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Blue Apron Soars as Cities Curtail Restaurants, Shoppers Panic

  • Shares of the meal-kit company more than double over two days
  • Major cities limit restaurants to take out or delivery
A Blue Apron box sits on the porch of a house.

A Blue Apron box sits on the porch of a house.

Photographer: Scott Eisen/Getty Images 

Blue Apron Holdings Inc.’s stock more than doubled this week as cities around the country are forcing restaurants to curtail operations and as panic-buying empties the shelves of the nation’s grocers.

“With so many households practicing social distancing and remaining at home, getting fresh ingredients for at-home preparation holds appeal,” Bloomberg Intelligence senior analyst Jennifer Bartashus said.