Chris Sherrell is promising the cheapest produce in town. That’s a tall order in the Chicago area, where the $17 billion grocery industry is crowded and the margins are razor-thin.
Sears is adding another reason for shoppers to join its free loyalty program as it tries to rev up slumping sales. The chain is launching a service called Get Advice, where Shop Your Way customers can tap into a broader community of thousands of Sears associates and tens of millions of loyalty members nationwide for purchasing advice.
The average price of an airline ticket for travel within the U.S. rose by just $1 last year, although prices are still modestly higher than they were five years ago.
McDonald’s CEO Don Thompson said Tuesday the company hasn’t seen any impact from the “most recent competitor” in the breakfast space. In apparent references to Subway and Taco Bell, he noted McDonald’s seems to face new rivals every year, whether they’re “sandwich shops or taco shops.”
Tech giant Google is asking nonprofit groups to propose ideas for how to use the Web-connected eyewear Google Glass in their work. Five charities that propose the best ideas by May 20 will get a free pair of the glasses, a trip to Google for training and a $25,000 grant to help make their project a reality.
McDonald’s reported a lower profit for the first quarter as the world’s biggest hamburger chain saw global sales remain weak. The Oak Brook-based company said global sales edged up 0.5 percent at established restaurants.
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