Retail Roundup—Home Depot adds lockers; Kohl's readying for second half

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The Home Depot is installing pickup lockers in the front of stores for online orders. (The Home Depot)

Amazon business expands to Italy, Spain

Amazon Business is now available on the marketplace's Italy and Spain websites. In total, Amazon Business now delivers and offers membership benefits to companies in eight countries including the U.S., Germany, U.K., France, Japan and India. (Amazon Business Blog)

Home Depot adds pickup lockers

The Home Depot stores will add lockers where customers can retrieve online orders. The lockers are located at the front of stores for easy access and the customer will never have to interact with a store employee. (USA Today)

Kohl's readying for second-half of year

Kohl's announced a hiring spree in order to get the employees in place for back-to-school season this fall, followed by the holidays. Seasonal positions are available at more than 300 locations, distribution and e-commerce fulfillment centers, and credit operations coming in August. (Business Wire)

Luxury looks to menswear

Several luxury brands are turning towards expanding their menswear collection in order to boost their consumer bases and sales. Analysts say the boom in men's grooming is coming from a greater emphasis on appearance due to social media and the softening of the male dress code worldwide. (Reuters)

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