Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX) recently implemented new technology as a key part of the user experience to improve on brand loyalty, introduce new products to its consumers, all with the final objective of improving throughput at its stores. Equally important in improving the user experience is to offer a shorter waiting time. SBUX closed down slightly on Monday (09/30/13) on 3.6 million shares traded at by the market close, but was up slightly in the aftermarket trading.Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ: COST) engages in the operation of membership warehouses. The company offers branded and private-label products in a range of merchandise categories. Costco's competitive strategy is smart and effective: the company makes most of its profits from membership fees while selling its products at zero profit or even at a loss. COST closed down slightly on Monday (09/30/13) on 1.8 million shares traded at by the market close. Target Canada of Target Corp (NYSE: TGT) is clarifying its standing policy regarding the Royal Canadian Legion's annual Poppy campaign in conjunction with Remembrance Day. " Canada's veterans and other Royal Canadian Legion members are most welcome to offer Poppies to customers outside the front of our stores or inside if they prefer," said Derek Jenkins, senior vice president, External Relations, Target Canada. TGT closed up slightly on Monday (09/30/13) on 4.5 million shares traded at by the market close. FinancialNewsMedia.com is leading provider of third party publishing & news dissemination services . If you would like more information regarding our news coverage solutions, please visit http://www.financialnewsmedia.com for more details. Get an edge on the market with our Premium News Alerts that are FREE for a limited time at http://www.financialnewsmedia.com/ . Follow us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/financialnewsmedia and Twitter: http://twitter.com/FNMgroup . Sign up for our FREE SMS News alerts delivered directly to your mobile phone by texting the word PRESS to 545454. (SMS alerts are free, however data rates may apply, check your wireless plan for details.) DISCLAIMER: FN Media Group LLC (FNMG) is a third party publisher and news dissemination service provider, which disseminates electronic information through multiple online media channels. FNMG is NOT affiliated in any manner with any company mentioned herein. FNMG and its affiliated companies are a news dissemination and financial marketing solutions provider and are NOT a registered broker/dealer/analyst/adviser, holds no investment licenses and may NOT sell, offer to sell or offer to buy any security. FNMG's market updates, news alerts and corporate profiles are NOT a solicitation or recommendation to buy, sell or hold securities. The material in this release is intended to be strictly informational and is NEVER to be construed or interpreted as research material. All readers are strongly urged to perform research and due diligence on their own and consult a licensed financial professional before considering any level of investing in stocks. The companies that are discussed in this release may or may not have approved the statements made in this release. FNMG is not liable for any investment decisions by its readers or subscribers. Investors are cautioned that they may lose all or a portion of their investment when investing in stocks. FNMG HOLDS NO SHARES OF ANY COMPANY NAMED IN THIS RELEASE.