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On the Money: More grocers are offering delivery

May. 15, 2019 10:04 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Want to ditch the shopping cart? Grocery delivery services are growing rapidly, but shoppers need to decide if the convenience is worth the higher cost. Big companies like Amazon and Walmart are expanding grocery delivery, as are regional players like FreshDirect. Grocery chains like Kroger...

Beyond Meat fattens up as shares more than double in IPO

May. 2, 2019 5:53 PM EDT

Investors have a big appetite for fake meat. The shares of Beyond Meat, the purveyor of plant-based burgers and sausages, more than doubled Thursday in its Nasdaq debut. It's the first pure-play maker of vegan "meat" to go public, according to Renaissance Capital, which researches and tracks IPOs. Beyond Meat...

Stop & Shop workers reach new deal after strike

May. 2, 2019 11:47 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Unionized supermarket workers in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island have ratified a new contract that came out of an 11-day strike at New England's biggest grocery chain. The last of five United Food & Commercial Workers locals involved in the strike approved the contract...

Walmart experiments with AI to monitor stores in real time

Apr. 25, 2019 9:55 AM EDT

LEVITTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Who's minding the store? In the not-too-distant future it could be cameras and sensors that can tell almost instantly when bruised bananas need to be swapped for fresh ones and more cash registers need to open before lines get too long. Walmart, which faces fierce competition from...

UK blocks Sainsbury's merger with Walmart unit Asda

Apr. 25, 2019 8:59 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British regulators blocked Sainsbury's 7.3 billion-pound ($9.4 billion) purchase of Walmart's Asda unit on Thursday amid concerns the deal would have increased prices and reduced the quality and range of products available. For Walmart, it's another setback as it tries to refocus its...

AP EXCLUSIVE: At Walmart, using AI to watch the store

Apr. 25, 2019 2:58 AM EDT

LEVITTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Inside one of Walmart's busiest Neighborhood Market grocery stores, high resolution cameras suspended from the ceiling point to a table of bananas. They can tell how ripe the bananas are from their color. When a banana starts to bruise, the cameras send an alert to a worker....

Stop & Shop strike cost company about $100 million

Apr. 24, 2019 12:26 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The owners of New England's largest supermarket chain are projecting around $100 million in losses from the labor strike that ended Easter Sunday. Ahold Delhaize, the Dutch company that owns Stop & Shop, said the 11-day strike is expected to lead to losses between $90 million and $110...

Philippine police summon owner of quake collapsed building

Apr. 24, 2019 6:35 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine police investigators have summoned the owner of a four-story supermarket that collapsed in a powerful earthquake and is feared to have trapped dozens of people, officials said Wednesday. Chuzon Supermarket owner Samuel Chu on Tuesday appeared at a police station in...

Coming to store shelves: cameras that guess your age and sex

Apr. 23, 2019 10:06 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Eyeing that can of soda in the supermarket cooler? Or maybe you're craving a pint of ice cream? A camera could be watching you. But it's not there to see if you're stealing. These cameras want to get to know you and what you're buying. It's a new technology being trotted out to retailers,...

Wegmans to go plastic-bag free in New York before state ban

Apr. 22, 2019 2:37 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Wegmans will eliminate single-use plastic grocery bags at its New York state stores by year's end — just before a state ban on the packing takes effect, the grocery store chain announced Monday. The Rochester, New York-based grocery chain also said it will work to reduce the...