Retail Roundup—Costco changes menu; Alibaba, Guess open store

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Costco is changing up its food menu. (Mike Mozart/CC BY 2.0)

L.L. Bean to open outdoor workspace

L.L. Bean will test an outdoor workspace pop-up in Madison, Wisconsin. In partnership with Industrious, the retailer will set up a glassy, open office with patios and business furniture and unique pieces such as a three-set cycling desk. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

BJ's implements PayPal for online checkout

BJ's Wholesale Club members can now use PayPal for online shopping. By using PayPal, members will not have to input payment information when purchasing on the digital retail site. (PR Newswire)

Alibaba partners with Guess in Hong Kong

Alibaba has partnered with its first retailer, Guess, to test out a physical store in Hong Kong. The Guess store has Alibaba's FashionAI technology, which combines in-store shopping with personalized data from Taobao and Tmall e-commerce marketplaces. (Glossy)

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Costco changes menu

Costco has switched up the items on its food court menu, keeping only its popular $1.50 hot dog. The menu will now include healthier options such as fruit, organic burgers, protein salads and meatless options. (The Seattle Times)

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