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The Pantry loss widens in Q2

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Cary, N.C. — C-store operator The Pantry said Tuesday that it lost $9.7 million in the second quarter, compared with a loss of $300,000 in the same period last year. Results were hurt by rising gas prices.

Same-store merchandise sales rose 4.8%

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McDonald’s sees global comps rise 3.3% in April

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Oak Brook, Ill. — McDonald’s Corp. said Tuesday that same-store sales on the global front rose 3.3% in April, led by European results (up 3.5%) but followed closely by the United States. (up 3.3%).

Japan dragged down Asia results (up 1.1%).

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Lowe’s introduces app for Android

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Mooresville, N.C. — Lowe’s Home Improvement said Tuesday that its home improvement app is now available for Android devices.

The app can be downloaded at Google Play, Google’s new online store for digital media. Customers now may shop directly from the free app; access their MyLowe’s account; locate stores and view how-to videos, inspirational galleries and product ratings.

According to the retailer, the Android app includes the same functionality Lowe’s offers to iOS users. Both the iOS app and Android app incorporate Lowe’s integrated online tool, MyLowe’s.

“Expanding our app availability to Android users and integrating MyLowe’s is part of empowering consumers with the ability to access information wherever and whenever they choose,” said Gihad Jawhar, VP Lowes.com. “The walls of our stores have expanded as our customers turn to technology at every stage of their home improvement projects.”

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