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Barcelona approves total ban of dark stores, joining other European cities including Amsterdam that announced restrictions in 2022; government argues dark stores' activities were causing excessive disturbance, move will preserve locals' quality of life

Macy's converts 1 million-sq-ft of space within 35 stores to function as mini distribution centers to handle online shipments during holidays; centers are semi-automated, expected to save shipping costs, speed deliveries, reduce need for split shipments

DoorDash Australia says it will continue expansion, is trialing three dark stores in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane that will fill orders for its grocery delivery business; news comes after rivals Deliveroo, Voly recently ceased Australian operations

Coresight: E-commerce automation could impact Kroger-Albertsons deal, as regulators consider market power of both grocers if they're allowed to combine; Kroger and Albertsons have invested in robotic fulfillment centers and micro-fulfillment, respectively

Canada-based rapid grocery delivery business Buggy opens store in downtown London, Ontario; Buggy operates their own dark stores, employs full-time couriers on electric bikes, which enables deliveries in as fast as 15 minutes

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