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8/17/2018

MAC Cosmetics has created a global influencer partnership with 12 brand ambassadors, each of whom will focus on a specific market. The move comes as MAC launches its new Maker lipstick line, which includes a signature color for each influencer.

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8/17/2018

Walmart and its brick-and-mortar store base could have an advantage over Amazon in the age of omnichannel retail, said Bill Simon, Walmart's former US CEO. Thursday, Walmart announced better-than-expected earnings, revenue and same-store sales results.

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8/17/2018

A team at the University of California, San Diego, has developed a low-cost tag dubbed LiveTag that can be attached to everyday, nonelectronic items. The tag reflects radio signals from Wi-Fi routers and can control certain devices by emitting unique signals.

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New Atlas
8/17/2018

Google has partnered with GN Hearing to provide direct audio streaming to assistive devices via Android. The new Audio Streaming for Hearing Aids specification promises to use little power while improving the ability to monitor device status.

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8/17/2018

Sony recently announced that it has sold 3 million virtual reality headsets and 21 million copies of PlayStation VR games. Overall, the company has sold 82 million PlayStation 4s, indicating that only a small portion of users have purchased the VR add-on.

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8/17/2018

The California avocado season will be shorter than originally expected, though growers still consider this year's yield a robust one despite nearby wildfires. Crops are expected to keep coming in through August, with a total yield of about 300 million pounds, lower than an initial estimate of 350 million pounds.

8/17/2018

Raley's has introduced a pharmacy app for customers that alerts them with texts when their prescriptions are ready. The app, developed with partner mscripts, also allows shoppers to order refills and get directions to locations.

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Progressive Grocer
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8/17/2018

Spartan Stores posted profit of $17.8 million on revenue of $1.9 billion in the second quarter.

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CNBC
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8/17/2018

ScanSource has purchased Intelisys Global, giving ScanSource the resources to take its unified communications as a service global.

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8/17/2018

Performance Food Group reported fiscal fourth-quarter earnings of $64.4 million on revenue of $4.59 billion, both increasing from the year prior.

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