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Fortune is out with its annual list of the best retail employers, and Wegmans tops the list, followed by California's Nugget Market.

The top-10 list is rounded out by Build-A-Bear Workshop, Publix Super Markets, QuikTrip, CustomInk, CarMax, Patagonia, Sheetz, and REI.

The list was compiled after Fortune "crunched the numbers on workplace fundamentals at U.S. retailers and parsed thousands of employee surveys."


• Office supplies retailer Staples, in an effort to "attract and keep young workers who are fretting about how they will pay their college student loans," said yesterday that it will help them pay off those debts.

The Chicago Tribune reports that Staples "will provide $100 a month for up to 36 months to full-time sales associates and 'high potential' and 'top performing' employees who are paying off student loans or in the process of earning a degree."

The story notes that "Americans have about $1.2 trillion in student loan debt and about half of those with loans have monthly payments that are excessive based on their incomes, according to a study by the U.S. Government Accountability Office. Academic research has shown the pressure of college loans is causing some millennials to delay marriage, children and home purchases."
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