Amazon is shipping expired baby formula and other out-of-date foods

Amazon’s sprawling marketplace, consisting of millions of third-party sellers, has become a go-to site for many grocery shoppers, especially since the company’s acquisition of Whole Foods over two years ago. But an increasing number of consumers are finding that, just as the broader Amazon Marketplace has a major issue with counterfeits and unsafe products, the grocery section is littered with similarly problematic items in the form of expired foods. From baby formula and coffee creamer to beef jerky and granola bars, items are arriving spoiled and well past their sell-by date, Amazon customers say. Interviews with brands, consumers, third-party sellers and consultants all point to loopholes in Amazon’s technology and logistics system that allow for expired items to proliferate with little to no accountability. Consumer safety advocates worry that as the marketplace grows, the problem will only get worse. Within Amazon’s $900 billion empire, food sellers are among the more than 2.5 million businesses using the site for distribution, a group that now accounts for 58% of the company’s total merchandise sold. Third-party merchants sell products, new an...

How to use the Shop feature on Instagram to buy products

If you are a frequent Instagram user, chances are you may have noticed some posts in your feed with a small shopping bag icon, tucked in the lower left-hand corner.  This is Instagram’s Shop feature, which includes products offered by hundreds of brands and retailers across the world — and it’s a wise investment from the social media platform.   Analysts told Business Insider that Instagram’s move to shopping will be so successful that it will generate $10 billion in revenue by 2021. Using the Shop feature is easy, too. Any post with a shopping bag icon has a product or products linked to it — just tap on the product name, and you’re taken to the description page where you can save it for later, or buy it now.  Some products are available to purchase without even leaving the app, while others take you to the retailer’s website to finalize the transaction.  Some retailers partner with Instagram to provide a check-out process within the app. Most of those retailers are featured on Instagram’s @shop account.  Instagram’s @shop account features many retailers that have items available for purchase on the app. Meira Gebel/Business Insider 2. ...

Business ‘hatched’ at BGSU will be featured on ‘Today’

Business ‘hatched’ at BGSU will be featured on ‘Today’ By BGSU Marketing & Communications Sentinel-Tribune The phone rings. Pieces of Me Founder Elsa Vos hits the green accept button on her iPhone and learns that her business she started as a senior in college at Bowling Green State University is going to be featured on one of America’s most watched morning talk shows. Pieces of Me is set to be featured on “The Today Show” Thursday during the “Hoda and Jenna Show.” Your current subscription does not provide access to this content. Please click the button below to manage your account. Your current subscription does not provide access to this content. Please click the button below to manage your account. Posted in News, Local News on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 3:48 pm. | Tags: Elsa Vos, Bowling Green State University, College Of Business, America, The Today Show, Grand Rapids, Major, United States, Netherlands, Hoda Show, Jenna Show, Michigan, Iphone Air Spray Nozzle Sentinel-TribunePhone number: 419-352-4611E-mail: kconcannon@aimmediamidwest.comAddress: 1616 E Wooster #15 Bowling Green, OH 43402 © Copyright 2019, Sentinel-Tribune, Bowling Green, OH. Powered by ...

ZeeVee to Expand ZyPer4K Line with Dual-Input HDMI Encoder with Loop-Out at InfoComm 2019

The What: ZeeVee plans to introduce its ZyPer4K encoder with switchable dual HDMI inputs at InfoComm 2019 in Booth 1660. It features an HDMI loop-out that enables confidence monitoring and added content streaming capabilities for a wide range of applications in the enterprise, retail, medical, education, and other markets. The What Else: The new model enables users to switch between input sources, with an additional HDMI loop-out port that provides easy monitoring of the first HDMI input source to a local monitor or the streaming of this content to mobile devices and desktops in additional locations through a connected H.264 encoder, such as the quad-channel ZeeVee ZyPerMX4 or dual-channel ZyPerMX2. Using industry standard CAT 6a cables or fiber, the ZyPer4K can send AV from HDMI (with full HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2 capability), SDI, DisplayPort, and analog sources, over standard 10g Ethernet switches to displays that can be up to 100 meters away from the switch. The ZyPer4K also provides the option to extend USB, IR and RS-232 connections over the network for the use and control of connected devices such as displays, keyboards/mice, and cameras. The Bottom Line: In addition to its ...