Retail and wholesale

FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2018, file photo, a customer tries a free sample of a pain cream that contains cannabidiol (CBD) for her arthritis at Minnesota Hempdropz in Maplewood, Minn. Mainstream retailers are leaping into the world of products like skin creams and oils that tout such benefits as reducing anxiety and helping you sleep. The key ingredient is CBD, or cannabidiol, a compound derived from hemp and marijuana that doesn’t cause a high. (Jean Pieri/Pioneer Press via AP, File)
April 15, 2019 - 6:49 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Mainstream retailers are leaping into the world of products like skin creams and oils that tout such benefits as reducing anxiety and helping you sleep. The key ingredient? CBD, or cannabidiol, a compound derived from hemp and marijuana that doesn't cause a high. Retailers are...
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FILE- In this Jan. 22, 2018, file photo a shopper scans an Amazon Go app on a cellphone while entering an Amazon Go store in Seattle. A small number of restaurants and stores are going cash-free in the U.S., looking to cater to customers who increasingly pay with a card or smartphone. But a backlash is growing against the practice that some say discriminates against those who lack back accounts or rely on cash for most of their daily transactions. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
April 12, 2019 - 2:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Hembert Figueroa just wanted a taco. So he was surprised to learn the dollar bills in his pocket were no good at Dos Toros Taqueria in Manhattan, one of a small but growing number of establishments across the U.S. where customers can only pay by card or smartphone. Cash-free stores...
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FILE- In this Aug. 9, 2018, file photo the logo for Rite Aid is displayed above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Rite Aid will chop its share count by about 95% to make the remaining shares valuable enough to remain on the New York Stock Exchange. The struggling drugstore chain’s board has approved a 1-for-20 ratio for a reverse stock split that shareholders backed in a vote last month. That will cut the company’s share count from nearly 1.1 billion to about 54 million. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
April 11, 2019 - 7:23 am
Rite Aid will chop its share count by about 95% in a bid to push the remaining shares above minimum trading requirements on the New York Stock Exchange. The board of the struggling drugstore chain approved a 1-for-20 ratio for a reverse stock split after shareholders did the same last month. That...
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FILE- In this June 6, 2018, file photo Uber driver Joshua Oh drives in Honolulu. Uber launched a voucher program Tuesday, April 9, 2019, enabling companies like Westfield Mall and TGI Fridays to offer free or discounted Uber rides to customers. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones, File)
April 09, 2019 - 3:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — While shoppers are getting everything from morning coffee to complete work wardrobes delivered to their homes, some businesses are working with ride-hailing company Uber to entice customers through their doors. Uber launched a voucher program Tuesday that enables companies like...
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April 04, 2019 - 8:02 am
CVS Health is expanding same-day prescription deliveries nationwide in the latest push by drugstores to keep customers who don't want to wait and are doing more shopping online. The drugstore chain says it can deliver medications and other products within a few hours to homes or offices from 6,000...
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Country music star Brad Paisley operates a backhoe as he breaks ground for The Store, a free grocery store for people in need, Wednesday, April 3, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
April 03, 2019 - 3:12 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country star Brad Paisley took the controls of a backhoe to dig up the first pile of dirt in the space that will become a free grocery store to support needy families in Nashville, Tennessee. Paisley donned a cowboy hat-shaped construction helmet for part of Wednesday's...
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Acting Baltimore Mayor Jack Young talks to reporters after meeting with state senators who represent Baltimore on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 in Annapolis. Young has become acting mayor after Catherine Pugh abruptly announced Monday that she's taking a leave of absence to "focus on her health" amid a political scandal about involving book sales. (AP Photo/Brian Witte)
April 02, 2019 - 1:27 pm
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Baltimore's acting mayor told legislators Tuesday that the city "is in good hands" until the mayor decides whether to return after abruptly announcing a leave of absence to "focus on her health" amid a political scandal about "self-dealing" book sales. Mayor Catherine Pugh...
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FILE- In this June 25, 2018, file photo shows a Walgreens store in Peoria, Ariz. Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. reports financial earns on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
April 02, 2019 - 7:27 am
Walgreens slashed its 2019 forecast after falling short of expectations in what its CEO described as the most difficult quarter since the company was formed a few years ago. The nation's largest drugstore chain now expects adjusted earnings per share growth to be flat this year, compare to a...
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FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2016 file photo, Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh delivers an address during her inauguration ceremony inside the War Memorial Building in Baltimore. Maryland's chief accountant is calling for Pugh to step down, calling the latest revelations about lucrative deals to sell her self-published children's books "brazen, cartoonish corruption." In a Monday, April 1, 2019 tweet, Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot wrote: "The Mayor has to resign — now." His comments came on the same day that Kaiser Permanente disclosed that it paid Pugh's limited liability company about $114,000 for roughly 20,000 copies of her "Healthy Holly" children's books. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
April 01, 2019 - 6:53 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's embattled mayor announced Monday that she is taking an indefinite leave of absence, just as a political scandal intensifies over what critics call a "self-dealing" book-sales arrangement that threatens her political career. Mayor Catherine Pugh's office says she feels...
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FILE- In this March 14, 2019, file photo people attend the opening of a Piaget store during the opening night of The Shops & Restaurants at Hudson Yards in New York. On Monday, April 1, the Commerce Department releases U.S. retail sales data for February. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
April 01, 2019 - 8:51 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. retail sales fell in February, as consumers pulled back their spending on building materials, groceries, furniture, electronics and clothing amid signs of a slowing economy. The Commerce Department said Monday that retail sales fell 0.2 percent in February, after posting an...
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