Kroger launches an online marketplace to better fight Amazon and Walmart

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The online grocery wars are about to get more intense.

Kroger, the largest U.S. operator of grocery stores, said on Monday it is expanding its two-year Kroger Ship program by integrating it with a new marketplace of third-party sellers. The company did specify when it will launch the platform, which will allow the grocer to expand its product selection by 50,000 items.

The move looks to build on the 92% increase in digital sales in Kroger’s first fiscal quarter, and make the company, a relatively late arrival to the online grocery wars, more competitive with Amazon, Target, Costco, and Walmart, all of which also saw their online grocery sales explode during the coronavirus pandemic.

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National Infra Pipeline online dashboard showcasing real-time investment opportunities launched

“NIP will provide a boost to the vision of an Aatma Nirbhar Bharat. The availability of NIP projects on IIG will ensure easy accessibility to updated project information and attract investors for PPP projects,” Sitharaman was quoted as saying in a statement.

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New York’s public transit asks Apple to solve this iPhone problem

New York’s mass transit agency wants Apple to come up with a better way for iPhone users to unlock their phones without taking off their masks, as it seeks to guard against the spread of the coronavirus in buses and subways.

In a letter to CEO Tim Cook obtained by The Associated Press, Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman Patrick Foye said riders have been seen removing their masks to unlock their phones using face-recognition technology, despite a recent update by Apple that simplifies the unlock process for people wearing masks.

Previously, an iPhone user wearing a mask would have to wait a few seconds as face recognition software tried to identify them before they eventually could enter a passcode. In response to the pandemic, Apple’s iOS 13.5, released in May, automatically presents the passcode field after a user swipes up from the bottom of the lock screen. Also, Apple Pay Express … Read the rest

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Black-owned food businesses are seeing a surge in publicity and customers—and hope that investors are next

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It was a regular afternoon in May for Denise Woodard. Her daughter raced past in the background while she attended Zoom meetings from her Jersey City apartment in the black leggings and T-shirt combo that had been her uniform even before coronavirus. But when she went to check her email, the founder of Partake Foods experienced something new: hundreds of new messages, all from retailers and companies interested in selling her vegan, allergy-friendly, gluten-free cookies.

Before the pandemic, Woodard’s company Partake Foods was already set to launch nationwide with Target and hit 2,700 stores by the end of 2020. But after the murder of George Floyd by Minnesota police officers, Woodard and other Black business owners suddenly found themselves receiving more attention, the kind of interest from … Read the rest

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