In Italy, grocery stores are putting a new spin on the century-old Neapolitan tradition of "suspended coffee," where cafe goers anonymously pay for a cup of coffee to be given to someone in the future who can't afford it. In a nation where coronavirus has shuttered more than 2 million businesses and left 1 in every 2 workers without income, grocery shopkeepers have begun la spesa sospesa, "suspended shopping" -- add any amount to your bill, to go towards groceries for those who can't afford it. The concept is catching quickly, and being experimented with in other business initiatives as well.

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