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Walmart offers holiday cheer as traditional peers struggle

Nov. 14, 2019 11:40 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart is offering some holiday cheer heading into the crucial Christmas shopping season even as many of its traditional peers struggle. The nation’s largest retailer raised its annual profit expectations on Thursday after reporting strong third-quarter results helped by its grocery...

Thai entrepreneur pushing insects as the snack of the future

Oct. 31, 2019 12:19 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — They are sold in bags like salted peanuts, or tubes like stacked potato chips, but these crunchy morsels on the shelves of Thai convenience stores and supermarkets stand apart from the snack food crowd. The bugs — baked, not fried — could be the next big thing in tasty treats....

Amazon drops monthly fee to boost grocery delivery sales

Oct. 29, 2019 11:43 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon has a new plan to try and jumpstart its grocery delivery business: cut some fees for its Prime members. The online retailer said Tuesday it will no longer charge $15 a month for its Amazon Fresh service, which delivers raw meat, vegetables and other groceries to customers' doorsteps....

Kroger, Walgreens to stop selling e-cigarettes in US

Oct. 7, 2019 5:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Two major retailers say they will no longer sell e-cigarettes in the U.S. amid mounting health questions surrounding vaping. Supermarket chain Kroger and drugstore chain Walgreens announced Monday they would discontinue sales of e-cigarettes at their stores nationwide, citing an uncertain...

Schnucks grocery chain to end tobacco sales as of Jan. 1

Oct. 3, 2019 8:46 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Schnuck Markets Inc., one of the Midwest’s largest grocery store chains, will stop selling cigarettes, chewing tobacco and other tobacco products as of Jan. 1. Suburban St. Louis-based Schnucks announced the move Thursday. Schnucks is the largest grocer in the St. Louis area and...

City gardens, public produce stands ease 'food desert' woes

Sep. 20, 2019 11:02 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — On his way home, Darnell Eleby paused before boarding the commuter train in Atlanta's Five Points station and maneuvered his wheelchair to a stop not seen on many mass transit platforms: a fresh food stand stocked with colorful fruits and vegetables. Aided by a volunteer, he filled a basket...