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Amazon Launches Treasure Truck in Seattle (June 29, 2015): Amazon has launched a deal carrying truck called the Treasure Truck. It is currently available in the Seattle area.

365 by Whole Foods Market Stores to Launch in 2016 (June 20, 2015): Whole Foods plans to launch a new line of stores called 365 by Whole Foods Market in 2016.

Gap Closing Some Physical Stores While Launching Digital Pop-up Store (June 18, 2015): Gap announced it will be closing 175 physical stores while launching a digital pop-up store.

CVS to Acquire Target's Pharmacy Business (June 15, 2015): CVS is acquiriing Target's pharmacy business and will be running the pharmacy stores inside Target stores.

Amazon Launches Minions Themed Boxes (June 4, 2015): Amazon has launched Minions themed boxes in a deal with Universal Pictures.

Amazon Offers Free Shipping on Some Small Items (June 3, 2015): Amazon has started offering free shipping on some small items. No minimum payment or Prime subscription is needed.

Disney Opens Largest Disney Store Yet in Shanghai (June 1, 2015): Disney has opened its biggest store in the world in Shanghai, China. The store is 9,257 square feet.

Hot Topic To Acquire ThinkGeek (May 27, 2015): Hot Topic is acquiring Geeknet, Inc., the parent comapny of ThinkGeek

Trader Joe's Tops Grocery Store Survey for Third Consecutive Year (May 26, 2015): Trader Joe's is the top grocery store in the U.S. for the third straight year according to a Market Force Information survey.

Reese Witherspoon Launches Draper James Lifestyle Brand (May 25, 2015): Reese Witherspoon has launched the Draper James retail brand. The brand is named after her grandparents.

Ascena Retail Group to Acquire Ann Taylor (May 19, 2015): The Ascena Retail Group has acquired Ann Taylor for $2.15 billion.

SNL Skewers QVC and Celebrity Fashion Designers (April 12, 2015): SNL did a hilarious sketch about QVC, it's celebrities turned designers and all the recent shipping snafus that have customers complaining. Taraji P. Henson is the chirpy host.

Women's Clothing Retailer Cache is Liquidating and Closing All Stores (March 12, 2015): Cache is liquidating and closing all of its stores. Going out of business sales are underway.

RadioShack to Close and Sell Stores After Filing for Bankruptcy (February 6, 2015): RadioShack has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. It will sell 1,500 to 2,400 stores and close the remainder of its 4,000 stores.

Staples to Acquire Office Depot in $6 Billion Deal (February 4, 2015): Staples has announced it will acquire Office Depot in a deal valued at $6.3 billion. The deal follows Office Depot's acquisition of OfficeMax.