• United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI) announced a new deal with digital coupon provider CoupDog that will allow UNFI's independent retailer customers to transition to a new standard Universal Digital Coupon "that can be integrated into consumers mobile wallets such as Apple Pay and Google Wallet, or even printed on paper." This, the announcement, suggests, "can help UNFI’s more than 30,000 customer locations drive increased participation in manufacturer-funded coupon redemption."
• From Bloomberg:
"Amazon.com Inc. is poised to take a stake in the parent of Hawaiian Airlines as part of a deal to expand the e-commerce giant’s cargo-hauling operations using a fleet of Airbus SE freighters.
"Hawaiian Holdings Inc. issued warrants allowing Amazon to acquire as much as 15% of the carrier’s outstanding shares, according to a statement Friday. The warrants are exercisable over the next nine years.
"The agreement may signal a revival of Amazon plans, reported in 2021, to use long-range Boeing Co. and Airbus freighters to move goods using its own planes, stepping up its rivalry with United Parcel Service Inc. and FedEx Corp. It also offers a new source of income to Hawaiian amid a slow rebound in Asia-Pacific travel, with some countries only recently lifting coronavirus-related travel restrictions."