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Today In How We Eat: Starbucks Sweetens Loyalty And Meal Kit Subscriptions Soar

Consumers' appetite for change as to how they feed themselves has been particularly busy of late, pushing Starbucks to sweeten its loyalty offerings to customers and meal kits to rise to prominence once again.

Starbucks Sweetens Rewards As Coronavirus Takes Toll On Membership Program

Starbucks shoppers no longer need to use an installed gift card in the app to pay if they want to collect their loyalty rewards as the coffee chain has opened up its rewards to paying by any method.

Report: How The Pandemic Stirred An Appetite For Meal-Box Subscriptions

Consumers who are staying at home during the pandemic, cooking for themselves are looking to make their lives a bit easier are turning to meal kits en masse. Companies are seeing new enrollments ramp up and existing customers upgrade their plans to order larger meals and with more frequency.

US Retail Sales Rose 0.6 Pct In August, Short Of 1 Pct Prediction

Retail sales are growing in the U.S., but not as evenly as experts would like to see. As the nation started to reopen this summer, the country saw total retail sales rise to $524.3 billion as consumers began returning to stores and restaurants. Total sales increased by 1.1 percent in June compared to the same month the previous year.



Banks, corporates and even regulators now recognize the imperative to modernize — not just digitize —the infrastructures and workflows that move money and data between businesses domestically and cross-border. Together with Visa, PYMNTS invites you to a month-long series of livestreamed programs on these issues as they reshape B2B payments. Masters of modernization share insights and answer questions during a mix of intimate fireside chats and vibrant virtual roundtables.