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Amazon is bringing pay with your palm to a load of new stores

Amazon has announced an expansion of its palm-reading payments service, Amazon One, which will come to a range of new Whole Foods stores across the state of California. Until now, only a handful of Whole Foods stores in locations like New York and LA have been equipped with the necessary facilities, but the expansion will bring Amazon One to 65 new sites over the course of the next few weeks.
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Recall Issued For Brand Of Chocolate Truffles

A company has recalled chocolate truffles that were distributed across the United States because they may contain an undeclared allergen.That’s it Nutrition, LLC recalled 3.5, 5.0, 16.0 ounce and 12-count packages of Dark Chocolate Truffles because they may contain trace amounts of undeclared …
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Former Downtown CVS Building Still Vacant 9 Months After Closing

The three-story Court Street structure that had been home to a drug store for nearly a century remains vacant several months after CVS ceased operating at the site. A listing for the property describes it as a "19th century block" building that was constructed in the Civil War era with "historically significant façade cornice and windows."
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Dozens of Whole Foods stores will soon let you pay with just a scan of your palm

Amazon’s palm-scanning technology is expanding to 65 Whole Foods locations across California. The checkout devices were introduced in 2020 as part of the Amazon One payment service, allowing customers to pay with a scan of their palm. This is the biggest rollout by the company yet, with the first new Whole Foods locations adding support today in Malibu, Montana Avenue, and Santa Monica.
SANTA MONICA, CA
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Boisson Raises $12M to be the Go-To Destination for Non-Alcoholic Beverages

According to NielsenIQ, the sales of non-alcoholic beverages grew 116% in the last year. Fueling this growth is the younger consumer that still wants to go out often but does not want to be consuming as much alcohol when out. Catering to this “sober curious” crowd, a number of brands have developed sophisticated lines of non-alcohol beverages that are flavorful and increasingly found in bars and restaurants. But what happens when you’d like to enjoy one of these mocktails or spirits at home? Boisson is an online and brick-and-mortar retailer focused on a vast selection of non-alcoholic options. Offering zero-proof wines, beers, spirits, aperitifs, and mixers, the company founded during the pandemic operates locations in Cobble Hill, Williamsburg, West Village, UES, and UWS with three locations opening soon in Los Angeles as well, all offering the convenience of a local liquor store or wine shop. Consumers can also shop from the comfort of their homes via the company’s website from a catalog of 125+ brands with free shipping on purchases of $125+. Boisson is also building a wholesale arm to supply restaurants and drinking establishments.
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