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Blue Apron latest to suffer in tough meal kit market

May. 20, 2019 5:00 PM EDT

Meal kit companies face an ultimatum: Adapt or die. The business is still in its infancy, with the biggest players — Blue Apron and HelloFresh — less than a decade old. But they're facing serious challenges from restaurant and grocery delivery services, smaller niche players and even home chefs. The...

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...

Amazon offers to help employees start delivery business

May. 13, 2019 3:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon, which is racing to deliver packages faster, is turning to its own employees with a proposition: Quit your job and we'll help you start a business delivering Amazon packages. The offer, announced Monday, comes as Amazon seeks to speed up its shipping time from two days to one for its...

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...

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...

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....

Game of Thrones: Co-CEOs may prove no match for ice zombies

Apr. 22, 2019 6:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Are two chief executives better than one? With Game of Thrones' Jon Snow revealing his royal lineage to his lover — and aunt — and potential rival Daenerys Targaryen during Sunday's episode, their beleaguered army at Winterfell is about to find out. Daenerys is a Queen,...

Game of Thrones: Managing a merger as the zombies close in

Apr. 15, 2019 3:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was never going to be easy to pull together a motley band of warrior eunuchs, Wildling anarchists, nomadic horse lords, fire-belching dragons and, most of all, north country folk who don't much like or trust outsiders. Not even when they face near certain death at the hands of an army...

Cut melon linked to US salmonella outbreak recalled

Apr. 13, 2019 12:17 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indianapolis-based company has issued a recall for melon products sold in 16 states after being linked to a salmonella outbreak. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Friday that the recall includes cut watermelon, honeydew and cantaloupe produced by Caito Foods LLC. The fruit...