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Amazon seeks federal permission to ramp up drone tests


  • CNET

Amazon has asked the Federal Aviation Administration for permission to begin testing drones for its proposed Prime Air shipping service outside FAA-approved sites. The retailer said the ability to tes… Read More

What do operators expect from the Sysco-US Foods merger?


  • SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Food & Beverage

The majority of more than 500 foodservice operators surveyed say they expect the pending merger of Sysco and US Foods to bring a greater selection of products, according to Datassential and The Hale G… Read More

$110 million distribution hub planned in Ga.


  • Atlanta Journal-Constitution (free content), The

Two companies are financing a planned 183-acre distribution complex in Henry County, Ga., costing $110 million. Tenants have not been found. Read More