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  • Storefront of Amazon Fresh in Washington, D.C.
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    Amazon launches data platform for physical store suppliers

    The service, known as Store Analytics, will provide CPGs with “aggregated and anonymized insights” collected by frictionless checkout technology in Amazon Go and Amazon Fresh stores.

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    H-E-B tops Dunnhumby's e-commerce preference index

    The data science company found that having owned digital assets is the most important driver of which retailers consumers prefer to shop online.

  • Dollar Tree's C-suite just went through a huge shakeout

    Gone or nearly gone are the discounter’s chief operating, financial, information, strategy and legal officers following an activist revolt.

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    How food inflation is shaping the shopping habits of price-sensitive consumers

    These shoppers “are turning their back on the products they have been loyal to” as inflation grows, said Josh McCann, head of HQ client delivery and analytics at Symphony RetailAI.

  • Land & Sea department at The Giant Company store at 501 N. Broad St. in Philadelphia
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    The Giant Company continues its Philly expansion

    The Pennsylvania-based grocer added its fifth store in the city over the past year and a half, with another location set to open later this summer.

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    Multiple grocers, one order: How a heartland delivery firm is recreating multi-store shopping online

    EasyBins is targeting busy suburban families with a service that lets people bundle products across retailers like Walmart, Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods. The focus is less on speed and more on reliability, assortment and affordability. 

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    Instacart and Walmart Canada launch virtual convenience store

    Walmart Now offers delivery of around 4,000 grocery, pantry and household items, which are fulfilled through a handful of the retailer’s stores in the Toronto area.

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    DoorDash kicks off dark store-powered rapid delivery as a service

    A new 30-minute delivery partnership with Canadian grocer Loblaw marks the first time the e-commerce provider will run fulfillment centers for a retailer.

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    Publix moves closer to Kentucky debut, plans another store in the state

    The grocery chain has broken ground on the first of two locations slated for Louisville and signed a lease for a third store in the Bluegrass State.

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    HelloFresh launches livestream cooking challenge on Twitch

    The meal-kit company is offering viewers of its competition show a chance to win prizes and discounts on orders.

  • Pantry, breakfast and sweet items on display at Pop Up Grocer in Washington, D.C. in May 2022
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    'Grocery shopping, but make it fun': How Pop Up Grocer is fueling product discovery

    With its disco ball happy hours, colorful decor and shelves stocked with emerging brands, the flash grocer has a few lessons for retailers on how to elevate in-store shopping.

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    Food waste measures vary widely among retailers, survey shows

    More than half of grocery retailers do not have the technology they need to prioritize food waste-reduction, according to survey results released Wednesday by Coresight Research.

  • Plant-based milk at a Target store in Washington, D.C.
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    Forty-one percent of shoppers are buying more private brands, report finds

    More than three-quarters of consumers who said they are purchasing more store brands during the pandemic said they will continue to do so in the future, according to the Food Industry Association.

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    Consumer Brands Association CEO leaving to lead travel group

    Since Geoff Freeman took the helm nearly four years ago, the once-struggling organization has focused its priorities and welcomed several members.

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    Walmart, Roku partner to evolve shoppable streaming ads 'beyond the QR code'

    The retailer is the exclusive partner on a new feature that allows people to purchase products with a few taps of their remote.

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    Amazon names grocery veteran to head consumer business

    Doug Herrington, who established AmazonFresh and was an executive at Webvan, will replace Dave Clark as head of the unit, formerly known as Amazon Worldwide Consumer.

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    Kroger to bring ad-supported EV charging to several regions

    The grocer has added video screen-equipped facilities to 16 locations in the Atlanta and Indianapolis areas, and plans to bring them to an unspecified number of stores in other regions later in 2022.

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    Target unveils new private label adult beverage line

    The new line of ready-to-drink cocktails, called Casa Cantina, adds to the retailer’s growing assortment of exclusive offerings in food and beverage.

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    What do hybrid grocery shoppers want?

    As consumers mix and match buying in-person and online, the Food Industry Association says grocers have several areas where they can improve experiences for omnishoppers. 

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    How Sprouts is quickly adding emerging products to its stores

    The specialty grocer’s partnership with small-brand distributor Pod Foods will bring new items to 130 locations.

  • Gatik's autonomous box trucks will move Georgia-Pacific shipments to 34 Sam's Club locations in the Dallas Fort-Worth area as part of a multi-year commercial partnership.
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    Sam's Club stores in Texas to receive autonomous deliveries of paper products

    Middle-mile logistics company Gatik will provide shipments of Georgia-Pacific products to 34 Sam’s Club stores in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

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    Instant delivery firm Jokr leaving US

    The company is making its last deliveries in New York City and Boston on June 19 due to "this period of global economic uncertainty," the company wrote on Instagram.

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    Kroger to expand Boost membership program nationwide

    In seven months, the program has improved delivery sales and increased customer retention by 600 basis points across four pilot markets, CEO Rodney McMullen said during an earnings call Thursday.

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    Instacart refreshes its subscription service

    Instacart+, which replaces Instacart Express, includes many of the former program’s features, along with new ones such as subscription sharing and benefits for Chase cardholders. 

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    SpartanNash buys Shop-N-Save Food Centers

    The Midwestern retailer has converted the three-store chain, which has locations in Benzonia, Fremont and Ludington, Michigan, to its Family Fare banner.