• Four images of Instacart's app depicting Fresh Funds, Care Carts, a virtual storefront and shoppable recipes.
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    Instacart scaling food as medicine with tools for health providers

    The company also announced new ad capabilities for weighted products and four new research studies in conjunction with a White House event focused on hunger and nutrition. 

    By March 24, 2023
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    The Friday Checkout: Giant Eagle pushes out its tech-minded leader

    The retailer brought robots to its stores, became a cashierless-checkout pioneer and hatched plans for a tech campus during more than a decade under CEO Laura Shapira Karet’s leadership.

    By Grocery Dive Staff • March 24, 2023
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    Fresh food innovation

    From new delivery services to technology designed to battle food waste, fresh foods and the ways grocers sell them are rapidly evolving. 

    By Grocery Dive staff
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    Sam’s Club bridges online and in-store data gap

    Through the retailer’s new feature, advertisers can now gather real-time, first-party insights on members’ in-store purchases. 

    By March 22, 2023
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    Walmart ramps up connected TV ambitions

    The retailer is integrating solutions from Innovid, including a creative optimization tool, with Walmart DSP as premium video becomes a retail media battleground.

    By Peter Adams • March 21, 2023
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    Schnucks rolls out tech-enabled salad bars as it jumps back into self-service

    The grocer last Wednesday opened the first of 22 AI-driven self-service stations from Picadeli that it plans to install, and will debut two more this week, a company official said.

    By March 20, 2023
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    Automation drives retail labor efficiencies

    Labor challenges affect the whole store, especially production and service-intensive departments such as bakeries.

    March 20, 2023
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    The Friday Checkout: Automation takes center stage

    Grocers have been turning to a variety of tech, robotics and AI to boost customer experience, speed up processes on the retail floor and streamline supply chain management.

    By Grocery Dive Staff • March 16, 2023
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    Kroger sees e-commerce as future profit engine

    The retailer is looking to its automation partnership with Ocado and its young retail media business to help achieve its goal of making money online, Chairman and CEO Rodney McMullen said Wednesday.

    By March 16, 2023
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    UNFI adds robots, scanning tech to its ‘transformation agenda’

    The wholesaler and retailer unveiled plans for new digital capabilities at a Washington state distribution center a week after reporting that its profits took a nosedive in the second quarter.

    By March 15, 2023
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    Kroger to deploy driverless trucks in Dallas

    The grocer plans to begin using vehicles from autonomous-vehicle supplier Gatik to transport products between an e-commerce warehouse and several stores during the second quarter of 2023.

    By March 15, 2023
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    BJ’s to roll out inventory robots chainwide

    The club retailer is following grocers including Schnuck Markets, Hy-Vee and The Save Mart Companies in deploying Simbe Robotics’s automated vehicles, which use computer vision-driven cameras to scan shelves.

    By March 14, 2023
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    Bye Bye Twitter: Hannaford revamps its social media strategy

    The Ahold Delhaize banner is focusing on Facebook, Pinterest and TikTok — platforms where it has seen customer engagement grow. 

    By March 14, 2023
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    Amazon-powered c-store opens at Virginia college

    Marymount University opened a 24-hour shop last week that marks the first campus location to integrate Amazon’s frictionless checkout technology.

    By Jessica Loder • March 13, 2023
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    Wegmans rolls out in-store pharmacy aids for shoppers with sensory disabilities

    The grocer is now providing auxiliary aids and accessibility options like video remote interpretation services in American Sign Language as well as large-print prescription labels. 

    By March 10, 2023
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    Instacart teams with nonprofit on nutrition initiative

    The program, which launches in Indianapolis before expanding to more cities, offers stipends as well as a complementary Instacart+ membership for families in need.

    By March 10, 2023
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    USDA picks 5 states for mobile contactless SNAP payments pilot

    Illinois, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Missouri and Oklahoma are working with the government agency to expand purchasing options for SNAP consumers. 

    By March 9, 2023
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    UNFI’s profits plunge as sales hit a record

    The grocery retailer and wholesaler has slashed its outlook for fiscal year 2023 and is implementing a “transformation agenda” to improve its performance, CEO Sandy Douglas said during an earnings call Wednesday.

    By March 8, 2023
  • Mars launches store-hailing mobile ice cream markets

    The new partnership between the treats maker and tech firm Conjure, which kicked off in Los Angeles, can whisk frozen goodies to consumers in as little as two minutes.

    By March 7, 2023
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    As retail media networks multiply, Amazon stands alone

    A MediaRadar analysis found the e-commerce giant commanded a larger market share than the mass retailer category last year. 

    By Peter Adams • March 6, 2023
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    With Kroger delivery deal, Olo stakes its claim in grocery

    The company's Rails software is now implemented in 1,600 of the supermarket giant's stores as it plans to further its presence in the industry.

    By March 6, 2023
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    Amazon Go closing 8 locations

    The company will close two stores each in Seattle and New York City and four in San Francisco as it struggles to build its physical retail footprint.

    By Brett Dworski • March 3, 2023
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    Afresh Technologies moves beyond fruits and vegetables

    The San Francisco-based startup has started offering its food waste reduction technology to grocers for use in their meat, seafood, deli, and foodservice sections.

    By March 2, 2023
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    Grocery Outlet ramping up private label plans

    Executives signaled a significant uptick is coming in its store brand assortment, which is notable given the company’s reliance on name brands and opportunistic sourcing. 

    By March 1, 2023
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    Sam’s Club adds retargeted ads to retail media network

    The Walmart subsidiary partnered with The Trade Desk and LiveRamp to leverage first-party member data, advertiser data and AI-powered behavioral insights.

    By Chris Kelly • March 1, 2023
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    Instacart launches B2B service

    Instacart Business allows companies to browse more than 1.5 million products, including bulk and value essentials, for delivery.

    By Feb. 28, 2023