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Online natural and organic grocery Thrive aims to fill niche

Oct. 14, 2018 11:20 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Thrive Market, a four-year-old online membership-based natural and organic food retailer, has successfully filled a niche modeled after Costco but just for healthy items. CEO Nick Green, along with his two co-founders Gunnar Lovelace and Sasha Siddartha, saw a big opportunity to make...

Kroger and Walgreens partner on sales pilot

Oct. 2, 2018 9:25 AM EDT

The nation's biggest grocery and drugstore chains are testing a plan to work together, trying to keep pace with Americans who increasingly shop with the click of a button or a swipe on an iPad. Walgreens will begin selling Kroger products in 13 stores near Cincinnati, where Kroger is based, and allow customers to...

Amazon pushes Whole Foods grocery delivery to new cities

Sep. 26, 2018 9:15 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Amazon continues to expand delivery from its Whole Foods grocery stores, announcing new service in 10 cities while broadening delivery areas where it's already operating. The Seattle company said Wednesday that it's broadening delivery areas in New York and Seattle, and announced the first...

Needle-in-strawberry scare spreads across Australia

Sep. 17, 2018 5:59 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Public fears about sewing needles concealed inside strawberries on supermarket shelves have spread across Australia and New Zealand as growers turn to metal detectors and the Australian government launches an investigation to restore public confidence in the popular fruit. The...

Markets Right Now: Technology companies lead indexes higher

Sep. 13, 2018 4:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Stocks are closing higher on Wall Street as technology companies rose following a recent bout of weakness. Apple jumped 2.4 percent Thursday, a day after putting out its new lineup of iPhones, and chipmaker Qualcomm...

Click-and-collect groceries: Sprouts to test curbside pickup

Sep. 5, 2018 3:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Sprouts plans to test curbside grocery pickup, following bigger chains like Walmart and Kroger that have been expanding the service as a way to make shopping more convenient and boost sales. CEO Amin Maredia said Wednesday the tests will occur in the next few months, but declined to specify...

Kroger to phase out plastic bags at all stores

Aug. 23, 2018 1:53 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — The nation's largest grocery chain has begun to phase out the use of plastic bags as more Americans grow uncomfortable with their impact on the environment. Kroger Co. will start Thursday at its QFC stores in and around Seattle, with the goal of using no plastic bags at those stores at...