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  • UK retailer Marks & Spencer announced that it will expand its Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) garment-tagging trial to five new stores, building on an existing one-store pilot. One estimate says that Marks & Spencer has invested in RFID technology to the tune of four million tags.

  • Starbucks is testing a new beverage called Chocofino in three markets; Chocofino is a steamed drink, made with cocoa powder, cocoa butter and whole milk - definitely not for carbohydrate-obsessed or calorie-conscious consumers.

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