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Amazon Elements Is About More Than Diapers

Amazon just announced the launch of Amazon Elements, a new line of “premium, everyday essentials with transparent origins.” On the surface, the announcement just sounds like Amazon is offering its own line of products, which so far includes diapers and baby wipes. On a strategic level, this is a pretty big move from the ecommerce giant. Amazon Elements is being …

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Uber’s UberEssentials To Get You Groceries In 10 Minutes Or Less

It looks like Uber is becoming more of an Amazon competitor as it has just expanded its grocery delivery service, and given it a shiny new brand name. Uber first launched the pilot test of the “Corner Store” service in Washington D.C. in August delivering a variety of grocery items between 9AM and 9PM. Now, the company has expanded the …

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AmazonFresh Heads To New York City

Amazon is launching its grocery delivery service AmazonFresh in New York on Friday, according to a report from Re/code, which previously reported that the launch was coming this month. Amazon first introduced the service in Seattle last year, before expanding it into California areas like Los Angeles and San Francisco. This would be the first the East Coast has seen …

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Amazon Unveils ‘Prime Pantry,’ A New Grocery Service For Prime Members

In December, we heard that Amazon was working on a new offering called “Pantry,” which would offer Amazon Prime members about 2,000 grocery products (at first). Now, the company has revealed the offering under the specific brand name “Amazon Prime Pantry,” and it is indeed a new way to order groceries from the online retail giant. Here’s Amazon’s official description: …

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Yuengling Ice Cream Returns to Store Shelves

After an almost 30-year hiatus, Yuengling’s Ice Cream is officially back on supermarket shelves. Many older adults will instantly recognize the ice cream brand, but for the younger crowd, don’t worry–even though Yuengling’s Ice Cream shares the same name with the brewery, this isn’t beer-flavored ice cream. Yuengling’s Ice Cream was originally owned by Frank D. Yuengling, owner of D.G. …

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Velveeta Shortage Is a Temporary Concern

Super Bowl revelers hoping to enjoy Velveeta cheese as part of a dip or entree during the big day may have to find other options this year. According to reports, there is a shortage of the tasty cheese. Advertising Age originally reported the disappointing news after receiving an email from Kraft spokeswoman Jody Moore. The email read as follows: “Given …

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While It’s Not Using Drones Yet, Amazon’s Grocery Delivery Service Is Expanding

Update: AmazonFresh has now officially launched in San Francisco. You can browse here. It looks like AmazonFresh, Amazon’s grocery delivery service, is expanding into its third city – San Francisco. The service initially launched in Seattle a few years ago, but expanded into the Los Angeles area earlier this year. Soon, San Francisco residents will be able to order groceries …

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Safeway Inc. Swallows the Poison Pill

When the market closed on Tuesday, Safeway Inc. (NYSE: SWY) shares increased 10.5% ending the day at $30.99. Safeway Inc. is an American based supermarket chain that is currently the second largest grocer franchise only to The Kroger Company (NYSE: KR). Based on the 2010 fiscal year Safeway managed to pull in a whopping $41 billion in estimated sales and …

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Kroger Cookie Dough Recalled Due to Mispackage

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced this week that ConAgra Foods is recalling some Kroger-branded “Break ‘N Bake” chocolate chip cookie dough packages. Unlike other, more serious recalls of foods over possible contamination, the Kroger cookie dough recall is relatively benign. The cookie dough is being recalled over mispackaging concerns. Certain lots of the product, instead of containing …

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AmazonFresh, Amazon’s Grocery Delivery Service, Launches in L.A.

Last week, we told you that Amazon was about to get more serious about groceries by expanding their AmazonFresh grocery delivery service outside of Seattle – the only place where it has been offered for the past few years. Today, they’ve done just that. AmazonFresh is now available in Los Angeles in select zip codes. AmazonFresh offers free grocery delivery …

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Amazon May Be Getting More Serious About Groceries, Expanding AmazonFresh Outside Seattle

Amazon may be looking to make a significant dive into the grocery business, as the company is looking to expand its small grocery program AmazonFresh to other cities in the upcoming months. In fact, the first expansion could be as early as this week. Reuters reports that AmazonFresh may be coming to Los Angeles this weeks and San Francisco later …

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IBM’s New Augmented Reality App Will Track Your Grocery Shopping

If you simply can’t get enough targeted advertising into your life, IBM’s new augmented reality mobile shopping app is probably for you. IBM research scientists today announced the app, which will allow customers to scan store shelves with their smartphone to receive coupons and recommendations on the spot. It’s the modern version of the grocery store card. IBM envisions customers …

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