User: flenvcenter Topic: Food-National
Category: Food Distribution :: Stores
Last updated: Jul 07 2020 01:23 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Chicago area on Amazon’s grocery list: Stores with cashiers planned for Oak Lawn, Schaumburg, Naperville 6.7.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
Amazon has bought and developed a range of grocery concepts as it vies for a bigger slice of the grocery business against U.S. market leaders Walmart and Kroger. It plans new conventional checkout grocery stores in Seattle, California, and the Chicago and Washington, D.C., areas.
Peoria, an Illinois city that once guided a nation, now shows its cracks 2.7.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
Peoria has historically been a bellwether for the Midwest and, at times, the nation. It is a place where marketers tested products, politicians honed their slogans, and rock stars kicked off tours.
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Coronavirus caught us off guard. Here's what disaster preppers say we needed to do all along 27.6.2020 LA Times: Health

Californians live in the land of wildfires, earthquakes and other natural disasters. Here's what we can learn from people who take preparedness very seriously.

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Memorial service held for three King Soopers employees who died of COVID-19 15.6.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
A memorial service was held Sunday to remember three King Soopers employees who died of COVID-19.
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Takeout gets a makeover: How COVID-19 is forcing restaurants to improve the to-go experience 13.6.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Restaurants had to pivot hard to takeout as COVID-19 shut dining rooms. Changes here to stay: Curbside pickup, uncut pizzas, packaging to fight soggy fries.
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Once again, Madison Street struggles to recover from unrest. ‘I am worried. Hell yeah, I’m worried.’ 6.6.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
“It feels like rage,” said a longtime political and social justice advocate. “A misplaced rage. I think a lot of it is, when you lose hope, nothing matters. You know what I mean?"
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Community steps in to help South and West side families left without food, baby supplies after stores close because of unrest 6.6.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
West and South side community groups in Chicago have been stepping up to help people left without access to food and baby supplies after recent unrest closed or destroyed stores.
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Grocery stores that closed during the George Floyd fallout start to reopen. But food remains elusive in some neighborhoods. 5.6.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
Many grocery stores that shut their doors this week during the fallout from George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis started to open again Thursday with limited hours, hoping the unrest that damaged dozens of neighborhood businesses had quieted.But some remain closed with no word on when they might resume operations, raising concerns about food access in communities that already had limited options.
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Grocery delivery could be tougher to come by as George Floyd fallout continues 3.6.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
Delivery services like Amazon, Instacart and Shipt say they have scaled back services in cities including Chicago amid ongoing unrest and looting at city stores.
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Amazon won't say how many workers have gotten COVID-19. So they're tracking it themselves 28.5.2020 LA Times: Business

Amazon workers say they need to know how many cases of coronavirus have hit warehouses and Whole Foods stores. But as the totals have climbed, the company has grown more reticent.

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One fix for our broken food supply chain? A skin that keeps avocados fresher for longer 26.5.2020 L.A. Times - Technology News

Coronavirus lockdowns have exacerbated the problem of food waste. Up to 40% of food produced in the U.S. gets thrown away. Apeel Sciences is hoping to reduce that by making fruits and vegetables keep longer.

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Teen essential workers juggle labor, fear, stress — and remote learning — to help support their families 26.5.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
“When I get home, honestly, the last thing I want to do is e-learning,” one teen essential worker acknowledged.
As need for food assistance soars, schools expand from meal pickup to grocery delivery: ‘We are seeing more demand every day.’ 23.5.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
“This is the first time I’ve experienced anything like that. It’s an emergency situation,” one school lunch administrator said of the growing need for meal assistance among local families.
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Closed resale shops provide financial challenge for domestic violence, homeless organizations 22.5.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Two nonprofit community organizations are fighting a two-pronged battle to continue their missions to aid some of the most vulnerable populations in the Southland during a pandemic that eats away their resources while compounding the need for their services.
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Backyard chickens are having a moment in Colorado, thanks to the pandemic 19.5.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
"They don't really do much. They just walk around, they poop, they sleep and they eat." And they lay eggs, of course.
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Daisies, El Che, Publican Quality Meats and more join ranks of restaurants offering groceries 19.5.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
More Chicago restaurants pivot to groceries, including some high-profile spots like Super Fat Rice Market.
The pandemic is boosting a stagnant meal kit industry. But will interest persist when people are no longer stuck at home? 18.5.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Meal kit services are enjoying a surge in demand as legions of people cook from home more than ever amid COVID-19 lockdown orders and restaurant closures.
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Grocery prices see biggest monthly increase in nearly 50 years 13.5.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Grocery prices saw their biggest monthly increase in nearly 50 years last month, according to the latest report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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A group of Chicago churches has formed a food delivery service that caters to underserved communities and helps shoppers stay inside 12.5.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Chicago Delivers is a new partnership of four area churches providing vouchers/gift cards for groceries or meal deliveries to neighborhoods on the South and West sides of the city.
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Smaller producers, retailers say they are positioned to weather coronavirus meat shortage 10.5.2020 Denver Post: Local
Small butchers and grocers say a breakdown in the meat-processing chain was inevitable, and the coronavirus pandemic proves it.
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