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For one Black-owned business in Chicago, looters hit harder than the pandemic

Shatira Wilks says her Edible Arrangements store in South Side Chicago’s Jeffrey Manor neighbourhood was “just destroyed” by looters. Her computers, cash drawer, tools, and inventory of fruit and chocolate were all taken. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has announced the Together Now fund, aimed at helping small businesses recover. As […]
For one Black-owned business in Chicago, looters hit harder than the pandemic
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As antitrust probes are heating up against Google, business owners are speaking out against the tech giant’s ad practices that forces them to bid on their trademarked name

As antitrust probes are heating up against Google, business owners are speaking up against one of its controversial ad practices, known in the industry as “conquesting.” The practice allows businesses to bid on a competitor’s name, even if that name has been trademarked. The only way to remain at the […]
As antitrust probes are heating up against Google, business owners are speaking out against the tech giant’s ad practices that forces them to bid on their trademarked name
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Edible Arrangements is sick of only being a Mother’s Day gift. Now, its new CEO wants to convince shoppers it’s a smoothie-and-snack chain.

Edible Arrangements’ new CEO, Mike Rotondo, wants snacks, like smoothies and chocolate-covered fruit, to make up at least 25% of the gift-basket chain’s sales. Rotondo says Edible Arrangements has battled “wannabees” who have cut into the chain’s business selling fruit baskets as gifts. Now, Edible Arrangements is pushing new store […]
Edible Arrangements is sick of only being a Mother’s Day gift. Now, its new CEO wants to convince shoppers it’s a smoothie-and-snack chain.
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How to make a bouquet of bacon roses for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is a tricky holiday to get right – some people love it, others loath it. Edible bouquets are a welcome departure from the typical floral arrangement and doesn’t feel as cliché since your date can at least eat it. If that special person in your life is a […]
How to make a bouquet of bacon roses for Valentine’s Day