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Aldi staff make desperate plea to anyone who shops in stores

Louisa Brown led the appeal for workers to be treated with respect because supermarkets across the UK are “currently up against it” with high demand. Her post on Facebook group Aldi UK Shoppers received an overwhelming response, with other employees supporting her thoughts and shoppers sharing their concern. The long message read: “Yes, it’s silly season. Every […]

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Business

Stores and suppliers clash over price hikes as shoppers hit by sticker shock

A woman shops in a supermarket as rising inflation affects consumer prices in Los Angeles, California, June 13, 2022. Lucy Nicholson | Reuters Long before shoppers fill up their carts with hot dogs or detergent, supermarkets and suppliers negotiate — and sometimes clash — over how much the products should cost. Those delicate discussions spilled […]

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Business

Dollar General hit with nearly $1.3 million in fines for worker safety violations at Georgia stores

A Dollar General store in Creve Coeur, Illinois. Daniel Acker | Bloomberg | Getty Images Dollar General is being hit with nearly $1.3 million in fines for worker safety violations after visits by federal inspectors to three of the company’s Georgia locations, the Department of Labor said Monday. The department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration […]

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Business

Vinyl is flying off the shelves at Philly record stores, with Gen Z fueling the trend

Pat Feeney opened Manayunk’s Main Street Music because he couldn’t kick an obsession sparked by seeing the Beatles on “The Ed Sullivan Show” in 1964. Sixty years later, Feeney is selling stacks of Beatles records to people whose parents weren’t even born when that now-iconic performance took place. His boom in vinyl sales is largely […]

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Business

Peloton slashing 780 jobs, closing stores and hiking prices in push to turn profit

Peloton told employees Friday that it is slashing roughly 780 jobs, closing a significant number of its retail stores and hiking prices on some equipment in a bid to cut costs and become profitable.  The company did not specify how many of its 86 retail locations it plans to shutter, but said an “aggressive” reduction […]

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Gaming

IKEA will install Electrify America’s fast EV chargers at over 25 US stores | Engadget

You might not have to worry about charging your EV the next time you’re shopping for build-it-yourself furniture. IKEA has struck a deal to bring Electrify America’s fast chargers to more than 25 stores in the US. The rollout will bring over 200 individual chargers to shops in 18 states, including California, Florida, New York, […]

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Gaming

Amazon’s palm payments arrive in more than 65 Whole Foods stores in California | Engadget

Amazon’s palm-reading payment technology will soon be available in many more Whole Foods stores. The company is rolling out Amazon One to more than 65 Whole Foods shops in California, starting with Malibu, Montana Avenue and Santa Monica locations in Los Angeles. More stores in LA, Orange County, Sacramento, the San Francisco Bay Area and […]

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PR

Telexistence to Install AI Restocking Robots in 300 Convenience Stores Across Japan

TX SCARA in action in Tokyo Validation of technology by Japan’s top-tier convenience store chain sets stage for expansion of ‘robot-as-a-service’ solution in the U.S. We will continue to work with Telexistence to create a new way to operate stores.” — Tomohiro Kano, General Manager of Store Development Dept, FamilyMart TOKYO, JAPAN, August 9, 2022 […]

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Technology

Apple Stores Get New Diagnostic Tool for iPhones With Unexpected Restart Issues

Apple Stores and Apple Authorized Service Providers have a new tool in their arsenal to determine if a customer’s iPhone is unexpectedly restarting. When a customer with an iPhone 11 or newer indicates their device is unexpectedly restarting, Apple Stores and Apple Authorized Service Providers can run a new “System Stability” diagnostic tool, which will […]

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Life Style

Poundland to open 25 new stores and sell products for 1p – full list of branches

Today, Poundland has made some exciting announcements that mean customers can buy goodies for less and at more places. The retailer has plans to open 25 new stores between now and Christmas. Shoppers can expect 10 new and relocated stores before the end of September, and a further 15 in the pipeline by the end of […]