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Over 25,000 Employees Joined Amazon Career Choice in the Last 6 Months
"Amazon creates an environment where I can balance work and school," said Catherine Lemonds, an Amazon employee. "I'm so glad they updated the Career Choice program. With the new limitless learning benefit, I'm able to work on completing my bachelor's degree."
Catherine is one of more than 25,000 employees who have joined Amazon Career Choice this year, bringing worldwide total participation to more than 80,000 employees since the most recent enhancements were announced in September.
Career Choice is designed to help frontline employees grow their skills for career...
Target Announces Biggest Target Deal Days with Savings on Hundreds of Thousands of Items
Target Corporation today announced the return of its highly anticipated Target Deal Days sales event, with incredible savings on hundreds of thousands of items – no membership fee required. Featuring three full days of savings exclusively on Target.com and the Target app, the annual Target Deal Days sale returns July 11-13, with deep deals across every category at Target, including food and beverage, electronics, beauty, home, apparel and toys.
"We know guests look forward to Target Deal Days every year. With this year's event being our..."
White Castle Celebrates 35th Birthday of Its Highly Successful Retail Division
In 1987, White Castle launched its retail division, becoming the first fast-food restaurant to offer its food in grocery stores for preparation at home. Some industry experts scoffed at the idea, saying a fast-food restaurant couldn't succeed as a consumer packaged-goods company. But White Castle proved them wrong. Its retail division has grown steadily over the years, becoming an integral part of the family-owned business' success and giving the brand a national presence.
"When my dad, Bill Ingram, was president and CEO, he wanted to..."
Casey’s Loyalty Program – Casey’s Rewards – Grows to Over 5 Million Members
In early May, Casey’s, the third largest convenience retailer, surpassed 5 million members enrolled in its loyalty program, Casey’s Rewards. In just over two years since launching, the program provides millions of Casey’s guests across 16 states the ability to earn points on everyday purchases and redeem them for Casey’s Cash, fuel discounts, or a donation to a local school of their choice.
“Casey’s Rewards is driving meaningful value for our guests and is a key piece to the strategic plan our company has been executing on the past..."
Publix Reports First Quarter 2022 Results and Stock Price
Publix’s sales for the three months ended March 26, 2022 were $13.2 billion, a 13.5% increase from $11.7 billion in 2021. Comparable store sales for the three months ended March 26, 2022 increased 11.7%.
Net earnings for the three months ended March 26, 2022 were $618 million, compared to $1.5 billion in 2021, a decrease of 58.7%. Earnings per share for the three months ended March 26, 2022 decreased to $0.90 per share, down from $2.16 per share in 2021. Excluding the impact of net...
BJ’s Wholesale Club Partners with DoorDash
BJ’s Wholesale Club, a leading membership warehouse club in the Eastern United States, today announced a partnership with DoorDash, the local commerce platform, to offer on-demand grocery delivery from 226 BJ’s locations across 17 states. BJ’s is the first wholesale club available on the DoorDash marketplace, providing consumers with access to home essentials and grocery needs on-demand. BJ’s products can be purchased directly on the DoorDash app, offering members and non-members alike access to thousands of BJ’s items on-demand. BJ’s members can also link their wholesale club card to receive...
Giant Eagle Extends Its Leadership in Food Safety With Adoption of SmartSense IoT Framework
SmartSense by Digi®, part of Digi International – a leading global provider of Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity solutions – today announced it has expanded its relationship with Giant Eagle, Inc., one of the nation’s leading food, fuel and pharmacy retailers. SmartSense protects Giant Eagle’s 215 pharmacies and provides digital task management for its 175 grocery properties and 92 convenience stores. With the latest phase of IoT deployment including 32,000 new SmartSense digital temperature monitoring devices to remotely, automatically and continuously monitor its critical food assets...
Amazon Partners with Universities and Colleges to Fully Fund Tuition for Hourly Employees
Amazon announced today that it is further expanding the career advancement opportunities it offers its 750,000 hourly employees in the U.S. by partnering with more than 140 national and local universities to provide fully-funded college tuition. The announcement is part of the company’s ongoing enhancements to Career Choice—an Amazon upskilling program designed to help frontline employees grow their skills for career success at Amazon or elsewhere.
Today’s announcement brings into the program dozens of local colleges and universities and four new national nonprofit education providers...
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