Directions 2021: Tasty treats from Iowa make the move to south Lincoln gathering spot | Directions

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While she’s self-taught, Jensen is also serious about the art. She uses high-quality Valrhona chocolate from France and precise processes to create the best possible flavors and textures in her truffles.

Looking to the future

The Chocolate Season opened in Lincoln shortly before the coronavirus pandemic, so Jensen said she feels as if the store is still getting settled into the community.

“When you open up in a new community that isn’t really expecting a new business like this, that’s one thing,” she said. “And then when you get shut down, and everybody’s supposed to stay home, it’s a little

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Former A&M football player chases dreams by opening new coffee shop in Aggieland

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COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS — We’ve talked about businesses closing their doors temporarily, even some for good, during the pandemic.

But unknown economic challenges over the last year hasn’t deterred all entrepreneurs from pursuing their dreams, including Floyd Raven.

A line could be seen out of the door waiting for College Station’s newest coffee shop, Last Shot Xpresso, to open for the first time.

“As students, we always try to support the local businesses more than just the chains around College Station. So it’s really cool to be here at a local business that is Aggie owned and operated, so we

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Target to roll out dedicated Apple shops inside 17 locations

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Dive Brief:

  • Target is pulling shoppers away from malls as it begins to open dedicated Apple shops in 17 of its locations starting this month, according to a Thursday press release. Target plans to expand the Apple shop-in-shops by the end of the fall.
  • Apple products are already sold in Target stores, but the dedicated shops would double the tech giant’s footprint in select stores and expand its offerings. The collaboration also expands the product assortment online.
  • Apple shop-in-shops at Target will centralize products, accessories and demonstrations in one place and the dedicated space will include new lighting fixtures and
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Apple and Target Just Announced Maybe the Most Brilliant Brand Partnership Ever. It’s Bad News for Best Buy

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On the surface, Apple and Target look quite different. One is the most valuable company on earth and makes some of the world’s most iconic products. The other is the eighth-largest retailer and is known for trendy house brands, selling everything from paper towels to home decor to childrens’ clothing to electronics.  

Except, when you look a little closer, Apple and Target actually have a lot in common. Both are brands known for their highly loyal customers, and both have a “cool” factor that makes them the envy of their retail competitors. 

It’s also worth noting that both became destination

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Experts caution against the temptation to comparison shop COVID-19 vaccines

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TORONTO — While it’s tempting to compare various aspects of AstraZeneca-Oxford’s newly approved COVID-19 vaccine to others, several experts cautioned against focusing on data that is not comparable and the danger of underrating the product’s ability

TORONTO — While it’s tempting to compare various aspects of AstraZeneca-Oxford’s newly approved COVID-19 vaccine to others, several experts cautioned against focusing on data that is not comparable and the danger of underrating the product’s ability to curb hospitalizations and deaths.

Health Canada’s long-awaited announcement Friday that a third vaccine would soon be deployed came just as the provinces faced heightened scrutiny over regional

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