Technology


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    BJ’s joins the retail media bandwagon

    The launch of BJ’s Media Edge marks the membership-based company’s entry into a fast-growing advertising sector that is attracting a growing number of retailers looking to turn their shopper relationships into revenue streams.

    By Dec. 2, 2022
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    Instacart launches savings-focused advertising tools

    Instacart Promotions aims to make it easier for customers to find promotions by allowing brand partners to launch new deal structures and have savings appear directly on product item cards.

    By Dec. 1, 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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    Courtesy of Consumerhaus

    How a Gen Z founded digital marketplace is trying to reach coveted young shoppers

    Set to launch early next year, Consumerhaus has a few strategies in place aimed at forging deep connections between shoppers and the grocery-focused assortment it sells.

    By Nov. 28, 2022
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    Erewhon Market to pioneer biodegradable water bottles

    On Thursday, the Southern California specialty grocer will become the first retailer to carry the containers developed by Los Angeles startup Cove.

    By Nov. 28, 2022
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    Why grocers are adding shoppable videos to their own websites and apps

    Firework’s CEO says livestreams and short videos can help grocers tap into younger consumers’ desires for authenticity and human connection.

    By Nov. 22, 2022
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    E-commerce platform Mercato launches program to boost healthy food access

    Focused on independent grocers, the company’s “Thriving Communities” program aims to work with governments and nonprofits to improve access to nutritious options in low-income areas.

    By Nov. 22, 2022
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    Sponsored by PHC Corporation of North America

    Delivering vaccines safely

    How are you ensuring that the vaccines dispensed are maintaining their potency?

    Nov. 21, 2022
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    Shipt updates in-app features before holiday shopping rush

    The third-party delivery company is rolling out several new features aimed at streamlining the shopping experience for gig workers, customers and retailers.

    By Nov. 18, 2022
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    Aisles Abroad: How Migros is using semi-autonomous carts to pick online orders

    The Turkish grocer’s invention combines the strengths of robotic and manual picking to efficiently select products at a lower cost than fully automated solutions. 

    By Nov. 16, 2022
  • Close-up of a person using a self checkout machine.
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    Self-checkout now comprises nearly 40% of grocery checkout options, study says

    Despite the outcry over the rise of do-it-yourself front ends, consumers that use both self-checkout and staffed lanes are highly valuable to retailers, according to shopper intelligence firm Catalina. 

    By Nov. 15, 2022
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    Sponsored by Swiftly Systems

    3 tech tips to help retailers sleigh the holiday season

    Sales bells ring, are you listenin’? Find out why retailers must tech now, or forever hold their peace.

    Nov. 14, 2022
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    UNFI to add indoor farms at select distribution centers

    In a new partnership, Square Roots will co-locate its vertical farming technology on-site at certain facilities, starting with the grocery wholesaler’s Prescott, Wisconsin, location in 2023.

    By Nov. 11, 2022
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    Uber ramps up grocery partnerships

    The e-commerce delivery company announced this week it has expanded its services chainwide with Grocery Outlet and forged a new deal with SpartanNash. 

    By Nov. 10, 2022
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    How automation could impact Kroger’s efforts to acquire Albertsons

    Although they might be different in scope and design, the grocers’ investments in e-commerce technology could play a significant role as regulators evaluate the potential impact of their proposed mega-merger.

    By , Nov. 9, 2022
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    Instacart updates returns, reimbursement processes as part of new worker tools

    The new in-app features focus on resolving issues its workforce can encounter, such as when they use their personal cards to pay for orders or when a customer can’t accept an alcohol or prescription delivery.

    By Nov. 9, 2022
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    Sponsored by SPINS

    Succeed in modern commerce with product intelligence

     Data technology that moves as quickly as today's trends helps retailers meet shopper needs.

    Nov. 7, 2022
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    How Dom’s Kitchen & Market is addressing 5 grocery trends

    From weaving customer data into the fabric of its business to owning e-commerce, the Chicagoland grocery startup is looking to stay ahead of key industry developments. 

    By Nov. 3, 2022
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    Could vertical storage make online grocery fulfillment more efficient?

    A staple of industrial settings, automated vertical storage systems are seeing increasing interest from food retailers drawn to their ability to store and retrieve items using minimal floor space.

    By Nov. 2, 2022
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    Retrieved from Spread The Love Foods on November 01, 2022

    Firework unveils new shoppable video feature

    The technology company has added the capability to buy items directly from videos as it pushes further ahead with the emerging shopping method. 

    By Nov. 2, 2022
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    The grocery tech graveyard: 5 recent innovations that got buried

    From delivery robots to scan-and-go, some technology and vendor partnerships haven’t lasted for grocers. 

    By Oct. 31, 2022
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    Sponsored by Vispera

    How visual intelligence handles retail inventory: Meet smart inventory tracking

    How can effective stock tracking be carried out today? Vispera’s latest collaboration with Intel may be the answer.

    Oct. 31, 2022
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    The Friday Checkout: Could frictionless checkout technology finally be ready to take a big step up?

    Despite the promise the automation wizardry holds for retailers, only Amazon has so far managed to bring the technology to locations larger than a convenience store — but that could soon change.

    By Grocery Dive Staff • Oct. 28, 2022
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    Walmart enhances digital shopping ahead of holidays

    The retailer is introducing updates like a virtual queue and expanded augmented reality to provide shoppers a faster, more personalized experience.

    By Dani James • Oct. 27, 2022
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    Aldi developing its own online grocery platform

    The discount supermarket chain is working with German e-commerce technology company Spryker on a service that reduces its reliance on Instacart.

    By Oct. 27, 2022
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    Courtesy of Trigo

    Trigo nets $100M as it eyes ‘full-sized’ supermarkets

    The Israeli frictionless checkout startup company plans to use the new funding in part to scale its computer vision-based technology for use in larger retail locations than it currently supports.

    By Oct. 26, 2022