Technology


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    How grocers evaluate the impacts of AI, tech on workers

    As food retailers assess digital solutions, they are keeping a close eye on the benefits and downsides they pose to their workforces.

    By Feb. 29, 2024
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    Ahold Delhaize, Instacart make pledges to White House anti-hunger initiative

    The companies' commitments build on the grocery industry’s efforts to address hunger and boost access to food.

    By Feb. 27, 2024
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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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    Aisles Abroad: A look at pricing efforts by grocers around the world

    From shrinkflation labels to low-cost family meal deals, here’s how food retailers outside the U.S. are tackling consumers’ grocery budget concerns.

    By Feb. 26, 2024
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    Sponsored by The Hershey Company

    Product innovation meets tech innovation with the launch of Reese’s Caramel Big Cup

    Hershey’s Retail Team is using augmented reality to help retail partners visualize merchandise displays in their stores.

    By Stephanie Berman, Vice President of Retail, The Hershey Company • Feb. 26, 2024
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    Denver businesses reap the benefits of composting with Rubicon and Scraps partnership

    Composting is an ‘easy win’ for restaurants and grocery stores, where waste is largely compostable.

    By Rubicon • Feb. 26, 2024
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    The Friday Checkout: Walmart makes a bold retail media move with Vizio purchase

    The mass retailer has tied the acquisition to its advertising ambitions at a time when competitors are also ramping up their retail media offerings.

    By Grocery Dive Staff • Feb. 23, 2024
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    Walmart buys Vizio for $2.3B as retail media race turns to streaming

    The deal helps Walmart catch up with Amazon and comes as its U.S. advertising unit grew revenue by 30% in fiscal 2024. 

    By Peter Adams • Feb. 20, 2024
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    Pardon the Disruption: Evaluating Instacart’s next act

    The closely watched tech company has a history of turning adversity into opportunity. Will it be able to overcome investor apathy and uncertain growth prospects?

    By Feb. 20, 2024
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    Safeway rolling out receipt-scanning gates at more stores

    The grocery chain has added the technology to the self-checkout areas at select locations in the San Francisco and Washington, D.C., areas.

    By Feb. 13, 2024
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    Earth Fare gamifies buying better-for-you brands

    Micro-Moments is the newest addition to Merryfield’s Learn & Earn app program, which the specialty grocer incorporated last year, and aims to encourage shoppers to select health-focused products.

    By Feb. 13, 2024
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    Shop ‘n Save to boost loyalty offerings through new partnership

    The independent regional grocer’s latest tie-up with Upside aims to improve customer loyalty through its existing promotion offerings.

    By Feb. 12, 2024
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    Misfits Market branches into third-party fulfillment

    The e-grocer is offering other retailers a range of logistics capabilities, including storing and delivering products, through a newly launched service.

    By Feb. 9, 2024
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    Kroger links with AI retail analytics firm to boost marketplace listings

    By partnering with Intelligence Node, the grocer is looking to provide clearer and more informative product listings for third-party sellers.

    By Feb. 9, 2024
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    How a Kroger meal planning partner aims to boost grocers’ e-commerce profitability with shoppable recipes

    After working with the grocery giant for more than a year, French startup Jow is using $13 million in new capital to expand its U.S. presence, its CEO said.

    By Feb. 7, 2024
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    How Schnucks is embracing retail media to stand out as a regional grocer

    The company is stepping up its efforts to connect CPGs with its shoppers to be “more competitive in our marketplace versus the Walmarts of the world,” Vice President of Marketing Jenn Freeman said in an interview.

    By Feb. 7, 2024
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    Save A Lot taps Swiftly to power retail media network

    The technology company will ramp up the discount grocer’s digital footprint as well as develop an updated website and mobile app for the retailer.

    By Feb. 5, 2024
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    Aldi debuts automated checkout tech at Chicago-area store

    The retailer is working with artificial intelligence startup Grabango to offer the service for the first time in the U.S. at a location in the Chicago suburb of Aurora, Illinois.

    By , Lynne Marek • Feb. 2, 2024
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    The Friday Checkout: Self-checkout goes express

    To combat theft and boost efficiency, retailers like Target and Schnucks are imposing a 10-items-or-less policy.

    By Grocery Dive Staff • Feb. 2, 2024
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    Aisles Abroad: How grocers overseas are innovating checkout experiences

    From paying with smiles to personalized pricing for scan-and-go, here’s how grocers outside the U.S. are offering different ways to shop and pay. 

    By Feb. 1, 2024
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    Instacart ramps up food-as-medicine efforts

    The grocery technology company recently started working with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and partnered with several higher-ed institutions.

    By Feb. 1, 2024
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    What do grocers have in store for 2024?

    The evolution of retail media, ongoing consumer attention on price and the influence grocers’ foodservice has on meal spending are top areas expected to impact the industry this year.

    By Grocery Dive Staff • Jan. 31, 2024
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    Pardon the Disruption: Self-checkout needs a better strategy, not just better tech

    Contrary to recent reports, grocers aren’t pulling machines from their stores in droves. But they know there’s significant work to be done to improve the experience and reduce shrink.

    By Jan. 30, 2024
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    Suit alleges that Instacart misled investors ahead of IPO

    The complaint claims that investors lost money by buying the company’s stock in its first days of trading because it overstated its prospects and downplayed risks it faces.

    By Jan. 30, 2024
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    Retail media to elevate in-store grocery experiences in 2024, experts say

    As the marketing capability becomes a necessity for chain grocers, consumers can expect to see more digital screens, interactive kiosks and app features during their shopping trips this year. 

    By Jan. 29, 2024
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    Giant Eagle revamps loyalty program

    The grocer has made changes to its myPerks program that include additional redemption choices and the ability for frequent shoppers to earn points at an accelerated rate.

    By Jan. 23, 2024