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SimplyCook dishes up £4.5M Series A for its subscription-based flavourings and recipe service
TechCrunch

SimplyCook, the recipe kit service that focuses on flavour ingredients, has closed £4.5 million in Series A funding. The round is led by Octopus Investments. Unlike other recipe or meal kits, such as HelloFresh, Gousto and Marley Spoon, U.K.-based SimplyCook … more…

Bringg, a delivery logistics platform used by Walmart, McD’s and more, raises $25M
TechCrunch

To compete in a world of on-demand everything right to your door led by the likes of Amazon and Uber, traditional physical retailers and those working with them have been looking for an edge by providing efficient, tech-fuelled delivery services of their own.… more…

These googly-eyed robotic assistants are being rolled out in supermarkets
Mashable

The robots are coming, and they'll be bearing googly eyes. Marty, as it's called, is a tall, gray robotic assistant that will be introduced to Giant Food Stores, a supermarket chain which operates in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia. SEE ALS… more…

Perdue recalls frozen chicken nuggets after people find wood in them
CNN

Perdue Foods is recalling 68,244 pounds of gluten-free chicken nuggets sold nationwide over fears of wood contamination, federal officials say. more…

Consumer giants spurn risks to chase online subscribers
Reuters

Major consumer companies including Unilever , Procter & Gamble and Nestle are chasing consumers who want food and household goods delivered automatically, even though this kind of business has not always worked. more…

UK shoppers rein in spending as fears grow over economy
The Guardian (AU)

Gloomy end to year for retailers but sales growth for 2018 as a whole was up on 2017 British consumers reined in their spending in December after splashing out during November on Black Friday promotions, according to official figures that confirmed the tough … more…

‘We have always had a Marks & Spencer here. It's very sad’
The Guardian (AU)

Shoppers across the UK react to the news that their towns are losing an old favourite A branch of Marks & Spencer is still a badge of pride for high streets around the country – often one of the biggest and best-sited stores in town.. But the rise of online s… more…

Less beef, more beans: Experts say the world needs a new diet
Business Insider

Sarah Schmalbruch/INSIDER One hamburger a week is as much red meat people should eat to do what's best for their health and the planet, according to a report seeking to overhaul the world's diet. Eggs should also be limited to fewer than about four a week. Da… more…

Fast food is getting more expensive as minimum wages rise
Business Insider

Chains including Chipotle, Texas Roadhouse, and Habit Burger have recently mentioned plans to explore raising prices. The cost of eating out is expected to rise by 2 to 3% in 2018, after growing 2.8% in 2018, according to US Department of Labor data. The risi… more…

Certain Salmon Village brand Hot Smoked Atlantic Salmon Nuggets recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes - Food Recall Warning - Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Inspection.gc.ca

Certain Salmon Village brand Hot Smoked Atlantic Salmon Nuggets recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes - Food Recall Warning Canadian Food Inspection Agency Salmon Village brand Atlantic salmon nuggets recalled over listeria concerns Global News Recall issued… more…

Scottish shopping centre up for sale with reserve price of £1
The Guardian (AU)

Plight of the Postings in Kirkcaldy shows crisis facing bricks-and-mortar retailers It’s the kind of price tag usually associated with discount stores such as Poundland, but an entire Scottish shopping centre is to go under the hammer with a reserve price of … more…

This doggie wellness startup raised $49M to help your pup eat, feel, and smell better
Fastcompany.com

The Farmer’s Dog, a fresh pet food delivery service, aims to cure American dogs of obesity, lethargy, poor odor, and a host of other furry health concerns. With consumers spending $70 billion a year on pets, one startup is finding success in a trend that was … more…

8 robots racing to win the delivery wars of 2019
Fastcompany.com

If these robotics startups get their way, this could be the year delivery robots become a regular sight on city streets. CES 2019 has brought three new automated robot vehicles to an already hotly-contested race to get your dinner, groceries, and packages to … more…

From Uber Drivers to Airbnb Hosts: How Federal Workers Are Turning to Odd Jobs Amid Lingering Shutdown
Time

The hundreds of thousands of out-of-work government employees have more options than in past shutdowns given the rise of gigs like Uber. more…

Opinion | Democrats’ $15 Minimum Wage Bill Is A Big Deal
The Huffington Post

For both the party and the millions of workers who need a raise. more…

8 robots racing to win the delivery wars of 2019
Fastcompany.com

If these robotics startups get their way, this could be the year delivery robots become a regular sight on city streets. CES 2019 has brought three new automated robot vehicles to an already hotly-contested race to get your dinner, groceries, and packages to … more…

Johnsonville recalls more than 48,000 pounds of frozen cheddar and bacon pork patties
Cincinnati.com

More than 48,000 pounds of Johnsonville raw ground pork patties are being recalled because they might be contaminated with black rubber. more…

The Ultimate Guide to Selling on Amazon in 2019
Hubspot.com

If you’re in the eCommerce industry, selling on Amazon is your best bet for maximizing your reach and, ultimately, your revenue. To help you set up shop on Amazon, we’ve created this ultimate guide that'll teach you how to sell on the eCommerce platform in 20… more…

The Instant Pot Lux is a gateway drug into the pleasures of pressure cooking
Digitaltrends.com

Not all pressure cookers are created equally. The heat up time, consistency, durability, and quality are different across each model. The Instant Pot Lux is a baseline Instant Pot, and it's very affordable. How does the Lux stack up against other Instant Pots… more…

The ‘Age of Tech’ Is Over
Theatlantic.com

Publicly traded tech companies now trade at one of the smallest premiums in history. more…