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NJ advances bill banning single-use plastic, paper bags

Dec. 5, 2019 5:57 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers advanced legislation Thursday to ban single-use plastic and paper bags, as well as plastic foam containers commonly used for takeout. The Democrat-led Senate Budget Committee passed the measure after it was amended behind closed doors. The bill's sponsors call it...

Kroger, Sage take losses while Five Below, Acadia advance

Dec. 5, 2019 5:02 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Thursday: United Airline Holdings Inc., down 31 cents to $87.86 The airline said CEO Oscar Munoz is stepping down from his post and named J. Scott Kirby as its new leader. Kroger Co., down 84 cents to $26.80 The supermarket chain's...

Governor opposes state barring local bans on plastic bags

Dec. 5, 2019 3:02 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s governor wants state lawmakers to drop bills that would prohibit local governments from forbidding the use of plastic bags. Gov. Mike DeWine opposes a pair of bills offered by fellow Republicans that would forbid municipalities and counties from banning single-use...

Officials: Multistate hepatitis A cases traced to berries

Nov. 20, 2019 7:12 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A hepatitis A outbreak in Nebraska, Indiana and Wisconsin has been traced to blackberries sold in Fresh Thyme grocery stores and federal authorities on Wednesday warned consumers in 11 states against eating some berries bought from that chain. The Nebraska Department of Health and...

Maine supermarket chain launches school food pantry drive

Nov. 15, 2019 1:40 AM EST

SCARBOROUGH, Maine (AP) — A Maine-based supermarket chain says it’s launching a new initiative to tackle hunger and food insecurity in children, starting with a $1 million donation. Hannaford Supermarkets says it’s calling the project “Fuel Kids at School.” The company says it...

Grocery store owner gets prison term for food stamp scheme

Nov. 14, 2019 2:43 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The owner of a grocery store in New Jersey's largest city is headed to prison for running a food stamp benefit fraud scheme while trying to hide his involvement in the business. Jamil Bader received a 37-month sentence Thursday. The 60-year-old Teaneck man pleaded guilty in July to a...

Walmart offers holiday cheer as traditional peers struggle

Nov. 14, 2019 11:40 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart is offering some holiday cheer heading into the crucial Christmas shopping season even as many of its traditional peers struggle. The nation’s largest retailer raised its annual profit expectations on Thursday after reporting strong third-quarter results helped by its grocery...

Report: Amazon plans traditional grocery store for LA

Nov. 11, 2019 9:46 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Amazon says it is expanding its footprint further into the traditional grocery-store business with a store it plans to open in Los Angeles next year. Amazon, which bought the upscale Whole Foods grocery chain in 2017, also operates 16 Amazon Go stores in several cities where people can...

Thai entrepreneur pushing insects as the snack of the future

Oct. 31, 2019 12:19 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — They are sold in bags like salted peanuts, or tubes like stacked potato chips, but these crunchy morsels on the shelves of Thai convenience stores and supermarkets stand apart from the snack food crowd. The bugs — baked, not fried — could be the next big thing in tasty treats....

Amazon drops monthly fee to boost grocery delivery sales

Oct. 29, 2019 11:43 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon has a new plan to try and jumpstart its grocery delivery business: cut some fees for its Prime members. The online retailer said Tuesday it will no longer charge $15 a month for its Amazon Fresh service, which delivers raw meat, vegetables and other groceries to customers' doorsteps....