The Belgian company's U.S. arm said in court papers it hoped to avert a complete liquidation of its 98 Le Pain Quotidien locations with a proposed $3 million sale of the business to fast-casual restaurant operator Aurify Brands LLC.
Amazon is converting more of its Whole Foods locations to online delivery only to keep up with the increased demand for groceries while mitigating the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
The states are asking for detailed information on coronavirus infections and fatalities.
Workers for Amazon, Whole Foods, Walmart, FedEx, Trader Joes, Target, Shipt and Instacart are staging May Day walkouts.
The company expects to invest more than $800 million in the first half of the year on safety measures
Whole Foods Market adds grocery pickup service for seniors.
The move comes in wake of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, which has caused businesses to temporarily close and people to stay home.
The emails and text messages sent to employees say the Washington location has undergone "multiple enhanced cleanings," but an anonymous employee said the store conducts its "enhanced cleanings" while employees are working.
Amazon’s moves to reduce strain on its grocery businesses by putting new online shoppers on waitlists and switching more Whole Foods resources to filling orders, is unmasking limitations at the company that was expected to upend the supermarket industry.
The grocery chain is also offering special hours for at-risk shoppers.
Amazon's Jeff Bezos thanked employees working amid the novel coronavirus pandemic at Whole Foods and a fulfillment center Wednesday.
Some Whole Foods employees are demanding double hazard pay because of the coronavirus pandemic with a so-called sick out planned for Tuesday.
Labor group Whole Worker asked employees to call out sick to protest for better working conditions.
Health officials have stressed that those most at risk for developing a more serious case of COVID-19, a disease caused by the new coronavirus, are seniors and people with pre-existing conditions.
Both platforms are experiencing high demand as shoppers look to stock up.
The alert came after some customers in cities like Redmond, Washington, reported extremely long wait times for Amazon's Prime Now service.
Big brands like Microsoft and Whole Foods have crypto capacity.
Amazon is taking its grab-and-go convenience store concept a step further, opening its first full-size cashless grocery store with what it calls "walk out technology."
Lucky’s Market filed for Chapter 11 protection on Monday and announced last week that it would be closing most of its stores.
The labor union and nonprofit called on Whole Foods to "clean up abusive labor practices in its food supply chain."