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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...

Need an entry-level job at a store? It can be harder now

May. 30, 2018 8:41 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Asia Thomas knew she was at a disadvantage. It had been 16 years since she quit a job at McDonald's to raise her kids. When she left, restaurants didn't have kiosks to take orders, people didn't use smartphones to pay, and job seekers did applications on paper. "Things have changed," said...

Need an entry-level job at a store? It can be harder now

May. 30, 2018 3:06 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Asia Thomas knew she was at a disadvantage. It had been 16 years since she quit a job at McDonald's to raise her kids. When she left, restaurants didn't have kiosks to take orders, people didn't use smartphones to pay, and job seekers did applications on paper. "Things have changed," said...

Kroger buys Home Chef to take bigger bite of meal-kit market

May. 23, 2018 5:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Kroger, looking to take a bigger bite of the online grocery market, is buying meal-kit seller Home Chef. Home Chef, like other meal-kit companies, sends a box of ingredients and recipes to its subscribers' doorsteps. Kroger will pay $200 million for Chicago-based Home Chef, and may pay an...

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, fending off online rivals, ups stake in UK's Ocado

May. 17, 2018 10:16 AM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Kroger is upping its investment in the British online grocer Ocado as it fends off Amazon.com and other online threats to traditional grocers. Kroger said Thursday that the subscription rights agreement will give it access to Ocado's online ordering, automated fulfillment and home...

Kroger, fending off online rivals, ups stake in Ocado

May. 17, 2018 9:15 AM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Kroger is upping its investment in the British online grocer Ocado as it fends off Amazon.com and other online threats to traditional grocers. Kroger said Thursday that the subscription rights agreement will give it access to Ocado's online ordering, automated fulfillment and home...

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...

Recalls this week: go-karts, deep fryers

May. 11, 2018 1:53 PM EDT

A line of children's bath toys are being recalled because small parts can break off and pose a choking hazard. Other recalled consumer products this week include go-karts and bicycle components. Here's a more detailed look: BATH TOYS DETAILS: Munchkin's Waterpede bath toys. The one piece multicolored...