Retail consultant StellaService says in-store pickup of online orders saves shoppers, on average, 96 seconds. But traditional shoppers sometimes get in and out faster.
Betty Lou’s sells organic, natural snacks and gluten-free crackers under its own name and makes products sold under other brand names. Chicago businessman Marcus Lemonis says the company needs to focus on selling more products under its own name.
Walgreen completed its $16 billion purchase of European health and beauty retailer Alliance Boots. The Deerfield company now has more than 12,800 stores and 340 pharmaceutical distribution centers worldwide.
Gino’s East Brewery in River North pouring its own suds [Chicago Eater]