Why Godiva closing stores means more than missing chocolate to me

When I was in elementary school, my uncle gave me his Godiva Rewards Club card to redeem a free chocolate each month. When I was in middle school, my friends and I sipped on Godiva’s Dark and Milk Chocolate Decadence Chocolixirs while shopping at the mall for hours. By the time I was in high school, I regularly shared Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries Cones with my younger sisters after taking them to get our nails done. As I grew older and slowly lost my sweet tooth (and idle time), I’d still pick up a treat and free chocolate for the road every

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Amazon Prime Membership Is Growing at a Record Pace

With more people doing their shopping online these days, it’s no surprise that Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) Prime membership continues to climb, even in the highly saturated U.S. market. As of the end of 2020, 142 million domestic consumers had access to a Prime membership, according to Consumer Intelligence Research Partners.

What’s surprising about the numbers is just how fast Amazon added Prime memberships last quarter. “After several quarters of slower growth, consumers joined Prime at a rate last seen more than four years ago,” said CIRP co-founder Josh Lowitz. For the full year, Amazon added 30 million Prime members. What’s more,

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‘No Hard Feelings’: Patriots fans still rooting for Brady

As soon as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers won the NFC title game, Brian Pope went shopping for a Tom Brady jersey to wear when he watches them play in the Super Bowl.

One problem: Pope lives in Connecticut. And he isn’t really even a Buccaneers fan — or at least he wasn’t, until Brady left the New England Patriots to make another championship run with Tampa Bay.

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“I’ll be watching, and I’ll be rooting for Brady,” Pope said as he eyed a rack of the quarterback’s Patriots and Michigan Wolverines jerseys in

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How To Save More Money When You Order Groceries Online

Because of COVID-19 fears or maybe just a detestation of grocery shopping, many of us have stopped roaming through the aisles of our neighborhood grocery store. Instead, we’ve been placing online orders for pickup or delivery, often from our local grocery stores via delivery apps.

But sometimes we order from digital grocery stores (think FreshDirect) that never even had aisles in the first place. You simply open an app, select your groceries and wait for them to arrive on your doorstep after they’ve been sorted out in a warehouse. The pandemic and stay-at-home orders created an increased demand for the

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Godiva is closing all of its chocolate shops in the US

Godiva will be closing or selling all 128 of its stores in North America, which includes all of its U.S. locations, by the end of March.

“Demand for the in-person shopping experience offered through GODIVA’s brick and mortar locations has waned as a result of the pandemic and its acceleration of changes in consumers’ shopping behavior,” the company said in an emailed statement to TODAY Food.

Godiva products will still be available to buy online, as well as through its grocery, club and retail partners, the company said.

“Our brick and mortar locations in North America have had a clear

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