited shipping, extended shipping deadlines, in-store pickup until 4 p.m. Christmas Eve, and longer store hours until Christmas

And finally...Macy's sets a new Guiness World Record for the longest wish list to Santa, which includes 121,138 wishes, a 1.88-mile scroll. Story