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Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 07:20 AM CDT

Blue Apron Latest to Suffer in Tough Meal Kit Market

Meal kit companies face an ultimatum: Adapt or die. The business is still in its infancy, with the biggest players — Blue Apron and HelloFresh — less than a decade old. But they're facing serious challenges... »

Macy's Unveils New Store Experience in 36 Locations

Macy's Unveils New Store Experience in 36 Locations

A year after buying startup Story, Macy's is bringing the retail concept to life in 36 stores in 15 states including its Manhattan flagship. The concept, which curates merchandise around a theme and rotates... »

Life-Size Dinosaurs Arrive at NYC Zoo in Trucks for Safari

They may have been swathed in plastic, but the silhouette of the T-Rex -- one of most ferocious predators to stalk the earth -- was unmistakable as it arrived at Bronx Zoo over the last week. The zoo filmed... »

Florida Theme Parks Debuting New Attractions This Week

Some Florida theme parks will be debuting new attractions this week. SeaWorld Orlando on Wednesday is opening a Sesame Street land, while down the interstate, Legoland Florida in Winter Haven is debuting... »

Hudson Yards, NYC's $16 Billion Neighborhood, Is Officially Open

New York City’s newest neighborhood — a whopping 14-acre, $16 billion real estate project with 100 retail stores called Hudson Yards -- is officially open. »

Meet the Organizing Pros Who Let You Keep More Stuff

Joanna Teplin and Clea Shearer of the Nashville-based company The Home Edit believe in streamlining your belongings to get organized, but they say it isn't realistic to expect people to pitch so much of... »

Disney Parks Ban Smoking, Make Changes to Stroller Guidelines

Walt Disney World and Disneyland recently announced some changes that could impact guests on their next trip to the popular theme parks. Beginning May 1, designated smoking areas will no longer be found inside... »

Finland, Named World's Happiest Country, Offers Contest

Finland, Named World's Happiest Country, Offers Contest

Finland, ranked for the second time the world's happiest country, is launching an unusual tourism campaign which it promises will share its secret. The country's tourism board is holding a contest in which... »

Starbucks Revamps Its Loyalty Program

Starbucks Revamps Its Loyalty Program

Ahead of its annual shareholders meeting Wednesday, Starbucks announced plans to switch up its North American loyalty program in a bid to keep growing its membership as it continues rolling out delivery. »

Disney World Raises Prices Over Summer, Holidays

Disney World Raises Prices Over Summer, Holidays

Walt Disney World is raising its prices again -- in some cases. Historically-busy periods like Christmas, summer and spring break will be more expensive going forward. The date-based pricing was announced... »

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