Tellwut CA Newsletter - 50 Exclusive Points - January 7 2021
Hidden markups, missed sales on Instacart leave customers feeling 'ripped off'
While many Canadian consumers likely know to expect delivery and service fees when ordering groceries on Instacart, what they may not know is they could be paying as much as $2.50 more per item in hidden markups — and some retailers say that Instacart is keeping all of it. - CBC News
Ottawa still hasn't delivered on promise to test all travellers entering Canada from outside the U.S..
Ottawa is still only randomly testing fully vaccinated international travellers upon arrival, despite announcing almost six weeks ago that all travellers entering Canada from outside the U.S. would imminently be required to take a COVID-19 molecular test upon arrival. Earlier this month, the Canadian Airports Council — which represents many of the country's airports — told CBC News it's simply not feasible to test all incoming passengers in the arrival halls of the country's largest airports.-CBC
’Low and no’ drinks trend gathers pace, says UK survey
Low and no alcohol drinks are becoming increasingly popular in the UK, according to a new YouGov survey. Nearly one third of respondents said they chose low or no alcohol drinks on a ‘semi-regular’ basis, up from one in four in a similar survey a year earlier.-Decanter.com
TikTok Is Opening Delivery-Only Restaurant Concepts Nationwide
TikTok is more than just a video app that helps you kill time and laugh. It also can have a startling impact on the food world—if you've ever tried the baked feta pasta or whipped granulated sugar into a gorgeous coffee topper, you've felt its influence. Next up, the social media platform is making it easier than ever to try out what's trending. In partnership with Virtual Dining Concepts, TikTok is opening 300 delivery-only restaurant kitchens next year across the United States that will serve the same meals you scroll through on your For You Page. The TikTok-inspired delivery kitchens will follow the same model, and featuring staple food items as well as a revolving menu all depending on what's trending on the app. Imagine the most viral recipes of the year—baked feta pasta, pasta chips, corn cob ribs, and nature's cereal—all delivered straight to your door. -Delish.com
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