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Amazon rolling out contactless device, Amazon One, at Seattle Go stores

Amazon rolling out contactless device, Amazon One, at Seattle Go stores

Amazon.com Inc. announced the launch of Amazon One, a contactless device that scans for payments, loyalty programs and more on Tuesday. Amazon One is rolling out at two of the e-commerce giant’s Amazon Go stores in Seattle, where it’ll be used to gain entry. Customers will first swipe their credit card, then wave their palm above the device to register their “palm signature.”Once enrolled, customers can enter Amazon Go stores by waving their hand. Amazonwill roll out the device at more of its stores in the coming months. See: Those who don’t want to use their palm to gain entry to Amazon Go...

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McDonald’s and Taco Bell among the restaurant chains hit by COVID-19-related breakfast weakness

McDonald’s and Taco Bell among the restaurant chains hit by COVID-19-related breakfast weakness

With fewer people heading to work, mornings are quiet at fast-food chains, which is slowing the coronavirus recovery at big names like McDonald’s Corp. and Taco Bell.McDonald’sthat it is seeing same-store sales improvement, with nearly all U.S. locations operating at least with drive-thru, delivery and takeaway service and about 1,000 locations offering a dine-in option. However, the company said breakfast was a weak spot.“McDonald’s has the disadvantage of a high breakfast mix (~25-30% of sales pre-COVID vs. 13-14% at Burger King and ~20% at Jack in the Box), which is currently the weakest...

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Chipotle to pay largest-ever food safety fine, $25 million, for illness outbreak that sickened 1,100

Chipotle to pay largest-ever food safety fine, $25 million, for illness outbreak that sickened 1,100

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc.will pay $25 million to settle criminal charges related to the food-borne illness outbreaks that sickened more than 1,100 people between 2015 and 2018, according to a statement from the Justice Department. It's the largest-ever food safety fine, according to the announcement. "Chipotle failed to ensure that its employees both understood and complied with its food safety protocols, resulting in hundreds of customers across the country getting sick," said U.S. Attorney Nick Hanna for the Central District of California. "Today's steep penalty, coupled with the tens...

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Burlington Stores is shutting down its e-commerce site to focus on bricks-and-mortar stores

Burlington Stores is shutting down its e-commerce site to focus on bricks-and-mortar stores

In a world where retailers are taking the fight for market share online, Burlington Stores Inc. says it’s going to end its e-commerce operation and focus on growing its bricks-and-mortar business.Burlington’sChief Executive Michael O’Sullivan said on the company’s Thursday earnings call that e-commerce only accounts for 0.5% of sales, and the company’s efforts would be better spent on stores.“In our business, which is a moderate off-price business, the nature of the treasure hunt and the average price point that we operate at mean that bricks-and-mortar stores have a significant competitive...

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