Retail News: Top Stories
August 27, 2019

Top stories in retail news and the business headlines that interest us today.

Panera Expanding Delivery

Panera Bread

“Customers can now order Panera for lunch or dinner on DoorDash, GrubHub and UberEats. Panera’s own delivery drivers will still be responsible for delivering food to the customers.”

Target’s Digital Sales

“Target’s strategy of using its stores to fulfill orders placed online continues to drive an increase in both digital sales and foot traffic. Now, as Target is in the middle of remodeling 1,000 of its more than 1,800 stores to ensure they can effectively serve as fulfillment centers, it’s eyeing additional investments in technology and employee training to ensure it can keep up with digital sales growth.”

Chicken Sandwich Wars

Chicken Sandwich

“After Popeyes debuted its own chicken sandwich earlier this month, Popeyes and Chick-fil-A engaged in a Twitter feud over which chain had the better sandwich. Following the viral spat, Popeyes locations across the US saw a massive uptick in customer visits and chicken sandwich orders. Many locations have been selling out of the item, and employees are working on overdrive to cater to the high demand.”


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