Looting may turn Minneapolis neighborhoods into food deserts

Looting taking places in many parts of the country seems senseless with businesses and the customers that depend on them being hurt the most. Stark evidence of this is in Minneapolis where grocery stores damaged by rioting have been forced to close, further limiting the access that locals, many of whom are poor, have to…

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Adidas supports protests and closes stores after looting

An Adidas post on Instagram, where the brand has 26 million followers, had the word “racism” crossed out with the message, “Together is how we move forward.” The brand’s apparent support for peaceful protests taking place in cities across the U.S. was not enough to keep looters from breaking into a store in Los Angeles….

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Apple tracks looters who stole iPhones

Apple has seen stores in Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. attacked with looters stealing boxed iPhones from the tech giant’s stores. Those who take the phones, however, will be greeted with an onscreen message from Apple when they turn the devices on. “This device has been disabled and is being…

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Butcher uses vending machine to safely sell meat

A vending unit at McCann’s Local Meats in Rochester, NY allows customers to buy uncooked bacon, burgers, chicken, pork chops and steaks with a credit card or Apple Pay. The vending unit also includes the retailer’s prepared foods including baked beans, mac and cheese, a variety of salads and soup.

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CVS closing some pharmacies as protests continue

CVS said it has closed stores in 20 states over concerns the locations may be the focus of looting attacks that have taken place in contrast to the overwhelmingly peaceful protests across the nation against racial inequality and police violence following the death of George Floyd during an arrest in Minneapolis.

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