Amazon expands Sunday delivery to 15 more markets
New York — Amazon has expanded its Sunday delivery service to 15 additional cities. The service launched last year in the Los Angeles and New York metro areas.
“So far, the most common items delivered on Sunday include baby supplies such as newborn apparel, books and toys — Sunday delivery is clearly crossing errands off the weekend to-do list,” said Mike Roth, Amazon’s VP of North America operations. “We know our Amazon customers love the convenience of everyday delivery, and we’re excited to be offering Sunday delivery in more cities across the U.S.”
In addition to New York and Los Angeles, Amazon now offers deliveries on Sunday to the following cities:
• Austin, Texas
• College Station, Texas
• Columbus, Ohio
• Lexington, Ky.
• Louisville, Ky.
• New Orleans
• Oklahoma City
• San Antonio, Texas
• Shreveport, La.
• Waco, Texas
Associated Grocers of Florida improves product recall management
Boise, Idaho – Associated Grocers of Florida is adopting recall process management technology from Recall InfoLink. Recall InfoLink offers a Web-based product recall management platform that protects brand image and reduces liability for businesses involved in processing recalls.
It improves efficiency by providing standardized messages, automated communications, inventory tracking and reports for compliance efforts.
“Recall InfoLink is easy to use and provides seamless distribution to all of our members and customers through multiple communication channels. We view the system as central to our overall food and product safety efforts, which are focused on keeping both our retailers and their customers safe and informed,” said Gregg Young, senior VP sales and procurement at Associated Grocers of Florida.
Click and collect coming to Bentonville
Walmart has gotten the green light to build its drive-in grocery center in Bentonville, Ark., near the intersection of S. Walton Blvd. and J St., according to an article in The City Wire.
The article reported that Bentonville’s Planning Commission approved Walmart’s request “to approve slight variations in its parking stall depths, number of curb cuts and the building materials . . . with no discussion.”
The 15,000 sq.-ft. retail warehouse facility will have 52 parking places, 33 for customers driving through to pick up grocery orders and 19 for employee parking.
Walmart reportedly plans to open the facility and begin offering online grocery service before the end of this year, according to the report.
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