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"albertsons" Discussed on AdExchanger Talks
"Do you think that a bunch of retailers, the biggest ones might come together in a sort of joint industry committee like setup? I know broadcasters are doing that. Even fierce competitors are coming together to try and figure out what to do about the next generation of a TV currency. So I can almost see the big guys in your space coming together to do something similar. Yeah. I do think that that's the path that we're on. We're already starting to see some of that with the work that the IAB is doing. There are multiple of the bigger retail media networks that are engaged in that. And you'll see more and more of them as we go through the year. So a penultimate question, and I started the podcast out by quoting Eric Sue for about how everything is an ad network. But my question is, should everything be an ad network? You know, when you're a little kid and you're told, you can be anything you want to be. Should some companies just like not do it. Not everyone be like not everyone can be president. I don't think it's for everyone. I do think that there are different versions of it. There are off the shelf versions that you can that you can build and kind of let it go on autopilot. It's almost where Albertsons was when I arrived. But I think you have to be careful that the commitment that is required. It's like getting a puppy, right? It's all cute, but are you committed to it for life? And I think retail media can kind of be the same way. It's what level of commitment can you can you stick to over multiple years so that you can build it to its full potential and is that the right thing, the right strategy for whatever company is considering it. It's not meant for everybody, but it doesn't mean that you can't find a simple version of it to execute that's appropriate for
"albertsons" Discussed on AdExchanger Talks
"The Blue Jays agree. I know, I got a little bravo. But like you said, despite the in housing aspect and bringing a lot of this into your own folds, you still work with partners. Is there anything else that you look for in an ad tech partner? I mean, beyond obviously being able to handle your capacity, which is like table stakes. Yeah. The single most important thing to me is trust in the relationship. Because a lot of what we are doing is maybe taking what they already have foundationally, but we're also going to ask them to innovate on top of it. And if I don't trust their ability to deliver on what we agree, we want to do to work transparently through doing things that have never been done before. To be really instead of just happy that they close the sale. It's really hard to make progress at the pace that we need to in order to keep up with the marketplace. So that partnership, that trust, that transparency is probably one of the most important criteria for me when I'm picking a partner that we lean in with. And you mentioned being very impressed with albertson's data science capabilities. Can you expand on that a little bit? Like what's so impressive? Well, I think first off is the commitment to it. And the fact that we have a lot of data scientists on staff and that they are there to support this business in particular, where strategic priority for the company and report directly to the CEO and we have to have both data science and engineering resources dedicated to our business is a game changer. And we do have some key partners come to us because they know that we can execute things quickly because we've got these really mature skilled resources at the ready to help us out.
"albertsons" Discussed on AdExchanger Talks
"Okay, we are back and before we talk in more detail about albertson's media collective, I have to ask a question that I actually know for a fact you can't answer, but I'm just going to ask it anyway. Which is about the possible merger between Kroger and Albertsons. A lot of people in the industry are looking at it as the biggest potential are amend deal ever. At the time, it was first announced back in October of last year. I remember this. I went and I looked it up so I could find the exact tweet Terry coag from luma tweeted this very tongue in cheek headline about the news. $25 billion ad tech deal sees combination of two of the largest retail media networks, the deal will also see a combination of the two grocery store chains. Like ha ha. So is there anything that you can say about what it would mean for retail media if a Kroger sins goes through? You know, I'll comment on Terry's post because I saw that tiramisu got a very good laugh out of it. That's something that is just impossible for us to speculate at this point. And so I'm not really something that I should commenting on. Because there's so much more to work through yet. Fair enough. Although I do have to ask, do you think Kroger sends is funny or not funny? I sometimes I'm not sure if all I'm doing is amusing myself sometimes. I think it's pretty funny. Very cool. Good branding person would be like, what? I doubt they would hate it. Oh my God, it would be like when people add apple instead of I to the beginning of apple products. They hate that. So true. Those are reason why Terry's an investment banking and not branding.
"albertsons" Discussed on AdExchanger Talks
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"albertsons" Discussed on AdExchanger Talks
"Monetization, right? Where do you strike your balance? So that is that is that has a big impact on the amount of inventory that you have to sell. Then the other piece is traffic. So how much traffic do you actually have coming to the site or the app? But then you've got the significantly larger channel, which is sitting with the stores and how are you digitizing inside the stores. But then there's also open web. And the waste that we can expand reach in a program expand how we the programs that we build to engage that audience. So we're using social. We're using open web. So there are lots of ways that retail can expand its inventory and its traffic. That don't necessarily have to be tied only to the website or the app. I'm glad you brought up programmatic. So my colleague, James hercher, who I think you know, he published a story recently about the, I don't know if he used the word mismatch, but a kind of mismatch between retail media supply and demand, which means more reliance on programmatic extensions, which can be a good thing. But I think when a lot of advertisers think of retail media, they're probably thinking about getting placement on a retailer's own site. So I mean, my question is, what should quote unquote count as a retail media buy? I guess anything can, as long as there's total transparency, but I do think a lot of advertisers have this notion of retail media being right there like the top of a search results page on the Albertsons website. Yeah, and when that's especially what the middle and long tail of retail media networks is focused on, right? Is monetizing their site in their app. I think when you get to the larger retail media networks, there are other ways that we can bring our assets to the market that we will be leaning into over time.
"albertsons" Discussed on AdExchanger Talks
"Welcome to ad exchanger talks, the podcast devoted to examining the issues and trends in advertising and marketing technology that matter most to you. This episode is sponsored by. Add extra helps brands and agencies solve today's in tomorrow's marketing challenges by giving them ownership and control of customer identity and first party data across all media. Welcome to ad exchanger talks. I'm Allison Schiff, recording this week from my mother's condo in Boca Raton. Right next to a man-made Lake in which a gaggle of ducks have been quacking all morning. You might be able to hear them on the recording. In addition to the ducks, I have Christie Arjun, the SVP of retail media at Albertsons, as well as some very persistent Blue Jays outside of Christie's window. It's a nature filled episode of ad exchanger talks during which we'll discuss the Albertsons media collective. Why retail media is taking off in such a big way right now. The urgent need for measurement standards, what has to happen so that retail media networks aren't just a lot of mini walled gardens and a lot more. But before we get started, hope you excuse this wee little plug for our upcoming programmatic IO event taking place may 15th through the 17th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. It's the premier conference for digital marketers and the agenda is jammed with good stuff and great
"albertsons" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Customers. You won't pay more as much at the cash register. And it basically means the FCC's focus on labor basically means the company's public can't make those commitments to the FTC because the FTC won't see them as a good thing. So they're kind of forced all in those defenses what we call an efficiency defense. It definitely means the FTC is scrutinizing as hard as it would be other one. How does Albertsons acquisition in 2015 of safe way affect the thinking here or the thinking of those who are opposing this? Yeah, so in 2015, albertson's purchase Safeway, which is a pretty significant, a pretty large brand. And as part of the deal, the FTC let it go through and required that Albertsons spin off, I believe it was a 169 or a 168 stores. Most of those went to a regional grocery chain called Higgins, which I believe is in the Pacific Northwest. And within a year, Higgins declared bankruptcy and sold 33 of the stores back to Albertsons at a massive discount. So I was actually made money on the stores that asked them and bought back in purchase them for so little. One of my sources called it like a poster child for bad merger review. Because the FTC are going to at least advocate and now cheerlead a comm made a mistake in loving Matthew go through at least with the divestiture that it required because Higgins couldn't handle the additional stores and publishers benefited at the end of the day. And we talked to several union members who had friends who were laid off or coworkers and there was a union press conference where members talked about going through layoffs as a result of that as well. So the FTC is definitely aware of what went wrong 7 years ago. And that's going to make both them and oversight way more interested in other longer pushback here. Coming up next, I'll continue this conversation with Bloomberg law reporter Dan paskin, and will tell you what senator is particularly upset about this merger, saying he'll do everything possible to stop it. I'm Joan Grasso and you're listening to Bloomberg. World markets, headlines, and breaking news 24 hours a day. As Bloomberg dot com, the Bloomberg business app. And at Bloomberg
"albertsons" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Probably going to be a textbook case of crisis creation followed by crisis mismanagement. Trust fired parting, her long-standing ally on Friday to make another major U turn on her economic strategy and a desperate bid to keep her job. Shares of both Albertsons and Kroger declined on Friday on regulatory concerns would get more about that from Bloomberg's Charlie pellet. Albertsons down 8 and a half percent Kroger down 7.3% analyst few regulatory approval as a key concern after Kroger agreed by Albertsons in a deal with an enterprise value of $24.6 billion. Bloomberg's Charlie pellet, global news 24 hours a day on air and on Bloomberg quicktake powered by more than 2700 journalists and analysts in more than 120 countries. I'm Susanna Palmer. This is Bloomberg. You're listening to Bloomberg intelligence with Alex Steele and Paul Sweeney on Bloomberg radio. We'll be here each and every week at this time Tapping into our Bloomberg intelligence analyst covering some 2000 companies and 130 industries worldwide. So in case you didn't know, Ferrari has their latest SUV, I'm not gonna say the name, I'm gonna let the experts say the name. What do you think about that? How about this? Can I give a do it? Oh, and you have an accent going? All right, so pure sangue V12. That is the latest SUV from Ferrari. Most expensive, most profitable SUV on the market. That's according to Bloomberg analysis. But what's driving the data behind that luxury vehicle? We heard it join us as Michael dean Bloomberg intelligence senior European automotive analyst. Michael, did we get the name right, first of all? I think so. That was a pretty good attempt pure Shanghai. Yes. That's what I was thinking. NSU. Okay, so what's the data behind this vehicle at this point? Yeah, so it's a very important car for Ferrari. It's €390,000. So higher than we thought. It's a most expensive luxury SUV out there. They're probably going to set about 3000 units a year for about four years. So it's going to bring in about 4.4 billion of revenue. 2 billion of EBITDA and it's a car that's going to push the group's EBITDA to over €2 billion next year and help enhance the margin as well. So very important car for Ferrari. Who do they think is going to buy this thing? Well, so it's got a full year production run and they say they're pretty close to it being sold out. So they've got plenty of sellers. It's going to be female customers. So enhancing diversity of their brand. And yeah, it's pretty much sold out. So if you want to get one, you need to be quick. I got the strong dollar behind me. Does that help her? So then that point, it might make it cheaper for Paul to buy it now, but if you wanted to could he, not just from how much are they making, but a supply chain issue? Yes. So if you're quick enough, it's more of a backlog issue. And it's a big car as well. So analysts got to see it in July at the market today. It's a big SUV. So it's going to appeal to the U.S. market in particular. It's going to appeal to the Chinese market. So Chinese wealthy buyers prefer four doors. So it's the only four door Ferrari available. So given it's only 12,000 units globally over four years, there's going to be a huge amount of demand for this car. What other vehicle would this vehicle this Ferrari SUV compete against? Is there even a market here? Are they kind of defining a new market? The fastest growing luxury segment is the SUV segment. So you had originally been taken by Bentley, that's selling hugely well, probably at 7000 units this year. You've got the Lamborghini Euros. Again, very successful. 6000 units, you've now got Aston Martin where their DBX SUV and they've just launched a PBX 7 O 7. So it was the fastest SUV out there with the north 60 time in 3.3 seconds, but the Ferrari now matches that. And it's actually twice almost twice as expensive as the DBX. And the actual profitability of one pure sangui is equivalent to the base price of the TBX. So it's entering, as I say, the fastest growing market, you've also got the roll toy Cullinan out there. So it's a market they need to be in. You're so pretty, too. Honestly. They're just so pretty. Can you walk me through the whole EV non EV thing? I'm assuming all the new cars that these guys make have to be EVs, right? Yeah, so that's the powertrain for the people are saying. 6 months ago, there was disappointment because it's not going to be electrified. Really? No. Yeah, so it's a 6.5 liter V12. And luckily enough, when we had a couple of market stay in June, the company provided comfort that they are transitioning to bed. So they're going to have 5% of their sales by 2026, 20% by 2030. So that kind of satisfied investors that they are transitioning. But what it does because it's a pure V12, it's very, very profitable. And what Ferrari is trying to do and the other luxury carmakers excel as many B 12s as they can while a mission legislation allows you to. So I'm looking at this stock here down about 18% year to date. So doing better than the S&P 500 for example and I'm trying 12 month basis up a little bit, actually. But it's got a PE multiple of 37 38. That feels like a luxury multiple to me. Is that in fact how the market looks at it? Yeah. So certainly not at first. So this is interesting proportion, having initially been listed. So Ferrari wasn't at first given that luxury multiple, but over a couple of years, it was being compared to the likes of Hermes. And if it meets its target for 2026, it's going to have an ebit margin of about 40%. So that's getting very close to Hermes. And it shows on a 25% discount to the French company. So yes, it's very much valued as a luxury car company and the idea for their new 5 year plan is to get much closer to Hermes in terms of EBITDA margins. And that's huge. 40% EBITDA target. That's amazing. What do you think are going to be the headwinds to the company getting there? Yeah, so then a very good position because it's not just the pure soundwave, but the tuna, which they're next limited edition cart is completely sold out. Most of their vehicles in the current production run are sold out. So if we encircle recession, we've seen likely in a very good position, pricing wise as we've seen with the price with a choice anyway. They can charge whatever they like for some of these cards. Hey, Michael, really great perspective. We love having you on the show. Thanks so much, Michael dean. Bloomberg intelligence senior European automotive analyst. Coming up on the program, we talk bonds and why performance expectations are improving for the year ahead. You're listening to Bloomberg intelligence on Bloomberg radio providing in depth research and data in 2000 companies
"albertsons" Discussed on The Drill Down
"Welcome to the drill down. We've got business stories behind stocks move. I'm cory johnson october. Eighteen gives us episode number one hundred nineteen just ahead. Zillow finds it flipping houses in a bull..
Ladia Albertson-Junkans on What It Was Like Running the Olympic Trials
"Wanna talk about running the trials because you. I don't know if it's like an ultra runner thing. You just looked chill and happy. Like i saw you six times during the race because i was on part of the outback by the first aid station. So i saw you every time you came through and you just looked chill and happy and i know we're now a year and a half removed from that race but when you look back on that weekend in atlanta what stands out to you most. What do you remember about the race and give us some of the highlights of getting to Check that pretty exciting item off. Your list was so exciting. I mean it was beyond any expectation that i had for it The energy there was probably the greatest energy. i've been a part of in a road race before And what sticks out for me. Though it was a really emotional weekend. I mean i think it really just hit me. How much a part of this goal. Gabe grunewald had been for the ten plus years leading up to it and not having her there and also knowing that she wasn't going to get to experience her olympic trials dream Was very emotional. And i think just being at the olympic trials is emotional baseline anyway And i was i but once the race started it a lot of that emotional heaviness lifted and it was just a very joyful experience So i'm glad. I looked like i was having fun because i definitely was having fun. that doesn't mean i didn't projectile vomit around vile eighteen. Because i definitely did. But i think i really impressed the crowd of people that were standing there So i feel like. I brought some culture running to the marathon And you know that was definitely a goal of mine.
DoorDash and Albertsons Partner on Same-Day Grocery Delivery
"Company, Albertsons. Is now offering same day delivery. Jewel is partnering with door dash to better compete with Amazon and Wal Mart, which currently leave the online grocery delivery market. Shares of Albertson's are about 2% higher right now, door dash chairs are up about 4.5%. Speaking of
"albertsons" Discussed on The Stories Behind Wine
"Relationship with the customer. So that beverage. Stewart is important and we do have some open positions that we would love to see people with knowledge apply to and how did they find the albertson's dot com. What's the address here. Turn for a shameless. There's a careers. Heart there in on the albertson's website muffins post on independent sites too so they do become available and in the future i think will be pushing some of them more a little bit more wine jobs. I know in the past week on that so you should be looking for them there. If you're looking for a beverage tour position though you're going to albertsons dot com or you're going to wind jobs dot com basically correct. Yeah or possibly some other linked. Yes okay cool. Very good so to that end. If i'm gonna go apply. Raise my hand and come to a store and apply.
"albertsons" Discussed on The Stories Behind Wine
"What you don't have any work experience. That would be a way to lift that up a little bit for that person. Yes the way to come in without having the store. Experience or the ops experience would be have a very strong wind knowledge background with a business analytics background. And that would help. It's not definitely not going to replace the store experience. But you can come into that position and then learn the stores and not have to spend time learning the category. Because that's one of the things that can be the most challenging. So when i started my buying career watch started at a small on premise operation. But one thinking when. I started my grocery buying career in two thousand thirteen. That's where my true advantage came was that i had the business the nba and the wind knowledge so that i could learn how the stores worked without having spend hours and hours trying to figure out the difference between barbara asti barrett alba or what is the central coast region that i've never heard of so i had all that information my brain so that was much faster so i could worry about okay. How does this product get to the store. How different distributors were counted different. Wineries work as in getting the product of the store. The store is expected of me as a buyer so i can have built relationships with them so i think that's just to be clear like those buying positions are very difficult to get and so you really have to put together all those pieces to get them. If you hadn't worked your way up to the store. I mean even for the store right. It's really challenging. They're very sought after position than so at the store level. You really have to perform on that side. And i know i had gone over this a couple times and the reason for that is we have so many different people online some have zero wine experience and maybe even very little work experience. Maybe the fresh college but they didn't go to college so there are positions for that person with hard work with little enthusiasm..
"albertsons" Discussed on The Stories Behind Wine
"Shelves in so. You're really trying to help that. Customer finds something new and interesting in a lot of cases. And that's why they're looking to us so there's an opportunity there. I would say the operation specialists in the wine buyers. They don't spend nearly as much time in the store but they do spend some time engaging with customers to understand how business works but most of the time that front facing person is the beverage store from that point and not necessarily just for across the general retail industry. Is there training provided by companies. When you mentioned you don't necessarily have to have wine knowledge to get a job as a entry level wine stewart. But how do they end up. Learning their internal training is best for them to pursue credentials on their own so they can look at advancement. What are your thoughts on that. I think there's a balance between what we can provide. Which is we do provide some training. And we're actually looking at providing even more training and then there's you is yourself somebody who's dedicated to the industry is interested in wine can take the next level so we are going to be building. Some educational programs for our beverage stewards. Where have some bill or we're going to go even further so that they can learn about a little bit more about wine regions in the types of wines that are in our stores but there will probably will be never a replacement for the wctc level three for example or diploma. Definitely not for the masters wine so we have a number of beverage towards if they take our training and then they step up to the next level on. They do those. What level three diploma or whatnot. We have a couple buyers while one buyer specifically who's actually stage two student the master's program so we'll help and you can also help yourself basically. Yeah i think that. But i think that's probably true of every position. I wasn't handed my wine. Credentials are handed the opportunity. I had to do some of them on my own and then pursued some through work. I'm just trying to help. Our audience understand what their investment is and also understand that the companies who work for will also invest in you to some degree. But it's everybody put something into the mix so thinking about these job titles that you mentioned the operations specialists in the buyer so if i'm a sales rep a distributor i'm hoping to get a job at a distributor to sales rep. Who's the sales rep talking to the most most often there's different levels of sales wrecked set distributors as there are obviously in our business. So you have that kind of district manager or maybe a entry level. Sales rep who'll talk to individuals stores talked to them putting displays on the floor typically that sales rep is not adding new items to the set. There are there to take items that are on the shelf and get more placements of them. So there's quite a few of nazi you would talk to individuals stores or maybe district managers district managers for the grocery chain. There's also the sales reps that call on the buying office and those typically are higher level position and those are the ones that are presenting lines for assortment decision so new items coming in or they might be managing on discounts for items that they currently have in the site..
"albertsons" Discussed on The Stories Behind Wine
"Welcome. Curtis can you please tell our audience who you are what you do in the wine industry. Yes karen my name is curtis man. I am the group vice president for alcohol so beer wine and spirits at albertson's companies man. That means i lead up a national team for buying for all three of those categories and also a master of wine. That's great. yeah thanks for that. Those are two really big subjects right master of wine and being the wine buyer for the second largest grocer in the us. So tell us how you got the bug to even get in the wine industry before we get into the specifics about the company in your master wind hundred guests. You're we're just start. I started way back in the day in the early. Two thousands at uc davis as an undergraduate student in as a student right. When i turned twenty one. I became really interested in wine. It had a lot of friends. Were winemakers men. So i got my start in the wine industry an tasting room so i worked as a tasting room employees eighty wines and that really got me the bug going there. They taught me a lot about wine at zd. And then i just tried to attend as many tastings i could to learn about it. And that's really wanna got the bug as a lot of you probably know it just built and built and built. Yeah exactly when you started at z. D did you have any wine credentials per se in the initials after your name or things. You could brag about not. I didn't i was twenty two and they just saw this kid. That was passionate about selling wine. I was passionate about wine before it started. I really tried to find a job. And they hired me to work one day a week and the great thing about zd was as they committed a lot of time for the taster employs to learn about the winemaking process with the winemaker and they also paid for some wine education so i was able to take the first level the small ea through zd wine..
What A Victoria's Secret Spinoff Could Mean For L Brands
"Brands a spinning off. Victoria's secret as a separate company. You might remember that last year almonds was set to sell. Victoria's secret to sycamore partners. For like five hundred something million dollars that fell through once the pandemic had we understand. It was a bad time to make long-term decisions but albertsons still wanted to sell off. Victoria's secret which is not quite as lucrative as the only other brand it's still has in its portfolio bath and body works if you have missed the first seven years of the show. Get you out. Victoria secret wrote on the hyper sexualization train for years until the twenty teams came along and decided like we weren't exactly keen on women being seen only in push. Ross so they have a dealing with some some slumps in revenue over the recent years. Sense the sick more deal fell through. Albertans had a couple of offers to buy. Victoria's secret but they rejected them all because the company thinks victoria secret is worth more than those offers. It's probably worth between four and six billion dollars but al brands decided that offers of like three billion ish just weren't enough so it decided to spin off victoria secret into its own company. It's going to happen later this summer. My question is is this. A good coffee all brands. Is this a good call for. Victoria's secret karn discuss. Yes and yes. I've been waiting for this to happen. Listen a soap. Company was keeping that thing afloat for a long time. Bath and body works was making bank as they should. I've done a lot of research on that company. And i like them but what this means is if they get spun off. They have to do their individual earnings report on their own which means they have to be accountable for all their actions. It cannot rely on another company to keep them going. I think we're gonna see some more accountability with some vicky hush hush
Districts' plans for reopening schools across Washington
"Classrooms. Para 70 Cindy Kim tells us more to Layla Elementary is starting with the limited class schedule on Monday. Sixth graders into coma start tomorrow as well. Bellingham Public schools is bringing high school students back. Freshman students, sophomores, juniors and seniors are expected to be phased back into the classroom. Over the next few weeks, and more teachers are getting vaccinated. Hundreds of ever teachers were vaccinated at a pop up clinic and ever yesterday, pharmacist from Safeway and Albertsons administered the New Johnson and Johnson vaccine. Susan Target works at both grossers and tells Karo seven TV as a pharmacist. This is definitely a highlight of my career. People are so appreciative. We love that we conserve the community and we can go out there and help protect everyone. The youngest learners and Everett returned to classrooms over the last month with 4th and 5th graders heading back on the 15th.
QFC to shut down two Seattle stores; said decision 'accelerated' after city's hazard pay ordinance
"City council mandates a four dollar an hour hazard pay increase for grocery store workers so one grocery store chain announces in direct response. The closing of two of their stores. They say a four dollar an hour hazard pay hike. For grocery store workers mandated by government would raise their operating costs in the city by twenty two percent. The story comes to us from k. O. m. o. Tv and be really sad to see it. Go dean palermo with palermo. Pizza and pasta says closing the q. F. c. store right across the street from him is going to hurt this. Kfc's been here since we opened up they cue of c. says the capitol hill store on fifteenth avenue and the one in wedgwood are under performing stores. That will have a shutdown in about sixty days. Unfortunately these two stores were already struggling financially and then the city council mandate really just pushed it over the edge where it just was not a feasible option anymore. The new four dollar an hour payback's for grocery workers in the city of seattle impacts as many as ten thousand employees at stores like ufc. Fred meyer safeway albertsons. Critics say the timing of the. Qc announcement seem suspect to announce on february sixteenth. thirteen days. Later that they're gonna close to stores. Seems a little too convenient time wise to me. It seems like a direct retaliation to the local community. Putting that hazard pay in place kroger's the parent company of qc and fred. Meyer and profits are at record highs grocery store workers deserve hazard paid. They've been working in the front line confronting this virus since the very beginning at. Kfc spokeswoman says their employees have worked hard and are being given appreciation pair hazard pay but the company also says that move is hurting their bottom line. we have seen increase business during the pandemic. And we're so creative of all the customers that continue to choose us for their food. But i'll tell you that we have invested that money right back into cover things like fresh. Pp for every associate on every shift this city council mandate it raises are operating twenty two percent in
"albertsons" Discussed on Newsradio 600 KOGO
"Kroger Public's Costco, Albertson's Freeway. Ah, Safeway. Sorry Freeway Safeway state eligibility requirements to get the shots still apply. California has it least two cases of the South African variant of the virus 1200 cases of a West Coast variant. And here in San Diego County alone, more than 160 cases of the UK variant there have been 163 confirmed. Be 117 cases and 47. Probable cases, and the numbers have not been increasing quite as fast as we had thought might be the case based on information we had about transmissibility in England. Dr. Eric McDonald with the county says it'll be a few weeks before they know if the variant will pick up speed and become the dominant variant. The CDC is recently suggested. Two masks are better than one, but some doctors say might not be necessary, depending on the circumstances. The data do suggest that there's some benefits to two, however, my personal biases that if people were one mask and do it well, so it's well fitting. It's covering their nose that's not leaking. The one mask is quite good. I think part of the key is also avoiding situations that are higher is avoiding large. Crowds. Avoiding close spaces is probably more important. Dr. Touma Holter is a pulmonary critical care doctor at UC San Diego, he tells KOGO news. Someone with the small face may have gaps with just a surgical mask and may want to wear a cloth one over it, he says. Don't let two masks give you a false sense of security and make sure they cover your nose and mouth. Marilyn Haider Kogo news. New details coming out about former President Trump's condition while he had covered 19. The New York Times says four people told them that the president had extremely depressed blood oxygen levels, and at one point they believed he would need to be put on a ventilator, they say. While Mr Trump was hospitalized at Walter Reed, his medical team sought to downplay the severity of the situation, saying that he was on an upswing. At 74 being overweight. He was as everyone else is at risk for severe disease. He was prescribed an aggressive course of treatment. Trump's defense attorney, David Show in talking about the impeachment trial as House impeachment managers say the former president used the word fight in his speech in D. C on January 6 and that helped incite the riot, The U. S Capitol, he says, the word fight was taken out of context in the arguments if you analyze that speech, that first bullet and no services Go to the incitement. It's a powerful speech. But when you use the word fight most of the times during the case, it's clear he's talking about legislators fighting.
"albertsons" Discussed on Habits and Hustle
"Does happen had an albertsons become like what happened. That kind of things happened in in the spring of two thousand seventeen within two weeks of each other. One is that blue apron so our closest competitor. They went public in the second thing. Which was which really moved the market. Was that amazon bottle foods. So yeah that's only three years ago right three and a half now but that really shook the food market in publicly traded grocery stores saw thirty percent of their market cap erased in a matter of days. Because everyone's like oh amazon's coming for food groceries done right so the base catalyzed every grocery player out there dabba conversation with us. And say hey can you. Can you be a part of our story for wall street. Around how fast growth. Digitally native brands Big data on. We need to be able to tell that story. Can you help us so we had a a bunch of conversations with with people with different with different firms You know big grocery retailers and Albertson's got really excited and it happened very quickly And it was phenomenal nominal outcome for for a lot of people around the table. Wow and then so what happened to it. Then they didn't debunked is a net like what happened after that. Yes so sad story. And unfortunately this happens with a lot of acquisitions is we have a big big promise of working together and After you know albertsons is a huge company right. Sixty billion dollar company thirty five hundred grocery stores or three hundred thousand employees Yeah i mean albertsons own safeway. Vons act me pavilions. Jewel osco y- fifteen other grocery grocery brands. That all over the country. So they're they're huge big big grocery players in the country So we got we got swallowed up and kana got lost. Unfortunately which happens. A lot of the time Yeah you know. I can't share too much more again for for legal reasons but Yeah the the ultimately within a couple of years ended up shutting down the Ecommerce presence Kind of like watching your your first child get get. Yeah it left on the curb but Ah come to terms with it. it's you know it's all good. But i mean at the end of the day though. You walked away with your money though right like it didn't affect your bottom line. It's just sad to see something like that that you've worked so hard to build just kind of dissipate so to speak. Yeah yeah yeah. Yeah yeah again. Don't wanna go into too much detail. but Yeah definitely a sad sad ended story. I would say who. Who do you think in today. Like i mean like we were talking now. The food industry through delivery such a big market. Who do you think. Does it really well these days. Well i think Amazon whole foods that they're really doing a good job very very good integration. You know that they just executed really really wealth instacart also very very smart execution in consumer centric city and Enabling like the shopping of retail experience in digitally. I way super super smart. Then you get into the food. Delivery seen You know like the prepared foods You know obviously. We're talking to your december fifteenth in just last week door dash i owed and they're valued at seventy billion dollars now that they started after we started plated They're part of the white combinator class. A few few months after after we started so i don't know about that one on On bearish on on that one. I got very very high expectations that they have to deliver on. But you know the trend lines are there around people ordering in more especially.
"albertsons" Discussed on Habits and Hustle
"So you made a deal said with Mark mark cuban right and then at the end of the show or after all that happened the deal never went through and you made a deal. Kevin o'leary or something is that correct. You got it. Yep that's what happened Deal on air at you when we got to the paperwork phase. It just fell apart with mark cuban which happens you know alabama. Del happens all the time. Don't realize that it happens. Probably more often than not totally. I mean agreeing in principle. The something is great but you know the the devils definitely in the details so but then almost a year later nine months later met met mr wonderful kevin o'leary and Reconnected in and he was excited what we were building and he he did the deal then and the rest is history. Well how did that happen. So like 'cause. I never heard of that happening. So basically you deal with mark. Cuban doesn't go through you like just whatever you go about your business already. Your business was already kind of just the visibility of the show. It already kind of started the momentum while the show hasn't aired yet right and the thing with shark tank and a lot of people don't realize is if you don't get a deal done your probability of airing goes way. I'll only only one in two shows that get filmed actually air. At least that's how it was. You know four five years ago so we were. We were thinking. Oh crap we have this great opportunity to get right on friday night prime time tv and it's not gonna happen But then we. I doing a cnbc. Peace with kevin o'leary in our office and we got the talking afterwards and he said whatever happened with with mark you know as we talk through it and he dug in got excited about where we were and you know invested. Call it almost nine months after we had filmed the show and after the deal had fallen apart with mark. And i think he i think he. I don't know if he if he would corroborate this. But i think he pulled a couple of strings to get us to get us on air and And you know a few weeks later. We were on friday night and you know site crash. Tens of thousands of people visiting the website simultaneously and just orders went. You know. did the hockey stick go. Vertical thing while so seat jerky in real life just as he seems on the show off his either teddy bear thoughts made for. Tv it's all made for tv. Yeah i don't know if. I believe you one hundred percent this to be with you. Also great yes. A friend of mine did a deal with mark..
"albertsons" Discussed on Habits and Hustle
"Know i fully came out like eleven years ago. You know. it's just amazing. How fast things change with technology. So he saw these trend lines of consumers shopping online more in the ability to trust in online commerce. And we saw that food was this last frontier where less than one percent of all food orders coming online and we said you know this. This is going to happen right. The mobile wave is going to enable. This and that was that was enough for us to start digging in and doing work and again really hard slog. We had to build our own the film centers. Just too crazy war stories. You can tell him the treadmill next time but report we were able to grind it out and build a a great business. And i'm very very proud of. What was the tipping point. Like how did you. What was the tipping point in the business. We started in june of two thousand twelve. And i would say it didn't really feel like it was working until Speak to years later spring. Two thousand fourteen And the actual tipping point was going on shark tank We we went on our episode aired and our orders just lit up across the country. And we we did more revenue the month after we went on shark tank than we had done cumulatively the entire history of the business up to that point so that only validated for us. Like wow. there's a lot of demand out there And this people want this and that all allowed us to go raise a big chunk of capital scale the business. So you didn't actually end up doing or you're going to do a deal on again. This is all just say right. Otherwise i would. If you had a book i would have read. But you'll have one of those yet so it's just me like searching online and getting all my info that's why some of it could be choppy like that story but the that thing about The to nami. So you made a deal said with Mark mark cuban right and then at the end of the show or after all that happened the deal never went through and you made a deal..
Arizonans 65 and older will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine starting next week
"This hour we took you live to the Arizona Department of Health Services Update on the covert 19 vaccine distribution. We had some technical difficulties, but we have those resolved and we want to bring you now. The rest of that briefing with all the details. Here's Dr Carol Chris, director of our State Health department. So now provide some updates on covert 19 vaccine and implementation of our program here in Arizona. One of the exciting updates that we made today. It is not this week that is not reflected on our chart. It will not be reflected until Tuesday, but Arizona made the decision that Arizonans 65 8 years of age and older are now prioritized. To be vaccinated against covert 19 in our prioritized phase one be along with our education and child care services and our protective services occupations, which includes law enforcement, corrections and fire. This recommendation was approved by the Arizona Vaccine and Antiviral Prioritization Advisory Committee, which is intended to protect those who are most at risk for severe outcomes due to Cove in 19. So we know that those there are over the age of 65 have all higher likelihood of hospitalization and death, and by be getting people vaccinated in several weeks from now we hope to reduce the strain on Arizona's hospitals. And you can find additional information on our website at easy Health. Doc Dub slash find vaccine. And on Tuesday, we will be updating that to provide clarity about which counties are going to be vaccinated the 65 to 74 year old age group at their vaccination sites. We also have counties that have moved into our prioritized. Phase one B and we have some that are fully in phase one B. So if you look at the map of Arizona, the counties that Aaron Black are still in phase one A. So does our healthcare providers and our long term care facility, residents and staff. When you look at our darker gray, that's the prioritized phase one be, so that's going to be the face that we just talked about. Currently. We are vaccinating age 75 older. Along with educators and child care and their support staff and our protective services occupations. When we increase to one be that also includes our Sent can keep our society functioning. That will be people who work in the transportation industry, including gas stations, shipping those types of things. The food industry, including agriculture. S so there's a large number of there's a large list of employees that are eligible for the one B category that is located on our website. Um But you can find out what what phase Each county is in, and we update this infographic daily, and you can link to it off of easy health. Doc Club slash find a vaccine. As of today, over 232,000 doses of vaccine have been administered statewide. So now we'll move into Arizona's vaccine allocation and administration. Over the next few weeks, A DHS will be working to increase access to vaccine increase the rate of vaccination into streamline communications. So as you look at the vaccine, I'm distribution overview. Arizona currently follows a local Allocator model for vaccine distribution. Our local part partners are the backbone of the vaccine program implementation and know their counties that are no they're partners and their counties the best so our federal partners every week provide our Arizona's allocation to the state. We divide that allocation of based on priorities to our local partners, who then will determine which providers in their local jurisdiction will receive that scene for that week. We collect all of those orders on Ben. We place Arizona's full order for that week, and then the federal government will ship those orders directly to the providers that we have ordered on behalf of as vaccine becomes more and more available. We will no longer need to use this local Allocator model and providers such as pharmacies, community health centers and physician's offices will be able just to directly order vaccine from the manufacturers. So this week we received additional first dose allocations of Fizer, which were distributed again. Toe America and Pima County's All 15 counties received Madonna doses, and so we continued to reserve given the unique storage requirements for our Fizer vaccine. We continue to reserve our Majority vaccine for our local or rural health departments. Um In addition to receiving that first those first doses of visor and Madonna vaccine we have received our second doses so that we can continue vaccinating those that I've already received their first US. And have had that either 21 or 28 Day waiting period. This is Dr Cara Chris State Health director, speaking at the Health Department's covert 19 vaccination rollout. Press briefing on Katie Our news 92 3 FM. So during the week of January, 18th Arizona will have been allocated 803,150 doses total. You can see how that's been allocated across the state. You can see at the bottom where we have prioritized our CDC Long term care facility partnership by providing them with the vaccine that they need to vaccinate our Our staff and residents that are long term care facilities. And then you can also see the number of doses that have gone to the state of Arizona. Um Not all of these doses of the 803 have arrived in Arizona. A number of these doses have been allocated to, um Have been ordered for our county partners and will arrive next week. They We anticipate that with the federal holiday. Usually they arrive Monday through Wednesday. We anticipate that they will arrive Tuesday through Friday of next week. So we continue to add additional sites for vaccine administration, So we have initial phase one and phase one B vaccination sites throughout the state. We have over 200 vaccination sites on our website. We also have activated the second phase of the CDC pharmacy partnership, which began the week of December. 27th. So we initially prioritized in phase one of that partnership are skilled nursing facilities, which are highest security, long term care facilities. Um As of the end of this week, all of those facilities will have had at least their first visit from CVS or Walgreen's, and they are scheduling appointments to start assisted living facilities throughout the state next week. So as additional state. Um uh, that scene becomes available, We will be adding additional providers we've had over 730 providers on bordered with a DHS and over 800 pharmacies statewide have enrolled in the CDC pharmacy program to provide in store vaccinations. We have talked on each week about the long term care partnership that CDC put together with our pharmacy partners. So our pharmacy partners code into the facility's and vaccinate the staff and residents of that facility. Um as of this week over 140 skilled nursing facilities scheduled to receive vaccinations, and they will begin vaccinating are assisted living and our group homes starting next week. We've got over 2000 facilities enrolled in the federal program where one of the states with the highest number of facilities enrolled, and our goal is to cover approximately 450,000 residents and staff over the next couple of months. So this is part of the infographic that we post each day on our website. If you look you can see by county what phase That county is currently vaccinating. The total vaccines and ministered along with the vaccination rate per 100,000. And so you can see statewide 232,000 vaccines have been administered. Um, This may not include some of the doses that are provided by our tribal Our federal partners is this is pulled out of the States Immunization registry. So to talk about updates and announcements of this week. On Monday, we had a soft launch of the State Farm Stadium Probate 19 vaccination site. So far we've administered over 20,000 vaccinations at that site, and we are averaging apart between 203 100 vaccinations per hour. We have booked tens of thousands of appointments through January 31st and anticipate opening up additional appointments. That will be between February 1st and February 28th. Those appointments will open up on January 19th at 9 A.m.. We're very excited. Because our partners have really made this endeavor possible. It's a whole community partnership. And again, we just want to thank the Department of Emergency and Military Affairs, the Arizona Cardinals and state from Stadium Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona, The Catherine and Ben I. V Foundation. Arizona State University and Walgreens. All of these, these groups are playing a large role at the site on D have made this possible. Way also are very excited about the launch of our second state run of vaccinations site. This will be located at Phoenix Municipal Stadium. We are still looking to see how many doses we will have available for that. For that site, so the number of appointments will depend on the available vaccine again. We're partnering with the Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs and Arizona State University to run this site. Arizona State University currently runs a testing a saliva based testing site at this location and so they will scale up to provide vaccination administration. Again. Registrations for appointments are going to open up Tuesday, January 19th at 9 A.m. for this site. We updated our easy health. Dr. Hobbes Flash find vaccine website with an interactive map. You can go onto the map. It has all of the current locations with vaccine, you can select a sight and a box will pop up that has information about that site and a link to their registration. So not all of them. Not all vaccine providers are utilizing the state's vaccine management system. Some providers air using their own appointments software, but we will link to them whenever we have that information so that it's one stop shopping when you go to our our map. We will continue to update this map with additional vaccination sites as they come. In a couple of other exciting announcements, we have been expanding access. So a DHS activated the CDC retail pharmacy program. This is going to add up to 100 pharmacy stores over the next few weeks. The first pharmacies to come on board in Arizona are gonna be fries, Safeway and Albertsons. And so those will be included on our sites as we get notified, which pharmacies which specific pharmacy locations will have that scene? But they will be on our website and will be another source for those that are eligible to receive vaccine to go get vaccinated when this program becomes fully activated, more than 800 pharmacies will have covert 19 vaccine available in Arizona. We currently have more than 200 vaccination sites on our website that have received vaccine and this includes 45 community health centers as well. So if you are eligible and you receive care at one of our community health centers You could check on our website to see if they have received vaccine. And again just another update on helping our Arizona hospitals. We have been recruiting nurses with a nursing staffing contract here in the state. That's been one of our most successful endeavors. We are very excited. The majority of the nurses are here. When they arrive. They will stay on site for eight weeks with an opportunity to extend that On gesso. As of last week. 348 nurses have started work. We anticipated almost 200 more arriving this week again that We don't necessarily count them until we've heard that they have Arrived in the state and are attending on boarding at their assigned hospital. But we continue to work with our staffing contract to get all of the nurses that we can here in. Arizona State health director Dr Cara Crist went with her press briefing on covert 19 vaccine rollout that coming from the state Health Department. Go
Driscolls Will Grow Strawberries Vertically, Year-Round
"Wonder I'm David Brown and this is business wars daily on this Thursday October fifteenth. What's on your plate for lunch today a salad some fruit. Since, the pandemic began many of us are eating healthier or at least trying to and all those additional leafy Greens and Berries on your plate have to come from somewhere preferably somewhere that reduces long distance food miles and maybe improves the taste over those deadly dull hothouse tomatoes. Our Appetite for fresh produce is fueling big growth in hot new industry vertical farming. On Monday, Driscoll's America's biggest strawberry provider said, it will start growing some of it strawberries in an indoor vertical farm that farm is run by San. Francisco AG Tech. Company. Plenty. Unlimited. Driscoll's new huge greenhouse will be in Laramie Wyoming hardly the nation's strawberry capital anticipating consumers possible objections driscoll says strawberries grown vertically without dirt or fresh air or just as tasty. Perhaps tastier than those grown on its California farms founded in twenty fourteen plenty unlimited began growing mountains of leafy Greens in a San Francisco vertical greenhouse last year. It now supplies leafy Greens to hundreds of Safeway, and Albertson's grocery stores in California. If you were to walk into its High Tech Greenhouse, you'd look up and up and up at endless walls of Kale a regular lettuce in Missoula. Mix. The company is green in more ways than one. They say, they use no GMO's and no pesticides because they don't spray for bugs plenty makes the startling claim that you don't even need to wash their produce and like other vertical farms plenty claims to use a tiny fraction of and water compared to traditional farming about one percent of land in less than five percent of water. Most vertical farms launched with Greens which grow well hydroponically and aeroponics not to mention they take less space than say tomatoes and strawberries. Moreover, local Greens are popular. They're also delicate which makes them great candidates for one of the purported benefits offered by tech indoor farms. That is if you can use controlled indoor conditions including led lights, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and recycled water to grow food on a large scale, you can put these greenhouses anywhere whether it be damned, and if you can grow strawberries in frozen Laramie Wyoming year round, you can shrink food miles the average. Plate of food travels fifteen hundred miles before it winds up on our table shrinking those food miles is good for the environment. It's also good for most produce great for grains. But now that vertical Greens have been proven, it's time to expand into other fruits and vegetables which brings us back to driscoll's the strawberry giant. It supplies a third of all strawberries in America and it's making a big investment in plenty. The Financial Times reports that high profile deal is only one of a flurry of investments signaling the news that high tech indoor farming is here to stay. Recently revel Greens. Minnesota startup raised almost seventy million dollars growing. It's total investment to two hundred million dollars using rainwater and snow. Melt. Company grows lettuce in mammoth greenhouses in California Texas and of course, it home in Minnesota with its new money rebel Greens plans to expand its Texas footprint according to the Star Tribune newspaper.
Ordering online groceries has gotten easier
"I looked? At Amazon, fresh whole foods cart posts. Posts, mates, target and Walmart. Let me fill you in Amazon fresh the promises same-day delivery when you visit the website as long as you were prime member, which caused one hundred nineteen dollars a year, and you order a minimum amount, usually thirty five or forty dollars when I made by order on Tuesday, morning I was promised a delivery by one thirty, and then when I tried later on again they're all gone. Gone, but they had free delivery on Wednesday and Thursday that made me happy. Whole Foods, which is also owned by Amazon their promises free two hour delivery again with prime membership I ordered it five minutes to two, and they put a four ninety nine delivery attached to it to have the food derived by four or free. If I could wait till six, which of course I could fill out better than waiting a week. Week, which is what it took me when I was trying to do it locally from some of the markets around La target tacked ten dollar delivery fee onto a forty dollar order unless I paid him one hundred bucks for the shipped service, which is owned by target. Now they did agree to get the order over to me within two hours, which is great, but it didn't like that hundred dollars and furthermore folks. Target has a feature where they will meet you outside and put all the food into your trunk. The only problem is. If you order on your computer, you can't get that service. You have to do it on the APP, so order on the APP. Instant card instant is the biggest of all of them, and they do food delivery for a lot of local markets. But the results are different when I ordered from Ralph's, which is part of the Kroger chain? I was ordered a two hour window when I ordered from Vancouver, which is part of the Albertson's chain. There were many hours, so they said I could get it that evening. FONS wanted to charge me ten dollars. Ralph's did not so that's a little weird, and of course on top of those fees is a big tip. You WanNa. Give a tip for. For your instinct card shoppers, the person who is going up and down the aisles, getting your food for you and then driving into your house post mates is more active in online food delivery from restaurants, but they do the groceries as well and just this week. Uber said it wanted to buy post. Speights for two point six five billion dollars now when I when I tried ordering from on post, mates ordered a forty five to sixty minute delivery promise. In also a ten dollar fee finally, Walmart free delivery, no delivery charges, minimum purchase, but a two-day way. Okay But you know what two days is fine. as I said when I was trying this back in March and April I was looking at one week weights so two days one day. The bottom line is it's a lot better now than it was I. Still Way prefer the process of walk into the store and shopping I find shopping online for grocery items tough because I don't know what I want until I see it,
Finally, Albertsons Goes Public -- After Besting Krogers Performance
"Well after years of trying albertson's than Asian largest grocery store chain has finally gone public. The company I planned to launch an IPO back in twenty fifteen, but ultimately postponed the offering because of retail market volatility, but even global pandemic couldn't stop. The companies go to market plans this time, not with so much money on the line. ALBERTSON'S IPO was expected to be a billion dollar plus event, but despite the strength of the grocery sector and the company's own strategic moves, investors weren't suite on Albertson's. The company's target price was roughly twenty dollars per share, but ended up selling for a discounted price of Sixteen A. A share by the time the stock debuted on the new. York Stock Exchange the next day. The price it dropped another three percent. The downsize deal was surprising. Albertson sales in March and most of April were up nearly thirty five percent over last year CNBC reports the company Jones Safeway Jewel OSCO stores among other grocery brands had been making innovative moves before covid nineteen albertson's has been centralizing its buying power investing in its private label brands. It's also remodeled stores to devote more space to growing fresh departments. The Wall Street Journal reports Albertson's also adopted smaller warehouses near existing stores to fulfil online orders faster. Same store sales were outpacing kroger the country's biggest supermarket player according to win site. Grocery business. Following the IPO Albertson CEO Vivek Shankman remained optimistic about the company's prospects. He pointed to market. Volatility is one reason for the disappointing debut. Stocks had fallen the day before the IPO is cove, nineteen surged. He told The Wall Street Journal and IPO is just the starting line. It's not the finish line. Things aren't much better over the number. One grocery brand kroger also enjoyed a pandemic. Pandemic revenue bump last quarter revenue, excluding fuel grew nearly twenty percent from the previous year that growth exceeded analysts expectations, but shortly after its last earnings call in mid June, share prices dropped six percent grocers were an economic bright spot. During the early months after covid nineteen swept across the nation. Many people stocked up on staples and hunker down at home, but investors aren't convinced that the. The. Sales bump from cozy home, cooked meals and stockpiles of toilet, paper and cleaning supplies are going to last much longer. Store margins are razor thin between one and two percent according to mercator. Advisory Group Research and expenses for additional cleaning, staff and safety precautions have spiked, but both grocers are gearing up in areas that promise growth. The economic downturn is made consumers more price conscious that. That bodes well for private label brands which are more profitable than national brands. According to mercator, research both grocery giants are strong players here, but kroger has the edge. It's private label. Division had its best year ever in two thousand, nineteen, topping twenty three billion dollars in sales, according to Progressive Grocer, magazine albertson's private labels tallied roughly half that amount in sales according to its IPO filings. Albertsons is ahead of the game in another important area online sales online grocery sales are poised to jump about forty percent this year core site research estimates. Albertson's has already outfitted to small fulfillment facilities to speed online and delivery orders. It plans to expand the concept Kroger has to. It's centralized distribution strategy according to supermarket news, but the retail giants face increasing pressure from mass club and dollar retail competitors together sectors outpace private label performance from Grocers for reports and their formidable online rivals to as consumers increasingly venture out into the world. Grocers are looking for a way forward key questions remain around how shopping change and whether grocers can find ways to keep ringing up pandemic lovers savings.
Kroger ending $2 an hour "hero pay" bonus for workers
"At the beginning of the pandemic G. grocery workers were put in the category of frontline workers and many chains offered a two dollar an hour increase for hazard pay they called it a hero bonus but apparently that's going to be going away soon Kroger owned QFC and Fred Meyer has confirmed now that they're going to be ending it by the end of next week other supermarket chains including Safeway and Albertsons have yet to decide a spokeswoman says at this point there's no firm end date for their appreciation pay and PCC says it's expected to add may sixteenth but they are going to evaluate yes there are now gonna evaluate of course you can evaluate because there was a lot of public shame to that comp coming out there I think nobody disagrees to all those that are getting hazard pay currently right now on the front lines in grocery stores they need to continue to keep get hazard pay this pandemic is going to be over with tomorrow it is it going to be over with two months from now we're going to be feeling the effects of this pandemic for a very long time and those folks that are up on the front lines they need to continue with their has to pay they were already getting paid too low in the first place continue to have effect and and point out also that thousands of grocery store workers have become sick with Colbert nineteen several doesn't have died as we have reported I think they deserve to be making more for a longer amount of time making more than two dollars an hour more frankly and if you want also point out that Kroger sales are up thirty percent from a year ago and I think they should be paying at least thirty percent
Produce Delivery Services Overwhelmed With New Customers
"Say How's that grocery delivery going for you sure. These days it may seem wise to avoid walking into a supermarket but the wide berth were giving. Kroger and Albertsons and company is causing problems for overburden grocery delivery services in many cities delivery slots from instant card in Amazon. Fresh are in higher demand than Toilet paper just yesterday. Amazon announced they would put on line grocery customers on a wait list. That's after they've hired one hundred thousand extra workers. Now they're planning to hire seventy five thousand more so of Amazon with its army of workers can't get your groceries to you on time. What's a shopper to do? Well many are trying to find a work around by buying produce and some groceries from online farm to kitchen vendors. But if you think you've found a solution to delays think again startups like Farm Bucks Hungry Harvest and imperfect foods are also under strain. They're scrambling to keep up with our sudden yen for everything from fresh spinach too ugly Avocados last month six year old New York based farm box direct saw orders doubling day over day baltimore-based hungry harvest had to halt new sign ups just so they could fulfill orders for existing customers. There's a wait list. Of course an imperfect food said on their blog last month that it was experiencing astonishing demand to be honest they called it unprecedented demand but does the word unprecedented being anything anymore. Like the big box grocers. These smaller produce sellers are also experiencing delays. But let's back up a bit in case you've never heard of these companies. Imperfect foods was the brainchild of college. Student Been Simon. Who has a freshman was shocked at the quantities of food? He saw other students throwing away at the college cafeteria. In Twenty fifteen partnered with a friend Ben Chesler to start imperfect foods with a mission to save millions of pounds of food from being wasted instead imperfect foods would sell what the two been called ugly produce that means offering tiny avocados scarred apples in twisted carrots that supermarkets spurn to shoppers. Who Understand as my mother used to say? They still taste the same planet conscious. Customers like imperfect foods message of attacking America's food waste problem and they also like spending about thirty percent less than they would at a supermarket by mid Twenty nineteen the company while not yet profitable had grown to two hundred thousand subscribers in twenty two cities but even its founders couldn't have foreseen how the corona virus cooking boom would affect the company for good and for ill one lesson that we're learning from this crisis. Is that anything that hits suddenly hits hard where your business has been forced to close or growth has exploded as was the case with imperfect foods in late. March a bunch of orders. They don't say how many were delayed and others cancelled. The company issued a Mayor Copa on its blog on March twenty second essentially saying. Hey No one expected this much growth. Along with implementing Cova nineteen precautions for staff and Shoppers. Imperfect foods began hiring more workers and they promised more transparent communication in the future last week. The company warned that inventory could be limited and delays of. Maybe a few days would continue but a small number of shoppers. Mainly brand new customers are receiving emails that their deliveries could be delayed into may as the company ramps up to handle the new volume like Imperfect Foods baltimore-based hungry harvest also sells produce. It's not winning any beauty contests Mizunami of demand force them to scale up warehouse delivery and supply chain operations especially getting produce from farms to their warehouses. Demand was so high. The company says that under normal circumstances it would have taken them six months to scale up that much but they did it in five days. They've already added a dozen new warehouse workers and drivers and as of late March. We're looking to hire at least another twenty five and that's just a handle existing customers because remember they're running weightless right other farms doorstep companies like misfits market and farm. Box direct are also being inundated. So what should you do if you're radishes of gone rogue or your Avocados of abandoned you? Unfortunately most of these companies customer care operations are also underwater imperfect foods asks customers to not even try contacting customer service unless an order is more than forty eight hours late. But there are other alternatives. You could sign up for a local community supported agriculture service or CSI typically CSA's charge up front for shares of a season of produce. The farm sends boxes it later. Intervals the downside. Will you don't have much control over? What's in those boxes the upside? You're supporting local farmers or you could actually consider going to the grocery store with a mask on of course at least one. Publication is accusing some of US have delivery time hoarding Oxford moral philosopher. Jeff McMahon told Fast Company. If you're young and healthy using delivery service could be well selfish go shopping and Lee. Those scarce delivery times for the elderly people with disabilities and others at high risk. And maybe that will ease the burden on everyone from Amazon to imperfect foods until all of this blows over after that well. It's a good bet that farm to kitchen box businesses will be even bigger and
The Coronavirus Pandemic Hurts Some Industries, Benefits Others
"Many industries are furloughing or firing workers. But some are hiring. Npr's Alina Seljuk has the story. Despite all the shutdowns and lockdowns Americans still need food and medicine and that means some companies are actually hiring at least temporarily supermarkets like Kroger and Albertsons Pharmacies Lake CVs and walgreens and retail giants like Amazon and Walmart. Not only are we not laying off? People were actually position. We're going to be hiring additional one hundred fifty thousand new associates. That's executive Dan Bartlett last week announcing a major hiring push promising to get some people into new jobs in a matter of hours. Amazon has a similar plan to hire one hundred thousand new delivery and warehouse workers in the next few weeks to keep up with a big spike in online shopping papa. John's and domino's are hiring thousands of cooks managers drivers same at meal. Kit companies like Blue Apron and grocery delivery platforms like shipped and INSTA- cart with it wants to sign on up to three hundred thousand delivery GIG workers more than doubling its contract workforce or in transportation logistics for example. Hiring is actually up seven percent a month over month from March thirteenth. Daniel Joe is a senior economist at the jobs and recruiting website glass door. He says those transportation numbers account for new hires at warehouses of all kinds including retail and new jobs are being posted by local governments and healthcare organizations basically call center workers or front desk associates. These are folks who are helping to field questions. Some of the companies that are adding new jobs including Amazon. Instant card have faced criticism from their current workers who want protective gear hazard pay and broader access to paid sick leave still. These new jobs are an option for many workers who find themselves suddenly unemployed because of Corona virus and the companies that are hiring specifically targeting. Them you can imagine not. There's an awful lot of people who have lost their normal livelihoods and are desperate to generate some income to support their family. Ruth Milkman is a professor of sociology and Labour Studies at the City University of New York. The whole point of paid sick leave is to not force workers to have to choose between their livelihood and their house or the health of their kids. But these workers are going to be put in that position. She says the jobs that are growing fast. Many of them are our leave with limited benefits and pay and of course they're risky because they involve interacting with other people while most of the country is asked to stay at home and isolate a reminder that in times of crisis some of the lowest paid jobs become essential
Boise-based supermarket chain Albertsons plans to go public
"Albertsons made it official after today's closing bell it plans to go public once again Boise Idaho based Albertsons operates several supermarket chains including Safeway and
A Moment in Time, with Shari Belafonte
"Today. We're GONNA be talking sheriff about photography. So let's get into it Sherry. Welcome to our show. It's so great having Jose here so you have grown up around cameras now as a little kid all my life cameras aimed at you most again. Your Dad was Trenton Center. He was big deal. Back in the fifties sixties seventies. He broke down a lot of walls. Again everybody's familiar with his music and his acting and everything else. So you're smiling laughing about so. I was very hyperactive. Attention deficit as a child. I still lamb a little curtail with certain things now making native American blood you know wearing a bright orange camp right now you WanNa talk about it. Yeah Orange there you go. There's fast on. Go ahead I'm sorry. My Grandmother gave me my first Brownie camera. Now that's how far back I with the fan flash that you put the light bulb shit so I had that one. I was four years old. How many megapixel was and you would get this little tiny roll of film that you would put inside that Yummy and That was my first foray into being behind the camera and then instamatic semantic when I was I think I had a funny little polaroid camera that we had them all And my first legitimate camera was a pentax when I was eleven years old. Okay I was in boarding school by Matic or h three the it was. You know I can't remember I just. It was a thirty five millimeter Pentax Camera. That was dad's I know. Dad had a SPA top. Any passed it down to me so my entire high school was spent in the dark room. I smell like smoke. That was really attractive. Smell coming out of the yellow fingernails sitting in the dark. You Know Rolling and Rolling Rolling Rolling and then you know praying that you could put it in the CAN. It would come out and it wasn't all crumpled and you know so. Yeah I spent a good part of my earlier years behind the camera. And then of course like you said being Harry's daughter you know when we when he was on tour somewhere and there's Paparazzi or people taking pictures of us all the time and then Harry took pictures of us all the time that we never saw and it was the biggest joke because he was he always got get over there. Get OVER THERE. Get over there. Stop Stop Standards There. Hundreds and hundreds of pictures that were taken by. Harry and we've never seen a single one single. And why do you think that's the case? He just too busy to Kinda know if he ever developed and I don't know if there was even filmed the camera I think he had these Lycos and he just you know he just kept shooting once in a while. We saw him because he would. When he was a touring he would have these The program with this and it was always the big color program that would come with new. Buy A ticket and there would be pictures of us you know in there and we go to dad. Shoot that picture around. The house was photography kind of a respected medium. Was it an art to be an art. He did have a darkroom which he never went into. He just had it in the back next his recording studio but he did use a recording studio. Did use the recording. But Yeah we always have been shutterbugs. I think the whole definitely me more so than I think my siblings but Harry was definitely behind the camera. He was into like us us a very like a like like like scandal. And what about the Paparazzi and stuff? Maybe it wasn't. I can't even say that it wasn't like it is now because Paparazzi but was it A pain in the bud. Was it something that you guys so I was so used to? You know because what happened is my hair Harry. In Marguerite. My mom was marguerite. She passed away a few years go but they divorced. When I was very young actually separated woman was pregnant with me so there was always that kind of people trying to take pictures of that that was going on but there was a little more of a sense of decency for lack of better words with authorizing I mean. Now it's like Oh goes the there were lines. That were not crossed back then. I mean chances and stuff like that and they they definitely probably got onto your skin right probably worse today and usually think it was more of a magazine would come in. Ebony magazine would come in and say you know. Can we shoot you at home or and you know there was a story that was behind it and maybe the attorneys would go yet. It's good idea. Let's let's push that you know. Yeah we've always been around cameras for yourself. It's often family. What kind of things interested you would sort of you know? In the days I was in boarding school in Massachusetts so I I've always been a fan of black and white. I never learned how to process color and of course slides for the first things. You sort of learned. I never learned how to process but I was always into the dynamic of black and white so with the snow in Massachusetts. There was always the lights and shadows and you can stream you know falling through the ice no save. The camera saved the camera. Shot landscapes mostly landscapes. And then I shot everything and then as I got older and could start a fording stuff. I actually stopped shooting for a while and then when Sam. I got married thirty five years ago. Sam gave me my first Yoeskamnoer. I had by then already onto Canon cameras. But you know hey a one and the that great but then Sam gave me my first Kammer after maybe not shooting for ten years and we went on our honeymoon to Italy and I just shot like crazy like bags and bags film was carrying at the time. Kodak made what was called recording fill in the recording. Four seventy five four and as soon as you develop it would turn into a corkscrew that you can never hold flat that I didn't know because by then I wasn't processing okay but Three hundred you could you. Could you could set the The whatever you wanted I mean you couldn't with any film but this was if you decided to shoot at or if you wanted to shoot one hundred thirty two hundred or sixty four hundred. Just remember what you shot that at and you'd process it like if I shot four hundred three sixty I process it at four hundred by shoot at three sixty and I mean the detail was. It's crazy it's like mega pixels eight thousand and I just fell in love with that and then when Kodak stopped making it because they said well you know nobody's buying it because it was twelve dollars a roll and I know buying it. No please keep making and then shortly after you know film just kind of went by the wayside and now it's coming back. Is it coming back to us? Sales were up twenty percent last year. So you now actually have to try and find a film camera. I still actually have a rebel. Okay okay isn't it rebel? Originally rebels were killed. What was called the digital rebel? No megapixel but I did have for the Canon thirty and I was started shooting movies of Friends of mine. Who were directors said? Would you shoot stills movie and I remember get going into get a sound blimp made for my digital camera and the guys in you and Steven Spielberg's guy or the only people that have blimps for you. These eight thirty eight sixty. Whatever I add albertson blimp. Right Jacobsen Jacobsen recently closed down. There's no need for any other. No ex- exactly. I've got this this whole box downstairs in the garage is because like don't need the blimp. Next time lenses by the I worked on a movie as recently as Twenty fifteen and with a digital camera and they recorded a blimp ahead to go rent one. I mean even even that little clique. If you're onset now we have an issue thousand frames so that one was especially digital you shoot so fast. The first movie I did shoot I had asked me me. Leaders a friend of mine and she also is the executive producer and director of the morning. Show but at the time going back. You know fifteen twenty years. Whenever it was that I was shooting this I said to her. You know this is the first time shooting for a movie. What she's just keeps shooting shoot. Shoot shoot shoot shoot shoot shoot so I did. I shot eight thousand seven hundred and seventy eight frames and thought okay. You know. I'm their mom. Put them all and give them. And then oh no we just need your best hundred. It took me like three weeks to go through every single one of those because I really looked like I was shooting movie. Everything was so slightly different. They know what would you take away from that experience? Really get an editor back to that five role mentality you know. They'll have a budget for three to five roles. And that's what you did shooting digital change anything when you when you shoot because obviously it did change a lot for a lot of people in this idea of shooting maybe too much or a lot or just the freedom they can give you. Some really changed a lot of people's now you know everything is it cyclical now. I've barely picked up my camera now. Also have a Sony seven hours and shooting with my Samsung Galaxy's the galaxy the first galaxy thing. I had a four note for one of the earlier. Ones the best pictures I've ever seen. I went on my God. Look at these pictures that I'm getting on my phone and now I have a lot of my family's mostly apple. Nothing you know not against apple but galaxies have much better pictures you know the Samsung just really has the better technology shooting with your phone and I know friends of mine even say your pictures are so much better than mine. Why is that slow data Samsung if Samsung only made and take get another phone? Get Your Samsung Stolz. But I still like I still like the weight of having a camera and shooting the cameras a different different animal. But now you know. There's a difference for photographers. I never was would call professional photography gallery shows and stuff but I'm not like Greg Gorman. Who was a friend of mine? I didn't shoot and I'm not making money like that as a photographer. And right now so many you can take so many pictures. I mean anybody can get good picture with their phone. You know you can. It's easier to get good pictures now than it used to be. You know you'd have to have a professional photographer do that. Well now I you know people take headshots their phones movies with your eyes. You can do anything. Us forces us to kind of rethink what I should be taking pictures of. And how many pictures should be taking reassessed kind of the nature of it and that's happening. I think you know this return to film. We're seeing people kind of wanting to slow back down a little bit trying to figure out what what's the basis of it. That's really what it is. It's it's a medium. It's like if you're an oil painter if you're into acrylics or if you're doing you know pencil drawings if you're into sculpture it's a it's all worthy it's just a matter of what your taste isn't what it is that you're shooting at that
Meal-Kit Startup Plated Shipped its Last Kit Yesterday
"Ah from wondering I'm David Brown. And this is business worse daily on this Wednesday November twenty seventh. If prepping for tomorrow's big meal is making you think twice about all that time in the kitchen. Maybe it's finally time to try out one of those meal Kit Services you've been hearing about but you now have one fewer service to choose from the meal kit brand plated shipped its last meal yesterday. Supermarket conglomerate Albertson's switch owns plated is taking it in house as a private label line. So what happened then. Whose left standing the meal kit business which used I used to get a ton of buzz not to mention Silicon Valley? VC money has proved much harder to operate than originally thought as we've discussed before the challenges are rife. It's hard to get people to subscribe in once. Subscribe to keep them. The logistics of shipping. Fresh ingredients aren't simple either. In many cases keeping that food fresh rush seems to require an inordinate amount of packaging which environmentally concerned customers object to. And then there's the planning with the meal Kit Service you have to plan in advance which doesn't solve one of the most common problems people have with cooking namely getting to five o'clock and saying what on Earth should we have for dinner tonight but but don't be mistaken. The meal kit businesses still growing is just growing elsewhere namely some big grocery chains after Blue Apron and other startups birth. The meal Kit Market Grocers rushed in now not only albertson's but Kroger Walmart Amazon and even the drugstore chain walgreens all offer meal kits and they have at least two competitive advantages over the blue. Apron's of the World I. You can buy a kit for tonight's dinner on impulse second you don't have to sign up for a pricey ongoing subscription to get it but even supermarkets haven't quite cracked the meal Kit Code consider Albertson's which acquired played for two two hundred million back in two thousand seventeen. It planned to roll out plated meal kits to hundreds of stores but scaled back those plans to just a few test stores in North Carolina earlier of this year according to supermarket trade publication wind site grocery business over time Albertson's found that the economics of the subscription business just didn't work but apparently the supermarket located meal. Kit Plan wasn't sizzling either. Now the grocery chain is building played into what it calls a more comprehensive in house culinary brand will have to wait until twenty twenty to see what that will look like in the meantime Blue Apron which went
Australia's Federal Election May Be a Tight Race
"Ever since Malcolm Turnbull nearly lost the twenty sixteen election, the polls, the pundits and the bidding markets that consistently put lie in a winning position pointing to a landslide this weekend. But such is the magic politics that the federal election could be a lot closer than anyone had the raw to expect a week or whatnot agai, remember during the past half-century close vigil elections favor, the incumbent, you think of Gordon's narrow victory over whitland in sixty nine the so-called don's party or Gillard up against Abbott losing her majority in twenty ten but when oppositions wind power from the government, the victories are usually in fatty, you think of phrases massive landslide against whitland, seventy five or how smashing catering in ninety six but in politics, there are no guarantees, and the smart money is still on a lie. Victory. And according to my guest, that may be a good thing for conservatism and the nation. Australia, where told needs a shortened government to help us break out of Al complacency genital Ricksen is a columnist with the Australian. She's a board member on the institute of public affairs, and a former board member here at the get I Janet, welcome to our Tom, now you're leading conservative commentator. So naturally, many of our listeners here on between the lines. We'll be shocked to hear you say that a and prime ministership could be a good thing house on Tom. I think some of my raiders were shelter and I made that argument few weeks ago, but I think it's we've now come to the position where we need the lived experience of a shorten government to return, the labor party to the wisdom of the hawk aiding agenda. We need a short and government to force a liberal party to get through what I think, is an existential crisis identity crisis to rediscover its roots to rebuild a very confused. Brand. And we, we the voters, we need lived experience of short and government to, to deliver, what I call buyer's remorse to realize that whitland, esque mix of big promises without policies that grow the economy is not just nicotinic disaster. But a social disaster, and I really think you have to go back to the days of the Whitlam era, to, to find the level of complacency that we see today, and my colleague at the astray Lian PO Kelly code. It know that nineteen sixties grand delusion, that continued prosperity was a strategy is destiny. And it's true, we've had almost thirty years of, of economic growth, but that is not a given. So you sign in the shorten economic agenda increases the prospects of a recession, and Farley will be mudbound, reality. I think that's absolutely right. Because Bill Schoten is very honest that he's politics, the politics of redistribution not growing economic pie, and it's it's much easier by the white to redistribute rather grow the economic pie. If you think of the big reform. The hard reforms in a strategy during the eighties nineties, and the early two thousands. They were hard reforms, but they were important reforms. It liberalized the economy. We're not seeing those same kind of policies with the short and government. He's Fago economics is a slogan. It's premised on complacency is premise on emotion. Just listen is shooting in some of the might say that, you know, we're, we're experiencing an ideological seachange in the electric, the oldest twenty percent of the electorate si- fifteen years ago in two thousand and four. When you wrote that conservatism was cool on the John Howard, the oldest twenty percent back. Then they largely voted for the coalition. They've been replaced by the youngest twenty percent of voters who lift, you got social media Twitter trolls, all the ride a poll show that socialism has risen in stature, especially among these millennials. And of course you got tried unions. They luckily to be reim- powered. So have haven't times changed time certainly have changed in the environment's changed. But what? What you're saying is very much. You know, not just the liberal party and existential crisis, but the left side of politics is strong because it's buttressed by so many elements in civil society that you do not see, on the centre-right of politics strata. It's almost as if liberalism depends on the liberal party in a stray area. And if you have a liberal party that stepped away from those basic, liberal values, what's left, so it really is up to other organizations, I think, to build the foundations of liberalism in ustralia to make deeper than the liberal party cannot rest on a conviction later such as John Howard. We haven't had one since two thousand and seven and look, what's happened to liberal values in that time you've had get up. You have the unions, you have the light party and other organizations. It's up to the center right of a Strayer to rebuild to make the case for liberal values. And that's what hasn't happened. You've written the Rausing damp of the wits in the liberal party has lift the joint with dodgy foundations. And just might clear, the conservatives now would rather walk away than stand up and fought. And he also criticized the so-called modern liberals. But at these decisions by the senior liberals to shift towards the so called center at they attempts to adjust to what many political analysts, I is an increasingly more progressive political and cultural landscape. I certainly think that way in politicians nervous about, you know, their prospects that they start to put on new labels. And we're saying range of liberals call themselves modern liberals. Now, I've pressed a few of them as to what the what that means, and it really doesn't mean anything, it's just a bit of branding. I call it branding bunkum. What is the most important to be successful in politics, merger of conviction with good retail political skills? We've seen that before the last ten years, though, we've seen we've seen the party and politicians on the center, right suffer a deficit of both conviction, and, and really good retail politics now recently under Scott Morrison, I think the party has started to reimburse, for example, explain the social good of a strong economy, the virtues of lower taxes, allowing people to have more of their own money to make decisions how they spend their money. But imagine if the liberal party had more core values at the center of it story for the past ten years, it would be in a much stronger position. It's not about rebranding as modern liberal. I mean this, this guy's back today, but Cameron calling himself, a compassionate conservative, or which had Nixon, quote himself, a conservative with a heart. What does it mean if liberal parties, make the moral case for classical liberalism, you want convince voters about the purpose of a liberal governor Cosa, just to clarify, you think it's premature to read the last rods two Austrailia conservatism. Your argument, is that conservatives a losing tonight because they not farting. But Janet, we had on this program last week Tim sue pomace on the former rice discrimination Commissioner, and he I use that a short vitual Mark the end of what's derided as neoliberalism hasn't market capitalism, filed given the widespread economic inequality, wick told by because I think the evidence is just not there for, for widespread economic inequality. It's become a slogan. If you look at their three surveys from the can. Census. And I think there was another one by Hilda. They all showed that inequality has pretty much not changed over three decades of productivity commission. More recently is found that claims to growing income inequality. Not true. The economic growth has lifted standards across all income groups. I mean these are the facts, but the slogan of income inequality is being used to justify dismantling capitalism, in the name of some sort of utopian social democratic project, we've been here before now at this stage Paul's point to alive victory. But Malcolm Turnbull mind tines he would won the election, if it weren't for his wing enemies in the media, and the potty room. Let's hear for major Neal's interview with tumble on the BBC two months ago at the time of the coup in August. We were level pegging on the public Paul's or the opposition and we were four points ahead on the polling in the marginal seats. But basically, you could argue that the concern was not that I would lose the election, but rather that I would win it. You telling me your own party didn't want you to win the next. I'm just saying if you analyze credit. Well, Andrew, you've only got to look at the facts because Malcolm Turnbull on the base on why he would have won the election Janet Albertson. Well, I see we've moved into the comedy section of
Apple Pay coming to Target, WalMart still hold out
"Some job boards overwhelming with tons of the wrong resumes. Not smart but ZipRecruiter finds the right people for you. And actively invites them to apply. Smart. Try it for free at ZipRecruiter dot com slash tech talk. Ziprecruiter, the smartest way to hire. I happen to be a huge fan of mobile payment systems because they're safer quicker and easier to use credit cards. So consider me pretty excited that Apple Pay is coming to target one of the biggest holdouts of the major retailers. Now. That's great for apple. But it still has more big holdouts to overcome before it is available seemingly everywhere, I'm Jefferson Graham. And you're listening to talking tech now the benefits of paying by phone or watch our giant. You don't have to reach in your pocket. Stick a credit card into a chip reader that takes awhile sometimes can't read the number accurately and is prone to hacking. Instead just wave your phone over the credit card reader, wait for confirmation, which comes in seconds. And then be on your merry way. You can also pay with your watch. But most people do it with an iphone or the Android or Google phones. Now target which is one of the biggest retail holdouts says it will have Apple Pay. Available within a few weeks. The company had been working with WalMart and other retailers to launch its own mobile pay system, but that one never got off the ground. The good news for apple it now has Apple Pay available for six of the top retailers. Cosco Walgreens, CVS albertson's Amazon and now target the bad news. It's still has worked to do. Walmart is still a major holdout as his Kroger. Home Depot and Lowe's. So if you're as much of a fan of mobile pay as I am right to these companies and tell them to get on the bandwagon. Some of the bigger retailers were Apple Pay is available includes McDonald's best by seven eleven Starbucks and whole foods listeners. What's your take on mobile pay love it or can't be bothered? Let's chat about it on Twitter where I'm at Jefferson Graham, please subscribe to talking tech on apple podcast least-favoured us on Stitcher, which helps more people find the show, and it's always thanks everyone for listening. In need of great talent for your business. But short on time. You don't have to get lost in a huge stack of resumes to find your perfect hire. You just need the right tools smarter tools with ZipRecruiter you can post your job to over one hundred of the web's leading job boards with just one click then ZipRecruiter. Actively looks for the most qualified candidates and invites them to apply. So you never miss a great match. No wonder eighty percent of employers who post on ZipRecruiter get a quality candidate through the site in just one day. Find out today why ZipRecruiter has been used by businesses of all sizes and industries to find the most qualified job candidates with immediate results right now. Talking tech listeners can post jobs on ZipRecruiter for free. That's right free. Just go to ZipRecruiter dot com slash tech talk. That's ZipRecruiter dot com slash tech talk. One more time to try it for. Free. Go to ZipRecruiter dot com slash tech talk. Ziprecruiter, the smartest way to hire.
ABC, Dave Schreiber and Apple discussed on Lutheran Hour
"Detained Colorado based Cargill meat solutions is recalling ground beef that it says could be contaminated with. E. coli the recall covers meat labeled XFL 93.7 fond grind, ground beef whether September fifth, expiration date the company says grocery chains affected by the recall include Safeway albertsons pack and save. In Vons the stores are located in, northern, California, Colorado Nebraska, northern Nevada, New Mexico South Dakota. And Wyoming no illnesses have. Been