Teachers in Arizona have voted to participate in a statewide walkout next Thursday. The move, which will include calls for higher pay and better school funding, follows similar protests in other states.
Food Lion is trying out Marty the Robot at a store in La Follette, Tenn., where Marty will help employees keep track of out-of-stock items, pricing and hazards in the aisles. Similar tests are also being conducted at some Giant and Martin's stores in Pennsylvania.
Target will offer same-day delivery via Shipt in Colorado starting early next month. The service will be available in the Fort Collins, Boulder, Colorado Springs and Denver markets, and the retailer plans to expand its Shipt offerings to all its stores in the US by the end of the year.
Amazon's app was the most-often downloaded app in India last year and its marketplace is the fastest-growing e-commerce site in the country, CEO Jeff Bezos said in a letter to shareholders this week. Amazon has invested $5 billion in India, but it still lags rival Flipkart in terms of total monthly sales.
Fazoli's was struggling when Carl Howard took over as CEO a decade ago and he oversaw several years of downsizing. Now the 220-unit chain has launched a turnaround effort that includes restaurant remodels, menu improvements and mobile ordering, and it's growing again with nine new eateries that opened last year and six more planned for 2018.
Coca-Cola Bottling Company United has named Hafiz Chandiwala its executive vice president and chief administrative officer in addition to his existing responsibilities as chief financial officer. The company has also promoted human resources executive Gianetta Jones to the vice president of human resources role.
Kellogg has created a playable -- and edible -- record made from cereal. The Chocolate Frosted Flakes-based record is part of a collaboration with the Los Angeles group PRETTYMUCH, which used the medium to release a new single titled "Hello."
Chef Staffan Terje crafts eight to ten different pastas each night at San Francisco's Perbacco, including agnolotti dal plin stuffed with rabbit, veal, pork and Savoy cabbage. He uses durum hard wheat for extruded pasta and soft wheat flour for egg-based rolled pasta dough, sourcing all of his organic flour from a small mill in Italy.
Barbecue chain Famous Dave's has introduced a revamped menu and remodeled look at its Coon Rapids, Minn., restaurant, with features designed to raise the energy level. The menu includes 23 new items, and the restaurant's central bar is surrounded by 15 televisions and a marquee that proclaims "America's Best Ribs."
A small restaurant kitchen makes room for more tables in the front of the house and forces cooks to become more efficient, chefs said. "You don't use as much energy if you can just grab things, if you don't have to run to everything," said chef Chris Ono, who moved from the large kitchen at Eleven Madison Park in New York City to a 170-square-foot space at Esters Wine Shop & Bar in Santa Monica, Calif.
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