E-commerce


  • A delivery person hands a Walgreens order to a person at their home.
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    Walgreens launches 24-hour same-day delivery

    The pharmacy chain has enlisted multiple delivery platforms to carry out its same-day deliveries in recent years.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Dec. 2, 2022
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    Instacart launches savings-focused advertising tools

    Instacart Promotions aims to make it easier for customers to find promotions by allowing brand partners to launch new deal structures and have savings appear directly on product item cards.

    By Dec. 1, 2022
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    Robotics/Automation

    Automation holds a lot of promise for grocers, but picking where to invest and being able to effectively evaluate performance remains challenging for companies. 

    By Grocery Dive staff
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    C-store chain Circle K debuts ultrafast delivery with Food Rocket

    Up to 7,000 SKUs of Circle K and Food Rocket-made items will be available through the delivery company’s app at two stores in Charlotte, North Carolina.

    By Brett Dworski • Nov. 29, 2022
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    Boxed flirts with NYSE delisting after stock price skids

    The online retailer has received a warning from the New York Stock Exchange that it is not in compliance with listing requirements because its average market capitalization during a recent 30-day period was below $50 million.

    By Nov. 29, 2022
  • A photo of a person in a 7-Eleven sweater sitting on stairs.
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    7-Eleven to offer a year of free delivery during Black Friday

    To boost uptake of its Gold Pass subscription delivery service, the c-store chain is letting new members who sign up between Nov. 25 and Nov. 28 get free shipping on over 3,000 items.

    By Jessica Loder • Nov. 22, 2022
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    Why grocers are adding shoppable videos to their own websites and apps

    Firework’s CEO says livestreams and short videos can help grocers tap into younger consumers’ desires for authenticity and human connection.

    By Nov. 22, 2022
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    E-commerce platform Mercato launches program to boost healthy food access

    Focused on independent grocers, the company’s “Thriving Communities” program aims to work with governments and nonprofits to improve access to nutritious options in low-income areas.

    By Nov. 22, 2022
  • In front of a fruit display, a hand holds a phone with a grocery app open.
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    Supermarkets rebuked by consumer coalition over digital-only deals

    In a letter to a dozen major grocers, consumer rights and public interest groups claim that digital-only deals disadvantage tens of millions of customers who don’t have internet access or who are not tech savvy.

    By Nov. 21, 2022
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    Aisles Abroad: How Migros is using semi-autonomous carts to pick online orders

    The Turkish grocer’s invention combines the strengths of robotic and manual picking to efficiently select products at a lower cost than fully automated solutions. 

    By Nov. 16, 2022
  • In front of a fruit display, a hand holds a phone with a grocery app open.
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    Grocery e-commerce sales fall 3% in October

    Delivery accounted for about 37% of online orders, while pickup’s share was essentially flat, according to data released by Brick Meets Click and Mercatus.

    By Nov. 15, 2022
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    Sponsored by ECRS

    A retailer’s secrets to e-commerce success

    Uncover creative ways to boost e-commerce customer adoption and platform profitability with ECRS’ CATAPULT WebCart.

    Nov. 14, 2022
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    Ahold Delhaize posts strong Q3 results as Stop & Shop moves ahead

    The grocery company saw same-store sales in the U.S. rise by 8.2%, but earnings were hurt by its decision in August to scale back operations at its FreshDirect e-grocery service.

    By Nov. 10, 2022
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    Target pivots to larger stores with new 150K-square-foot format

    The new concept is 20,000 square feet larger than the company average, with more space for pickup services, fulfillment and an expanded merchandise assortment.

    By Ben Unglesbee • Nov. 10, 2022
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    Uber ramps up grocery partnerships

    The e-commerce delivery company announced this week it has expanded its services chainwide with Grocery Outlet and forged a new deal with SpartanNash. 

    By Nov. 10, 2022
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    How automation could impact Kroger’s efforts to acquire Albertsons

    Although they might be different in scope and design, the grocers’ investments in e-commerce technology could play a significant role as regulators evaluate the potential impact of their proposed mega-merger.

    By , Nov. 9, 2022
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    Sponsored by Shipt

    Unlocking the secret to CPG retail media network success this holiday season

    The holidays are upon us, closing out a year of soaring inflation and unpredictable market shifts.

    By Dave Young, Vice President, CPG Partnerships • Nov. 7, 2022
  • A person in a coat rides a bicycle holding a red DoorDash bag.
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    DoorDash reports significant growth in its grocery, convenience businesses

    In its third-quarter earnings, the company said the number of its U.S. consumers who have ordered from a grocery store has more than doubled in the past year. 

    By Nov. 4, 2022
  • Three men standing in front of shopping carts and a sign that says Dom's Kitchen & Market.
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    How Dom’s Kitchen & Market is addressing 5 grocery trends

    From weaving customer data into the fabric of its business to owning e-commerce, the Chicagoland grocery startup is looking to stay ahead of key industry developments. 

    By Nov. 3, 2022
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    Could vertical storage make online grocery fulfillment more efficient?

    A staple of industrial settings, automated vertical storage systems are seeing increasing interest from food retailers drawn to their ability to store and retrieve items using minimal floor space.

    By Nov. 2, 2022
  • Three side-by-side screenshots of a shoppable content tool for a jam item.
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    Retrieved from Spread The Love Foods on November 01, 2022

    Firework unveils new shoppable video feature

    The technology company has added the capability to buy items directly from videos as it pushes further ahead with the emerging shopping method. 

    By Nov. 2, 2022
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    Kroger to add ghost kitchens to three Ohio stores

    The grocery chain is working with Kitchen United to bring the to-go food halls, which will let shoppers order from multiple restaurants at once, to supermarkets in the state’s capital region.

    By Nov. 1, 2022
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    Save Mart adds Amazon as delivery provider

    The chain is initially offering the service at stores under its Save Mart banner in Lathrop and Ceres, California, and plans to make it available at more locations in the state’s Central Valley.

    By Oct. 31, 2022
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    Freepik/mrsiraphol/Vispera

    Sponsored by Vispera

    How visual intelligence handles retail inventory: Meet smart inventory tracking

    How can effective stock tracking be carried out today? Vispera’s latest collaboration with Intel may be the answer.

    Oct. 31, 2022
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    Sponsored by Orckestra (powered by mdf commerce)

    3 elements to help you master your omnichannel grocery experience

    Looking to build customer loyalty, optimize operations and nail fulfillment? Here is what you need to know.

    By Frank Kouretas, Chief Product Officer and Jean-Walter Guillery, Director of Product, Omnichannel at Orckestra (powered by mdf commerce) • Oct. 31, 2022
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    Walmart enhances digital shopping ahead of holidays

    The retailer is introducing updates like a virtual queue and expanded augmented reality to provide shoppers a faster, more personalized experience.

    By Dani James • Oct. 27, 2022