E-commerce


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    Instacart creates its own version of DoubleDash

    Similar to the feature DoorDash launched last year, Instacart’s OrderUp! lets customers shop from an additional retailer with a waived delivery fee within a limited time after placing an order.

    By Aug. 15, 2022
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    Thrive Market enters the beauty industry with new line of private label products

    The brand consists of 26 individual products meant for all skin, body and hair types at prices that are competitive with major brands.

    By Aug. 12, 2022
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    Digital transformation

    Food retailers are embracing innovation as they look to fill orders more efficiently, boost convenience — and keep up with digitally savvy shoppers.

    By Grocery Dive staff
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    Online ethnic grocery marketplace Bakkal completes $3M seed round

    The startup plans to use the funds to support technology development, grow its engineering team and expand marketing activities.

    By Aug. 12, 2022
  • Publix employee delivering someone's pharmacy order to their car window
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    Publix begins offering curbside pickup at select pharmacies

    The service has launched at locations in Florida, Georgia, Alabama and Virginia and will expand to North Carolina and South Carolina in the future. 

    By Aug. 11, 2022
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    Gopuff invests in delivery worker benefits amid business challenges

    The instant delivery company now offers instant payment options for its workers, building on updates like an enhanced driver app and new support tools.

    By Brett Dworski • Aug. 9, 2022
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    FreshDirect to launch first loyalty program

    The online grocer has enlisted a digital marketing firm to develop the program, which it aims to roll out in early 2023.

    By Aug. 9, 2022
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    Online grocery sales increased 17% in July

    Inflation and COVID-19 concerns continue to lift sales, though more of the benefits are flowing to mass merchandisers, according to the latest monthly research from Brick Meets Click and Mercatus.

    By Aug. 9, 2022
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    Farmstead stops operating in 4 of its 5 markets

    The online grocer has paused service in Chicago, Miami, and Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, and is now only operating in its home market of San Francisco, said CEO Pradeep Elankumaran.

    By Aug. 8, 2022
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    7-Eleven reportedly acquires delivery startup, intends to compete with DoorDash

    The c-store giant bought Skipcart, which provides same-day and on-demand delivery, according to The Information. 

    By Brett Dworski • Aug. 8, 2022
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    Instacart brings FoodStorm’s catering software to its app

    The integration builds on Instacart’s expansion into the meals space at a time when inflation is prompting many consumers to skip restaurant dining and eat at home.

    By Aug. 5, 2022
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    The Friday Checkout: Instacart raises eyebrows with IPO plans

    The company is reportedly planning to go public before 2022 ends and also expanding beyond food to fashion with limited edition streetwear products. Yes, there are carrots.

    By Grocery Dive Staff • Aug. 5, 2022
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    Associated Wholesale Grocers, DoorDash offer online grocery services to independent retailers

    Shoppers can place orders from retailers that source products from the food wholesaler without needing to select a time slot or meet a minimum order requirement.

    By Aug. 3, 2022
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    Uber is looking to change its 'frustrating' US grocery experience

    After a rough launch with Cornershop two years ago, Uber is now aiming to course-correct by adding new features on Eats for customers, workers and retailers.

    By July 27, 2022
  • Carts are brought into a Target store on May 18, 2022 in Miami, Florida.
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    Target to open 3 new sortation centers in 'stores-as-hubs' push

    New facilities in Chicago and Denver will help free up store space, batch orders and ease deliveries.

    By Alejandra Salgado • July 27, 2022
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    Albertsons rolls out SNAP online payment

    The company now offers the purchasing capability at five banners through its own platform as well as the Instacart app.

    By , July 25, 2022
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    Tracker

    Tracking the development of Kroger’s automated e-commerce center network

    The grocer has returned to San Antonio, a market it left in the early ‘90s, with delivery-only service from a spoke site in the city, per a local news report.

    Updated Aug. 5, 2022
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    The Friday Checkout: Grocery sales are up, but discount stores are reaping the benefits

    While traditional grocers might not be as hot as discounters right now, they’re still benefiting from at-home eating trends spurred by inflation and the pandemic.

    By Grocery Dive Staff • July 22, 2022
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    Instacart founder Apoorva Mehta to exit company once it goes public

    CEO Fidji Simo will assume Mehta's current role leading the company's board when he departs.

    By , July 22, 2022
  • Kroger Boost expands nationwide
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    Comparing Kroger's and Albertsons' delivery membership programs

    Both grocers have turned to subscription programs laden with added perks to fuel online shopping. So how do they stack up?

    By July 21, 2022
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    DoorDash adds 2-step ID verification for alcohol delivery

    Drivers must scan the front of a customer’s identification card with the DoorDash app to verify identity and age prior to completing an alcohol delivery. 

    By Julie Littman • July 21, 2022
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    Uber ramping up grocery service with new features on Eats app

    Offering more items, improved barcode scanning and order scheduling when stores are closed are a few ways the company is “betting in a huge way on grocery,” said Oskar Hjertonsson, Uber’s global head of grocery and retail. 

    By July 21, 2022
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    Home Chef opens new production facility as it eyes continued growth

    The Kroger-owned meal kit maker has inaugurated a 181,000-square-foot center in Douglasville, Georgia, after surpassing $1 billion in annual sales last year.

    By July 20, 2022
  • An Amazon Prime delivery van sits parked near a Walmart store on September 3, 2020 in Richmond, California.
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    Walmart's electric vehicle deal blocks Amazon as rivalry expands

    The agreement prevents Canoo from making EVs for the e-commerce giant. One expert said Amazon is likely "more amused than anything."

    By Max Garland • July 20, 2022
  • A person sits on a couch petting a cat; a laptop features the Walmart website.
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    Walmart expands Spanish search on website

    At the height of the pandemic, the retailer saw its Spanish queries spike more than five times compared to pre-pandemic levels.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • July 18, 2022
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    Fabric lays off 40% of its workforce, names new leader

    CEO and co-founder Elram Goren has stepped aside as the micro-fulfillment technology company shifts from a service- and network-oriented business strategy to focusing on selling hardware and software.

    By July 15, 2022