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Coming to a store near you: Giant to get a 6-foot-5, googly eyed robot to scan aisles for hazards

A robot will soon scan aisles for hazards like a fallen bag of sugar and alert workers to clean up the mess. By 2020, they will have the capability to scan shelves for out-of-stock items.

The new Giant supermarket at 2303 Bainbridge St. is getting ready to open

The 9,500 square-foot store will bring about 60 full and part time jobs to the southwest Center City neighborhood.

Checkers and Rally’s looks to add dozens of stores in Philadelphia

“We love Philadelphia,” said Bruce Kim, the company’s director of franchise development. “That’s our customer base: the middle to working class folks that want a delicious meal at a low price.”

Sprouts Farmers Market is opening a new location near Cherry Hill

This will be the Phoenix-based grocer’s first store in New Jersey.

I. Goldberg Army & Navy struggles after Center City rent hikes forced a move in favor of a Wawa

The new location at 718 Chestnut Street doesn't see as much foot traffic as the old site, and sales are suffering, third generation owner Nana Goldberg said.

Not just for kids: Why board games are making a comeback with grown-ups

Philadelphia's first board game cafe, Thirsty Dice, opened in Fairmount this fall. There are no TVs, retweets, mindless binge-watching or endless scrolling punctuated by emoticons. Instead, friends can argue over who gets to be the race-car piece in Monopoly.

Shopping after Christmas, Philly-area shoppers find it’s a time for deals

“It’s a typical after Christmas experience,” John Bedard, 75, of Minneapolis said. “Money to spend and bargains to find.”

‘Noncredible’ bomb threat on passenger’s cellphone delays Sixers fans flying to Boston game

A male passenger was “displaying suspicious material on his cell phone, possibly alluding to a bomb threat,” according to Sgt. Eric Gripp, a spokesperson for the Philadelphia Police Department.

Why Dilworth Park becoming a new holiday tradition is a gift for Philadelphia shops, restaurants

“Dilworth was a place to be avoided five years ago,” said Paul Levy, the Center City District's president and CEO, “and now it’s a destination.”

This Exton-based company will help NORAD track Santa Claus today

AGI has been working with NORAD since the late 1990s to visually represent Santa’s journey. The annual event is a showcase for the Exton firm's technology.