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Amazon-owned Whole Foods cuts medical benefits for part-time workers

Sponsored Links AP Photo/Steven Senne Not all is well with Whole Foods in the Amazon era. The grocery chain has confirmed to Business Insider that it’s cutting medical benefits for part-time staff who work a minimum of 20 hours per week. A spokesperson said Whole Foods was dropping the benefits as part of a move …

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Supermarket Chain Migros Implements Blockchain-Based Food Traceability

Switzerland’s largest supermarket chain and retailer, Migros is turning to blockchain to keep tabs on its supply chain for food. Migros announced the implementation of TE-Food’s blockchain-based food traceability system, Aug. 29. Whilst many retailers are incorporating such systems to provide transparent information to customers, Migros is looking to the technology to optimize processes and …

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KFC is testing Beyond Meat ‘chicken’ in an Atlanta restaurant

Sponsored Links Beyond Meat Plant-based meat substitutes may soon be an option for fast food chicken. CNBC reports that KFC will start testing Beyond Fried Chicken at an Atlanta restaurant on August 27th. Yes, you could grab a bucket of chicken without feeling quite so guilty — or greasy, if Beyond Meat’s earlier work is …

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Leading Latin America Investment Bank Joins Distributed Ledger Group

Leading Latin America investment bank BTG Pactual joined the organizing committee of the Post-Trade Distributed Ledger (PTDL) Group. Alliance for blockchain use Industry news outlet LedgerInsights reported on Aug. 15 that Brazil-based bank BTG Pactual joined PTDL Group’s organizing committee. PTDL Group reportedly provides a platform allowing market participants to share information on blockchain and …

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PR: Australian Bitcoin Cash Conference Brings Cryptocurrency Leaders to Townsville

<header class=”article__header”> </header> Global leaders from the Bitcoin Cash community will gather at the first Bitcoin Cash City Conference in Australia, being held in Townsville on September 4 & 5. Townsville has really embraced Bitcoin Cash, so hosting this conference in the cozy, coastal suburb was a natural next step. Australia’s first gathering of enthusiasts …

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June promises to fix smart ovens that are preheating accidentally

Sponsored Links Nicole Lee/Engadget As convenient as smart ovens can be, they also introduce their own hassles — namely, technical hiccups. June plans to update the software for its signature oven after multiple reports of the devices accidentally preheating overnight. CEO Matt Van Horn attributed them to user errors, such as forgetting to remove food, …

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VeChain Releases Blockchain-Encrypted Wine Bottles For Australian Winemaker

Public enterprise blockchain platform VeChain has partnered with Autralian winemaker Penfolds to release a case of blockchain-encrypted wine bottles for sale, as part of its Wine Traceability Platform (WTP) initiative. More specifically, the launch of Penfolds Bin 407 in July marks the beginning of VeChain’s WTP phase 2, per a press release from VeChain on …

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Grubhub and Seamless will deliver Shake Shack across the US

Sponsored Links MediaNews Group/The Mercury News via Getty Images via Getty Images Sometime soon, you won’t necessarily need to wait until the buzzer in your hand goes off to know when your food is ready at Shake Shack. The popular burger chain is teaming up with Grubhub for nationwide delivery across the US. Shake Shack …

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Safeway Shoppers Can Now Get Bitcoin Back as Change at 894 US Stores

Bitcoin (BTC) rewards shopping app Lolli has partnered with major American grocery chain Safeway to give customers 3.5% back in Bitcoin on all their purchases.  Making Bitcoin ‘part of everyday life’ According to a blog post announcing the new partnership on July 25, Safeway — and Albertsons Companies’ subsidiary — operates 894 locations across 17 …

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Arkansas’ ban on veggie-meat labels is total bologna, says Tofurky

Enlarge / A stack of plant-based Impossible Burgers. Impossible Foods Tofurky is searing mad over Arkansas’ new food-labeling law that prevents makers of meatless meat products from using words such as “burger,” “sausage,” “roast,” “jerky,” and “meat” in their labeling. Instead, veggie burgers and sausages will have to be served up with unappetizing descriptors like …

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