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Amazon HQ2 20 finalist cities revealed

Dallas, Texas is one of the contenders.f11photo/Shutterstock Amazon has narrowed its search for the site of its next headquarters, dubbed HQ2, to 20 cities.  The list of candidates include Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, and Columbus, Ohio. The company said it will make a final decision this year. Amazon …

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Amazon reveals 20 cities that could be the home of HQ2

ESB Professional/Shutterstock Amazon has narrowed its search for the site of its next headquarters, dubbed HQ2, to 20 cities.  The list of candidates include Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, and Columbus, Ohio. The company said it will make a final decision this year. Amazon has revealed 20 cities that …

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Chipotle has raised its prices nationwide

The burrito chain began raising prices in April 2017. Hollis Johnson Chipotle has raised prices in all of its restaurants nationwide.  Prices have gone up by about 5%. Chipotle has been crippled by food-poisoning scandals in the past several years.   Chipotle has a had a tumultuous year, but that hasn’t …

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Paula Deen scandals cost her cooking empire

Paula Deen promoting a new book in 2017Credit: RW/MediaPunch/IPX Paula Deen is attempting a comeback with a new cooking show.  The Southern chef was forced off the air and lost most of her corporate partners in 2013, after Deen admitted to using the n-word during a lawsuit over racist harrassment.  …

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Whole Foods 365 brand is bestselling on Amazon

AmazonFresh is leading the charge for Amazon’s Getty/David Ryder Whole Foods and Amazon turned out to be a winning combination in 2017, according to a look back at Amazon’s grocery business last year. The study showed that Amazon’s online grocery business is booming, and Whole Foods contributed significantly to that …

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McDonald’s, Freshii profit on Subway’s downward spiral

A recently shuttered Subway location in Brooklyn, New York. Kate Taylor Subway closed more than 900 locations in the US in 2017, amid franchisee reports of declining traffic and sales.  Fast-casual chain Freshii wrote an open letter to Subway franchisees, calling for some of them to swap their allegiance from …

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Amazon led the US in online grocery in 2017

BI Intelligence This story was delivered to BI Intelligence “E-Commerce Briefing” subscribers hours before appearing on Business Insider. To be the first to know, please click here. In 2017, Amazon sold $2 billion in grocery products online in the US, up 59% year-over-year (YoY), and more than any other US …

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