HBCU students’ Detroit mobile grocery idea lands them Ally internships

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Alabama A&M University students won the Ally Financial Moguls in the Making competition, each winning a $10,000 scholarship and an internship at the company. (Photo: Ally Financial)

Several historically Black colleges and universities students walked away with internships and thousands of dollars in scholarships after creating business plans that would solve Detroit-based problems in a competition. 

The second annual HBCU business plan pitch competition, called Moguls in the Making, was hosted Sunday by Ally Financial Inc., which is based in Detroit. Ally Financial partnered with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund and Big Sean’s the Sean Anderson Foundation to host the event. 

Excitement was shared virtually Sunday evening as teams from 11 HBCUs had the opportunity to

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COVID second wave fears spur grocery stockpiling

By Aimee Picchi, Special to USA TODAY
Published 10:15 a.m. ET Oct. 12, 2020 | Updated 11:10 a.m. ET Oct. 12, 2020

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The coronavirus pandemic has caused toilet paper shortages and long lines, but panic buying is not a new phenomenon and it certainly isn’t helping.

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Leslyn Hall says she and her husband plan to stock up on groceries later this month. At the back of her mind are concerns about disruptions in supplies if there’s another COVID-19 surge, as well as potential unrest surrounding the Nov. 3 presidential election.

“We talked about doing a big shop like we’re going into quarantine,” says Hall, 53, of Burlington, Vermont. On the list: enough basics such as milk, beans and rice to last for two to three weeks.

Hall, a consultant, points out that her local grocery stores struggle to keep their shelves fully stocked and have shortages of 

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Instacart announces Senior Support Service to help older customers do their grocery shopping online

Seniors are getting a little help with their online supermarket sweeps.

Grocery delivery service Instacart announced Wednesday its new Senior Support Service hotline aimed at helping customers over the age of 60 order food more seamlessly — and safely — online during the pandemic. 

Instacart launched a program to make it easier for seniors to shop online. (iStock).

Grandparent-aged consumers can call up Instacart’s Senior Support service number (1-844-981-3433) daily between 8 a.m. and 11 p.m. to get help onboarding their digital grocery store cart. Instacart says the company has recruited more than 60,000 seniors to order grocery delivery in the past month, showing that demand continues to climb during the pandemic.

INSTACART ADDDS 7-11 AS GROCERY STORE PARTNER 

Instacart’s Senior Support

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New United Gateway card: no annual fee, limited-time grocery bonus

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  • Chase and United just launched the no-annual-fee United Gateway℠ Card.
  • If you have the old United TravelBank card or the legacy United MileagePlus card, you’ll be transitioned to the United Gateway.
  • Through September 2021, you can earn 3x miles on grocery-store purchases with this new card (on up to $1,500 spent per month, then 1x).
  • This card is best for those who want to earn United miles toward future flights, but don’t want extra airline benefits like a free checked bag or priority boarding.
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