10-11-16: Techies square off in Chili Cook Off. One Grocery Delivery service slashes rates while another launches service in Columbus. New Meal Kit Service may launch in Atlanta soon; plus check out Peach Dish>>
FOOD DAZE: Dates to Celebrate
- National Sausage Pizza Day October 11
- National Pumpkin Pie Day October 12
- National Peanut Festival October 13
- Yorkshire Pudding Day October 14
The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), the state’s leading association dedicated to the promotion and economic advancement of Georgia’s technology industry, hosted its inaugural Chili Cook Off competition last week. All proceeds will go to the TAG Political Action Committee (PAC). Executives from Manhattan Associates, RaceTrac, EarthLink, BlueLinx and Aaron’s competed for the coveted “Best Chili in Town” title. TAG PAC is an Independent organization that exists solely to progress a pro-technology business environment within the state of Georgia no matter the party affiliation of a candidate.
AmazonFresh online grocery delivery service has slashed its prices, bringing the subscription for unlimited service down from $299 per year to $14.99 per month for Prime members in markets served by the service. The new fee was announced via the e-commerce giant’s Twitter page. Back in August, the Seattle-based company announced that it was coming to Atlanta and establishing a new 100,000-square-foot distribution center. AmazonFresh offers next-day and early morning delivery of fresh grocery, everyday essentials, neighborhood products, and Amazon.com items.
Lunch is the meal that fuels kids through the afternoon. To help make packing school lunches easier, tech industry veterans Steven Minisini and Jennifer Chow founded Nurture Life. The Chicago based startup makes meals for babies as young as 6 months, and kids as old as 18. Parents can select from multiple meal plans, list their child’s dietary preferences, and get a week’s worth of meals delivered right to their door. After a successful launch in August, the founders are now planning to expand deliveries to Atlanta and other East Coast in the coming weeks.
Walmart is launching its online grocery pickup service at three Columbus-area stores. The free service enables customers to order groceries online and pick them up at their local Walmart store without even leaving their cars. The retailer’s grocery pickup service features 30,000 items with more than 90 percent of customers choosing to add fresh meat, dairy or produce to their baskets. The service will be available beginning Oct. 4 at three Columbus-area stores.
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THE CHECKOUT: Peach Dish should be on the every busy foodies’ wish list!
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