• From the Associated Press:
"The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose last week but remains low by historic standards. US jobless claims rose by 5,000 to 245,000, the Labor Department reported Thursday.
"The four-week moving average of claims, which evens out week-to-week ups and downs, fell by 500 to 239,750. At the start of the year, weekly claims were running around 200,000 and they have gradually moved higher.
"Overall, 1.866 million people were collecting unemployment benefits the week that ended April 8, up from 1.80 million the previous week and from 1.53 million a year earlier."
• The Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal reports that United Natural Foods Inc. (UNFI) is selling the 133-acre campus in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, that "for decades was the headquarters of grocery distributor Supervalu Inc. UNFI acquired it — along with the rest of Supervalu — in 2018."
According to the story, "United Natural Foods had around 900 employees working out of the campus prior to the pandemic, but most of its employees are still working remotely. UNFI expects to open a new regional office in the metro within the next 12 to 18 months … UNFI expects the new regional office to be a modern facility that operates as a home base for employees living or traveling to Minnesota. The space will likely be designed to host meetings, like those between retailers and suppliers, according to the statement."