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2/26/2021

With tall sides and two handles, Le Creuset's Enameled Signature Deep Round Grill works well for indoor grilling. The low-maintenance cast iron pan has an enameled exterior and comes in a variety of colors.

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Food Network
2/26/2021

The indoor AeroGarden uses LED light to grow plants hydroponically and works well with herbs, lettuce, flowers and peppers. The device can hold up to six different plants.

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Eating Well
2/26/2021

This article walks through the structure and benefits of integrated project delivery for manufacturers, including the longer-term design flexibility afforded with IPD, writes David Verner of Gresham Smith. "The inherent flexibility of IPD allows parallel and concurrent design paths to determine which solution is best in the end," Verner writes.

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IndustryWeek
2/26/2021

Fisker is aiming to appeal to all new-vehicle buyers rather than trying to poach existing owners of electric vehicles, says CEO Henrik Fisker. Fisker has partnered with Magna International and Foxconn Technology Group ahead of next year's planned delivery of its battery-powered SUV, the Ocean.

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CNBC
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2/26/2021

The Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education chapter in Bay County, Fla., is helping companies connect with students interested in manufacturing careers. "You're three days a week in school, two days a week on the job and after 21 months you're coming out with your associates degree and the skill set, and in 85 percent of the cases, a job," said Carolyn Lee, executive director of The Manufacturing Institute.

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2/25/2021

Target will unveil an expanded selection of iPads, iPhones and other Apple devices in special sections in 17 stores starting this month, with plans to roll out the enhanced Apple-branded sections to more locations later on. The new experience has debuted on Target's e-commerce site and the in-store shops will be staffed by Apple-trained employees.

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USA Today
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2/25/2021

For the second consecutive year, The Fresh Market will mark Women's History Month by spotlighting products from businesses owned and run by women, using in-store signage and social media posts to showcase more than 100 items. The grocer will also celebrate International Women's Day on March 8 with free cupcakes for female shoppers.

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Progressive Grocer
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mark Women
2/25/2021

The technology behind the Amazon Go experience, which allows shoppers to pay automatically with no checkout process, has been rated "excellent" by more than half of the customers who have tried it and another 35% ranking the overall experience as "good," says a new survey from Piplsay. Amazon Go, launched last year in Seattle, uses special software along with sensors and cameras to tally purchases as people shop.

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Progressive Grocer
2/25/2021

Subscription services surged along with online shopping last year, and food and beverage subscriptions grew 25%, according to data from Ordergroove. The craving for convenience and safer ways to order everything from produce and grocery staples to meal kits and prepared meals have spurred growth during the pandemic, and industry insiders say the trend is likely to last even when the crisis is behind us.

2/25/2021

Deborah Woodcock, manager of the Save Mart banner FoodMaxx store in Yuba City, Calif., has been given the company's 2020 Nicholas J. Tocco Outstanding Store Manager of the Year Award, an honor that comes with a glass trophy and $20,000 to be used toward a new vehicle. The grocer also recognized two runners-up and introduced its Standing Tall Award by singling out six store managers for their stellar performance during the pandemic.

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Progressive Grocer
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