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Hurricane Michael anticipated landfall is Wednesday on the northeast Gulf Coast at Miami Herald. Read more 


Trump to allow more ethanol in gasoline by Donnelle Eller at Des Moines Register. “E15 is banned during the summer months, based on concerns it contributes to smog, a claim ethanol advocates say is unfounded. Almost all gasoline contains 10 percent ethanol.” Read more


Walmart partners with MGM on original programming for Vudu by Sarah Perez at TechCrunch. “The news follows rumors that Walmart was working on its own subscription video-on-demand Netflix competitor, but Vudu says there’s nothing planned on that front for the time being. However, it’s not being ruled out for the future, the company noted.” Read more


Second Amazon Go store opens in Chicago, with a third on the way by Nat Levy at GeekWire. “The location at 144 S. Clark St. is the fifth Amazon Go store overall. The 1,200-square-foot store is the smallest one yet. Amazon didn’t give an opening date for the third store at 500 W. Madison St., saying only that it is “coming soon.” This location will be a little bigger at 1,700 square feet.” Read more


The VC behind Warby Parker, Glossier, and has raised a new $360 million fund by Stephanie Mehta at Fast Company. “In 2012…you could get some early traction on a relatively small amount of money. I’m not saying that’s not true now, but if you look forward six years later, there are more startups, more money coming into the ecosystem, the job market has gotten tighter, the competition for talent has become greater, the costs are higher, and the bar is higher for meeting new milestones.” Read more


Capital One says it will lay off more than 150 who work on Cabela’s credit cards by Brad Davis at Omaha World-Herald. “In June, about 450 people had been working in Lincoln, servicing the customers of the Cabela’s CLUB card.” Read more


These 10 market trends turned wellness into a $4.2 trillion global industry by Rina Raphael at Fast Company. “The Global Wellness Institute (GWI) said this weekend that the wellness market, which encompasses everything from boutique fitness gyms to day spas, is now valued at a whopping $4.2 trillion, having grown 12.8% in the last two years. The industry now represents 5.3% of global economic output.” Read more


Ace Hardware Wants You to Know It’s Proud to Not Be a Big-Box Store by Robert Klara at Adweek. Subscription


Target finally makes it into Vermont, can claim presence in all 50 states by Martin Moylan at MPR News. “The store opens Oct. 21 in South Burlington. And it’s much smaller than the typical Target…The store will be 60,000 square feet.” Read more


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CNBC unveils its annual list of 100 promising start-ups to watch Read more


dunnhumby: Kwik Trip and Wawa are Top Rated Retailers for Food in the U.S. C-store, Dollar & Drug Channels “The top ten retailers with the highest consumer preference index scores are: 1) Kwik Trip, 2) Wawa, 3) Quik Trip, 4) Speedway, 5) CVS, 6) Sheetz, 7) Cumberland Farms, 8) Walgreens, 9) Dollar Tree, 10) Turkey Hill.” Press release


Sheetz Welcomes Stephanie Wilkes to Board of Directors Press release


Chicago: Treasure Island workers protest loss of wages, health benefits by Greg Trotter at Chicago Tribune. “A few dozen former Treasure Island Foods workers chanted and marched down North Broadway on Monday morning, demanding pay and benefits they say they are owed after being laid off recently from the longtime grocery chain.” Tiered subs.


FAO Schwarz makes international push and plans return to New York ahead of first Christmas without Toys R Us at CNBC. Read more


Amazon’s other brick-and-mortar move: Inside the growing network of ‘AWS Loft’ co-working spaces by Todd Bishop at GeekWire. “This is the AWS Loft in San Francisco, part of a growing network of physical locations where the public cloud leader connects with its customers. The spaces are free to use as long as you have an AWS account.” Read more


SpartanNash announces promotion of Joseph McQuesten to SVP Center Store and Fresh Merchandising Press release


As of Monday, there have been 57 cases of flea-borne typhus in Los Angeles County at CNN. Read more


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