Target launched a test of next-day delivery for online purchases in parts of Minneapolis on Tuesday, taking aim at Amazon's Prime Pantry program. For a $4.99 fee, customers can fill a box from a roster of about 10,000 items including food, baby items, household goods and beauty products through the service, dubbed Target Restock.
Spicy foods that contain capsaicin can help you feel cooler during the summer, writes Jean-Luc Bouchard. The chemical, often found in peppers, causes people to sweat, which is one of the primary methods our bodies use to cool down.
A new Market 32 by Price Chopper location has opened in Clifton Park, N.Y., and features ready-to-eat foods, expanded natural, organic and gluten-free options and locally made and grown products. The 52,400-square-foot unit is the 15th operating under the Market 32 concept, with parent group Golub Corp. expected to break ground on a location in Maynard, Mass., later this summer and open additional stores in the future.
Chobani is entering the traditional low-fat yogurt category with the launch of Chobani Smooth, which boasts twice the protein and 25% less sugar than its competitors. "This is the most delicious traditional yogurt in the marketplace," said CEO Hamdi Ulukaya.
Fresh Del Monte Produce has joined forces with Del Monte Pacific to produce new juices, chilled fruit snacks and other healthful foods as well as launch branded retail locations. The collaborative effort will launch in the US and may expand to other markets.
Nestle Waters North America has completed a $79 million plant expansion in Breinigsville, Pa., adding three high-speed lines for the Pure Life brand and resulting in the addition of 50 new employees. "The growth of our Nestle Pure Life bottling facility is being driven by overwhelming consumer demand for healthier beverage options," said Nestle Waters North America's Tara Carraro.
Watermelon gherkins, lemon cucumbers and oriental cucumbers are a few of the cucumber varieties that look and taste much different than the ubiquitous American and European greenhouse varieties available in grocery stores. Cucumbers are perfect for raw, refreshing summer dishes and can also benefit from a light char to add smoky flavor to their skins.
Dermatologist Harold Lancer has teamed with celebrity Ryan Seacrest on a men's grooming line and will also roll out a $1,000 Lancer Legacy Youth Treatment to enhance his existing line. The new range, called Polished by Dr. Lancer, features five products including Antiaging Serum and SPF 30 Oil-Free Moisturizer.
Walmart Canada will expand its online offerings with the launch of a third-party Marketplace, with plans to have millions of items available by early next year, CEO Lee Tappenden said. The company will also roll out in-store pickup options as it gears up to compete with Amazon.
Millennials are still eager to dine out at restaurants, and their business helped boost Olive Garden's sales 4.4% in the most recent quarter, said Gene Lee, CEO of Olive Garden parent Darden Restaurants. Millennials make up about 30% of customers at Darden's casual dining chains, which also include LongHorn Steakhouse and Bahama Breeze.
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