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Publix supermarkets not offering COVID vaccine to young kids

Jun. 23, 2022 13:47 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida-based Publix grocery store chain is not offering the COVID-19 vaccine to children younger than 5 but has not explained its decision. The supermarket chain with 1,288 stores in seven Southern states was instrumental in distributing the...

This Week: Oracle, Kroger results; Jobless claims

Jun. 13, 2022 01:02 AM EDT

A look at some of the key business events and economic indicators upcoming this week: Oracle 4Q Software giant Oracle is expected to report Monday lower earnings in its fiscal fourth quarter. Analysts surveyed by FactSet forecast the owner of the Java development...

Activists decry French retailer over Amazon deforestation

Jun. 09, 2022 13:35 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A Paris judge on Thursday ordered a mediation process to settle a legal dispute pitting environmental groups and representatives of Brazil's Indigenous community against a major French retailer accused of selling beef linked to deforestation and land grabs in the Amazon rainforest. ...

No, you're not imagining it — package sizes are shrinking

Jun. 08, 2022 15:16 PM EDT

It’s the inflation you’re not supposed to see. From toilet paper to yogurt and coffee to corn chips, manufacturers are quietly shrinking package sizes without lowering prices. It’s dubbed “shrinkflation,” and it’s accelerating worldwide. In the U.S., a...

Pressure growing to remove PFAS from fast food wrappers

Jun. 01, 2022 11:18 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Brenda Hampton first came across the toxic industrial compound PFAS after finding it was part of the cocktail of contaminants that tainted the drinking water in her North Alabama community. Hampton, who believes the contaminated water contributed to kidney problems...

US, Canadian regulators tie hepatitis cases to strawberries

May. 30, 2022 16:47 PM EDT

U.S. and Canadian regulators are investigating a hepatitis outbreak that may be linked to fresh organic strawberries. In a joint weekend statement, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Public Health Agency of Canada said illnesses in Minnesota, California and Canada occurred...

Workers start union push at Trader Joe's in Massachusetts

May. 16, 2022 16:25 PM EDT

Employees are seeking to unionize at a Trader Joe's grocery store in western Massachusetts, joining a nationwide surge of labor organizing among retail and food service workers. Organizers at the store in Hadley sent an open letter to company CEO Dan Bane dated Saturday citing...

Iowa-based Hy-Vee seeks to move corporate workers to retail

Apr. 27, 2022 13:32 PM EDT

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa-based grocery chain Hy-Vee will ask up to 500 of its employees to move from corporate-level jobs to retail positions at its stores, it said in a public statement. The move comes after the company already eliminated 121 corporate-level positions in...

Latest apps promise fast service but can they deliver?

Apr. 19, 2022 11:24 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When Mahlet Berhanemeskel gets back to her New York City home from her 90-minute commute, she doesn’t feel like cooking. So instead she orders food like BLTs, Cheez-Its and cookies from an app called Gorillas. It's affordable and takes 10 minutes. “It's instant...

Thousands of California grocery workers ratify new contract

Apr. 15, 2022 11:52 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tens of thousands of California grocery store workers have approved a new contract with major supermarket chains, avoiding a potential strike, it was announced Thursday. Union members in the central and southern areas of the state ratified a tentative deal that...