Senate bill would allow younger truckers to obtain CDL

Three U.S. senators introduced legislation that would create a training program giving those under the age of 21 the opportunity to operate commercial vehicles in interstate trucking.

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Get in Line: Backlog for Big Rigs Stretches to 2019

Anyone ordering a new heavy-duty truck this summer will have wait until sometime next year to get it, assuming strained manufacturing supply chains hold together. An unprecedented run of orders for big rigs has pushed the backlog at truck factories to nine months, according to industry analysts, the largest since early 2006, when truckers stocked up to get vehicles in place before tougher environmental restrictions would take effect.

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Report: Online grocery reaches 5.5% of total sales

Online grocery spending continues to grow at a rapid pace, now making up 5.5% of total grocery spending in the U.S., according to a new study from advisory firm Brick Meets Click. Nearly 30% of U.S. households buy groceries online, and most of the near-term growth in online grocery spending will continue to come from this group of active online grocery shoppers.

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State of the Industry 2018: The Future of Food & Beverage

Discover how robotics, automation, artificial intelligence and mobile apps continue to reshape the future of the cold food and beverage industry.

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UNFI to acquire SUPERVALU

United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI), Providence, R.I., announced plans to acquire SUPERVALU INC., Minneapolis, for approximately $2.9 billion. The transaction will greatly expand UNFI’s customer base and exposure across channels, including those where demand for “better for you” products is increasing.

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Trump OKs sale of revamped short-term health care plans

The Trump administration issued a final ruling on Wednesday allowing insurers to sell short-term, limited-duration health plans on the insurance markets as soon as this year.

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How brands can adapt to the changing in-store model

Retail is in the midst of a stressful transformation that’s producing plenty of collateral damage. As customers’ shopping habits evolve and brands rush to meet them, the end-game for physical stores is taking shape. Stores have suffered — there’s no need to belabor the point. Declines in foot traffic and the convenience of e-commerce have taken their toll. But many of the best advances come from times of great stress and brands are learning to adapt to the new normal.

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Survey: Few Older Americans Grocery-Shop Online

The number of Americans over 50 who are online grocery-shopping is relatively low, with only 17% ever having ordered groceries to be picked up from a store, 17% from a prepared meal delivery service, 16% ever having ordered groceries to be delivered, and 10% having ordered from a meal-kit delivery service. Those are among the findings from a new survey conducted by the International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation in collaboration with AARP Foundation.

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