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Report: Home Depot rolling out PayPal chainwide

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New York City — The Home Depot is expanding its use of PayPal, the online payment service of eBay, from the 51 stores in the pilot program to all of the home improvement retailer’s stores, Dow Jones Newswire reported.

Don Kingsborough, PayPal VP for retail and prepaid products, said PayPal should be available at all of Home Depot’s approximate 2,000 U.S. locations by the end of next month, according to the report.

"We’ve all been happy with the results and the number of adopters, and how quickly people who had PayPal accounts were able to migrate to use it in a Home Depot store," Kingsborough said in the report.

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Safeway names president of Dominick’s

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Pleasanton, Calif. — Safeway has named Brian Baer president of its Dominick’s Finer Foods division in the Chicago area.

Baer had been acting president of Dominick’s since last July when the previous president, Don Kperta, resigned.

Baer joined Safeway in 2001 as VP finance for the company’s Phoenix division. In 2008, he was appointed CFO at Dominick’s.

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Domino’s Pizza extends mobile offering with new app

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Ann Arbor, Mich. — Domino’s Pizza is launching its brand new Android smartphone ordering app. With the launch, and in addition to its existing iPhone app which debuted last June, Domino’s will now offer its mobile ordering app to more than 80% of smartphones.

The new app, which is compatible with Android version 2.1 and higher, extends many of the features of Domino’s online ordering platform including: coupon search, full national menu, GPS store locator and the ability to follow orders with Domino’s Tracker.

The Android application joins an already successful mobile and online ordering platform. Domino’s app for iPhone and iPod touch achieved $1 million in total sales in just 28 days, and just three months after its release, the app achieved more than $1 million in sales in a single week. Mobile ordering, along with traditional online ordering, makes up 30% of Domino’s sales.

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