June 11, 2013 |
Online retail giant Amazon.com Inc., known for its speedy distribution of books, electronics and other consumer goods, is now trying to break open the grocery market. The AmazonFresh service, running since 2007 in the retailer's Seattle hometown, expanded to select Los Angeles ZIP Codes on Monday. The company is offering customers same-day and early-morning delivery on more than 500,000 products, such as apples, bread and even mozzarella di bufala from the Cheese Store of Beverly Hills.
April 22, 2013 |
A Pop Tart and ice cream concoction called the Carl's Jr. Pop Tart Ice Cream Sandwich has hit a Newport Beach location of the fast food chain. If you just did a double take and reread that last sentence because it was one of those oh-my-God-is-this-really-happening-sounds-too-good-don't-tease-me moments, you're not alone. Spec_J posted a photo of the item on Instagram taken at an unidentified Carl's Jr. location in Newport Beach....
April 20, 2013 |
McDonald's Dollar Menu has failed to perk up the fast food giant's sales, but executives are determined to push its value deals -- even in the face of a public that increasingly is lining up over at Chipotle and Panera. "Your stomach is empty -- and so is your wallet. " It's not a particularly mouthwatering appeal, but McDonald's makes its point. For a buck each, you can get a McDouble burger, a McChicken sandwich, a side salad, a Fruit 'N Yogurt Parfait and other McDonald's staples. Burger King tests delivery service Still, as the Associated Press reports, the Dollar Menu failed to lift sales in the first quarter.
April 20, 2013 |
You can have almost anything delivered to your door. If you're craving pizza and wings with breadsticks at midnight, that's easy. Fresh sushi? Done. You can even order an entire week's worth of groceries. And the next time you need a Whopper, you can have Burger King deliver too -- if you live in Glendale. A Burger King franchise location in Glendale is piloting a new delivery program for the fast-food brand. Franchise owner Bob Stevens, who owns eight Burger King locations, began taking delivery orders at his store on North Central Avenue on April 9. Stevens' location is the first in California to deliver.
April 5, 2013 |
Specialty sporting goods store Sport Chalet Inc. is now offering same-day delivery service, hopping on a crowded bandwagon that includes Amazon, Wal-Mart, Google and EBay. “Sometimes there just is not enough time for a customer to visit our stores, and this new service solves that problem,” Craig Levra, chief executive of the 53-store chain, said in a statement. The La Cañada Flintridge-based company also does brisk business renting sports equipment to customers. And for those reluctant to haul the goods back to a Sport Chalet store themselves, the company said it will “drive to their home or office and retrieve the gear for them.” The new program is in place in most of California as well as in the Phoenix, Las Vegas and Salt Lake City areas.
March 28, 2013 |
Google, treading into Amazon.com territory, is launching an experimental same-day delivery service for online purchases. The Mountain View, Calif., company is testing out Google Shopping Express starting in the Bay Area and is calling for users to sign up to be early testers of the service. Google said users will be able to use Shopping Express to buy from a number of retailers, all on one online site. After users make their purchase, they can then select when they want the item to be delivered.