• Amazon yesterday announced that "it will host its 2020 Career Day on Wednesday, September 16. As a part of the nationwide virtual event, Amazon – the largest job creator in the U.S. over the last decade – will give attendees the opportunity to learn about the 33,000 corporate and tech jobs currently available across the country, and the thousands of additional hourly positions in the company’s operations network to be announced soon. Amazon will also mobilize 1,000 of its recruiters to provide 20,000 career coaching sessions to attendees in a single day. Anyone can participate in Career Day 2020 by going to amazon.jobs/careerday to register and book an appointment with an Amazon recruiter."
• Amazon-owned Whole Foods is saying that it plans to offer grocery pickup in almost all of its 500+ US stores by the end of the month, a result of the ramping up of its e-commerce capabilities since the pandemic accelerated already occurring trends.
• CNBC reports that Sweetgreen "is making another push for customers to order salads and warm bowls through its app as its digital orders have soared 178% during the coronavirus pandemic," announcing "a new collection of online-only dishes."
One of the collections "spotlights the typical orders of award-winning chefs like Kwame Onwuachi and Missy Robbins," using the chefs as a way to get people to try new items. Another will "include a series that highlights seasonal ingredients, another focused on dairy-free meals and one for crispy rice bowls."
The CNBC story notes that "the online-only availability of the meals is meant to coax even more customers to order through the Sweetgreen app. The chain isn’t the only one to use the strategy. Fast-casual rival Chipotle Mexican Grill, for example, has offered similar online-only entrees, like the orders of U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team members and diet-focused Lifestyle Bowls."