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Report: Walmart testing iPhone self-checkout app

BY Katherine Boccaccio

Bentonville, Ark. — According to multiple reports on Tuesday, Walmart is testing a new iPhone app that will allow shoppers to scan items using their iPhones and complete their transactions at in-store self-checkout kiosks.

Walmart is piloting its Scan & Go program in its Rogers, Ark. store. The system is not designed for mobile payment transactions but rather to allow shoppers to complete purchases as they shop in the store.

According to Walmart, the Scan & Go system transfers pricing information on scanned items to the store’s self-checkout kiosks, where shoppers pay for their purchases with cash, credit or debit cards.

The retailer has not yet announced widespread rollout plans for the technology.

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Tuesday Morning names former Big Lots president as new CEO

BY Katherine Boccaccio

Dallas — Tuesday Morning announced Tuesday that it has named former Big Lots head Brady Churches as its new CEO, stepping in for former CEO Kathleen Mason who was terminated by the company in June.

Mason has since filed suit against the closeout retailer, alleging that she was fired because she disclosed that she has breast cancer.

Churches’ appointment is effective immediately. His most recent position was as president of Marketing Results Ltd. Prior to that he was president of Big Lots.

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Wal-Mart slashes holiday layaway fee in response to customer complaints

BY Katherine Boccaccio

Bentonville, Ark. — Wal-Mart Stores said Tuesday it has lowered its holiday layaway fee from $15 to $5, saying that the move is in response to customer feedback.

Customers may begin to open layaway accounts under the new fee arrangement on Sept. 15, and it runs through Dec. 14.

According to Duncan Mac Naughton, chief merchandising and marketing officer, Walmart U.S., “this is a direct response to feedback we received since announcing this year’s Holiday Layaway program. [It] makes Walmart more competitive in the marketplace.”

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