Technology


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    Hy-Vee adopts electronic shelf labels

    The regional grocer has linked with VusionGroup to add the digital tags to more than 230 stores.

    By July 11, 2024
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    Walmart beefs up automated grocery distribution network

    The retail giant is opening five new high-tech perishable sorting and packaging centers, while upgrading four others and retrofitting another.

    By Philip Neuffer • July 11, 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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    Self checkout boasts ‘record’ year: report

    The U.S. is the world’s largest self-checkout market, driven in part by supermarket chains and c-stores, even as some retailers pull back on the tech. 

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • July 9, 2024
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    Homeland introduces new in-store retail media network through latest partnership

    The Oklahoma-based regional grocer has tapped Quad to pilot in-store screens and retail media capabilities at 15 locations.

    By Updated July 11, 2024
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    Michelle Leger of Lunds and Byerlys shares insights from the grocer’s journey to FSMA 204 compliance

    Retailers on the journey to meet the 2026 compliance date for FSMA 204 have a lot to learn from each other.

    By Sally Robinson • July 8, 2024
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    Price Chopper picks up Instacart’s smart carts

    The grocery technology company has also deployed its Caper Carts with an independent grocer in the Kansas City, Missouri, area.

    By June 26, 2024
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    Shipt starts accepting SNAP benefits

    Customers who participate in the program can now use their benefits to pay for delivery orders from Meijer and Target and can also get a Shipt membership at a discount.

    By June 26, 2024
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    Walmart pilots crop monitoring tech for informed produce purchasing

    The retailer said its partnership with Agritask will strengthen its supply chain from field to store shelf.

    By June 20, 2024
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    Target to roll out generative AI chatbot for store employees

    The new tool, dubbed Store Companion, is designed to answer on-the-job process questions and support store operations.

    By Nate Delesline III • June 20, 2024
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    Regional grocers hit their stride with retail media

    In the first half of 2024, partnerships with tech firms proved essential for these smaller grocers competing against national chains in the evolving space.

    By June 18, 2024
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    Instacart plugs retail media data into YouTube Shopping ads to fuel offsite growth

    Clorox is among the first brands piloting the integration, which is part of the growing push by retail media networks into offsite marketing channels.

    By Peter Adams • June 17, 2024
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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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    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