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Starbucks To Assist Washington State With COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

Starbucks will assist the state of Washington with distributing the COVID-19 vaccine. The coffee chain has tasked 11 staffers who have knowledge in R&D, operations, and labor and deployment with full-time work on distributing the vaccine in Washington, NBC News reported, citing the company. Those staffers who are tasked to work on distributing the vaccine will utilize the coffee chain's computer simulation technology to detect...

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7-Eleven And Other Convenience Stores Go High-Tech Even As The Industry Contracts

The number of U.S. convenience stores fell 1.6 percent during 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic depressed crucial gasoline sales and brick-and-mortar retail contracted in general, but many shops are fighting back with digital technology and other upgrades.  “The sustained growth of online shopping and the long-term effects of the pandemic will continue to reshape consumer shopping routines and affect the overall retail landscape and...