Stop & Shop Opens ‘Concept’ Store in Chelmsford; Of Course Alabama Has a Meat Vending Machine

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• Stop & Shop is opening a "concept" store in Chelmsford, where they’ll test new initiatives like on-site day care and curbside pick-up. So now you can have the National Enquirer delivered right to your window, and little Timmy won’t even interrupt! [BBJ]

• A vending machine at an Alabama convenience store dispenses meat. Now old-school butchers are really endangered. [Zagat Buzz]

• The cantaloupe scare that so far has killed 29 people has one affected person suing Wal-Mart for selling the tainted fruit. [Bloomberg]

• Restaurateurs are increasingly using Kickstarter and other crowd-funding methods to finance their ventures. [NYT]

• Trade publication Drinks International presents its list of the world’s 50 best bars. New York’s PDT leads the pack. [HuffPo]

• Big seafood-restaurant chain Landry’s has swallowed up slightly less big seafood chain McCormick & Schmick’s. [NRN]

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