Grocery stores would run out of food in 3 days if long-haul truckers stopped working
By Rachel Premack, Jan. 14, 2019, 9:20 AM -- Trucking moves 71% of the freight in the United States. And if it were to suddenly cease, the effects would be more drastic than you might expect.
Walmart secured a patent to eavesdrop on shoppers and employees
Walmart was granted a patent this week for a new listening system for its retail stores that, if ever deployed, may make some employees and shoppers uncomfortable. According to the filing and claims, it’s “an example system for capturing and analyzing sounds in a shopping facility.” In other words, it’s a kind of surveillance system.
Gallup: Most Americans just aren’t into online grocery
Vast majority also never have meal kits delivered, survey shows
Going by the trends in retail grocery, online ordering of groceries and meal kits likely stand near the top. But by the numbers, the vast majority of Americans are doing neither, a new Gallup poll finds.
Walmart is trying cashierless again
In May, Walmart put the kibosh on cashierless shopping — it said that its customers aren't so interested in possibly faster checkout without human help. But this week, it's started trying again.
Rite Aid and Albertsons agree to terminate their merger agreement
Rite Aid Corporation and Albertsons Companies announced on Wednesday they are terminating their merger agreement, the evening ahead of a shareholder vote over the deal.