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Walmart becomes first-ever retailer to launch online ‘pay with cash’ option

BY Katherine Field Boccaccio

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart has launched a "pay with cash" service that offers cash payment options for online orders at Walmart.com in the United States.

Walmart is the first major retailer to offer online purchases without the need for banking services or a credit, debit or prepaid card.

The retailer said that the majority of its in-store transactions are paid in cash or cash equivalent, including debit cards, with just 15% of transactions paid in credit. The "pay with cash" program will allow the same payment options online, which is expected to appeal to the retailer’s customer base.

To use the option, a shopper places an order on Walmart.com and, during checkout, selects the "cash" option and a shipping preference. The customer immediately receives an order number on the order confirmation page and an email receipt with the order number. The item is reserved in the system.

The customer has 48 hours to take the printed order form to any cash register of any Walmart store or Neighborhood Market.

Once cash payment is completed in the store and received, shipping then occurs via "Site to Store" or to a preferred address.

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Terminix AllClear line expands to include new lantern

BY Allison Cerra

DALLAS — Universal Pest Solutions has introduced its latest Terminix AllClear mosquito solutions product.

The Terminix AllClear mosquito mister lantern is designed to protect areas up to 300 sq. ft. by automatically misting Naturals, an all-natural concentrate of geraniol — a botanical extract of a lemongrass plant — known for its effective insect repelling power, the company said. The Naturals formula is nontoxic, free of synthetic chemicals and residues and also is safe for use around children, pets, food and the environment.

The Terminix AllClear mosquito mister lantern with Naturals comes with four AA batteries, a hanging loop and optional wall mount, as well as a 12-oz. canister of Naturals, which provides up to 10 hours of protection. The lantern carries a suggested retail price of $79.99 and Naturals refills carry a suggested retail price of $7.99.

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Giant Eagle opens environmentally friendly supermarket in Cleveland

BY Allison Cerra

CLEVELAND — Giant Eagle has opened an 83,000-sq.-ft., state-of-the-art supermarket in Cleveland.

The store, located near Interstate 77 and Route 82, marks Giant Eagle’s first new supermarket in the Cleveland area since the opening of its West 117th and Interstate 90 location. Giant Eagle said the store features a diverse selection of the region’s freshest, high quality foods and prepared dishes, a health, beauty and wellness department, a sit-down cafe, an in-store Huntington Bank branch and a nearby GetGo location. The latest Giant Eagle also is environmentall friendly and marks northeast Ohio’s first supermarket with a solar roof.

"The new store, which is bringing approximately 250 new jobs to the area, is designed with a convenient and friendly shopping experience in mind, and represents the latest design and features we have to offer," Giant Eagle senior director of corporate communications Rob Borella said. "The store also incorporates many of the environmentally friendly features that have helped us earn the world’s first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certified supermarket in nearby Brunswick, and since seven other supermarket and fuel and convenience store locations including our most recent LEED certification in Indiana, Pa."

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