Sprouts Farmers Market (Nasdaq: SFM), the Phoenix-based specialty grocery chain, is the latest supermarket chain to partner with DoorDash Inc. (NYSE: DASH) for grocery delivery and pickup services, the two companies announced. Sprouts will start offering on-demand delivery through DoorDash in Phoenix in November and will roll it out to other major markets in the coming days and weeks.
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When it comes to preparing for our future, the power of public policy cannot be underestimated. It can bring people together and motivate them to act for the common good. Nowhere is that more apparent than when the focus shifts to a commodity that all will agree is precious to everyone. Water. Without it, life as we know it stops.
It seems not long ago we all wondered why something as small as a microchip could be such a big deal in our lives, especially as we dealt with shortages that seemingly tapped the brakes on keeping up with the demand for the latest and greatest innovation in our cell phones, computers and cars. Soon all that chaos and unpredictability should be a faded memory as Arizona puts the rest of our nation in the fast lane toward the future with plenty of chips, thanks to some help from the new CHIPS and Science Act.
For several years, the corporate sector — with technology companies often leading the way — has set carbon emission goals and developed strategies to attain these. Most recently, this has moved from a differentiator to “the price of entry.” With increased public concern about climate change and Moody’s Analytics already providing tools to assess a company’s climate risk, the business community’s attention to lowering emissions is intensifying even further.
There is a meme going around social media that really hits home: “I now know time travel is real. Someone keeps trying to time travel back to 2020 and fix it by changing something, but every time they do, they unwittingly make today even worse.” It’s funny because it’s true. I was coping fairly well with things getting worse with the mantra of “focus on what you can change” until the recent rulings of the Supreme Court went beyond the meme into the downright surreal. Until now, I had thought a land war in Europe was unimaginable.
Employment has been a hot topic in news cycles lately. With a jobless rate in Arizona that plunged to 3.3% in March, employers are trying all sorts of ways to draw the best candidates for openings that have arisen. And applicants seem to have their pick of jobs they feel are the best match for their skill sets. It turns out the situation presents an opportunity to level the playing field when it comes to both sides of the hiring equation.
This year’s International Women’s Day has come and gone. For one day, it’s a chance to show those women closest to us how much they are admired and the impact that they have on our lives. But why just one day? I would be kidding myself if I believed that one day is plenty. After all, I’m surrounded by women who make a critical difference when it comes to operating the Arizona Technology Council.
We’ve heard enough about the ‘Great Resignation,’ which has people quitting their jobs right and left as they search for something better in their careers. Fortunately for Arizona, we now can shift the conversation to the ‘Great Opportunity.’
José Luis Cruz Rivera, president of Northern Arizona University, has homed in on a workforce-development issue that’s challenging his new state. While scores of employers are expanding into Arizona and hiring workers, the state’s level of education attainment, which is the percentage of adults who complete education after high school, trails the national average.
There’s been a lot of talk about inflation these days – groceries are more expensive, gas prices are going up – but not a lot of talk about solutions. Passing commonsense immigration reform would go a long way to help address America’s labor shortage and get a handle on inflation. When businesses have the workers they need, they can meet consumers’ demands and costs go down.