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Added 26 June, 2020

Ghost kitchens started cropping up several years ago, typically with individual restaurants operating a delivery-only business that differed from what they sold in their dining rooms. Now, like some other big players, Canadian restaurant conglomerate Recipe Unlimited Corp. is creating its own virtual concept — named Ultimate Kitchen. The first...

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Added 21 June, 2020

Many people, especially younger people, are educating themselves about the companies and brands they give their money to. Tech helping them include browser extensions like Progressive Shopper. Once the free Google Chrome extension is installed, shoppers can quickly see if the brand they are purchasing from aligns with their values by color code...

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Added 20 May, 2020

Whether it’s accessing your money online or using mobile banking tools, finance experts saw a trend for online banking even before the COVID-19 outbreak. That trend is gaining steam. With some bank branches closed or operating hours reduced, more people are checking their accounts electronically. That won't go away when coronavirus subsides....

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Added 20 May, 2020

With more people taking advantage of the trails in cities cross the USA, bike sales are spiking dramatically. Damon Hershey, the General Manager at Cycle Works says the COVID-19 pandemic has had an impact on their business. “We’re getting a lot of bikes in service, a lot of bikes in sales, and it makes sense, it’s one of the few activities that...

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Added 6 May, 2020

The coronavirus shutdown has forced a reset to consumers’ purchasing behavior across the globe and at every income level. In a blink of the eye, consumer spending shifted from discretionary to necessity purchases and has remained that way throughout the months of the shutdowns. In the new-normal, post-coronavirus world, the luxury market is...

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Added 3 May, 2020

Several months ago, at least 4 startups created software platforms for restaurants to purchase food from their suppliers. Then COVID-19 forced the closure of restaurants and these startups -- Choco, Cheetah, Pepper and DineMarket -- all pivoted to allow consumers to buy directly from the companies that used to supply restaurants. The questions...

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Added 11 April, 2020

In the future, shelf-stable groceries will be delivered en mass, while perishable foods and more upscale items will take over supermarkets. That's the trend that coronavirus is accelerating, one that will change the habits of shoppers and remake the middle aisles of supermarkets. Increased appreciation for shelf-stable foods will outlive COVID-...

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Added 1 April, 2020

McDonald’s has spent hundreds of millions of dollars to acquire technology companies that specialize in artificial intelligence and machine learning. And the fast-food chain has even established a new tech hub in the heart of Silicon Valley — the McD Tech Labs — where a team of engineers and data scientists is working on voice-recognition...

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Added 19 March, 2020

As pet owners spend more time at home during the coronavirus outbreak, sales suggest a behavioral shift in purchasing habits. Top items being purchased from Paw.com currently include products that are designed for easy and frequent washing is on the top of everyone’s mind with importance on cleanliness. We are all in the process of evaluating...

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Added 27 February, 2020

The company, best known for pioneering the natural-ingredient cosmetics market and making social responsibility a key part of company operations, is the first large retailer to embrace an unconventional hiring practice called “open hiring.” Starting this summer, The Body Shop will essentially hire the first person who applies for a job in it...