Kroger is teaming with vendor The Grocery Runners to test a home delivery service for grocery shoppers in its home market of Cincinnati. The service, which includes a fee for users, is among several delivery tests the retailer has participated in as Kroger works to find its best fit for a grocery delivery model.
Meijer will streamline and reorganize its information technology services team in a bid to better position the retailer in the competitive retail market and increase efficiencies, Senior Director of Communications Frank Guglielmi said. The move comes as Meijer works to increase its efforts in grocery e-commerce and adjust to changing shopper preferences.
Organic foods are now mainstream in the US market, as about 82% of shoppers purchase organic foods on a regular basis, and the focus in the organic market has shifted to lower prices, bulk buying and convenience, according to data from Ekowarehouse.
Casual dining chain Ruby Tuesday is in the midst of a strategic review that could result in a sale, and on Monday the company unveiled a 12-month plan to revive sales and return to profitability. The plan includes a simplified menu, the rollout of a mobile app and other efforts to improve the dining experience.
Foodservice professionals working in early-childhood programs, K-12 schools, colleges and hospitals in Wisconsin will have access to information about serving local food through the state's "Know Your Buyer, Know Your Supplier" program. Training will be offered at five sites across the state.
Farmer Brothers will acquire Portland-based coffee brand Boyd Coffee Company in a deal valued at $58.6 million. The complete integration of the two companies could take as long as a year, said Boyd CEO Jeffrey Newman.
Dashi -- the light and flavorful stock that forms the base of many Japanese dishes -- is often made with just water and dried kelp, although mushrooms and dried fish flakes are sometimes added for flavor. Starting with cold water and allowing ingredients to steep is a gentle method of drawing out flavors, said Japanese cooking expert Elizabeth Andoh.
New York-based perfumery Le Labo is releasing its city-exclusive fragrances worldwide for the month of September, bringing scents like Paris' Vanille 44 and London's Poivre 23 to customers around the globe. The company will also reintroduce Aldehyde 44 to its collection this fall and add a fragrance called Mousse De Chene 30.
Failure and negative feedback can help you find out whether your communication is ineffective and how to improve, writes John Brandon. Try overcommunicating to ensure that employees understand you and don't wait too long to ask for clarification.
If US lawmakers do not vote to raise the debt ceiling by Sept. 30, the US Department of Education and other parts of the government could shut down. This blog post offers four possibilities for educators to consider as debate gets underway.