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In Minnesota, the Pioneer Press reports that online grocer Simon Delivers is laying off six percent of its workforce, or about 17 people, in an effort to cut costs.

“The cuts, which reportedly hit the company’s business-to-business department hard, come at the same time SimonDelivers is making other changes to save money,” the paper reports. “The company is adding fuel surcharges, establishing a minimum order amount of $50 and increasing the delivery window from two hours to four to maximize routing.”

The moves appear to raise questions about the company’s viability, especially in the face of competition from Lunds/Byerly’s and a new entry, Gopher Grocery.

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