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UK supermarket Morrisons plans auction to end bidding war

Sep. 08, 2021 06:07 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British supermarket chain Morrisons plans to end a bidding war for the company by holding an auction between two U.S.-based investment groups that have made competing offers. The private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice offered about 7 billion...

Amazon to open 2 cashier-less Whole Foods stores next year

Sep. 08, 2021 03:47 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — There will be something missing at two Whole Foods stores opening next year: the rows of cashiers. Amazon, which owns the grocery chain, said Wednesday that it will bring its cashier-less technology to two Whole Foods stores for the first time, letting...

Bidding war for UK supermarket chain Morrisons heats up

Aug. 20, 2021 06:30 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Shares in British supermarket chain Morrisons spiked higher Friday after New York-based private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice trumped a previous offer for the company with a 7 billion-pound ($9.5 billion) bid. Morrisons' board has accepted the...

Woman comes face-to-face with snake in Australia supermarket

Aug. 18, 2021 06:03 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Helaina Alati was browsing the spice aisle of an Australian supermarket when she came face-to-face with a huge snake. The head of the 3-meter-long (10-foot-long) non-venomous diamond python emerged through a space in a shelf above the spice...

Georgia county considers limiting number of dollar stores

Aug. 15, 2021 10:38 AM EDT

ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — Officials in one Georgia county are considering placing a limit on dollar stores that are rapidly multiplying in the area. Some Dougherty County commissioners pushed back during a recent meeting when presented with a zoning request to approve a...

Knockout blow? Bidder for UK's Morrisons raises offer

Aug. 06, 2021 08:49 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A consortium led by U.S. private equity firm Fortress has increased its offer to buy Morrisons, Britain's fourth-largest supermarket chain, a move that it hopes will deal a knockout blow to a rival bidder. In a statement Friday, Fortress said it was...

Mississippi man the first to brew, bottle unique tea in US

Jul. 31, 2021 00:13 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — It’s called mugicha in Japan, boricha in Korea, and damaicha in China, but a Jackson businessman calls the Asian grain-based tea opportunity. “We’re the only U.S.-based company brewing and bottling barley tea,” said Chat Phillips, owner of...

Delivery apps expand reach to meet customer demands

Jul. 28, 2021 08:07 AM EDT

Spurred by skyrocketing consumer demand during the pandemic, restaurant delivery companies like DoorDash and Uber Eats are rapidly expanding their services to grocers, convenience stores, pharmacies, pet stores and even department stores. On Wednesday, Uber Eats unveiled...

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...