Store closings, openings in October: What’s really going on in retail?

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Retailers are already gearing up for the busy holiday shopping season, prompting a flurry of store announcements to catch the attention of consumers.

Here’s what happened in October:

1. Robots have invaded Walmart: 5 things you need to know

The robots are helping scan and stock items in stores before the busiest shopping season of the year. The robots are about two-feet-tall and are outfitted with cameras that help them scan aisles and identify missing or mislabeled inventory across the stores. The robots also check for mispriced items, and give the information to employees who fix the issues. LEARN MORE

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