Target is changing policy on online orders; now almost all orders of $50 or more will earn free shipping. Chain Store Age notes Target now matches Walmart’s online free shipping offers, but is still a higher threshold than Amazon’s $35 free shipping policy……Walgreens filled 218 million prescriptions in the fiscal third quarter, 4.5% more than the same quarter last year. Profit rose 15.7% with same-store sales up 4.8%, despite a drop in customer traffic of 0.7%. But the average sale was up 2.9% to offset the traffic decline……A strong third fiscal quarter for Sonic Corp., which as we have noted before uses network TV despite not being present in many markets, partially to help attract new franchisees. Profit was up 13.4% with same-store sales up 5.2% at company-owned units and 5.3% for current franchisees. Among other factors, the CEO credits a “layered daypart promotional strategy and increased media efficiency”……Carl’s Jr. (and sometimes sibling Hardee’s) has often gone opposite the way of other chains that seek to feature healthier food. It’s now testing Mashers, which includes garlic mashed potatoes and crispy onion strings inside the bun at some Southern California locations. The Big Chicken Masher comes in at 900 calories, the Burger Masher ThickBurger at 790 calories. If successful, Mashers could roll out to all Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s locations,