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    Automation beckons retailers as labor challenges endure

    Technologies like self-checkout and ordering kiosks are offering relief to grocers unable to hire enough workers to handle essential functions.

    By Jan. 19, 2022
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    Walmart adds digital tools to match products with health preferences

    A new online and in-app experience includes a "Shop-By-Diet" scanner and dietary profile feature that incorporate wellness criteria into grocery shopping.

    By Updated Jan. 19, 2022
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    The role of digital personalization

    Grocers are finding that offering tech-enhanced, customized tools can deepen loyalty among customers shopping online and in stores.

    By Grocery Dive staff
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    Wakefern to pilot frictionless shopping tech at New Jersey store

    The retail cooperative is conducting the test in conjunction with Israeli computer vision startup Trigo, which is making its U.S. debut with the partnership.

    By Jan. 14, 2022
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    Walmart and HomeValet begin selling unattended grocery delivery boxes

    The $499 temperature-controlled units will initially be available to selected customers of the retailer's InHome delivery service along the east coast of Florida, HomeValet Chief Operating Officer Jack Simms said.

    By Jan. 13, 2022
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    Kroger levels up autonomous delivery with Nuro's commercial-grade vehicles

    The grocer will begin using the tech company's third-generation model, which has twice as much cargo room as its predecessor, modular storage and new safety features, in Houston.

    By Jan. 13, 2022
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    Grocers are experimenting with delivery fees. Here are 8 key factors to consider, experts say

    Speedier service, customer loyalty and labor demands are some of the things grocers need to weigh when determining fees, order minimums and subscriptions.

    By Jan. 12, 2022
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    Foxtrot brings in $100M, plans to open 25 new stores in 2022

    The upscale convenience store chain is also testing cashierless technology and looking to triple the size of its engineering team to about 120 people, co-founder and CEO Mike LaVitola said.

    By Jan. 11, 2022
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    Amazon looms large in latest consumer index from Dunnhumby

    The e-commerce giant took the No. 1 spot while its Amazon Fresh brand grabbed the No. 5 slot, reflecting the continuing shift in consumer preferences toward digital.

    By Jan. 11, 2022
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    Engage3 taps former Gorillas, Lidl exec to spearhead international growth

    Stephen Edelman will lead the competitive pricing data startup's efforts to expand to more than 30 countries in 2022.

    By Jan. 5, 2022
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    Schnucks rolls out service to help shoppers track healthy food purchases

    The free Good For You program highlights how many products meet certain nutritional standards on grocery receipts for customers who opt in.

    By Jan. 5, 2022
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    7 trends that will shape the grocery industry in 2022

    Labor and inflation challenges will test retailers this year, but experts also see opportunities like new e-commerce services, more personalized offerings and a booming digital ads space.

    By , , Jan. 4, 2022
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    Schnucks adds self-service CBD kiosks to EatWell store

    The grocer has installed two of the vending machines, supplied by cannabinoid producer NatuEra, in its natural foods-focused location in Columbia, Missouri.

    By Dec. 23, 2021
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    Alert Innovation names new CEO

    Fritz Morgan has taken over leadership of the micro-fulfillment technology developer from founder John Lert, who will become executive chairman.

    By Dec. 22, 2021
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    Walmart teams with TalkShopLive as social commerce ramp up continues

    Following efforts on Twitter and TikTok, the partnership is the retailer's latest move to bridge content with commerce.

    By Chris Kelly • Dec. 22, 2021
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    Albertsons pilots AI-driven salad bars

    The grocer has added the internet-linked self-service counters from Sweden-based Picadeli to Safeway, Acme and Kings Food Market stores in Washington, D.C., Maryland and New Jersey.

    By Dec. 21, 2021
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    Judge rules against AutoStore in patent fight with Ocado

    The decision from the U.S. International Trade Commission at least temporarily sets aside what Ocado called a "misconceived attempt by AutoStore to interfere with our business in the United States."

    By Dec. 15, 2021
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    Wynshop partners with Shipt on delivery services for grocers

    The arrangement allows retailers to process orders through their online storefronts on Wynshop's platform while using the fulfillment company to bring goods to customers in as little as an hour.

    By Dec. 10, 2021
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    Kroger and Ocado to build automated e-commerce site in North Carolina

    The 200,000-square-foot facility in the Charlotte area, which will employ as many as 700 people over five years, is scheduled to open within two years after construction starts.

    By Dec. 9, 2021
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    Jewel-Osco opens micro-fulfillment center in Chicago area

    The 20,000-square-foot facility sits adjacent to a store in the suburb of Westmont, Illinois, and will be able to fill around 1,000 orders per day.

    By Dec. 8, 2021
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    Walmart, Hy-Vee to test WIC online ordering

    The two retailers and Buche Foods are participating in a pilot run by the USDA and a nonprofit.

    By Dec. 7, 2021
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    Why online music pioneer Will Glaser set his sights on eliminating the checkout counter

    The founder and CEO of Grabango offers an update on his outlook for frictionless checkout technology, including tests the company is running across a range of convenience and grocery store sizes.

    By Dec. 6, 2021
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    Robotic vehicle startup Coco links with Segway on new delivery bots

    The new units, which the two companies produced together, will launch at specialty grocer Erewhon's seven stores in California.

    By Updated Dec. 10, 2021
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    Instant delivery startup 1520 tells shoppers to use Getir

    1520's app now directs customers to switch to the Turkish ultrafast firm, which just arrived in the U.S. and operates in New York and Chicago.

    By Updated Dec. 14, 2021
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    CVS expands spoken prescription app feature chainwide

    The retailer’s Spoken Rx solution, which lets people with disabilities hear information about their prescription, is now available at all pharmacy locations, including more than 1,700 inside Target stores.

    By Dec. 1, 2021
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    Schnucks rolls out personalized cash-back promotions

    The Midwestern supermarket chain is the first grocer to work with GetUpside on receipt-less rebates for shoppers who use the technology firm's mobile app. 

    By Dec. 1, 2021