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Retail sales climb despite rising prices, supply issues

Oct. 15, 2021 16:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans continued to spend at a solid clip in September even while facing sticker shock in grocery aisles, car lots and restaurants as snarled global supply chains slow the flow of goods. Retail sales rose a seasonally adjusted 0.7% in September from...

Instacart CEO says online grocery shopping has room to grow

Oct. 11, 2021 09:32 AM EDT

When the pandemic hit the U.S. last year, grocery delivery company Instacart suddenly became a lifeline for millions of consumers. Sales volumes skyrocketed; in one month, the company added 300,000 drivers to keep up with its orders. “We saw five years of growth packed...

Wichita police shoot, wound armed women at grocery store

Oct. 05, 2021 12:49 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Police have shot and wounded an armed woman at a Wichita grocery store, authorities say. Officers rushed to a Whole Foods store after receiving a report that someone was in the parking lot with a gun, police said. They spotted the women crouched in...

Publix to hire 30k workers across 7 states by end of 2021

Oct. 04, 2021 15:56 PM EDT

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Florida-based Publix grocery stores said Monday it plans to hire roughly 30,000 associates across the company’s seven-state operating in the next few months. The company will hire associates to work in stores, distribution centers and...

US private equity firm wins auction for Britain's Morrisons

Oct. 02, 2021 11:47 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — An American private equity group saw off a rival to narrowly win the battle to buy British supermarket chain Morrisons following a dramatic auction Saturday for the company. Britain's Takeover Panel said New York-based Clayton, Dubilier & Rice...

Auction revives vegetable farms, builds Amish communities

Oct. 02, 2021 03:14 AM EDT

OXFORD, Pa. (AP) — In box trucks and horse-drawn wagons, Amish farmers and others carry corrugated crates of bright vegetables and fruits to an open-sided auction house in Oxford, Chester County, to meet buyers for grocers, restaurants, and caterers three mornings a week. ...

California grocer acquires Arizona's Bashas' supermarkets

Oct. 01, 2021 20:39 PM EDT

CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) — The popular Arizona grocery chain Bashas' Family of Stores says it has signed a deal to be acquired by Raley's, an independent regional grocer based in California. Edward “Trey” Basha, president and chief executive officer of Bashas’, and...

Beyond, Impossible join crowded plant-based chicken market

Sep. 27, 2021 14:37 PM EDT

Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods found success with realistic plant-based burgers. Now, they're hoping to replicate that in the fast-growing but crowded market for plant-based chicken nuggets. Beyond Meat said Monday that its new tenders, made from fava beans, will go on...

6 improving at Tennessee hospital after grocery shooting

Sep. 26, 2021 18:30 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Six people wounded in a mass shooting at a Tennessee supermarket are no longer in critical condition, a hospital spokeswoman said Sunday. One person was in serious condition and five others were in good condition, Angie Golding, a spokeswoman for...

UK looks abroad to ease trucker shortage amid run on gas

Sep. 25, 2021 17:30 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — In a U-turn, Britain said Saturday it will issue thousands of emergency visas to foreign truck drivers to help fix supply-chain problems that have caused empty supermarket shelves, long lines at gas stations and shuttered pumps. Prime Minister Boris...