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    Walmart, Hy-Vee to test WIC online ordering

    The two retailers and Buche Foods are participating in a pilot run by the USDA and a nonprofit.

    By Dec. 7, 2021
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    Pardon the Disruption: DoorDash's adventures in dark stores

    The company sees a major opportunity to offer DashMarts to retailers, but they’ll have to compete with the delivery powerhouse along the way.

    By Dec. 7, 2021
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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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    DoorDash plans to offer rapid delivery for retailers

    The company is joining the 15-minute delivery fray in New York City with a full-time workforce, but sees a "larger" opportunity to provide the service to grocers and convenience stores.

    By Dec. 6, 2021
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    Robotic vehicle startup Coco links with Segway on new delivery bots

    The new units, which the two companies produced together, will launch at specialty grocer Erewhon's seven stores in California.

    By Dec. 6, 2021
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    How H-E-B got into livestreaming

    The company offers shoppable cooking classes on Facebook, and this summer it generated 400,000 viewers for a 12-hour grilling special.

    By Dec. 3, 2021
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    Instant delivery startup 1520 reportedly closes its doors

    The New York City-based company, which promised to fulfill online grocery orders in 20 minutes or less, has decided to shut down after running out of money, according to a report by Business Insider.

    By Dec. 3, 2021
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    Instant delivery firm Jokr raises $260M, launches service in Boston

    The startup is now valued at $1.2 billion as investors continue to pour money into the nascent industry.

    By Dec. 2, 2021
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    Farmstead plans to accept online SNAP payments next year

    The e-grocer has partnered with a payments processor that specializes in Electronic Benefits Transfer to add the capability to its platform by mid-2022.

    By Nov. 30, 2021
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    Walgreens to open $30M MFC in Kansas City region

    The Liberty, Missouri, location is one of nine micro-fulfillment sites that the pharmacy store chain plans to open across the U.S. by the end of 2022.

    By Nov. 24, 2021
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    Grocery leads sales gains for BJ's as club stores continue to thrive

    Grocery comps for the quarter increased 6%, and the company announced it will begin delivery via DoorDash early next year.

    By Nov. 19, 2021
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    USDA task force offers roadmap to modernize redemption of WIC benefits

    The group's recently released report outlines what online purchasing could look like, along with suggested regulatory and funding changes to support e-commerce offerings.

    By Nov. 19, 2021
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    Amazon rolls out recyclable packaging for cold-chain grocery orders

    The new shipping material, which can be discarded curbside with other household recyclables, is designed to maintain the temperature of frozen or chilled foods in Amazon Fresh and Whole Foods Market e-commerce orders.

    By Nov. 18, 2021
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    Kroger now offers Google Maps pickup at more than 2K stores

    The online integration, which has resulted in customer wait times of less than five minutes, quickly ramped up after a pilot kicked off in June.

    By Nov. 18, 2021
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    Uber's new membership bundles rides, delivery services

    Uber One offers 5% off some rides and delivery orders and waives delivery fees on grocery orders over $30, among other perks, for $9.99 a month or $99.99 annually. 

    By Alicia Kelso • Nov. 18, 2021
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    Ahold Delhaize puts its faith in e-commerce as it looks to drive growth

    The Dutch grocer believes net online sales will double by 2025 and also expects its e-commerce business will be profitable on a "fully allocated" basis by that point, officials told investors Monday.

    By Nov. 17, 2021
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    Grocers chase the promise of e-commerce personalization

    Customization tools like shoppable recipes and product recommendations are helping consumers cut through the clutter of center store. But retailers are only scratching the surface of what's possible.

    By Nov. 16, 2021
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    Walmart steals grocery market share in Q3

    Domestic comp sales were up 9.2% in the quarter as consumers turned to the retailer amid record inflation.

    By Maria Monteros • Nov. 16, 2021
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    Albertsons launches its own retail media network

    The grocer has cut ties with its third-party provider and turned to the former head of Target's Roundel network to manage its own shop, which will launch its first brand campaigns in late February.

    By Nov. 15, 2021
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    Farmstead adds prediction capabilities to grocery e-commerce service

    The e-grocer will use Halla's "taste intelligence engine" to forecast what shoppers will want to purchase, with the goal of driving increased basket sizes and sales.

    By Nov. 15, 2021
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    Instacart cooks up mealtime family bonding in first brand campaign

    Meanwhile, Shipt unveiled a year-long partnership with actress Kristen Bell as e-commerce companies look to splashy advertisements to drive awareness.

    By Natalie Koltun , Nov. 15, 2021
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    Dollar store delivery ramps up as Dollar General links with DoorDash

    The discount retailer now offers delivery in under an hour, on average, from more than 9,000 stores, with no order minimums or time slots required.

    By Nov. 12, 2021
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    Ultrafast delivery firm Getir makes US debut in Chicago

    The Turkish company that helped spearhead 10-minute delivery plans to expand to the New York and Boston metropolitan areas by the end of the year.

    By Nov. 12, 2021
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    Grocery e-commerce sales remain steady but elevated as pandemic endures

    Delivery and pickup orders totaled $6.4 billion in October — about the same as the two prior months, signaling that the choppiness in sales earlier in the pandemic is leveling out, according to a report from Brick Meets Click and Mercatus.

    By Nov. 12, 2021
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    Instacart rolls out changes to make online grocery shopping less expensive

    The company has added a "Deals" tab and introduced a Dollar Store Hub on its app, along with testing reduced-fee or free delivery and offering a 5% credit on pickup orders for Express members.

    By Nov. 11, 2021
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    Ahold Delhaize looks at offering ultrafast delivery

    The company is examining whether such a service could be viable as its existing e-commerce operations continue growing at a rapid clip.

    By Nov. 10, 2021