E-commerce


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    The Friday Checkout: 6 takeaways from Groceryshop

    Technology priorities like dealing with data and developing omnichannel shopping options topped the agenda at the annual grocery industry gathering in Las Vegas this week.

    By Grocery Dive Staff • Sept. 23, 2022
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    How Raley’s is trying to make e-commerce profitable

    The California-based grocer is focused on a “flywheel” that incorporates different fulfillment models, Zachary Wilson, its head of e-commerce, said at a Wednesday Groceryshop session.

    By Sept. 22, 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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    Grocers’ relationship with online marketplaces has gotten ‘complicated’

    Listing on multiple platforms like Instacart, Uber and DoorDash while also operating its own online service has become a complex challenge for SpartanNash, said e-commerce head Matt Van Gilder.

    By Sept. 22, 2022
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    Walmart weds data to popular apps like TikTok in latest ad play

    A new Innovation Partners program that also features Snapchat and Roku seeks to help brands better understand what engages Gen Z.

    By Peter Adams • Sept. 20, 2022
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    New shoppable recipe website Jupiter taps into chef content creators’ online fans

    The startup has created a platform where customers can instantly fill their virtual shopping carts with the ingredients needed to create their favorite chef influencers’ recipes.

    By Sept. 19, 2022
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    4 areas where grocers can improve private label

    While store brands are having a heyday at the moment, industry experts say e-commerce, quality and assortment are among the key areas retailers need to pay attention to. 

    By Sept. 19, 2022
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    Albertsons brings essential services to older residents, families in affordable housing

    Grocery delivery, prescription and vaccination resources will be available to more than 133,000 residents across 520 properties in the U.S.

    By Sept. 16, 2022
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    Online grocery sales dip to $8.5B in August

    Delivery accounted for just under 41% of sales in the month, highlighting a growing preference for that fulfillment method, according to Brick Meets Click and Mercatus. 

    By Sept. 14, 2022
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    For many grocers, tech investments aren’t yet paying off

    Just 39% of retailers surveyed by the Food Industry Association said their technology investments have positively impacted their business.

    By Sept. 12, 2022
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    DoorDash adds grocery delivery partnerships as Instacart branches out

    Shoppers at supermarkets operated by Raley's can now place orders through the app under a deal announced last week.

    By Sept. 12, 2022
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    Southeastern Grocers to launch proprietary e-commerce service

    The grocery chain will let online shoppers take advantage of in-store pricing and promotions, with DoorDash covering last-mile service.

    By Sept. 9, 2022
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    The Friday Checkout: Instacart goes on a shopping spree

    As it approaches a public offering, the e-commerce company can’t afford to be just a delivery firm anymore. And it needs independent grocers to come along for the ride.

    By Grocery Dive Staff • Sept. 9, 2022
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    Uber, Nuro strike 10-year deal for robot food delivery

    Uber Eats will use Nuro’s autonomous delivery bots to transport orders in Houston and Mountain View, California.

    By Julie Littman • Sept. 8, 2022
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    Misfits Market to acquire Imperfect Foods

    Complementary logistics capabilities and the opportunity to scale with a closely aligned brand helped spur the deal, Misfits founder and CEO Abhi Ramesh said in an interview.

    By Sept. 7, 2022
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    Instacart buys e-commerce tech provider Rosie

    Rosie’s services are now part of the Instacart Platform, and its staff lead development of the e-commerce giant’s strategy for serving independent retailers.

    By Sept. 7, 2022
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    Food Lion now offers pickup at around half its stores

    With the addition of Food Lion To Go at 15 Southeastern stores, the company now provides the popular service at 577 locations.

    By Aug. 30, 2022
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    FreshDirect becomes the latest e-grocer to pare back service area

    The company announced this month that it will discontinue service in the Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., markets.

    By Aug. 29, 2022
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    Walmart adds ‘smart garage’ company to InHome delivery program

    MyQ, which makes technology found in 20% of household garages, will help the retailer expand its service focused on making secure deliveries.

    By Aug. 26, 2022
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    How shoppable recipes are lighting up digital sales at Reasor’s

    Shoppers who use the grocer’s online RecipeToTable tool typically buy a larger number of items and spend more than customers who haven’t signed up for the service, Vice President David Peterson said.

    By Aug. 25, 2022
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    Kroger opens two new spoke e-commerce centers

    The delivery facility in Nashville, Tennessee, will serve as a cross-dock for orders prepared at a hub near Atlanta while the facility in the Chicago area will interface with its hub in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin.

    By Aug. 24, 2022
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    Instacart launches delivery for large items

    With the new “Big & Bulky” service, the e-commerce provider is offering same-day and scheduled delivery of grills, furniture and other items through select retailers. 

    By Aug. 24, 2022
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    New e-grocer Basquet aims to make allergen-free shopping more accessible

    Catering to consumers with allergies and other dietary restrictions has become a big business, and the Miami-based startup hopes to grow with a personalized assortment of niche and large brands.

    By Aug. 23, 2022
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    Instacart settles legal dispute over ‘service fee’ with District of Columbia

    As part of the agreement, the e-commerce company will pay the city $1.8 million and release $739,057 in sales tax payments it had earlier disputed, but is not admitting to any wrongdoing. 

    By Aug. 22, 2022
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    Walmart to buy its gig-labor management partner

    The purchase of the partner behind the retailer’s Spark Driver platform comes at a time when Walmart is quickly growing its last-mile and omnichannel capabilities.

    By Updated Aug. 19, 2022
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    Automated e-commerce fulfillment has become a tough sell for grocers. That may soon change.

    Food retailers have, so far, been slow to mechanize their online operations, but rising costs for workers and products could spark renewed interest in technology that does that, industry experts said.

    By Aug. 17, 2022