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Booze at our door in 34 minutes: Testing Amazon’s new Prime Now alcohol delivery service by Todd Bishop at GeekWire. “Amazon previously rolled out alcohol delivery as part of Prime Now in London, but this marks the U.S. debut of the service.” Read more


SEC won’t penalize Target over 2013 data breach by Evan Ramstad at Star Tribune. “In Tuesday’s filing, the company said it now estimates paying $264 million in breach-related costs…That’s up from its previous estimate of $252 million. About $90 million has been covered by ­Target’s insurers.” Read more


How a North Carolina tech company is helping Lowe’s take Manhattan by Ken Elkins at Charlotte Business Journal. ““The idea is not to do it just for those two stores,” he says. But Feldman can’t talk about the value of his contract with Lowe’s or specifics on future plans with the company.” Read more


The Best Cities For Jobs For Millennials (Seattle #1, Austin #4) by Leah Arnold-Smeets at PayScale. See the infographic


Will the new Chicago Target have a bar? by Peter Frost at Crain’s. “The Target store slated to open this fall in the former Fox & Obel grocery space in Streeterville not only will be the first small-format Target in Chicago, it will be the first throughout the chain to serve liquor in-store, according to a city filing.” Read more


Carrie Underwood’s CALIA line to show at New York Fashion Week by Jean E Palmieri at WWD. “The CALIA fall collection will be available to be purchased immediately at a pop-up store at The HQ, an idea thought up by Carrie after she grew tired of having to wait six months to buy the clothes she saw on the catwalk.” Read more


J.D. Power: Wegmans Pharmacy ranks highest among supermarket pharmacies by Lorraine Mirabella at Baltimore Sun. “Wegmans…drew the top ranking in the supermarket category, followed by Publix and H-E-B.” Read more


…Target #1 Pharmacy in Mass Followed by Sam’s and Meijer  Read the J.D.Power Release


Best Buy CEO outlines response to decline in warranty sales by Nick Halter at Minneapolis/St.Paul Business Journal. “Extended warranty sales are declining, CEO Hubert Joly said on an otherwise bright second quarter earnings call Tuesday. Warranty sales made up 2.1 percent of Best Buy’s total revenue in its most recent fiscal year.” Read more


Wisconsin under-pricing complaints against Meijer continue by Alison Bauter at Milwaukee Business Journal. “Allegations against new-to-town superstore chain Meijer Inc. aren’t over yet…The latest list of grievances includes offers such as 7.25-ounce box of Kraft Mac & Cheese for 79 cents; 12-16 ounces of Hormel Black Label Bacon for $2.00…” Read more


Atlanta the most honest city in America at Atlanta Business Chronicle.  Read more


….See the most honest cities ranked via Honest Tea Survey  See the rankings


Amazon secretly testing new restaurant delivery service in Seattle with Prime Now rollout by Jacob Demmitt at GeekWire. “Seattle appears to be the first market where Amazon is experimenting with full-blown restaurant delivery. A company spokesperson declined to comment on the experiment, citing a policy against discussing rumors and speculation.” Read more


The 16 Best Places to Live in America: 2015 at Outside.  Read more


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