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• The Chicago Tribune reports this morning that “McDonald's, Kmart, Grubhub and home supply company Empire Today have all settled cases that alleged their websites and smartphone apps weren’t properly accessible to the blind.” While details of the settlements were not disclosed, all the companies reportedly will make their sites more accessible and bring them into adherence to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

• Price Chopper and Market 32 Supermarkets announced that the company has signed a deal with delivery service Instacart to outsource on-demand grocery delivery in Binghamton and Syracuse, NY; Hartford, CT; and, Worcester, MA. The chain said that while there will be delivery fees depending on the size of the order and the time window, prices for products will be the same as offered in-store and in advertisements.

CNet reports that Best Buy now is “selling limited categories of its products through the Amazon Alexa smart assistant. Customers will be able to learn about and purchase the big-box retailer's Deal of the Day products. Also, for those shopping for a TV or laptop, Alexa will be able to ask customers a series of questions and recommend products based on their needs. For instance, with TVs, Alexa will ask in which room the device will be located and if a customer wants a smart TV.”

Best Buy is joining a small but growing list of businesses - including Target, Domino’s Pizza, and Uber - conducting commerce via Alexa.
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