E-commerce


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    NGA shares top priorities for 2023 farm bill

    The association’s chief concerns center on expanding access to SNAP in grocery stores, protecting retailers from fees and regulations and supporting healthy food purchases.

    By Feb. 3, 2023
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    The Friday Checkout: Walmart pokes fun at Amazon over grocery delivery fee

    The companies’ competition in online grocery might be defined in terms of billions of dollars, but for a moment this week, their rivalry came down to the cost of a delivery.

    By Grocery Dive Staff • Feb. 3, 2023
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    E-commerce

    Digital sales have come down from their early pandemic peaks, but grocers are still forging ahead with new experiences and adjustments aimed at boosting profitability.

    By Grocery Dive staff
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    Kroger expands digital farmers market pilot

    Following a test that began in Atlanta last June, the grocery company brought the e-commerce marketplace tie-up with Market Wagon to Knoxville, Tennessee, and Columbus, Ohio, in January.

    By Updated Feb. 2, 2023
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    Online grocery sales will increase at 12% annual rate over 5 years, report says

    By 2027, e-commerce will account for 13.6% of overall grocery spending, according to a new forecast by Brick Meets Click and Mercatus.

    By Jan. 31, 2023
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    H-E-B reclaims top spot in Dunnhumby grocery retailer index

    The Texas supermarket chain displaced Amazon in the rankings as consumers placed less emphasis on e-commerce and paid more attention to areas like price and quality.

    By Jan. 31, 2023
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    What’s ahead for retail media in 2023?

    Grocers are eager to ramp up and offer more engaging content, but they have work ahead of them to satisfy suppliers and keep up with industry innovation, experts say.

    By Jan. 30, 2023
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    Amazon Fresh raises its threshold for free delivery to $150

    The move, which takes effect Feb. 28, reflects the difficult economics of online grocery fulfillment amid the company’s push to win over food shoppers.

    By Jan. 27, 2023
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    ShopRite adds online filters to help shoppers choose products and recipes

    The improvements are intended to make it easier to find items meeting specific criteria, such as dairy-free, vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free.

    By Jan. 26, 2023
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    Ahold Delhaize USA pulls back the curtain on data

    Rom Kosla, chief information officer for the grocer’s Retail Business Services arm, shares how the company collects and stores information and turns it into actionable insights.

    By Jan. 26, 2023
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    H-E-B expands college delivery service

    The grocer’s partnership with the University of Texas at Austin, which provides delivery to select on-campus locations, builds on other recent tie-ups with higher education institutions.

    By Jan. 25, 2023
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    Recapping grocery news from the National Retail Federation’s ‘Big Show’

    The state of the industry and the key trends to watch took up ample stage time at this year’s annual conference, with keynotes from prominent C-suite executives as well as new technology on the expo floors.

    By Jan. 23, 2023
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    Walmart launches dedicated e-commerce site for businesses

    Walmart Business aims to save time and money for small business owners who buy from the retailer to support their own businesses.

    By Nate Delesline III • Jan. 23, 2023
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    6 notable tech updates from the National Retail Federation’s 2023 show

    From new food waste solutions to checkout devices, several vendors unveiled grocery-related developments at the annual conference in New York. Here are some of the ones not to miss. 

    By Jan. 20, 2023
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    5 ways Target is pushing customer-driven innovations in omnichannel, grocery

    Ease, joy and affordability are key pillars of the company's efforts to build on its “Targét” reputation, two of the retailer’s C-suite executives said at the National Retail Federation’s conference.

    By Jan. 19, 2023
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    The Friday Checkout: High egg prices have shoppers boiling

    Prices for eggs broke through $4 per dozen on average in December and grocery shoppers are having trouble finding the commodity on store shelves. When might the pressure simmer down?

    By Grocery Dive Staff • Jan. 13, 2023
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    Boxed sees B2B as key to improving sales

    The struggling online company has found that business customers typically spend three times more per order than consumers do, a top executive said during an investor conference Monday.

    By Jan. 11, 2023
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    Online grocery sales rebound in December

    Pickup was a bright spot last month, per new findings by Brick Meets Click and Mercatus, but mass merchants are quickly gaining competitive ground over traditional food retailers.

    By Jan. 11, 2023
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    As online grocery grows in 2023, boosting fulfillment efficiency is a top priority: report

    The grocery industry lost $298 million in margin with their online business in 2022, further underscoring the need to enhance e-commerce profitability, Grocery Doppio’s newly released scorecard found.

    By Jan. 10, 2023
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    The Friday Checkout: Discounters reap the rewards of 2022 inflation

    Aldi, Lidl and Grocery Outlet have already seen increased foot traffic and store expansion coming off years of pandemic-influenced shopping behavior, supply chain disruptions and inflation.

    By Grocery Dive Staff • Jan. 6, 2023
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    NGA Foundation receives $5M USDA grant to further SNAP online

    The money will go toward creating a technical assistance center that will help grocers with implementing SNAP purchasing for e-commerce orders.

    By Jan. 6, 2023
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    Boxed considers selling itself amid cash crunch

    The online retailer, which is trying to shore up its liquidity and boost its sagging stock price, also said it is “actively exploring” ways to bring in additional capital.

    By Jan. 5, 2023
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    Deep Dive

    8 trends that will shape the grocery industry in 2023

    The lingering impacts of inflation, the growth of retail media and the full return of the store shopping experience will have a significant impact in the year ahead, experts predict.

    By Grocery Dive Staff • Jan. 4, 2023
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    Relationshop acquires grocery e-commerce provider Stor.ai

    The acquisition was driven by a need to offer an end-to-end e-commerce platform that can compete with larger players like Amazon and Instacart, said Relationshop CEO Galen Walters.

    By Jan. 4, 2023
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    Nearly 80% of US adults have never participated in a live shopping event: report

    The live commerce industry has blossomed in China, but it has a long way to go in terms of U.S. adoption, according to Morning Consult data.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Dec. 21, 2022
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    Instacart rolls out discounted membership for SNAP participants

    Starting Tuesday, people who have used EBT SNAP benefits to buy groceries on the company’s platform in the past six months can sign up for a year-long subscription to Instacart+ at half price.

    By Dec. 20, 2022