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    Hy-Vee extends nationwide push with ship-to-home sites

    WholeLotta Good delivers more than 5,000 better-for-you products and builds on pet and grocery storefronts the grocer has recently launched.

    By Jan. 14, 2022
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    Instacart launches Ready Meals Hub

    Kroger, Publix and Ahold Delhaize's U.S. banners now offer meals through the new marketplace tab and plan to launch custom storefronts in the months ahead.

    By Jan. 13, 2022
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    The role of digital personalization

    Grocers are finding that offering tech-enhanced, customized tools can deepen loyalty among customers shopping online and in stores.

    By Grocery Dive staff
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    Kroger levels up autonomous delivery with Nuro's commercial-grade vehicles

    The grocer will begin using the tech company's third-generation model, which has twice as much cargo room as its predecessor, modular storage and new safety features, in Houston.

    By Jan. 13, 2022
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    Walmart and HomeValet begin selling unattended grocery delivery boxes

    The $499 temperature-controlled units will initially be available to selected customers of the retailer's InHome delivery service along the east coast of Florida, HomeValet Chief Operating Officer Jack Simms said.

    By Jan. 13, 2022
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    Grocers are experimenting with delivery fees. Here are 8 key factors to consider, experts say

    Speedier service, customer loyalty and labor demands are some of the things grocers need to weigh when determining fees, order minimums and subscriptions.

    By Jan. 12, 2022
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    Foxtrot brings in $100M, plans to open 25 new stores in 2022

    The upscale convenience store chain is also testing cashierless technology and looking to triple the size of its engineering team to about 120 people, co-founder and CEO Mike LaVitola said.

    By Jan. 11, 2022
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    Amazon looms large in latest consumer index from Dunnhumby

    The e-commerce giant took the No. 1 spot while its Amazon Fresh brand grabbed the No. 5 slot, reflecting the continuing shift in consumer preferences toward digital.

    By Jan. 11, 2022
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    Kroger takes the next step in testing ghost kitchens

    The Kitchen United Mix location at a Ralphs in Los Angeles offers pickup and delivery orders from 10 different restaurants.

    By Jan. 10, 2022
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    For grocers and food CPGs, finding harmony online is a difficult dance

    With digital shopping now a priority for millions of consumers, both parties are trying to find faster, more efficient ways to manage their e-commerce listings.

    By , Christopher Doering • Jan. 10, 2022
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    Social commerce to grow 3 times as fast as e-commerce, Accenture predicts

    Driven by Gen Z and millennials, shopping on social media platforms is forecast to grow from $492 billion in 2021 to $1.2 trillion globally by 2025.

    By Chris Kelly • Jan. 10, 2022
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    Grocers tap into shoppers' New Year's resolutions around health, nutrition

    Specialty retailers, in particular, are rolling out health-focused campaigns and leaning into customers' goals to improve their diet and well-being in 2022.

    By Jan. 7, 2022
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    Gorillas teams up with nutrition app on shoppable recipes

    Wellory's nutritionists will share recipes on the delivery firm's app and blog during January as the speedy delivery firm tries to differentiate itself from competitors.

    By Jan. 6, 2022
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    Walmart to bring in-home delivery to 30M US households this year

    The retailer will hire more than 3,000 delivery drivers and build a fleet of fully electric vans as it expands the premium service beyond the 6 million households it currently serves.

    By Jan. 5, 2022
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    7 trends that will shape the grocery industry in 2022

    Labor and inflation challenges will test retailers this year, but experts also see opportunities like new e-commerce services, more personalized offerings and a booming digital ads space.

    By , , Jan. 4, 2022
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    Hy-Vee launches two ship-to-home services

    The grocer is expanding its reach with a new online pet shop and home goods assortment, and has more digital marketplace offerings in the works.

    By Dec. 23, 2021
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    Southeastern Grocers links up with DoorDash on 45-minute delivery

    The grocer's banners will offer "tens of thousands" of items from more than 400 stores across Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana on the delivery provider's marketplace. 

    By Dec. 22, 2021
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    Alert Innovation names new CEO

    Fritz Morgan has taken over leadership of the micro-fulfillment technology developer from founder John Lert, who will become executive chairman.

    By Dec. 22, 2021
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    Walmart teams with TalkShopLive as social commerce ramp up continues

    Following efforts on Twitter and TikTok, the partnership is the retailer's latest move to bridge content with commerce.

    By Chris Kelly • Dec. 22, 2021
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    Gopuff's SVP of business on a 'massive' growth year and what's ahead for 2022

    Daniel Folkman talks about the company's acquisition strategy, its growth in grocery and why marketing will be a big focus next year.

    By Dec. 21, 2021
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    Meijer, Hy-Vee expand alcohol delivery through DoorDash

    Both grocers now offer alcohol delivery in select states through the online food provider, and both have integrated with the DoubleDash feature to bundle orders across companies.

    By Dec. 20, 2021
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    Kroger soft-launches delivery service from large-scale Atlanta CFC

    The grocer also opened a "spoke" site in Indianapolis as it continues to build out its Kroger Delivery service.

    By Dec. 17, 2021
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    Boston becomes latest landing zone for ultrafast firms

    Getir, Fridge No More and Jokr have recently brought their rapid delivery services to the city as they expand outside of New York.

    By Dec. 17, 2021
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    Judge rules against AutoStore in patent fight with Ocado

    The decision from the U.S. International Trade Commission at least temporarily sets aside what Ocado called a "misconceived attempt by AutoStore to interfere with our business in the United States."

    By Dec. 15, 2021
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    How Weee is leveling up to become the go-to ethnic food company

    The e-grocer, which specializes in Asian and Hispanic food, is relying on social commerce and its online-only model as it looks to add more types of cuisine and make restaurant meals easier to buy.

    By Dec. 14, 2021
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    Nearly 70M US households bought groceries online in November

    That's a 15% increase compared with the same period last year, according to Brick Meets Click and Mercatus, which also noted that pickup sales continue to rise.

    By Dec. 14, 2021