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McDonald’s, PayPal testing mobile payments

BY Marianne Wilson

New York — McDonald’s Corp. is testing a mobile payments service with PayPal in 30 McDonald’s locations in France.

Using the service, McDonald’s customers can order food on smartphones through a McDonald’s application, or online, and then pay for their food with PayPal via either the McDonald’s mobile app or a web browser. There is a separate line in the test locations to pick up the meals, according to a report in the Chicago Tribune.

To date, PayPal, which is owned by eBay Inc., has signed up more than 15 retailers, including Home Depot and Office Depot, to accept PayPal payments in their stores.

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Supervalu names president of Shoppers

BY Staff Writer

Minneapolis — Supervalu announced that Robert Bly will join the company as president of Shoppers Food and Pharmacy, a 56-store chain in the Baltimore, and Washington, D.C., market.

Bly, 49, most recently served as VP of Kmart and Sears divisions for the Sears Holdings Co. He is expected to begin his new role on Aug. 22 and will report to Chuck Elias, senior VP retail operations.

Bly replaces Tim Lowe, who recently accepted a new leadership role in Supervalu’s merchandising organization.

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Finish Lines names VP planning and allocation

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Indianapolis — The Finish Line announced that Amber Vanes has been appointed VP planning and allocation.

Vanes has been with Finish Line for seven years, most recently serving as senior buyer/DMM for The Running Specialty Group, which Finish Line acquired last year.

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