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• The Seattle Times reports that “Amazon on Monday took delivery of the 40th and final plane in a lease deal for its expanding air-cargo operation,” even as “a senior executive at an aircraft lessor said Amazon was shopping around for more Boeing 767 freighters and had put out a request for proposals for an additional six jets earlier this year.”

While still using carriers such as UPS and FedEx, Amazon increasingly has been building out its own transportation infrastructure so it can take greater control of its systems; At the same time, the story notes that “potentially complicating Amazon’s search for more jets is a tight market for Boeing 767 freighter aircraft, the result of a lack of used passenger models available for conversion.”

USA Today reports that Chick-fil-A announced yesterday that it will “begin delivering from more than 1,100 of its restaurants around the United States. Chick-fil-A announced the move as part of a nationwide partnership with DoorDash, the online food delivery service that allows customers to select from a variety of restaurants in their area … The company said the deliveries would be made within a 10-minute radius of participating locations.”
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