27 Sep

Grocery workers have borne the brunt of the pandemic. Now supermarket shootings are on the rise.

2021-09-27T23:07:24+00:00September 27th, 2021|Tags: , , |

By Joanna Slater, Laura Reiley, Caroline Anders and María Luisa Paúl Source: The Washington Post These days, when Eddie Chavez supervises the self-checkout area at the Safeway supermarket where he works in Colorado, he swivels his head back and forth like a pendulum, keeping a constant watch on everyone who comes [...]

27 Sep

Online Grocery’s Double-Edged Sword: Drastic Price Swings

2021-09-27T16:19:26+00:00September 27th, 2021|Tags: , , , |

By Matt Day Source: Bloomberg People shopping online for groceries at Amazon.com Inc. or Walmart Inc. are more likely to encounter big differences in prices based on their location -- even down to the ZIP code -- than shoppers who venture into physical stores, researchers found. Software that adjusts an [...]

27 Sep

Albertsons eyes ‘shoppertainment’ with livestream video partnership

2021-09-27T16:17:48+00:00September 27th, 2021|Tags: , , |

By Russell Redman Source: Supermarket News Albertsons Cos. has partnered with immersive video specialist Firework to enable “shoppable,” TikTok-like video content across its online retail properties. Plans call for Albertsons to use Firework’s “shoppertainment” platform to begin deploying short videos and cooking experiences on the websites of its more than [...]

23 Sep

New York Set to Pass Sweeping Laws to Improve Conditions for Delivery Workers

2021-09-23T16:36:30+00:00September 23rd, 2021|Tags: , , , |

By Jeffrey C. Mays Source: The New York Times The New York City Council is on track to pass a groundbreaking package of legislation on Thursday that will set minimum pay and improve working conditions for couriers employed by app-based food delivery services like Grubhub, DoorDash and UberEats. The bills, [...]

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