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Apps put 'servants' a click away

Startups connect users with grocery shoppers, drivers

Posted: July 9, 2014 at 2:32 a.m.

Marcus Amison pushes his grocery cart through a cavernous Costco aisle stocked with bulk cleaning supplies and faces the typical shopper's problem -- he can't find what he's looking for.

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