Retail Wrap for August 22

August 21, 2017

No-Eating Rule: Walmart said it has added Uber-enabled grocery delivery service to two more markets — Dallas and Orlando, Florida. The Uber service launched last year in Phoenix, with a similar test via Lyft in Denver.

Cashing Out: A U.S. Bank survey found that nearly half (47%) of respondents said they  prefer the use of digital apps to make payments versus cash. The online survey covered adults ages 19-71 with a current banking relationship (checking or savings), and who own a smartphone. It said that one-quarter of the survey respondents must have used a P2P payment app in the past six months.

Car Pool: YouGov BrandIndex reported that its Purchase Consideration metric for the automotive segment declined by a single percentage point, to 11% from 12%. The measure asks consumers whether they’d consider buying a certain brand when next in the market for a vehicle. 


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