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Fishers survives in cut-throat grocery industry

Profit margins in the grocery business are slimmer than a piece of deli shaved turkey. Family-owned grocers have to find creative ways to help the bottom line and the Fisher family has four generations of experience to reply upon for guidance. Tim Botos CantonRep.com staff writer @tbotosREP EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the second in a two-part series on Fishers Foods, a locally, family-owned grocery store that is four generations strong. These stories are part of a yearlong series in...

Amazon is buying more than Whole Foods — it's getting 460 stores it can turn into warehouses and showrooms

Amazon can ship books, furniture and clothing across the Pacific Ocean in what feels like a blink of an eye. But when it comes to delivering fresh groceries to your doorstep, the e-commerce giant’s logistical prowess wilts like a bag of salad left out in the sun.That’s because the long journey of, say, an avocado from Mexico gets progressively harder the closer it gets to the final consumer. It’s more costly and time consuming to deliver individual pieces of fruit to many customers. The...

Optical Fiber Powers MRI-Compatible Cardiac Catheter

Optical fibers are very good for conveying data, but generally impractical for transferring useful amounts of power. Nonetheless, a joint team from Royal Philips NV (Eindhoven, Netherlands) and Erasmus Medical Center (Rotterdam, Netherlands) and Rasmussen Medical Center (Rotterdam, Netherlands) developed a benchtop-prototype cardiac catheter that uses multiple optical fibers to deliver power to a cardiac catheter.This novel approach, explained in the lengthy, detailed paper “Electrifying...