Loyalty360 Reads: August 12 | Blue Apron Partners with Chef Sam Kass; BJ’s Charitable Foundation Donates $1 Million; and More

Blue Apron Partners with Chef Sam Kass
Blue Apron is partnering with former White House Senior Policy Advisor and Chef, Sam Kass, to bring his flexible and non-prescriptive cooking approach to kitchens around the country. Available to order now, the Blue Apron x Chef Sam Kass menu features high-quality ingredients and customizable recipes, crafted for adaptability and balance.

“Throughout my career, I have seen the benefits that nutritious, whole foods and a variety of lean proteins, fresh produce and whole grains can have,” said Chef Sam Kass. “In partnership with Blue Apron, we wanted to highlight simple steps that can help make a big difference in your overall health and lifestyle. We’ve created easy-to-replicate, customizable recipes to show that delicious food, packed with flavor, can be accessible and uncomplicated.”
BJ’s Charitable Foundation Donates $1 Million to Feeding America
BJ’s Wholesale Club announced a $1 million donation from the BJ’s Charitable Foundation to Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization. BJ’s donation is part of the retailer’s efforts to help fight hunger by awarding grants to 50 Feeding America member food banks in the Eastern United States to support child and family food assistance programs.

“BJ’s is committed to nourishing our communities by providing families with access to basic essentials including fresh, nutritious food. We’re grateful for our longtime partnership with Feeding America as we work together to help provide meals to families in need,” said Bill Werner, executive director, BJ’s Charitable Foundation. “We’re proud to donate $1 million to Feeding America member food banks to help fight hunger in the local communities we serve.”
Fidelity Study Reveals Shifting Gen-Z Priorities for Higher Education
As millions of families prepare to send students back to another uncertain year of school this fall, has the rising cost of college put a damper on pre-pandemic dreams? According to Fidelity Investments, a leading provider of college savings and student loan debt solutions to individuals and plan sponsors, 6-in-10 college-bound high school students say the pandemic has shaped their view of the role of higher education. The 2021 College Savings and Student Debt Study reveals that members of this young generation are wary of the high price tag for college with 4-in-10 rating cost as “most important” when asked specifically how important it is in choosing where and how to pursue higher education.

The study, which analyzes families’ financial behaviors and attitudes around higher education, also finds parents increasingly willing to put their own financial wellness second to helping their children achieve the dream of college. In fact, parents of high schoolers are more likely than those of recent graduates to say they plan to or have taken out federal PLUS loans, a type of education debt that’s increasingly weighing down Boomers and Gen-X.
Toshiba’s Elevate Sky Leverages Cloud to Support the Digital Workforce
Toshiba America Business Solutions is enabling businesses to easily leverage cloud-based workplace solutions for today’s modern workforce. The company’s Elevate Sky™ platform features a broad portfolio of Toshiba and third-party cloud-enabled systems, software and services including print, document and printer fleet management, workflow and beyond.

Together, these allow users to manage devices and content entirely in the cloud. While Toshiba has utilized cloud technology across its portfolio for years, the company’s Elevate Sky platform aligns such capabilities within one platform to make the transition to cloud easier and more successful for dealers and end-users alike. It also enables seamless connectivity from on-premises hardware to the cloud for easy and secure interactions between physical documents and digital workflows.

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