Grocery store operators

FILE- In this Feb. 22, 2018, file photo, a shopper loads her car after shopping at a Walmart in Pittsburgh. Walmart Inc. reports earnings on Thursday, May 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
May 17, 2018 - 6:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart's improving store experience and rebounding online sales helped to power first-quarter results. The world's largest retailer reported Thursday that both revenue and profits beat Wall Street estimates. Sales at stores opened at least a year rose a solid 2.1 percent. It's an...
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FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, file photo, a sign at a Whole Foods Market greets shoppers in Tampa, Fla. Amazon is bringing its Prime membership to Whole Foods, giving members special discounts and deals at the organic grocer. The new benefits will start Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at Whole Foods stores in Florida, and then rollout nationwide in the summer. Amazon declined to say if it plans to add the benefit to stores in Canada and the United Kingdom. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
May 16, 2018 - 11:06 am
NEW YORK (AP) — It's Prime time at Whole Foods: Amazon said it will give its Prime members extra discounts at the grocery chain. The new benefits started Wednesday at Whole Foods stores in Florida and will expand nationwide this summer. Prime members get an additional 10 percent off sale items and...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Tuesday July 17, 2007, the sign of an Asda store in Wallington, England. It is reported Monday April 30, 2018, Sainsbury's has agreed a merger deal with Walmart Inc.'s U.K. unit, Asda, for 7.3 billion pounds (dollars 10.1 billion U.S.) in cash and stock in a deal that would create Britain's largest supermarket chain, but the deal will be subject to review by Britain's Competition and Markets Authority. (AP Photo/Tom Hevezi, FILE)
April 30, 2018 - 1:09 pm
LONDON (AP) — Walmart is selling its British unit, Asda, to local rival Sainsbury's for 7.3 billion pounds ($10.1 billion), a deal that lets the world's largest retailer focus on online sales in countries where it has stronger growth prospects and faces less-intense competition. The cash and stock...
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In this March 26, 2018 photo, people wait to cross a street in front of an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo. Shares were higher in Hong Kong and South Korea on Monday, April 30, 2018, following the release of reassuring manufacturing data for China, though many Asian markets are closed for holidays. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
April 30, 2018 - 7:38 am
LONDON (AP) — Global stock markets advanced Monday ahead of a raft of potentially market-moving economic data from around the world that culminates with U.S. jobs data for April. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Germany's DAX was up 0.1 percent to 12,591 while the CAC 40 of France rose 0.4 percent to 5,...
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April 28, 2018 - 11:37 am
LONDON (AP) — Sainsbury's, the U.K.'s second-biggest grocery chain, said Saturday it is in advanced discussions about a merger with Walmart Inc.'s British unit, Asda, as retailers adjust to swiftly changing shopping habits. The combination would create Britain's largest supermarket chain, with more...
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FILE - This Sept. 6, 2012, file photo shows the Amazon logo in Santa Monica, Calif. Amazon said Wednesday, April 18, 2018, it has more than 100 million paid Prime members, the first time the company has given out a specific number on its paid subscriber base. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
April 18, 2018 - 8:13 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Amazon has persuaded more than 100 million shoppers to subscribe to its Prime service that offers free two-day shipping and other perks that help bind people to the company and its ever-expanding empire. CEO Jeff Bezos quantified the size of Amazon's Prime membership for the...
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April 16, 2018 - 7:27 am
SYDNEY (AP) — Cash registers are working again at Woolworths Supermarkets in Australia. The company says a large number of its stores experienced an outage for about 30 minutes Monday because of an update to its IT systems. Shoppers were left standing at checkout aisles. The company says the system...
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President Donald Trump waves as he boards Air Force One for a trip to White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., for an event on tax policy, Thursday, April 5, 2018, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
April 05, 2018 - 6:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Amazon is spending millions of dollars on lobbying as the global online retailer seeks to expand its reach into a swath of industries that President Donald Trump's broadsides haven't come close to hitting. Trump's attacks over the last week targeted what Amazon is best known for:...
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March 29, 2018 - 12:13 pm
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Jonathan Entin, Case Western Reserve University (THE CONVERSATION) At the beginning of the baseball season, every team wants to win the World Series or at least make a strong playoff...
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March 26, 2018 - 1:17 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston-based Fiesta Mart chain is being acquired by a California grocer to create what's being billed as one of the largest Hispanic-focused supermarket companies in the U.S. El Super is based in Paramount, California. The company announced the deal Sunday, saying the new chain...
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