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• In Glasgow, Scotland, the Herald reports that a Tesco in Edinburgh has become the first major retailer in the country to open a full-service dental clinic on the premises. The move is seen as a response to what has been an accessibility problem in Scotland - not enough dentists and too many people trying to get appointments.

Retail Week reports that Tesco has installed 147 kiosks in 120 of its UK stores designed to give customers full access to the retailer’s full selection of online merchandise, which is broader than that offered in-store.

No decision has yet been reached to roll the kiosks out to other Tesco stores in the UK and Ireland.
KC's View:
Having kiosks like this makes sense, since increasingly stores have to be seen as a subset of a retailer’s broader universe.