The meal kit trend was once predicted to be an expensive fad, but growing numbers of manufacturers, retailers, celebrities and publications are racing to gobble up their share of this tasty — and lucrative — market. According to a recent Harris Poll, 25% of adults bought a meal kit in 2016, and 70% of meal kit purchasers have continued to buy them.
Tops will be offering cooking classes to children 12 and older to learn how to make a special Mother's Day meal, Progressive Grocer reports. The 2.5-hour course features both simple and complex dishes, like chicken Florentine in puff pastry with a mushroom sauce. Grace Hanusin, regional cooking school manager at Williamsville, N.Y.-based Tops, told Progressive Grocer that the class is a chance for people to come together over good recipes and good food.
H-E-B, which has a market-dominating presence in much of Texas, is the state's largest private employer with more than 90,000 employees — referred to as partners — in 332 Texas stores, plus 10,000 partners in 56 stores across northeast Mexico, according to an article in Progressive Grocer. When the company announced in late 2015 a new employee ownership plan, 55,000 employees were immediately eligible – and their number keeps growing.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".