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    Ocado buys robotics startup as it looks to speed up delivery prep

    The U.K.-based online grocery order-fulfillment company plans to pay 10.2 million euros ($10.9 million) to take over Myrmex, an automation specialist in which it initially invested in 2020.

    By May 24, 2022
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    Grocery Outlet partners with Uber on delivery pilot

    The test, which involves 72 locations in California, Oregon and Washington, follows the retailer’s recent expansion of Instacart service to nearly 400 stores.

    By May 20, 2022
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    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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    5 areas grocery executives should prioritize this year: McKinsey

    Food retail leaders should pay greater attention to topics such as sustainability, omnichannel growth and tech partnerships as industry challenges mount, the consulting firm said in a new report.

    By May 18, 2022
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    Gopuff lands former Disney CEO Bob Iger as investor and advisor

    The instant delivery company said it is tapping into Iger's experience leading an organization focused on building relationships with consumers.

    By May 18, 2022
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    93% of US has food delivery access, but barriers remain: report

    Most people across the country, including 90% of those living in food deserts, can get food delivered from at least one of four major players, but issues like broadband access pose challenges, The Brookings Institution found.

    By May 17, 2022
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    Gopuff launches first restaurant brand under its Kitchen division

    The Mean Tomato will offer New York City-style pizzas that customers can add to their orders of snacks, drinks and other impulse buys.

    By May 11, 2022
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    Grocery Outlet raises full-year guidance, will expand e-commerce coverage

    CEO Eric Lindberg said during Tuesday's earnings call that the discount grocer plans to introduce Uber Eats and DoorDash delivery to a subset of stores following a successful online rollout with Instacart. 

    By May 11, 2022
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    SpartanNash inks delivery and distribution deal with DoorDash

    Under the agreement, DoorDash will become a delivery option for the grocery company's stores and independent retail clients, while SpartanNash will begin supplying DashMart online convenience stores.

    By May 10, 2022
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    Food Rocket plans to offer 15-minute delivery from Chicago convenience store

    The ultrafast grocery delivery startup intends to co-locate a fulfillment center with a Circle K location set to open this summer and plans to expand to additional cities this year.

    By May 10, 2022
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    3 ways grocers are elevating online order picking in their stores

    As retailers continue to rely on their main locations to fill digital demand, many are trying to boost efficiency and quality through enhanced training, technology and store layouts.

    By May 9, 2022
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    Online sales decline in April as inflation takes hold with shoppers

    E-commerce sales for the month dropped almost 4% as order volume and active users fell, according to the latest report from Brick Meets Click and Mercatus.

    By May 9, 2022
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    Robomart, Unilever link up to reinvent the ice cream truck

    This summer, customers in Los Angeles will be able to hail self-service mobile markets stocked with brands owned by the CPG giant, including Ben & Jerry's and Breyers.

    By May 6, 2022
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    Pardon the Disruption: Can grocers' food assortment become the pharmacy of the future?

    As digital technology evolves and the link between food and health grows stronger, an opportunity is emerging for retailers to become a core part of the healthcare system.

    By May 4, 2022
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    Instacart's sales sag 4% in first quarter, report says

    Shoppers spent an average of $576 on Instacart’s platform during the first three months of 2022, down 9% from the same period last year, according to data from Bloomberg Second Measure.

    By May 4, 2022
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    Albertsons expands Uber delivery to more than 2K stores

    With the addition of nearly 800 stores, shoppers can now order from the grocery chain's banners in Connecticut, Indiana, New Hampshire, Utah, Vermont and Rhode Island on the third-party platform.

    By May 3, 2022
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    Aisles Abroad: How a Chinese e-grocer is delivering fresh foods fast in the world's most competitive grocery market

    Beijing-based Missfresh has built a robust business in China's largest cities that relies on state-of-the-art dark stores and AI forecasting, but faces a challenging path as it looks to make money.

    By May 2, 2022
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    Publix kicks off 15-minute delivery from Instacart's new 'nano' centers

    The grocer launched the service from a facility in Miami's Wynwood neighborhood on Thursday, with two additional dark stores opening in the area over the coming weeks.

    By April 28, 2022
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    Grocers often miss chances to alert shoppers about online substitutions, survey finds

    Nearly a third of online grocery shoppers will remain on a retailer’s site or app to look for an alternative when a product they want is unavailable, but just 25% report always getting a recommendation, data analysis firm Lucidworks found.

    By April 27, 2022
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    In challenge to Costco, Walmart+ boosts fuel discounts at thousands more gas stations

    The retail giant's discount membership has enlisted 12,000 Exxon and Mobil locations to participate in one of its most enticing perks.

    By Daphne Howland • April 27, 2022
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    Lunds & Byerlys gains 'shelf intelligence data' with inventory scanning tool

    The new service is positioned as a cost-effective alternative to shelf-monitoring robots and cameras, with workers able to scan aisles in as little as 12 seconds using handheld devices.

    By April 20, 2022
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    Gopuff taps former Amazon executive to oversee North American business

    Maria Renz, who helped launch Amazon’s grocery business and mostly recently served as an executive vice president at SoFi, will oversee Gopuff’s strategy and execution in the U.S.

    By April 14, 2022
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    Wegmans now offers SNAP online purchasing via Instacart

    Eligible shoppers will initially have to purchase through Instacart's marketplace, though the grocer is working on making the option available on its own website and app.

    By April 13, 2022
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    Misfits Market launches first private label with focus on pantry staples

    The new Odds & Ends line marks the latest product assortment expansion for the e-grocer, which also recently started selling wine. 

    By April 13, 2022
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    Albertsons' CEO sees loyalty as 'next phase' of business transformation

    The grocer's loyalty program now has 30 million members, and the company hopes to deepen engagement across its digital and store initiatives, Vivek Sankaran told investors on Tuesday.

    By April 12, 2022
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    Grocery delivery is off to a strong start in 2022

    First-quarter sales rose 15% from a year ago, according to the latest figures from Brick Meets Click and Mercatus, driven by third-party e-commerce companies and speedy service providers.

    By April 11, 2022