Amazon set to open check-out free stores in Chicago and San Francisco

Amazon.com Inc is bringing its grocery store without checkout lines to Chicago and San Francisco, the company said in a statement this week, confirming reports it will expand the concept beyond its pilot in Seattle. Known as Amazon Go, the store is fashioned after small grocery shops with a crucial difference: it has no cashiers.… Read More Amazon set to open check-out free stores in Chicago and San Francisco

Two dead, power outages as powerful storms slam Northeast U.S.

​Powerful storms carrying high winds, torrential rain and hail slammed heavily populated parts of the U.S. Northeast on Tuesday, knocking over trees that killed two people, snarling transport and causing widespread power outages. An 11-year-old girl was killed on Tuesday afternoon when strong winds caused a tree to fall on a parked car in Newburgh,… Read More Two dead, power outages as powerful storms slam Northeast U.S.

Amazon introduces special discount program in Whole Foods prices for Prime customers

​Amazon.com Inc and Whole Foods Market are making a surgical strike in the already brutal grocery price war. On Wednesday, Whole Foods debuted a much-anticipated loyalty program that offers special discounts to Prime customers, including 10 percent off hundreds of sale items and rotating weekly specials such as $10 per pound off wild-caught halibut steaks.… Read More Amazon introduces special discount program in Whole Foods prices for Prime customers