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2016 Disruptors: The App

Sure, the app — and grocery apps in particular — have been around pretty much since smartphones first came on the market. However, new innovations promise to upend how consumers shop and how retailers interact with their customers. For example:

• A Fresh Market store in San Luis Obispo, Calif., recently announced customers would be able to use its app to scan and pay for groceries as they shop in order to skip the checkout line 
• A new pharmacy app

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