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Publix recalls some of its salad products in several states

Jun. 21, 2020 5:03 PM EDT

One of the South’s largest grocery store chains is announcing a recall of some salads sold in its stores. Publix announced that Fresh Express is voluntarily recalling a limited quantity of Fresh Express 11.5-ounce Southwest Chopped Kit. Publix said said the problem is that wheat, soy, cashews, and coconut...

Black worker claims store fired him after racism complaint

Jun. 16, 2020 5:32 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A former Fred Meyer employee who says he was fired from a Portland store after he complained about a pattern of racism has filed a $2 million lawsuit against the grocery store chain. Michael Mangum, who is 26 and African American, says in his lawsuit filed Monday that he and other...

Market Basket announces plans for Warwick supermarket

Jun. 11, 2020 11:57 AM EDT

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — Massachusetts-based supermarket chain Market Basket has announced plans for a second Rhode Island store. The 89,000-square-foot store in Warwick expected to open next year will be located at a site that was previously home to a Sam’s Club and later an At Home store, according to...

In this Friday, June 5, 2020 photo, Dawn Abbott, chief executive officer of Fun Productions, a small corporate events company that she started in 1991, is shown amid the myriad unused items stacked in the company's northeast Denver warehouse. The woman's events business was hit hard by concellations with the spread of the new coronavirus and now, three months into the downturn, she does not foresee a quick rebound in the future of her enterprise. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Left out: More workers now losing hope of getting back jobs

Jun. 7, 2020 11:01 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Eric Benz didn't worry very much when his graphic design firm in Atlanta laid him off in March. He felt sure he'd be recalled to work once the viral pandemic eased and his firm's clients resumed spending. Three months later, there's been no call. Instead, Benz has applied for gig work as an...

As panic buying slows, grocers consider post-pandemic world

May. 31, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina is no stranger to panic buying. With a strong hurricane season returning each year and people running to the store to stock up on milk and bread if there’s even a single snowflake in the forecast — frantic trips to the grocery store are second nature....

Hardik Kalra stocks meat in a cooler at a local super market, Friday, May 29, 2020, in Des Moines, Iowa. As if trips to the grocery store weren't nerve-racking enough, shoppers lately have seen the costs of meat, eggs and even potatoes soar as the coronavirus has disrupted processing plants and distribution networks. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

US food prices see historic jump and are likely to stay high

May. 30, 2020 11:09 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — As if trips to the grocery store weren’t nerve-wracking enough, U.S. shoppers lately have seen the costs of meat, eggs and even potatoes soar as the coronavirus has disrupted processing plants and distribution networks. Overall, the cost of food bought to eat at home...

Michiganders hold $50M in unredeemed bottle, can deposits

May. 25, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Fifty million dollars is a whole lot of dimes. That’s how much Michigan residents hold in beer, pop, and other bottles and cans with 10-cent deposits accumulated since late March, when an emergency order by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer stopped redemption at supermarkets and other stores...

Clarification: Kroger Bonus Pay story

May. 21, 2020 10:29 AM EDT

CINCINNATI, Ohio (AP) — In a story published May 16, 2020, The Associated Press reported on a call by the United Food and Commercial Workers International union to grocery store chains asking to extend hazard pay for workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The story should have made clear that the letter...

Francisco Hernandez puts concrete on a brick to be added to the outside of a new home, Wednesday, May 20, 2020, in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Ford temporarily halts work at 2 plants; Rolls cuts jobs

May. 20, 2020 6:23 PM EDT

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Wednesday related to national and global response, the work place and the spread of the virus. ________________________ ON AGAIN, OFF AGAIN: Ford temporarily halted production at two...

Manager Rob Lambert wears a face mask as he cuts Justin Ludwig's hair at Crows Nest Barbershop, in Vancouver, on Tuesday, May 19, 2020. British Columbia began phase two of the reopening of its economy Tuesday, allowing certain businesses that were ordered closed due to COVID-19 to open their doors to customers if new health and safety regulations are followed. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)

Kroger says isn't pulling back bonuses; airlines see uptick

May. 19, 2020 7:35 PM EDT

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Tuesday related to national and global response, the work place and the spread of the virus. ________________________ SLOW TURNAROUND: United Airlines said it is seeing a...