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Retail Radar: Walmart Ups In-Store Fulfillment; Publix Adjusts Store Formats

Recent retail news includes Home Depot giving the military a tax break, and Hannaford beefing up its pickup service.
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Path to Purchase Institute members can access regularly updated profiles here. Recent additions include Walmart growing its beer and wine delivery footprints, and Publix adding more in-house coffee, beer and wine bars.

Publix Revamps Store Formats

The grocer is phasing out its natural and organic-focused GreenWise format, converting those stores to the traditional format. The retailer continues to build on its Pours concept, with in-house bars that serve coffee shop fare as well as beer and wine.

Walmart Grows In-Store Fulfillment

The mass merchant opened its second in-store fulfillment center, powered by automation and designed to speed up order processing and cut substitutions. Walmart also continues to grow its beer and wine delivery options.

Amazon: Palm and Partake 

Amazon One users watching Major League Baseball action in Denver’s Coors Field will be able to order a beer with the wave of a hand, thanks to the payment system's new age-verification feature.

Home Depot Gives Military a Tax Break

The Home Depot is making major appliance purchases tax-free for eligible military, retirees and dependents through a partnership with the Army & Air Force Exchange Service. The retailer will manage order fulfillment and plans to install major appliance showrooms at various U.S. exchanges.

Hannaford Adds a New Solution Provider

The Ahold Delhaize banner is using location-tech platform Flybuy to bolster its Hannaford To Go pickup service.