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FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 16, 2009 file photo, passenger planes of the Finnish national airline company Finnair stand on the tarmac at Helsinki international airport, Helsinki. Finnish carrier Finnair will start selling business class airplane food in supermarkets in a move to keep its catering staff employed and to offer a taste of the airline experience to those missing flying in the COVID-19 times. The state-controlled airline said that in a pilot scheme the handmade meals, called “Taste of Finnair

A taste for travel? Finnair to sell plane food in shops

Oct. 14, 2020 12:08 PM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Finnish carrier Finnair will start selling business class airplane food in supermarkets in a move to keep its catering staff employed and to offer a taste of the airline experience to those missing flying in the COVID-19 times. The state-controlled airline said that in a pilot scheme the...

FILE - This undated file photo combination issued by Hertfordshire Constabulary shows Nigel Wright and a  jar of Heinz baby food that was laced with fragments of a craft knife by Wright. A sheep farmer was sentenced to 14 years in prison Monday, Oct. 12, 2020 for his plot to use baby food laced with metal shards to blackmail one of Britain's biggest supermarket chains. Wright planted jars of the contaminated baby food in Tesco grocery stores and sent dozens of letters and emails to the supermarket company in a bid to extort 1.4 million pounds ($1.8 million) in bitcoin between 2018 and February. (Hertfordshire Constabulary via AP, File)

UK sheep farmer jailed for contaminated baby food plot

Oct. 12, 2020 1:14 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A sheep farmer was sentenced to 14 years in prison Monday for his plot to use baby food laced with metal shards to blackmail one of Britain's biggest supermarket chains. Nigel Wright planted jars of the contaminated baby food in Tesco grocery stores and sent dozens of letters and emails to...

Razor blades found in pizza dough leads to man's arrest

Oct. 12, 2020 11:01 AM EDT

SACO, Maine (AP) — A man suspected of putting razor blades into fresh pizza dough sold at a Maine supermarket was arrested, officials said. A customer at the Hannaford’s grocery story in Saco, Maine found razor blades in a Portland Pie brand pizza dough purchased on Oct. 5, authorities said. ...

FILE - In this Tuesday July 17, 2007 filer, shoppers enter the Asda supermarket in Wallington, England. Retail giant Walmart has agreed to sell its British chain of supermarkets, Asda, to the investors behind an international group of gas stations and food shops in a deal that values the company at 6.8 billion pounds ($8.8 billion). Brothers Mohsin and Zuber Issa, along with investors TDR Capital will acquire a majority of Asda, while Walmart will retain a minority stake and a seat of the board, the parties said in a joint statement issued Friday. Details of the deal weren’t released. (AP Photo/Tom Hevezi, File)

Walmart to sell UK chain Asda in $8.8 billion deal

Oct. 2, 2020 9:42 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Retail giant Walmart has agreed to sell its British chain of supermarkets, Asda, to the investors behind an international group of gas stations and food shops in a deal that values the company at 6.8 billion pounds ($8.8 billion). Brothers Mohsin and Zuber Issa, along with investors TDR...

FILE - In this Thursday April 16, 2020 file photo, The Amazon logo is seen in Douai, northern France. Amazon said Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020 that nearly 20,000 of its workers have tested positive or been presumed positive for the virus that causes COVID-19.  (AP Photo/Michel Spingler, File)

Amazon: Nearly 20,000 workers tested positive for COVID-19

Oct. 1, 2020 9:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon said Thursday that nearly 20,000 of its front-line U.S. workers have tested positive or been presumed positive for the virus that causes COVID-19. But the online retail behemoth, revealing the data for the first time, said that the infection rate of its employees was well below that...

This undated photo provided by Amazon shows the Amazon One device at an Amazon Go store in Seattle. Amazon has introduced the new palm recognition technology in a pair of Seattle stores and sees broader uses in places like stadiums and offices.  Customers at the stores near Amazon's campus in Washington can flash a palm for entry and to buy goods. (Amazon via AP)

Amazon sees broad audience for its palm recognition tech

Sep. 29, 2020 6:03 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Amazon has introduced new palm recognition technology in a pair of Seattle stores and sees a broader potential audience in stadiums, offices and other gated or secured locations. Customers at the stores near Amazon's campus in Washington can flash a palm for entry into secured areas and buy...

This Sept. 4, 2020, photo, shows Regio, a Mexican toilet paper brand, on the shelf at a CVS in New York. Demand for toilet paper has been so high during the pandemic that in order to keep their shelves stocked, retailers across the country are buying up foreign toilet paper brands, mostly from Mexico. (AP Photo/Joseph Pisani)

Petalo, not Charmin: Virus brings Mexican toilet paper to US

Sep. 17, 2020 11:05 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Toilet paper is back on store shelves. But you may not recognize some of the brands. Demand for toilet paper has been so high during the pandemic that in order to keep their shelves stocked, retailers are buying up foreign toilet paper brands, mostly from Mexico. Major chains, across the...

This Week: Consumer borrowing, job openings, Kroger earns

Sep. 7, 2020 1:11 AM EDT

A look at some of the key business events and economic indicators upcoming this week: JUST CHARGE IT The Federal Reserve issues its July snapshot of U.S. consumer borrowing Tuesday. The tally, which excludes mortgages and other loans secured by real estate, is expected to show consumer borrowing increased by $16...

FILE - In this March 31, 2020 file photo, a woman pulls groceries from a cart to her vehicle outside of a Walmart store in Pearl, Miss. Walmart is launching a new membership service for shoppers this month that it hopes can compete with Amazon Prime. Called Walmart+, it will cost $98 a year or $12.95 a month, and give members same-day delivery on 160,000 items, a fuel discount at certain gas stations and a chance to check out at Walmart stores without having to wait at a register. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

15 years later, Walmart to launch its answer to Amazon Prime

Sep. 1, 2020 11:12 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart is launching a new membership service that it hopes can compete with Amazon Prime. Called Walmart+, it will cost $98 a year, or $12.95 a month, and give members same-day delivery on 160,000 items, a fuel discount at certain gas stations and a chance to check out at Walmart stores...