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  • Numerous published reports suggest that Target may be planning an acquisition bid for Sainsbury, the troubled UK retailer, in addition to its rumored interest in Canada’s Hudson’s Bay Co.

  • McDonald's announced that it will begin accepting MasterCard PayPass, a new "contactless" payment option utilizing radio frequency technology, at select McDonald's restaurants in the Dallas and the New York metropolitan areas, with additional markets slated to get the technology next year.

  • Roundy’s new Pick 'n Save Metro Market in Milwaukee reportedly has begun offering shoppers access to Pay By Touch, a new payment service that lets users purchase groceries with the use of a fingertip – which has been been linked to their checking accounts, credit cards, and/or reward card programs.

  • The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that Roundy's plans to build a 100,000 sq. ft. central commissary that will provide food and beverage items for the company's supermarkets, including Pick 'n Save.

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