Latest Grocery store operators News

Who's that selling steaks off a truck? It's Amazon

Jun. 14, 2018 1:50 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Donna Brunswick drove to a Costco last month to pick up 2 pounds of raw flank steak — not at the wholesale club, but from a truck in the parking lot. "Typically you wouldn't buy meat off a random truck," says Brunswick, a technical manager in Atlanta. But she says $20 for the slab of...

Food truck evolution: Owners strategize as novelty wears off

Jun. 13, 2018 10:20 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Starting a food truck to sell tacos or barbecue on downtown streets may seem easy or fun, but owners are finding they need more sophisticated plans now that the novelty has worn off. A culinary fad a decade ago, food trucks have lost some luster and even new ones may not draw a crowd. Many...

Australian supermarket giants cutting back on plastics

Jun. 4, 2018 10:45 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australians will find fewer plastics on the shelves at most supermarkets as retailers bend to customer demands to reduce waste. Retail giants Woolworths and Coles, which account for around 70 percent of the Australian supermarket trade, on Monday announced new goals to reduce...

House Speaker Ryan, GOP Rep. Chabot tout tax overhaul

May. 31, 2018 4:32 PM EDT

SPRINGDALE, Ohio (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan touted the federal tax overhaul Thursday during a visit to a grocery chain's plant with an Ohio Republican who is facing a spirited Democratic challenge in November. Officials of Cincinnati-based Kroger Co. said tax cuts have enabled the company to increase...

Supermarket suspends political giving amid anti-NRA protest

May. 25, 2018 9:28 PM EDT

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Survivors of the Parkland school shooting lay down in "die ins" at two Publix supermarkets Friday to protest the chain's support for a gubernatorial candidate aligned with the National Rifle Association, as the company announced a suspension of political contributions. The students...

Asian stocks marginally higher on backdrop of US-China talks

May. 17, 2018 11:38 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets were marginally higher on Friday as U.S. and Chinese officials held a new round of talks seeking to avert a trade war between the world's two largest economies. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 added 0.4 percent to 22,925.04 and South Korea's Kospi index also...

Walmart beats all around, with online sales rebounding

May. 17, 2018 6:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart's improving store experience and rebounding online sales helped to power first-quarter results. The world's largest retailer reported Thursday that both revenue and profits beat Wall Street estimates. Sales at stores opened at least a year rose a solid 2.1 percent. It's an...

Kroger and Williams Partners jump while Cisco Systems sinks

May. 17, 2018 4:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Thursday: Cisco Systems Inc., down $1.70 to $43.46 The seller of switches, routers and software's results met expectations, but analysts worried about its profit margins and other issues. Kroger Co., up 36 cents to $25.30 The company said...

Amazon to give Prime members extra discounts at Whole Foods

May. 16, 2018 11:07 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — It's Prime time at Whole Foods: Amazon said it will give its Prime members extra discounts at the grocery chain. The new benefits started Wednesday at Whole Foods stores in Florida and will expand nationwide this summer. Prime members get an additional 10 percent off sale items and...

California store faces suit over no-Spanish language policy

May. 3, 2018 8:46 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A grocery store in San Diego subjected Hispanic employees to harassment and a hostile work environment by implementing a no-Spanish language policy, federal officials said Thursday. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a lawsuit alleging store managers at Albertsons...