Technology


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    The Friday Checkout: Will Walmart’s embrace of electronic shelf labels herald a digital pricing revolution?

    The retailer’s decision to bring ESLs to thousands of stores will showcase the technology on a large scale — and could spur other grocers to follow its lead.

    By Grocery Dive Staff • June 14, 2024
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    Albertsons aims to make TV advertising less complex

    The grocer's new Collective TV unit wants to help advertisers launch and measure the impact of ad campaigns across streaming and digital video using a unified platform.

    By Updated June 13, 2024
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    In-store technology

    From smart carts to electronic shelf labels, grocers are adding new technology to their stores aimed at creating an engaging omnichannel experience.

    By Grocery Dive staff
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    Harps Food Stores sets up in-store retail media

    The partnership will bring digital displays to 145 of the regional grocer's locations.

    By June 12, 2024
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    Albertsons expands retail media reach beyond what’s in stores

    In a tie-up with technology company Rokt, the grocer can connect with brands that offer products and services not sold in its stores and offer customers a more personalized ad experience.

    By June 10, 2024
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    Walmart to bring electronic shelf labels to thousands of stores

    The retailer expects to deploy the technology to 2,300 locations by 2026 in a bid to improve efficiency and customer service.

    By June 10, 2024
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    3 key ways grocers can make the most of omnichannel

    Industry analysts and grocery executives discussed ways to effectively meld digital and in-person shopping at Grocery Dive’s first-ever virtual event last week.

    By June 10, 2024
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    Restaurant Technologies checks multiple boxes for grocery stores

    Three challenges Restaurant Technologies alleviates for grocery stores. 

    June 10, 2024
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    The Friday Checkout: The next phase of retail media is here

    As grocers launch retail media networks at rapid speed, third-party technology partners are stepping in to consolidate platforms, creating a single access point for CPGs that supports smaller grocers.

    By Grocery Dive Staff • June 7, 2024
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    How smaller grocers can go big on loyalty

    Digital coupons alone aren’t enough for independent retailers to stand out, said Bill Gray, president of Givex Rewards. “They need to have that extra layer of panache, that extra layer of touch.”

    By June 6, 2024
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    Giant Eagle, Wegmans aim to boost retail media scale with new third-party tie-up

    Designed for regional grocers, Rippl will extend the reach of each regional’s retail media platform and provide standardized data feedback to help them compete with national players. 

    By June 4, 2024
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    Vallarta Supermarkets buys into the buy now, pay later trend

    The grocery chain has tapped Sezzle to offer the option to ease financial pressures on consumers.

    By June 4, 2024
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    Are you ready to future proof your cold case? AHT redefines industry standards

    The grocery store of today represents a hotbed of technological innovation, from inventory management software to AI-powered consumer insights.

    June 3, 2024
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    How grocers are getting creative in their battle against theft

    From receipt checks to bag size limits, Kroger and Giant Food are among the food retailers implementing new in-store measures to reduce shrink.

    By May 29, 2024
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    Grocery rewards that connect consumers to business

     As the price of groceries continue to rise, consumers are finding ways to save money at checkout with loyalty programs.

    May 28, 2024
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    UNFI launches retail media network

    The platform, powered by Swiftly, aims to help regional and independent grocers compete against national retailers, executives from the companies said in an interview.

    By May 24, 2024
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    Uber takes on Instacart with expanded Costco partnership

    The club retailer is now available on Uber Eats in several unspecified locations across the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Japan, with more to come.

    By May 15, 2024
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    Instacart sees smart carts as key growth driver

    The company expects to deploy thousands of its screen-equipped carts in grocery stores by the end of 2024, CEO Fidji Simo said.

    By May 13, 2024
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    The Friday Checkout: Are Grocery Outlet’s tech woes a cautionary tale?

    The discount grocer is still taking financial hits from system changes made eight months ago — a reminder that digital changes don’t always help retailers’ bottom lines.

    By Grocery Dive Staff • May 10, 2024
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    Walmart taps Swisslog to automate 3 milk facilities

    The technology platform consists of cranes, palletizing and de-palletizing robots, a pallet conveyor system, a small-load conveyor system and software to operate it all.

    By S.L. Fuller • May 7, 2024
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    Instacart adds restaurant delivery with Uber Eats

    The new service builds on various other business streams and add-ons Instacart has rolled out as it moves beyond its core grocery delivery offering.

    By Aneurin Canham-Clyne , May 7, 2024
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    How Southeastern Grocers tapped tech to reduce food waste

    The grocery operator’s use of a date expiration management system is helping with its sustainability measures.

    By May 6, 2024
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    Is HFC reduction legislation having a chilling impact? What grocers need to do today to be prepared

    As environmental awareness increases, how can grocers balance this pressing need with the relentless pressure to optimize profitability?

    May 6, 2024
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    Giant Eagle pulls scan-and-go from select stores

    The grocery chain has taken the service out of four stores in Pittsburgh and one in Columbus, Ohio. 

    By May 3, 2024
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    Automatic age verification comes to self-checkout

    An AI-driven solution that’s being tested in Germany has eliminated the need for cashier intervention in 80% of age-restricted transactions, manufacturer Diebold Nixdorf said.

    By Jessica Loder • May 2, 2024
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    Save Mart expands Instacart tie-up with smart carts, new e-commerce capabilities

    The chain is bolstering its in-store and online offerings as it builds its omnichannel strategy, the grocery tech company said.

    By May 1, 2024