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Ping pong: Spat over tracing app as shelves empty in England

Jul. 22, 2021 14:39 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — In scenes reminiscent of the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, supermarket shelves across England were looking a tad empty on Thursday. Unlike last year, the depleted supplies did not reflect consumers stockpiling basic goods in anticipation of a...

Potential US bidder for UK's Morrisons mulls joining rival

Jul. 20, 2021 05:57 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A potential bidder for British supermarket chain Morrisons has opted against making an offer and will instead seek to join forces with a rival firm, whose bid has been endorsed by Morrisons. U.S. private equity firm Apollo Global Management, which...

'United Pingdom:' Firms in England fret over staff shortages

Jul. 19, 2021 07:18 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Businesses in England warned Monday that a “pingdemic” of people receiving notifications on their phones telling them to self-isolate because of contact with coronavirus cases threatens to lead to widespread staff shortages and mayhem across the economy just as lockdown...

Grocery store operator fined $27K for child labor violations

Jul. 18, 2021 08:36 AM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A grocery store operator has paid over $27,000 in fines to the U.S. Department of Labor after an investigation found that some minors employed by the business were cleaning power-driven meat mixers and grinders and others worked in violation of federal hours...

Advocates bring fresh food options to ignored neighborhood

Jul. 12, 2021 09:22 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Residents of Albany's South End can grab fresh milk from sidewalk refrigerators, buy low-cost bananas from the Veggie Mobile or fry up fresh eggs hatched in a local coop. Getting the same fresh food from a supermarket is more difficult. ...

Floridians bite back to protect the environment

Jul. 10, 2021 03:11 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — If you can’t beat ‘em, eat ’em. It’s an old saying, one that could easily have originated here in the Sunshine State where invasive species aren’t limited to baby-oiled tourists and blue-haired retirees. There are hundreds of them, in...

At many companies, changes from COVID-19 are now permanent

Jul. 08, 2021 11:16 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The vending machine outside Pinch Spice Market dispensing packets of herbs and seasonings isn’t a sales gimmick — it helped cater to customers as the company struggled through the COVID-19 pandemic. Meaghan Thomas, co-owner of the Louisville,...

Bidding war talk surrounds UK supermarket chain Morrisons

Jul. 05, 2021 08:05 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Shares in British supermarket chain Morrisons spiked by 11% on Monday as investors priced in the possibility of a bidding war for the company after a third U.S.-based investment company said it was mulling a bid. Private equity firm Apollo Global...

Fortress-led group to buy UK's Morrisons for $8.7 billion

Jul. 03, 2021 09:09 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A group led by U.S.-based Fortress Investment has agreed to buy Morrisons, the U.K.’s fourth-largest supermarket chain, for 6.3 billion pounds ($8.7 billion) as overseas investors look for bargains in a market battered by Brexit and the pandemic. The...

Point Roberts residents want border restrictions lifted

Jun. 24, 2021 08:41 AM EDT

POINT ROBERTS, Wash. (AP) — The owner of the only grocery store in the exclave of Point Roberts said she is tapped out and will have to close around July 15 unless the international border fully reopens or her business receives an emergency government bailout. The...